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SilverHawkDan
05-25-2017, 11:20 PM
My project for later this year followed me home yesterday. It was the most harrowing car pick up I have ever experienced. That says a lot as I have picked up over 300 cars in my lifetime. I don't have time to share the whole story right now but will do so soon. Here is the foundation for what will be a 200 mile per hour 1957 Golden Hawk clone.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/1956%20Power%20Hawk%20Comes%20Home%205-24-17%20001_zpsdaaahiwc.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/1956%20Power%20Hawk%20Comes%20Home%205-24-17%20001_zpsdaaahiwc.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/1956%20Power%20Hawk%20Comes%20Home%205-24-17%20007_zpsx64qkatk.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/1956%20Power%20Hawk%20Comes%20Home%205-24-17%20007_zpsx64qkatk.jpg.html)
More about the project in the future. Oh and YES it will be Studebaker powered.

kurtruk
05-26-2017, 01:57 AM
The license plate says it's an AWK :)

candbstudebakers
05-26-2017, 10:08 AM
Dan glad to see you made it home OK, how long did it take ? see you at La Pama

Bob

Noxnabaker
05-26-2017, 05:34 PM
Seriously pretty!
But are you gonna make a G.H. out of it? Seems hard with those sweet rear side windows... ;)

52-fan
05-26-2017, 07:52 PM
Seriously pretty!
But are you gonna make a G.H. out of it? Seems hard with those sweet rear side windows... ;)

I was wondering the same thing.???

candbstudebakers
05-27-2017, 02:06 AM
Golden hawk is just a name in this case.

SilverHawkDan
05-27-2017, 02:38 AM
Bob is right. Because of the problems associated with hardtops and window blow out at over 200 miles per hour the SCTA likes it when you use a coupe instead. Cleaning up loose pieces of Lexan and holding up the race is not high on their list of good things. So we will use a coupe and paint it Gold after installing all the other Golden Hawk goodies. Good catch though. Bob we did make it home by 1:30 AM. Safe and sound. See you at La Palma. Are you interested in a batch of Hawk parts? I can bring them with.

SilverHawkDan
05-27-2017, 02:42 AM
Got some work done today on the Hawk finally. Got the Jag rear suspension installed with the adjustable ride height adjustment shocks. Didn't get the new wheels yet so will have to make due with these for this weekend. Looks kinda goofy with those tiny 26" tires and zero offset wheels. Short list for tomorrow and then load up and hit the road again. La Palma here we come.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20First%20Love%201959%20Silver%20Hawk/Jag%20rear%20end%20is%20in%20finally%205-26-17%20003_zpsydv4xine.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20First%20Love%201959%20Silver%20Hawk/Jag%20rear%20end%20is%20in%20finally%205-26-17%20003_zpsydv4xine.jpg.html)

Noxnabaker
05-27-2017, 05:53 PM
I'm all for coupe's compared to hard tops myself so I fancy it more like this...!
(There's a "Silver Hawk hard top (!) in Sweden, I think it's been changed in the 70's, didn't help the looks in my opinion.)

SilverHawkDan
05-29-2017, 11:26 PM
I didn't have time to share it when I posted the pictures but this car is actually quite amazing. First, I grabbed hold of the fan and pushed down on the belt and gave a tug. The engine turned over real smooth. Then I checked the oil and it was so clean I could read the dipstick through the oil film. So I put a battery in it and using my bump starter turned it over. It spun over smooth and quiet. SO I cranked it while watching the oil pressure gauge and it got oil pressure within about five seconds. Kept cranking and oil pressure reached 60 psi. Good sing so I took it a step further and poured some gas mixed with Marvel Oil to lube things up done the carb. It fired right off on the second or third crank. I did that twice and then figured out the fuel pump is toast. So I rigged up my electric fuel pump and a can of gas and fired it off. It runs great. Smooth, quiet leak free (ya like that will last), smoke free and you could put a glass of water on top of the air cleaner and it wouldn't spill a drop. So I guess the mechanic former owner kept it in good shape. Then feeling brave I put it in gear. The transmission went right into reverse without a seconds hesitation. Shifted to forward and same result. So no brakes but I did drive it down by the camper to make room for the wedding rehearsal dinner that night. Can't wait to get brake on it and flush the tank and get it driving. Took a long look at all the paperwork provided by the seller and best I can figure is the 76,000 on the odometer is the correct mileage. Pedal wear (or should I say lack of) and all the original interior and trunk mats seem to confirm that. Might explain why the engine runs like it does. More as it happens.
Dan

t walgamuth
05-30-2017, 07:25 AM
Sounds like an excellent car! Looks very good too. I never would have thought to put those two colors together but it looks very nice. Unique too.

SilverHawkDan
06-09-2017, 01:22 AM
Fired up the Power Hawk today. Drove it up to the shop and left it running to see what worked and what didn't. Most everything works but it will need some work on the lights before hitting the road. Hot oil pressure (160 degrees) after thirty minutes of running was 50 psi. Good but might have a stuck pressure relief valve. No smoke or noises. Sounds real good but need to cut the rotted muffler off as the drivers side one already fell off before we got the car. The accelerator pump is weak and causing a stumble so need to adjust that. The original carb I found in the trunk is in good shape and only needs a rebuild. Makes me wonder why the guy put the Chevy carb on instead of rebuilding the original. Maybe he got the Chevy one for free or something. So with that done I began covering the car with a tarp. Set off the bug bombs as it is time to kill all the spiders and critters that might call the car home. Hope to get it jacked up and check the brakes and get some tires put on it tomorrow. Need to drain the tank and give the entire car a good looking over. Hope to have it on the road by next weekend.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/Time%20to%20kill%20the%20spiders%20and%20other%20Critters%206-8-17%20001_zpszilzfwy4.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/Time%20to%20kill%20the%20spiders%20and%20other%20Critters%206-8-17%20001_zpszilzfwy4.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/Time%20to%20kill%20the%20spiders%20and%20other%20Critters%206-8-17%20002_zpsuhtovk5b.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/Time%20to%20kill%20the%20spiders%20and%20other%20Critters%206-8-17%20002_zpsuhtovk5b.jpg.html)
More as it happens.
Dan

t walgamuth
06-09-2017, 05:24 AM
Cool! The discovery part of new car acquisition is always fun!

bwgh400
06-10-2017, 08:30 AM
I own a 1957 Golden Hawk and might be interested in any parts that you would not be using. I will be heading out to San Francisco area with the motorhome around the second week of July.
Thanks
Bob

SilverHawkDan
06-10-2017, 11:40 AM
BODY COUNT IS AT SEVEN!!!

