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Studebaker M15A-20 "Mr. Potato Head"

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.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Toto's Radio


 As received

 Tuning mechanism

 Old can electrolytic capacitor wire snipped and replaced with leaded modern capacitors

 Back of tuning mechanism

 Tuning slug missing it's coil

 Coil base

Coil found in the bottom of the radio

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Shop Update

 Aluminum threshold Installed

 Molding outside corner

 Door insulation installed

 Local meat market, Cartwrights...

We went to a covered bridge reopening. There was food, music, and a quilt show.

 Wall cabinets delivered

 Resealing all of the blacktop on the property all the way down to 199

 Red Oak top glued together. Still needs sanding and Tung oil. Plan to put power tool chargers here.

 Bathroom done

 Water hose reel

 Electric reel

Air reel