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Studebaker M15A-20 "Mr. Potato Head"

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Valve Adjustment

I now have (56,001.7 - 54,349.3) 1,652.4 miles on this new rebuild and it is time to adjust the valves after the cam, lifters, and valves have broken in. Valve clearance is supposed to be 0.016" but I found all of them to be between 0.017" and 0.018" so I did not adjust them here are the as measured clearances:

SEQ
EC/IO
ADJUST
CLEARANCE
1
1I
6I
0.018”
3
5I
2I
0.017”
5
3I
4I
0.017”
6
6I
1I
0.0175”
8
2I
5I
0.018”
9
4I
3I
0.018”
7
1E
6E
0.018”
10
5E
2E
0.018”
2
3E
4E
0.018”
4
6E
1E
0.018”
11
2E
5E
0.018”
12
4E
3E
0.0175”

I also did a compression test on all cylinders:

CYLINDER
PSI
1
104
2
104
3
102
4
104
5
105
6
110

All six plugs look the same

 Insulators bright white and ground electrode light gray

Manifold and valve covers removed

 Front bank

 Rear bank




Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fathers Day Sully Car Show

Awesome day at Sully. They had over 400 cars. About 4 Stude cars showed and my truck was put in the heavy commercial category.

 Before all the cars showed

 MPH waited to check in

 Oldies cheking in

 Lots of Model A's

 And the occasional Duece-in-a-half

 More military

 191 Harley

 A Caddy like the one we had when we were kids

 The five Stude cars that showed

 Another view

 MPH


Flee Market had lots of old stuff
 
The trophy I won

video
Cars and live music


Friday, June 15, 2012

New Doors!

Finally got the new doors installed on the truck. One door I bought from CA on ebay and the other I bought from Vern in KS. Did a little MIG work on the bottoms, some paint, new cat whiskers, and rubber. Ride is so much nicer with out all the noise from the windows flopping around in the doors. Also added a drivers side lock...