I thought there were only six but found another one when I pulled the right front wheel. That makes seven dead black widows, assorted other spiders and some beetle looking bugs. Man that car was infested. Pulled the wheels and tire off of it and cleaned up the hub caps and the wheels with the hose. Vacuumed off the brake drums and webs. Decided to check out the hydraulics before pulling the drums. Bled the brakes and ended with a firm, no leak down, nice high pedal. Locked the brakes on for a full twenty minutes and not one leak. Good sign, so decided to take a look. This is what I found:
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Brake%20Inspection%206-9-17%20001_zpsbwp5dpcn.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Brake%20Inspection%206-9-17%20001_zpsbwp5dpcn.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Brake%20Inspection%206-9-17%20002_zpsqmjmzoff.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Brake%20Inspection%206-9-17%20002_zpsqmjmzoff.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Brake%20Inspection%206-9-17%20003_zpseyyyzumi.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Brake%20Inspection%206-9-17%20003_zpseyyyzumi.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Brake%20Inspection%206-9-17%20004_zpst51ii5wp.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Brake%20Inspection%206-9-17%20004_zpst51ii5wp.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Brake%20Inspection%206-9-17%20005_zpscu4dyisl.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Brake%20Inspection%206-9-17%20005_zpscu4dyisl.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Brake%20Inspection%206-9-17%20006_zpscnuf9tkp.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Brake%20Inspection%206-9-17%20006_zpscnuf9tkp.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Brake%20Inspection%206-9-17%20007_zpswqzfjm1m.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Brake%20Inspection%206-9-17%20007_zpswqzfjm1m.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Brake%20Inspection%206-9-17%20008_zps4imuid4s.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Brake%20Inspection%206-9-17%20008_zps4imuid4s.jpg.html)
No you are not seeing things. That is exactly as I found it and yes no brake dust. It looks like the mechanic who owned it put all new brakes on it with new drums, shoes, wheels cylinders, hardware , seals and hoses. then never drove it. It is as if he was getting it ready to put back on the road and never got to drive it. Even the back drums came off without a major fight. Major score for whoever ends up buying the front suspension and differential when we convert the car later this year. They will get all new brakes. Put it back together and the brakes are ready to go. Yes, I used anti-seize copper on the axle shafts. It will come apart nicely the next time. Decided to check out the differential. Cleaned off the tag and it reads 43/13 so it has a 3.31 gear ratio and it does NOT have TT.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Brake%20Inspection%206-9-17%20009_zpslopsga33.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Brake%20Inspection%206-9-17%20009_zpslopsga33.jpg.html)
Loaded up the tires and took them to the tire shop. Will pick them up in the morning with good used tires road ready. Moved on to the fuel tank and found it had been removed and cleaned. New fill hose with new clamps, new fuel line with new clamps and the wiring to the sender has been changed. No gas smell at the cap and it is dry as a bone. So it looks like it was removed and cleaned but never used. Will replace the stuck drain plug and fill with gas. Installing an electric fuel pump and then will fire it up. Hope to take it for a spin on the private one mile driveway at the ranch. I will try to make a video of the cruise. Cool find. This car may turn out to be the bargain of the year.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
06-11-2017, 12:24 AM
Three steps forward, two steps back. Got some clean up done and inspected the interior with pictures. Found this interesting feature.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Gas%20Tank%20and%20Clean%20up%206-10-17%20001_zpshi3dr241.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Gas%20Tank%20and%20Clean%20up%206-10-17%20001_zpshi3dr241.jpg.html)
Then went to work on the drain plug in the gas tank. Drilled it out with no problem. Inserted the easy out and it was not an easy out job. Instead of the plug coming out the fitting in the tank spun. Tried to hold it but no such luck. So pulled the tank and will take it to my gas tank guy for some repairs and possibly some modifications too.

Got the tires back from the tire shop. Pained the front wheels as they were ugly. The front wheels are 14" and the rears are 15". Decided to use what I had laying around to save money as they are only going to be on there until the car gets modified for racing. Looks kind cool and might even look better when its on the ground. Spent most of the day working on other stuff.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Gas%20Tank%20and%20Clean%20up%206-10-17%20020_zpsjm02zgqh.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Gas%20Tank%20and%20Clean%20up%206-10-17%20020_zpsjm02zgqh.jpg.html)
More next week.
Dan

StudeRich
06-11-2017, 02:04 AM
Sounds like an excellent car! Looks very good too. I never would have thought to put those two colors together but it looks very nice. Unique too.

Looks Beautiful to me, there's nothing wrong with Yellow/Gold and Yellow.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/1956%20Power%20Hawk%20Comes%20Home%205-24-17%20007_zpsx64qkatk.jpg

64755 Here's a Yellow/Gold and White one.

mbstude
06-11-2017, 08:51 AM
Yes, I used anti-seize copper on the axle shafts. It will come apart nicely the next time.

Dan

Dan, please don't do that. The hubs need to go onto the axle shafts dry. If it's slippery, the hub will go on further than it should and you'll ruin the axle, hub, and likely cause a failure when driving.

SilverHawkDan
06-11-2017, 07:04 PM
This is the first I have heard of this. I used grease when I was first building Studebakers back in the 60's and 70's. Never had a failure or problem and even drag rced and rally raced some cars with tapered axles with no issues. The axle is tapered and the axle is larger than the hole in the hub so the only way it could go on farther would be if the axle were damaged by running the hub loose and wearing out the end of the hub. I will take it back apart and do an inspection but I think I would have had a failure back in the day. If you saw how I raced and drove my cars you would know that if anyone should have had an axle failure it would have been me. The only axle failure was on my mom's Lark wagon after a curb strike. When I did a burn out while making a sharp left turn the axle snapped right behind the bearing. You could see that it had been cracked and when I stressed it the metal finally failed the rest of the way. But in the interest of being careful and because I want to know for myself I will do the inspection and take pictures and give a final word on this subject.
Dan

StudeRich
06-12-2017, 03:14 PM
No, this is a very WIDELY known Studebaker issue, NEVER put ANY type of Lubricant on the tapered Axles. If you properly tighten the Axle Nut to over 100 PSI the Hub will go too far onto the taper of the Axle.
And since the Axle Key slot leaves a quite narrow margin on the outside of the Hub, it always breaks open, destroying the Hub and Drum Assembly.

I have tossed MANY of them that someone did wrong, not following the Shop Manual instructions.

