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Studebaker M15A-20 "Mr. Potato Head"

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Front Springs

New hardware, new bushings, all painted and ready to go. I ordered new U-bolts off the internet where you can specify all the parameters. New center bolts and self locking nuts are grade 8.

 Layed out and ready

 Starting spring disassembly

 Where did the center bolt go?

 The nub of a center bolt stuck in the axle

Decided to go with retaining bolts instead of bending over the retainers
Installing the slip pads
Completed spring

Friday, January 22, 2016

Backup Alarm Bell

Installed the backup bell alarm...

I bought the CVA alarm and the separate mounting kit for odd numbered lug nut count. The separate kit is nothing more than a mounting plate with pre-drilled holes for all the different patterns. I had to make my own lug nut brackets because of the large size.

 The three blanks cut from 1/8" steel.

 Drilling the 1/4" mounting holes and 3/4" pilot hole for the punch.

 Holes drilled ready for 1-1/8" punch

 Punching the 1-1/8" lug nut holes.

 Takes a torque wrench.

 Cleaning up the punched holes.

 Checking lug nut fit.

 Lug nut holes punched.

Bending the bracket using a drill bit to get the curvature.
 Bracket bent.

 All three done.

Checking fit with the lug nut socket.
Test fitting.
Test fitting.

Painting brackets and bell. I preferred the bell painted.

Mounting the alarm to the brackets.

Bell mounted.

 Reminds me of a train coming in...

Modern Rear Axle Hub Oil Seal

Installed the new modern hub oil seal SKF #31284

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

6 Volt Positive Ground CDI

Here is the start of the project. I'll be using a Tiger SST CDI case and make new end plates to mount the transformer and perf board. Ordered all electronic components except the storage capacitor which I already have. Plan to mount the power transistors on an aluminum plate that will slide into the case like the original.

Case, end plates (to be remade), perf board, storage capacitor, in/out cable, and mounting hardware.


Parts List


 CDI with Points

 Standard Ignition without CDI

Pertronix Ignition

 Tracing new end plates

 New end plates cut out and drilled

 Fitting heat sink

 Heat sink with inverter transistors, SCR, and bridge rectifier mounted and pre-wired

 Checking heat sink fit

 Circuit board mounting
 Circuit board assembled


Monday, September 28, 2015

Visit to Alan's place

I visited Alan over in Central Point a while ago to see his cars and trucks. I drove MPH there so he could get an idea what his Ms will be like. Had a great time chatting about all kinds of stuff.

Ambulance Packard
Complete M swing out windshield

The M with a future

 Bullet nose

 The bed for the M

This was growing just outside his property. I thought that these were only on the East coast. Must have been some super bird to fly all this way and then poop.