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    1951 nose spinners available new?

    I need the plastic spinner for the grille on my '51. Did I see somewhere that someone was reproducing them? Otherwise all I can find is in a set with the nose ring (that sounds wrong), and I don't need anything but the spinner.

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    I made a small run of them, have 2 left. They're UV Resistant urethane and painted silver on the inside, it's a very close match to the NOS one I have. The mold wore out so it's unlikely I'll be making anymore, at least for a while. $95, postage included. Feel free to send me a message through the forum if you're interested.


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    I sure hope he means the plastic nose bullet and not one of those tacky spinners you could by from Warshawsky sixty years ago.

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    I'd love to have one of those "tacky spinners" just for fun.....
    but first I'd have to get a car to mount it on.....

    wonder if it would work on a 2R5 hood ornament?

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    You can get a CAD file to 3D print a 1950 bullet nose in plastic. See this on Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1143436
    I thinks its about an inch or so too large in diameter to print on my Creality Ender 3 printer, would have to be done by a commercial 3D print company. Too bad it's not the 1951 bullet.

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    Yes, please!

    Quote Originally Posted by mbstude View Post
    I made a small run of them, have 2 left. They're UV Resistant urethane and painted silver on the inside, it's a very close match to the NOS one I have. The mold wore out so it's unlikely I'll be making anymore, at least for a while. $95, postage included. Feel free to send me a message through the forum if you're interested.

    Send ordering details to srhedke@gmail.com. I'll take one and save one for the next guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockne10 View Post
    I sure hope he means the plastic nose bullet and not one of those tacky spinners you could by from Warshawsky sixty years ago.
    One of the Crosley vendors sells a nice repro of the "Lindberg Prop". I bought one, mounted it to an extra bullet, and installed it on my '51. Two minutes later I took it back off and decided it would be more appropriate on the Stephen Allen's golf cart.




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    Repro propeller - Exact as the original except for one improvement, a hex to the end of the mounting bolt so you can hold the stud while mounting and removing. The stud is stainless steel so it will not rust. The propeller measures 7" across with a 1/4" mounting stud. Show chrome. - 203-265-4311
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    Bamajak, the originals that I have are wildly out of balance. Are the repros balanced better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioRoy View Post
    Bamajak, the originals that I have are wildly out of balance. Are the repros balanced better?
    Roy I don't know I just found the add. I am thinking about punting them on on my Studemino.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamajak View Post
    Roy I don't know I just found the add. I am thinking about punting them on on my Studemino.
    Jack
    Please don't.
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    I agree with Gary, or if you really want one, at least make it a clip on affair, rather than drill a hole in a good bullet.

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    Jack's Studemino is actually a converted El Camino with reproduction parts bolted on. No Studebakers were harmed in the making of this car...at least I hope not...
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    Quote Originally Posted by StudeNewby View Post
    Jack's Studemino is actually a converted El Camino with reproduction parts bolted on. No Studebakers were harmed in the making of this car...at least I hope not...
    I am familiar with his truck. I still say no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamajak View Post
    Roy I don't know I just found the add. I am thinking about punting them on on my Studemino.
    Jack
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    I think this is the one I bought. Appears to be the same as the original “Lindberg Props”.

    https://servicemotors.net/product/51...lle-propeller/

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    Matthew, how was the balance on this prop? Mine is wildly/grossly out of balance, but it was NOS.
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    This set has a '51 spinner that I reverse engineered and never got around to around to printing it. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1097574 Somebody let me know if it fits or not.
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    Roy, I didn’t think to check. The Suwannee Sightseeing car doesn’t get driven too fast, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbstude View Post
    Roy, I didn’t think to check. The Suwannee Sightseeing car doesn’t get driven too fast, anyway.
    Mine has good bearings, but is so lopsided that if you spin it by hand, it rather quickly stops with one blade down - the same blade every time. I have ground a little off the end of that blade and will have to grind more before using it again. Could you try spinning yours and see how it stops, please?
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    I didn’t notice it stopping in the same place, but that car isn’t at the shop so I can’t say for sure.

    I just ordered another one of the propellers for another project. I’ll report back as soon as I receive it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbstude View Post
    Roy, I didn’t think to check. The Suwannee Sightseeing car doesn’t get driven too fast, anyway.
    I'd think that, if it's as severely out of balance, as Roy suggests? It will take a good bit more speed, just to start it spinning!

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    It's got pretty good bearings, so it's easy to spin. The imbalance makes it vibrate and make noise. I should just balance mine and test it.
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    Just checked my inventory and find two NOS with original boxes and instruction sheets. I have noted that they also offered a three bladed prop. I have never seen one of those. I also have a NOS nose (cyclop) light in original box with installation instructions. .

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