SilverHawkDan
06-13-2017, 12:50 AM
I will defer to those who have experience with this. I guess I was very lucky that i never had an issue in over ten years of doing it wrong. And those cars were really driven hard. So I will pull the drums and remove the anti-seize and put them back together right. Thanks for the heads up to all who warned me. Funny part is the car will have an 8 3/4 Mopar differential in it four months from now. But of course the person who buys this rear end will want to know it is done right.

Got farther along today than I figured I would. Got the temporary gas tank set up and so I put it on the ground and took it for a short test drive. The at sunset decided to take a picture or two of the new look.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20on%20Display%206-12-17%20001_zpse48mt8xi.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20on%20Display%206-12-17%20001_zpse48mt8xi.jpg.html)
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Nice indeed. Enjoy.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
06-19-2017, 02:59 PM
The rules call for us to use a Golden Hawk hood with the fiberglass overlay and rear fins. So we are looking to trade this ONE YEAR only hood for the hood and fins we need. The hood is in excellent shape. If a trade cannot be made we will be selling this hood to help pay for the parts we need. Anyone interested?
PM me.

6hk71400
06-20-2017, 12:00 AM
The rules call for us to use a Golden Hawk hood with the fiberglass overlay and rear fins. So we are looking to trade this ONE YEAR only hood for the hood and fins we need. The hood is in excellent shape. If a trade cannot be made we will be selling this hood to help pay for the parts we need. Anyone interested?
PM me.
You may want to include the rear trunk lid as that is a year only lid too. So hood/trunk lid for hood/fins/trunk lid would be a great deal for someone doing an 1956 Hawk that has lots of more common sheet metal.

Bob Miles
Tucson AZ

SilverHawkDan
06-20-2017, 12:54 AM
Bob,

Thanks for the info. Learn something every day when you work on Studebaker's.

SilverHawkDan
06-20-2017, 05:34 PM
Update: The plans have changed. Got a ruling from an official and it turns out that hood scoops are allowed for the class. Therefore there is no need to use a GH hood and overlay. So any standard Hawk hood will work. The plans are being modified as I type this and the new plans will be ready soon. The car will NOT be a GH clone. Don't want to have to deal with the drama people.

That being said the hood and trunk lid and the chrome on top of the rear fenders and other parts of the car will be made available to purchase. Any deal on the hood and fenders will have to include replacement hood and trunk lid or at least a solid lead on them. So PM me if you are restoring one and want to top quality parts.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
06-21-2017, 01:20 PM
OK I have the answer. I knew something about this axle thing was bothering me. After I quit racing Studebaker's (1972) I raced Mopars. Fast and very powerful Mopars. 3000 pound 600 plus horsepower Mopars. And the first five or so had tapered axles. Never had a single issue or breakage and ALL were assembled with wheel bearing grease or chassis grease lightly applied tot he axle and hub surface but NOT the key or key groove. My brother bill will be working on the rear brakes of our brothers car this weekend so I sent him the following post. This comes after I checked back on my notes from fifty years ago and looked at pictures of past cars. I have full confidence in this method and have years of much harder use then a Studebaker powered Studebaker will ever see to back up my confidence. You are welcome to do as you wish but I know this works and will continue to follow it.

Bill,

You will understand this when you get the drums off of Ed's car. The problem that the Studebaker guys talk about is not a lube problem. It is an installation error issue. The axle is tapered with a groove ground in it for the axle key. The groove was cut with a round stone so at the big end of the taper it is rounded (slanted). The hub is tapered to match. The axle at the end of the taper is too large for the hub to slide over. If you put the key in the groove before you install the drum/hub you run the risk that the key will slide all the way back to the rounded area and begin to rise up in the back. If this happens and you tighten the nut you will split the hub because it will not actually be tight, it will be in a bind. As you drive it the axle key and forces will begin destroying the hub and key and of course the axle. If you remember we raced Mopar's with the same set up and I never had a failure but I followed Norm Thatchers advice on installation. Here is the proper steps:

First clean the hub, axle and groove of all rust and foreign matter. Sanding is best or I used my large bead hone for brake cylinders in the hub and then ran a file through the groove. Sand the axle tapered area and run a file through the groove to ensure it is completely clean. Clean everything with brake spray and let dry. Insert the key into the groove and check it for a tight fit. You should have to lightly tap the key into the groove. If you can get a .001 or .002 feeler gauge between the key and axle you need a new key and/or axle or both. Put a "thin film" of axle grease or better yet Anti-seize compound and the axle and hub surfaces and not the groove for the key. Keep it dry if possible but do not fret if some gets on the surface. Turn the axle until the key groove is facing up and install the drum groove up. Align the key grooves by eye and then install the key. Insert the key until about an eighth of an inch is sticking out. Install the washer and nut. I use anti-seize on the threads for the nut to get a correct torque reading. Tighten the nut to 150 foot pounds and then check for the alignment of the cotter key hole. If you need to turn the nut to align the hole and nut tighten only. Do NOT loosen to align. Install the cotter pin and you are good to go.

If you use this method the key cannot travel too far up the groove and cause a bind. My Belvedere with the 426 tunnel ram wedge ran this type of axle for two years with slicks until I replaced it with a flanged axle differential. Run what you have. Never had an issue.

SilverHawkDan
06-21-2017, 02:20 PM
Just so no one thinks I am blowing smoke about this here are a few pictures of tapered axle cars that I built. First in 1972 I built a 426 Plymouth Street Wedge with 11 to 1 compression and a 505 Isky roller cam that made just over 400 horsepower and just about 400 foot pounds of torque.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/CCF06212017_00007_zpsgw8dzavj.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/CCF06212017_00007_zpsgw8dzavj.jpg.html)
Then I stuck it in this for freeway and dry lakes racing.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/CCF06212017_00008_zpskz76znsl.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/CCF06212017_00008_zpskz76znsl.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/CCF06212017_00009_zpsp6pge4pi.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/CCF06212017_00009_zpsp6pge4pi.jpg.html)
Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you. That is a 1962 Chrysler Newport nine passenger station wagon weighing in at 5200 pounds. Got caught by airplane in Pearblossom in 1972 clocked at 130 mph. Lost my license for 45 days.
In 1973 I built this engine.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/CCF06212017_00005_zpskoe9gbbx.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/CCF06212017_00005_zpskoe9gbbx.jpg.html)
That is a 426 Max Wedge with too many modifications to list and making just shy of 800 horsepower. I stuck it in this.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/CCF06212017_00006_zpsentkasj8.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/CCF06212017_00006_zpsentkasj8.jpg.html)
1966 Hemi Belvedere weighing in at 3600 pounds. Best ET 11.21. Best speed 141 mph. I bought the car less engine and transmission and I had the axle out of a 1964 Fury so that is what got put under it. Tapered axles and all. So I hope you can see why I have full confidence in my tapered axle assembly process. OK I'm done with my rant. Boy it sure brings back some great memories looking at those pictures. I met my wife when I was street racing the Belvedere. That was 40 years ago. Boy time flies.

