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Studebaker M15A-20 "Mr. Potato Head"

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New SS Exhaust

I just received the Waldron's exhaust exhaust system. It is basically an OEM stainless steel system except I opted for the "Imposted" muffler which is their full flow muffler, how much noise can a little six make? No damage despite the creative packing.
How UPS left it

 Lots of tape...

 Pipe sticking out the end but well wraped with cardboard...

The system. Imposter muffler that is constructed to appear OEM. Front pipe (1-3/4"), tail pipe (1-1/2"), SS clamps, and hangers. Tail pipe exits just behind the rear wheel based on my crud initial measurements. Besides having a hole in the muffler and an obvious hodge podge system I have now, I wanted a new system because the old system was routed too close to the starter. It was about 1/4" away, not good for the starter. With this SS system I will never have to replace it again! Total system cost including clamps & shipping: $523.00.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Harmonic Balancer, New Oil Pump, & Release Bearing

 Harmonic Balancer & Pulley Ready for Paint

 New Oil Pump

 Old Release Bearing

New Release Bearing

Block Washing

We wash the parts and blocks in a water based machine. The solution is heated and uses sodium hydroxide to remove all of the machining oil and chips so we can make sure there’s no debris left on the parts.
You may see the nozzles on either side of the block as it uses high pressure to blow off the oil and dirt.
Also I have brushes that I push though the oil holes making sure there isn’t any residual material left behind."