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(333) Standard Eight Sedan - henryh
Model Information
YEAR: 1929
SERIES: 6th
MODEL NAME: Standard Eight Sedan
MODEL NUMBER: 333
VIN NUMBER: 265331
General Information
FOUND WHERE: Atlanta GA area
FOUND CONDITION: Show Ready
CURRENT LOCATION: Demorest GA
CURRENT CONDITION: Show Ready
PLANNED USE: Daily Driver
Interior Information
INTERIOR CODE:
INTERIOR DESCRIPTION: Restored
Exterior Information
PAINT CODE:
PAINT NAME:
EXTERIOR DESCRIPTION: Burgundy and Black
Drivetrain Information
ENGINE: standard eight
ENGINE SERIAL:
TRANSMISSION: manual
Other Information
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT: Rear view mirrors
VEHICLE HISTORY/
PROJECT STATUS:
Originally shipped to Horst & Mooney Pittsburgh PA  Looks like a town car with only rear spare no trunk. No history until long time owner in GA had it restored. Inherited by grandson, (I have picture of it being removed from unheated storage) who sold it. Next owner replaced clutch and sold it to me. Mine to keep until I pass it on to someone who will value it. Had it for several years, and keep it in climate controlled garage.
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Modification Detail:
Car needed transmission gear oil. Probably not refilled after removal for clutch job. Refilled using oil recommended by service manual. Seems that oil is used in locomotives. Had to buy 5 gallon can. Real thick, makes shifting as good as can be hoped. Shifts smooth once you get the feel and the timing down. Had to rebuild brake light switch. All lights except dome light now work. Rebuilt starter... ended up with a spare before I found the problem. Turned commutators on lathe as per manual. Replaced with proper brushes. Someone had used carbon brushes that have too much resistance for 6V so couldn't whip the gear out. Found a bigger 6V battery that works but still not as big as original, works good. Everything on dash works except fuel gauge... dried up. I have the red dye and will try to fix when I get tired of using dip stick. Rebuilt the cigar lighter reels, both now test correctly but no power there or after rear reel to dome light. According to schematic that's where dome light power comes from. Have original tools in front passenger side quarter panel stash... which reminds me. Generator didn't work, happens when worked on or unused for a long time. Field loses initial magnetism. Flashed field winding and it worked. There is no regulator but there is a screw for adjusting position of field winding brush... screwdriver in tool kit... adjusts rate of charge. It's drivers responsibility to adjust charging rate depending on short drives or long trips. Had to pick lock on spare tire lock and make key. Wrenches and jack under front seat. Paint is good with minor problems probably from past unheated storage, what yachtsmen call a 20 footer.
  So, have spare starter and gear oil. I'm 74 so will enjoy this oldie along with my other cars until... no one to inherit it... found out all they would do is sell it for the money... wife won't want it except to remember me by. The only car she likes is the 63 Corvette. This car is original as far as I can tell.
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