SilverHawkDan
06-25-2017, 02:36 AM
So I am looking for suggestions. I have never tried anything other than rebuilding or replacing a master cylinder so I am looking for some CASO help here. The master works great well maybe too great. While it stops fine and a nice firm pedal the residual check valve is sticking and as such after you apply the brakes about three times the brakes begin to drag. The pedal also goes higher and of course the brakes start holding the car back and if you keep going they will of course overheat. So has anyone ever tried some trick they heard about to fix this problem? The car will be getting completely taken apart in September so if I can avoid having to fight the rusty old bolts that hold this puppy tot he frame and the "sure to break of round off" brake lines it would be nice. Sprayed everything today with PB Blaster in preparation for the coming battle. So anyone fix one without removing it?
Dan

SilverHawkDan
07-13-2017, 11:59 PM
Got the front seat out and the rubber floor mat removed along with the padding. The floors are rusty but not as bad as some I have seen. The good news is all of the worst spots will be getting roll bars put in place and new sheet metal installed.
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Next week the non op expires and it can be registered and then the aero tests can begin. Have the gauges and measuring sticks and everything else coming in next week. Going to let the engineer on the team prove his theories.

rkapteyn
07-14-2017, 08:04 AM
Would anyone take technical advice from someone that gets clocked at 130 MPH?
Not only takes his own life at risk but may kill innocent others?
Shopmanual instructions are to be ignored because the engineers that designed the tapered axles are morons!

SilverHawkDan
07-15-2017, 01:02 AM
So I had the Bel Aire up to the shop today. Since the Power Hawk is also a 1956 model I though some side by side pictures would be interesting and cool. SO enjoy the pictures:
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So now you see why you don't see people racing the tri fives in land speed racing. Next to the Hawk that thing is a brick. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
07-15-2017, 01:06 AM
rkapteyn,

Take it or not. Your choice. As for getting clocked at 130 mph I guess you were never 16 and stupid. Sorry you missed a great time to live and grow.

The Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth shop manuals tell a different story for tapered axles. And since they built much more powerful and much heavier cars with a LOT more torque (think 392 Hemi) I think they knew what they were talking about. SO do what you feel comfortable doing. And I will do the same. We can agree to disagree and still love the brand.
Dan

sweetolbob
07-15-2017, 10:26 AM
Same color and year Chebby I owned. First car except it was a 210 post. Still love the looks but a 53/54 Stude was the what I lusted after for quite a while.

Bob

mbstude
07-15-2017, 12:06 PM
The Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth shop manuals tell a different story for tapered axles.
Dan

That may be true, I don't know. But since you're working on a Studebaker, not a Mopar, following a Mopar shop manual may not be the best idea.

I've seen a couple of rear tapered hubs with grease on them, and the issue is that the slipperiness makes it easy to overtorque the axle nut, which causes the hub to ride too far onto the axle shaft, and it splits the hub. May not be a problem on Mopars, but it certainly happens on Studes.

Buzzard
07-15-2017, 01:04 PM
rkapteyn,

[QUOTE]Take it or not. Your choice. As for getting clocked at 130 mph I guess you were never 16 and stupid. Sorry you missed a great time to live and grow.


Dan, When I was that age I had just tuned up my GT Hawk and took it onto our Trans Canada highway nearby to see how it was performing. Well the cop that clocked me around 90 mph was all excited and stated I was the fastest guy he had ever clocked. I said he should have nailed me 30 seconds earlier as I would have been his all time record.
Bill

SilverHawkDan
07-16-2017, 01:00 AM
mbstude,

The thing is I raced Studebakers for eight years (1966 to 1974) and ALL of them had a thin layer of chassis grease on the axles. I never had a problem. But of course I was taught at age seven how to use a torque wrench so maybe that is why I never had an issue. So I guess we will see how things turn out with the Power Hawk. It is slated to go 75 mph by months end in some aero testing.
Dan

mbstude
07-16-2017, 07:21 AM
mbstude,

The thing is I raced Studebakers for eight years (1966 to 1974) and ALL of them had a thin layer of chassis grease on the axles. I never had a problem. But of course I was taught at age seven how to use a torque wrench so maybe that is why I never had an issue. So I guess we will see how things turn out with the Power Hawk. It is slated to go 75 mph by months end in some aero testing.
Dan

Okay Dan, my apologies for saying anything. Good luck with your project.

Noxnabaker
07-16-2017, 05:14 PM
Just now I saw the Chrysler picture & though "-62 NewPort!", as we had a 4-door in the 90's as daily driver for some years & I can easily say it was the best car I ever had, not mint condition - just a rough driver, & even in the snow it was impresive for the size & weight + auto trans.
(& when it came down to getting gas for cutting & welding on our first tug it swallowed 2 sets of tubes in the trunk easily & the car didn't even notice... :) )

S2Deluxe
07-16-2017, 09:21 PM
My project for later this year followed me home yesterday. It was the most harrowing car pick up I have ever experienced. That says a lot as I have picked up over 300 cars in my lifetime. I don't have time to share the whole story right now but will do so soon. Here is the foundation for what will be a 200 mile per hour 1957 Golden Hawk clone.


More about the project in the future. Oh and YES it will be Studebaker powered.




The rules call for us to use a Golden Hawk hood with the fiberglass overlay and rear fins. So we are looking to trade this ONE YEAR only hood for the hood and fins we need. The hood is in excellent shape. If a trade cannot be made we will be selling this hood to help pay for the parts we need. Anyone interested?
PM me.




Update: The plans have changed. Got a ruling from an official and it turns out that hood scoops are allowed for the class. Therefore there is no need to use a GH hood and overlay. So any standard Hawk hood will work. << Why not keep the Power Hawk hood? >> The plans are being modified as I type this and the new plans will be ready soon. The car will NOT be a GH clone. << Why couldn't it j just be a 200 mile per hour 1956 Power Hawk? >> Don't want to have to deal with the drama people.

