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  • Silverplate
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    Great looking Studebaker. While everyone seems to gravitate towards later years, you have a true piece of history in your ownership. Welcome…Mike

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  • nvonada
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    Originally posted by Lex Parsimoniae View Post
    I'm a new member with my first Studebaker, a 1936 president. I'll offer a picture... and I seek guidance.

    Normal engine oil for the transmission? OK I suppose. Again, I might see if I can get a sample of what is already there.
    Super nice car! SAE-90 GL-1 gear oil is best for the transmission. You can use non-detergent SAE-30 engine oil but NAPA has the GL-1 in gallon jugs. Search this site and you will find the part number.

    Nathan

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  • Lex Parsimoniae
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    I see that there is a Pacific Northwest chapter of the ASC. I'll contact them, and let them know there is a new addition to the area. Thanks for the pointer.

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  • rockne10
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    Originally posted by PackardV8 View Post
    Beautiful car.

    You'll want to join The Antique Studebaker Club. There the experts reside.

    http://theantiquestudebakerclub.com/

    jack vines
    Jack, that's the old web site. The new ASC site drops the word "the" and ends in org instead of com.
    https://antiquestudebakerclub.org/

    The old site was owned by Rick Peterson. The new site is owned by the ASC with Rick Peterson as web master.

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  • PackardV8
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    Beautiful car.

    You'll want to join The Antique Studebaker Club. There the experts reside.

    http://theantiquestudebakerclub.com/

    jack vines

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  • tsenecal
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    Very nice car! The "no drama or steering issues" makes it that much better, you can enjoy driving it this summer. As for the lubricants, it looks like you are on the right track with the research that you have done on the modern products. Hopefully others will add what worked for them on their older vehicles.

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  • Andy R.
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    What a beautiful car for your first Studebaker. Just gorgeous.

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  • Bullet
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    Welcome and beautiful car! Glad to read you have the manuals. Best place to start. There are others that will chime in to answers to your questions. Join The national club and enjoy a wonderful magazine, Turning Wheels, as well as a great group of people.

    Mark

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  • Lex Parsimoniae
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    1936 President

    I'm a new member with my first Studebaker, a 1936 president. I'll offer a picture... and I seek guidance.

    I bought it at an auction, so I don't know much about this particular car. We are still getting acquainted. I didn't know Startix was standard (thought it was an option). It was a little unnerving to turn the key one click and have it immediately start. I suppose one day I'll just accept that I don't get a vote on when to engage/disengage the starter. The car arrived today. I put in a few gallons of ethanol free gas, and drove it a couple miles from the drop-off to my house. No drama. Brakes worked fine, all gears were OK, no steering issues. It's in very good condition given it's age.

    The trunk was quite literally full of parts. For example the original oil filter housing was there. It was replaced with something that accepts normal oil filters. I have the original and a new convenience. Nice!

    I have a shop manual, and I figure a good way to get to know the car is to give it a full servicing per the manual. I've worked on a few 60s era cars, but nothing this old, and never a Studebaker. It's not obvious (to me) what modern lubricant to use in all cases and I don't like guessing. I bought it from an auction so I can't ask the previous owner what they were using. I guess I'm asking this forum.

    Rows without asterisks are precisely what I was intending to use, and the rows that have "***" show what the manual calls for. I'm still deciding on what to use for those rows.

    Apologies if this is already covered somewhere, but I've looked and I can't find it.
    Shop manual title Modern Equivalent
    Engine Oil Valvoline VR1 Racing SAE 20W-50
    Pressure Gun Lubricant Valvoline Moly-Fortified Gray Full Synthetic Grease
    Wheel Bearing Lubricant Valvoline Multi-Vehicle High Temperature Red Grease
    Transmission Lubricant *** sae70 engine oil in summer and 50 in winter
    Rear Axle Lubricant Valvoline SynPower SAE 75W-140 Full Synthetic Gear Oil
    Steering Gear Lubricant Millers Oils 7921 Classic Worm Steering Box Oil
    Parking Brake Cable Lubricant *** Gredag Graphite Grease
    Shock Aborber Fluid *** Houde No 1400. Eh? Maybe use 10W50, after flushing and cleaning?
    Shock Absorber Link Lubricant *** Dixon's XP-201 Graphite Grease
    Spring Lubricant *** Dixon's XP-201 Graphite Grease
    Water Pump Lubricant *** Kasson's water pump lubricant

    I might use "Valvoline Moly-Fortified Gray Full Synthetic Grease" for the "Dixon's XP-201 Graphite Grease". Maybe for the "Gredag Graphite Grease" as well. I'll see if I can get a sample of what is already there and use that as a guide.

    I've done a little research and for the Houde No 1400 shock absorber fluid maybe I can use 10W50 after flushing and cleaning?

    Normal engine oil for the transmission? OK I suppose. Again, I might see if I can get a sample of what is already there.

    I'll probably flush the radiator and change the coolant too.
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