That being said the hood and trunk lid and the chrome on top of the rear fenders and other parts of the car will be made available to purchase. Any deal on the hood and fenders will have to include replacement hood and trunk lid or at least a solid lead on them. So PM me if you are restoring one and want to top quality parts.
Dan << Although the '56 hoods and trunk lids are scarce, the actual differences aren't all that dramatic. If you can use the pre - 1957 doors, with the scallops, I don't see why the hood and trunk lid won't work? If you need to add fins, they won't prevent you from doing that? Soo, Dan, what is it I'm missing? >>

Mark

SilverHawkDan
07-16-2017, 10:28 PM
mbstude,

No need to apologize as I like the comments and right now I am feeling the need to explore this further. I always love a challenge and this issue presents one. So this week when I pull the Hawk in the shop I am going to revisit this set up. It has been years since I worked on one and although I do remember doing the work I don't remember details. I am in no way saying I know it all or even that I know best. I just figure that if anyone should have had a failure it should have been me. I drove my cars hard and raced everything I ever owned so I was bound to have happen to me. Heck I had a lot of everything else happen to me. I broke a lot of stuff in my younger and crazier days. So I will keep everyone posted as I explore this further.

Mark,

The original plan was to run a Golden Hawk as I think they are great looking cars and of course came with a factory supercharger so it was a natural in my opinion. But since some people whined about using a coupe instead of a hardtop we took a different path. Since this car is going to be a race car I am offering the one year only hood and deck lid so that someone who is restoring one can have the correct parts. The car will be logged in the book as a 1957 Silver Hawk for the sake of the rules but we are going to paint Flight Hawk on deck lid as a tribute to the guy I am building it for. Sorry for the confusion but sometimes your plans get set sideways by someone who would rather be petty then encourage you to go out and break their record. Saddest part is the guy is a Stude guy. Oh well. Look for more in the coming months as this project moves forward.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
07-22-2017, 10:28 PM
Made the first trip in the Power Hawk. 26 miles one way. Everything was fine until a block from home the throttle linkage fell off. I guess the guy forgot to tighten it when he rebuilt the carb. Put the washer and nut back on and tightened them. Good to go. Wife took this picture from out stairs landing last night.
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Took the car to the Donut Derelicts gathering this morning and all was good. Car was a big hit. People just love the looks of the Studebakers.

Buzzard
07-23-2017, 12:26 PM
Great progress Dan. However I couldn't get a picture to load.
Bill

Noxnabaker
07-23-2017, 05:50 PM
Pictures didn't work here either, just a lot of numbers...

SilverHawkDan
07-24-2017, 12:24 AM
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/The%20Power%20First%20Trip%2025%20miles%207-21-17_zpshaqtltic.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/The%20Power%20First%20Trip%2025%20miles%207-21-17_zpshaqtltic.jpg.html)
Lets see if it works this time.
Dan

Noxnabaker
07-24-2017, 04:05 AM
YEP!!!
& a really cool angle too! :)

Buzzard
07-24-2017, 11:19 AM
Sure did. Thanks for the re-take and looks good too.

SilverHawkDan
07-27-2017, 01:29 AM
Our newly formed racing team is looking for a standard bore block that does not need to be bored out. Little to no taper. A set of four blot main caps. Also looking for one of those NOS 259 crankshafts that have been floating around for years now. Also looking for a Kinsler, Hilborn, Enderle mechanical fuel injection set up for small block Chevy. Richmond or Jerico five speed transmission. If you know where we might purchase any of these items please let me know.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
07-29-2017, 09:41 PM
I thought some of you might like the picture I took with my cell on Friday afternoon.
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Took the Corvette and the Bel Aire to the local car show today. Corvette was part of the local Chevy dealer display. They parked it next to a 2017 model to highlight the differences. Funny part was the 54 had people around it all day and not so much for the new one.
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Guy wanted picture of the 56 sitting next to his 55 T-Bird that had just won best T-Bird award.
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This 1934 Plymouth was my pick for the best of show. Sadly there was not one Studebaker at the show but next year I will work to fix that.
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Small car show and the judging is done by the participants not volunteer or hired judges. Judged by your peers. I agreed with just about very pick.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
08-05-2017, 12:18 AM
Just got back from a two day road trip. Team meeting and then picked up the transmission for the Hawk. Got a sweet deal on the transmission with shifter. One more piece which gets us that much closer to having everything we need to get started in October. Got the fuel injection system in make a deal mode. Closed the deal on two (2) Pro Chargers with extras. Need to make a road trip to Sacramento to get the engine build started. Also need to get the crank drive for the blower. This project is coming together really well and feels like it is meant to be.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Richmond%20Transmission%208-4-17%20001_zpsotudbtfx.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Richmond%20Transmission%208-4-17%20001_zpsotudbtfx.jpg.html)
Does anyone have one of those 259 NOS crankshafts that have been floating around for years? Would like to find one. Also need a block that is still standard bore and not in need of boring out. Anyone have or know who has these items?
Dan

mbstude
08-05-2017, 07:49 AM
Just got back from a two day road trip. Team meeting and then picked up the transmission for the Hawk. Got a sweet deal on the transmission with shifter. One more piece which gets us that much closer to having everything we need to get started in October. Got the fuel injection system in make a deal mode. Closed the deal on two (2) Pro Chargers with extras. Need to make a road trip to Sacramento to get the engine build started. Also need to get the crank drive for the blower. This project is coming together really well and feels like it is meant to be.

Does anyone have one of those 259 NOS crankshafts that have been floating around for years? Would like to find one. Also need a block that is still standard bore and not in need of boring out. Anyone have or know who has these items?
Dan

We've got NOS 259 cranks, but you may find one closer than Florida. We'd be happy to ship one either way.

Alan
08-05-2017, 12:56 PM
Dan, Best to get a 232 block and bore it out to 259 size. That way you will get a nice round bore.

SilverHawkDan
08-05-2017, 09:21 PM
Alan,
Grat idea. Now why didn't I think of that. I will check with Ed as he had several of them last time I visited him. I was in La Habra on Thursday night but by the time I was done picking up the transmission it was after eight and I didn't want to come by that late. I am planning a trip to Clay Smith Cams and then to Norco so I will try to get by to see you and your projects.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
08-05-2017, 09:25 PM
Ya Florida might be too expensive. I wonder if Greyhound would ship it for us. How much are you asking for them? I will keep you in mind and if nothing pops up closer I will let you know. Thank you for replying to my inquiry. I think the last one of these cranks I bought was from Virginia. I will look and see how much it cost to ship it out here.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
08-22-2017, 09:43 PM
Well after I met with the cardiologist I decided that if he wasn't overly worried about the fluid around my lung I would go to the shop and get some work done. I missed four days of working after my oncologist called all excited about the amount of fluid around my heart. So I got the fuel tank our of the Hawk as it is not good enough to hold fuel. That gave me access for bolts to mount the temporary gas tank. I installed the marine tank and mde wure it is secured to the trunk floor.
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I still need to get some gas hose to hook it up. Moved on to the exhaust leaks. I thought the flange gaskets might be blown out but no:http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Gas%20Tank%20and%20Exhaust%208-22-17%20002_zpskg3emizk.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Power%20Hawk%20Gas%20Tank%20and%20Exhaust%208-22-17%20002_zpskg3emizk.jpg.html)
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The pipes are just worn thin. Tried to fix one but not going to happen. Took them over to my buddies muffler shop and he will make me some new pipes and supply some flanges. Then I will weld it all up and make it quiet. Tomorrow is chemo day but Thursday I hope to remove the front seat and work on the dash gauges and wiring.
Dan

PackardV8
08-22-2017, 10:27 PM
I agree with Alan on most everything Studebaker Racing related, but JMHO, no way would I build a max effort 259" on a bored 232" block. This usually gets by on a stock build, but thin cylinder walls and high boost pressure are not for Bonneville.

jack vines

Commander Eddie
08-23-2017, 09:40 AM
Jack, I thought Studebaker used the same block for all the V8s. If this is true, why would boring a 232" to 259" specs make the cylinder walls any thinner than on a stock 259"?

Alan
08-23-2017, 12:36 PM
I have bored many 232 blocks out to 3 9/16" and 3 5/8" and run them with no problems. But there is always one and you would be stuck with it.

S2Deluxe
08-23-2017, 02:37 PM
Ya Florida might be too expensive. I wonder if Greyhound would ship it for us. How much are you asking for them? I will keep you in mind and if nothing pops up closer I will let you know. Thank you for replying to my inquiry. I think the last one of these cranks I bought was from Virginia. I will look and see how much it cost to ship it out here.
Dan

If you're thinking of using an Over bored 232" Block, why not use the 232" Crank as well? If it has a good Crank, there isn't any reason it wouldn't be adequate, is there?

Mark

SilverHawkDan
09-02-2017, 02:25 AM
So with only four days left before shoulder surgery I had to get some work done. The following pictures tell the story. I had to wait until late this afternoon before working as it was too hot. When I left tonight after 9 PM it was still 79 degrees outside. Deck lids swapped out (temporary) and modifications done to the rough one. Air pressure test fitting installed. Hood prop rod fabricated with spring. New throttle linkage arm to allow chevy carb to come all the way down to idle. Tachometer installed with shift light. No I did not cut the dash. Removed less than 1/16" of material from overlay to make it fit. Air pressure test gauge installed but need to fabricate a holder for it. Changed the oil and put it back on the ground. Next it goes to the muffler shop for the new head pipes. Then in a month when I am able to drive again I will begin the aero testing per our engineer Andy's instructions. So there will be a break but I will be back with more on this exciting project. 210 MPH in 2018.
Dan
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SilverHawkDan
09-08-2017, 12:43 AM
Another piece of the puzzle showed up yesterday. Got the right one for the job. Our tuner guy used this type injection on his Bonneville car.
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Adapter plates should be here next week. Gathering parts while I heal up from my shoulder surgery.
Dan

jpepper
09-13-2017, 12:02 PM
I would use a fiberglass replacement hood. That way any scoop configuration is easily accomplished and you don't cut up a serviceable steel hood. I have slit many hubs on my Superlark years ago by having a lubricant on the taper. For the record, I split a hub on my buddies 426 Hemi powered 63 Plymouth as well by not installing it dry. The problem surfaces when you start sticking the tires and the hub experiences the applied torque.
If this will be a gas coupe class car, not a production class, The hawk trunk lid lends itself to a spoiler much better than a 53/55 coupe trunk lid. If speeds of near 200 are expected, consider rectangular vent tubes between the panel behind the rear window to the floorpan over the rear axle. Without those vent tubes, the rear will raise off the ground at 200. You must vent the high pressure under the car at the rear axle to the low pressure at the base of the rear window.
Nice car though. I love 56 Power Hawks.

SilverHawkDan
10-01-2017, 12:21 AM
Pictures from today's "Day of Discovery". Our Project Manager installed the SBC to Studebaker plates we purchased from Jon Kammer. They are great and fit like a glove. Next he put the Kinsler fuel injection set up on. It will help us reach our goal of 230+ mph. The black top plate has a long and colorful Bonneville history. Tom dug out some old dry sump oil pans that had seen action on the salt. He plans to graft one of them to a Studebaker pan for our dry sump system. Great fabricator and so glad he is our project manager. I will post more as it happens.
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SilverHawkDan
10-01-2017, 09:15 PM
James,
I have not been able to locate a source for fiberglass Hawk hoods. Do you know of one? The car is being built for the Production class so a Hawk deck lid will be mandatory. Working with S.C.T.A. on an alternate method of venting the air at the rear of the car. Former crew member for Terry Hunt (the Guam Bomb) is our Project Manager. He was schooled by Terry on all things Studebaker and Bonneville. Very blessed to have him working on this build.

lumpy
10-01-2017, 09:27 PM
Good luck with your project! I'll be watching for updates:!!:

Noxnabaker
10-02-2017, 05:09 AM
I don't know much about this so I'm just thinking & hoping I don't sound totally mad, but when it comes to ventilating the rear inside / trunk of the car:
How about having louvers at the outside rear of the fenders, like the fake louvers on the "finned" Hawks but lower down?
Or otherwise; open a split at the top of ther ear ribbed panel, then it wouldn't be so obvious?
Just my own thoughts...

BobPalma
10-02-2017, 07:14 AM
:!:'Just checked in on this project, Dan. What a great build and all the interesting things you've encountered. Thanks for the rolling progress. :cool: BP

SilverHawkDan
10-02-2017, 03:14 PM
Bob and Nox welcome aboard. I have some good news for all the people who were not happy "The Power Hawk will NOT be turned into a race car". Going hardtop with a window fix from the famous Studebaker record holder and all around good guy Terry Hunt who raced the Guam Bomb to record speeds. Although it will not be turned into a race car it will undergo some changes and will end up one of the most beautiful and unique Studebakers you have ever seen. So much is happening with no time right now to share but I promise a full report as soon as I can get things sorted out here.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
10-02-2017, 03:37 PM
Lumpy,
Thanks for the encouragement and thanks for following us. If you want to join the party even for a day or weekend let me know. This is being done as a team effort and all are invited.
Dan

Commander Eddie
10-02-2017, 03:56 PM
Bob and Nox welcome aboard. I have some good news for all the people who were not happy "The Power Hawk will NOT be turned into a race car". Going hardtop with a window fix from the famous Studebaker record holder and all around good guy Terry Hunt who raced the Guam Bomb to record speeds. Although it will not be turned into a race car it will undergo some changes and will end up one of the most beautiful and unique Studebakers you have ever seen. So much is happening with no time right now to share but I promise a full report as soon as I can get things sorted out here.
Dan

Dan, your brothers, Ed and Bill are delighted about the Power Hawk. I'd buy it off you as is if you were willing.

SilverHawkDan
10-03-2017, 01:33 AM
It's mine now and I have a big plan for it. So it is not for sale. I think everyone will love what I plan to do with it. It will be my one of a kind creation.
Dan

Noxnabaker
10-03-2017, 03:44 AM
From what I've seen so far from your stuff I trust you...! ;)

SilverHawkDan
10-03-2017, 10:27 AM
Nox,

Thank you for that compliment. At my age I am trying to make my last project the dream and vision I have had since the 1960's. I was inspired by George Barris watching him work his magic as a young and man and teen. I am building what I consider a tribute to him and his genius.
Dan

Noxnabaker
10-03-2017, 02:59 PM
That SURE impresses me as I always had a soft spot for customs!
(Josephine's gonna get her face done too)
I just saved a 53-54 custom front from being originalized by trading it for a friend who's car I'm working on, so he got the original stuff & another guy got the custom front.

SilverHawkDan
10-04-2017, 01:19 AM
Picked up the manifold that will be modified to make it fit the Studebaker engine.
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Need to remove the water passages to clear the distributor and oil fill pipe. Plus it will make it look like it belongs. Plan to get the Hawk brakes and lighting fixed this week so the first of the aero tests can be performed. Will include acceleration tests in the first runs. Then swap out the intake manifolds and rerun the tests. Then change the carburetor and rerun the tests again. Should be able to provide a real world record of how much improvement the Jon Kammer intake manifold plates make on a stock 259 engine.

Also got the shocks for the 1956 Bel Air. Man these things are amazing and look like a work of art not shocks. QA1 dual adjustable (compression and rebound) shocks, Hypercoil composite springs which are fully adjustable. This allows for the factory fiberglass leaf springs to be removed and not have to worry about them cracking and breaking. This should be a huge improvement in the ride and handling of the car. Can't wait to get them on the car. Hope to install them on Thursday.
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As always more as it happens.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
10-31-2017, 02:46 PM
It has been awhile. I got sick from chemo and then just as I got feeling better we decided to not cancel our long planned trip to the Pacific Northwest. Because of health issues my wife had to drive most of the 3000 miles we covered. I owe her big time for that. Stopped by my brother Bill's house and got to see up close his new purchased 1957 Golden Hawk. Cool car and it runs great. Talked cars and bench raced for a whole night. He and I used to drag race at Lions in the 70's and I even let him drive the Deceptive Lark down the track when he was only 14. Why not I was that age when I first raced at San Fernando Drag Strip.

Left Washington and headed to Oregon to my older brothers house. Had a good visit and picked up the short block I had purchased from an SDC guy in Portland. He delivered it to my brothers house. Here are some pics of the crate the engine was in:
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Here is the label that was inside the crate:
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And some inside the magic box pics:
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It is obvious that some critters called this home at one time. Some wood rot but not bad overall. The packing label will go in the build book and the crate will become wall art for my brother and me.

Now for what was inside the magic box. It was a brand new 232 short block. We thought it might have been a factory rebuilt block as the pistons were marked 1-3-5-7- and 2-4-6-8 and a line and under the line was the number 30. That led us to believe it might have been bored out .030. When I dropped it off at the machine shop in Sacramento they put a mic to it and it is 3 3/8" which is standard for a 232. It was cool to see that the crankshaft main bolts were drilled and safety wired by the factory. This block will serve as the foundation of one of the two engines we will be using next year at Bonneville and El Mirage. It will end up somewhere between 232 and 259 depending on the sonic testing. Plans call for 30 pounds of boost so it will have to be solid. The best part about this block is no rust thinning to worry about. More as it happens.
Dan

Commander Eddie
10-31-2017, 03:36 PM
Dan,
It was great seeing you and Cathy again. Sorry it was such a short visit, and all the museums were closed on Monday. I was really hoping you would get to see Dave Bloomberg's Bonneville Avanti at World of Speed in Wilsonville.

Also, you forgot to mention how heavy that darned engine was. You and I are getting too old to manhandle stuff like that.

SilverHawkDan
11-18-2017, 12:04 AM
So after almost two months we are putting the "SHOP" back together. This time it will be a shop not a catch all. Got the two Hawks moved in yesterday. Here are some photos for you to enjoy. Tomorrow is a big meeting day to plan the build up of the Bonneville project. My Hawk will lose its body on Monday or Tuesday and then it will go to its new home. Then the President will be coming over on Wednesday so the body can be taken off of it. It will be fast and furious from here on out.
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Dan

SilverHawkDan
11-18-2017, 10:05 PM
And so it begins. Today I finally got to work on the Hawk. Got the Power Hawk jacked up and on stands ready for Monday. Removed the trunk lid, fins, dash and steering column.
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Removed the body bolts and tested to make sure it is free. Its ready to remove next week. Thought I would take a look at the power brake unit installation project before the body comes off. http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20First%20Love%201959%20Silver%20Hawk/IMG_1790_zpshmb1jjij.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20First%20Love%201959%20Silver%20Hawk/IMG_1790_zpshmb1jjij.jpg.html)
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It is easier than I thought it would be. Thought it looked easy because of the Dodge frame so I looked and measured the Power Hawk. This is about a days work on the Stude frame if you have an automatic. A stick would be a little more challenging. So I am ready to move forward with the body removal and then suspension and frame work then on goes the new body. Sure is good to be back in the shop and the new look and feel is awesome. More on Monday.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
11-22-2017, 10:28 PM
So today the donor body for the Land Speed race car was delivered. It looks to be a pretty solid car that has some rust issues but nothing terrible. The perfect start to a full on race car. This car "saved" the Power Hawk body. Friday we hope to get the body ready to lift off and prepped for media blasting. The frame will move over one bay for modifications to the front clip and a straight axle suspension installation.
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Kathy and I would like to wish each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for this year and we hope you do too.

SilverHawkDan
11-25-2017, 12:04 AM
Great work day. Cargo container better organized. Work bench shortened and painted. Power Hawk master cylinder removed, rebuilt and re installed. Brakes are working great again. Seat belts installed. Drivers side engine mount replaced. Fabrication started on the mount for the electric hoist for the gantry crane. Hope to start lifting bodies of frames on Monday. Got my old tool box emptied. Mt pit crew for today, three of my Grand Kids, cleaned it up and then I told them I was giving it to their dad. An early Christmas present. Bolt and nut storage system installed by grand daughter. Turns out she loves working with power tools.
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Hope to have the Power Hawk road ready by tomorrow. Call the insurance company on Monday and hopefully begin the aero testing on Tuesday. Road testing during the day and body removing at night. Life is good.
Dan

drrotor
11-25-2017, 02:42 PM
Very entertaining and interesting to follow this thread. Keep it coming!

SilverHawkDan
12-02-2017, 11:14 PM
So work began today on the 55 President that will serve as the foundation for the Bonneville race car. Got the rear bumper removed, rear fenders off, the front and back windshields cut out, the door and quarter glass removed and finally the doors removed. Ready to remove the body which will happen on Tuesday. Good to have the shop set up and actually working on projects.
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So more as it happens
Dan

SilverHawkDan
12-05-2017, 12:59 AM
Got the Silver Hawk body moved to the front of the shop today. Love that gantry crane. Hope to get it loaded on the trailer tomorrow to take it to its new home. Sad to see it go but excited for the future of the Thunder Hawk.
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Got the body parts all set out so they can be loaded into the cars that they will go with. Parts to 55 will go to media blaster and parts for the Silver Hawk will be loaded into it before we load it on the trailer.
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Picked up another one of these great heavy duty shelves from Costco this weekend. Only $ 149.95 and very well made and let me tell you heavy. Added some 7.99 casters from HF and it now meets the requirements of the shop.
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Same goes for the cut off saw and the drill press. Found a Black and Decker Workmate and added a piece of plywood and a 7.99 HF dolly and it too is shop compliant.
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So work continues. More with pictures as it happens.
Dan

DougHolverson
12-05-2017, 10:59 AM
I'd like to know more about that boosted master cylinder that you got under the floor boards.

SilverHawkDan
12-06-2017, 01:47 AM
Doug, I purchased the unit from Speedway Motors part number 9106005 for $ 249.99. I think one of the other ones would work better on a Stude as this one is designed to be mounted to the inside of the frame. But I am going to make it work. I will cut off the pedal pivot and weld it to a bracket to bolt it to the top of the frame so the pedal operates in the original position. Then the rest will be fabbed so that it pushes the piston on the master. I hope I can post pictures before years end as we plan on taking the Power Hawk apart and mounting it on my frame during the Christmas break when I have the help of my grandsons. When it happens you can depend on the story with pictures to be posted here. I learned a lot when I installed one of these units on the 1952 Studebaker R11 truck. It had a clutch so it was much more challenging. But as you can tell I do love a challenge.

SilverHawkDan
12-06-2017, 01:53 AM
Got the body unblolted from the frame today. But it was not easy. Even had to cut the head off of one of the bolts as the square nut was spinning inside the frame. Lifted it up and removed the fuel tank.
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The torque boxes are in great shape which is good news as they are a pain to replace.
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So now it is sitting back on the frame awaiting its turn to be loaded on the trailer for its visit to the media blaster. Loaded the body parts that will go with it to be blasted. So more as it happens.
Dan

Noxnabaker
12-06-2017, 03:32 PM
These boxes got me wondering... so I went out in the barn & looked under my pals -54 Starlight & that car doesn't have any, is it only for V8's or even only for supercharged Studebakers?

SilverHawkDan
12-06-2017, 10:30 PM
Nox,

Good to hear from you bud. No the torque boxes are used on the Hardtops and not on the coupes and sedans. They were added to strengthen the body and make up for the lack of the pillar. How is your Stude project coming along?
Dan

SilverHawkDan
12-06-2017, 10:35 PM
Took this picture right before I left the other night. Too cool like a flash back in history.
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Enjoy.

Buzzard
12-07-2017, 03:35 PM
Dan, I truly admire your dedication and perseverance. Your posts keep me inspired. I too have probably (according to my missus) way more than I should have on my plate. At home I'm currently hoping to get to fruition my '70 Avanti hot rod, a 1983 Avanti 305 replacement in the form of 406 CID, a more street-able motor for my '63 GT, finishing my '59 Lark HT(almost there) and while I winter in Arizona, my 57 Clipper wagon. I may not get everything to the finished state but giving it a good try keeps me going.
Keep up the great work and thanks for the updates.
Bill

Noxnabaker
12-07-2017, 04:24 PM
Aha, thanx Dan, that makes sense!

Josephine is almost out on the road now, almost...
I ran into problem trying to prime her by turning the oilpump with drillmashine (done it before without problem), strange; I could easily turn the engine on the crank-bolt in front but by the distributer-slot it was to hard...
Now then, I still have to make the exhaust system & since I want those old-fasioned cut-outs that comes out just behind the front wheels I've run into some difficulties but that'll be fixed soon I hope:
I have most piping but not the Y's & mufflers & I'll probably have to rebuild/move the gearbox balk; the torqueflite has overdrive & two different fastening points, I've used the front one so far but I wanna have the silencers as far front as possible because these small blocks have a resonance around 70 km/h (with "normal" gearing, but I have the best high-speed gearing & o.d. so it'll be even higher then) if the mufflers are a bit back...
But I hope it's gonna be fixed soon so I can slide around in the snow & surprise people & give'em a SMILE!

I sure envy your garage, I'm in our barn without heating & earth "floor", but it works.
On the other hand I'm not sick so complaining aint much use!
& it's been + 6-8 celsius for 3 days now...

LOVE your pictures too!!!

:)

SilverHawkDan
12-08-2017, 12:45 AM
Ready for Tom to start work on the frame modifications. My grandson and his cousin Norma got he bellhosing modified and drilled and tapped four new holes so the Richmond 5 speed could be bolted to the Studebaker bell housing I had sitting around. With the bell housing and transmission bolted to a 289 I just removed from my Hawk frame we set them in the 55 President frame so that on Sunday Tom can start the process of modifying the frame for a straight axle conversion. Progress for sure. More as it happens.
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S2Deluxe
12-09-2017, 06:49 PM
Ready for Tom to start work on the frame modifications. My grandson and his cousin Norma got he bellhosing modified and drilled and tapped four new holes so the Richmond 5 speed could be bolted to the Studebaker bell housing I had sitting around. With the bell housing and transmission bolted to a 289 I just removed from my Hawk frame we set them in the 55 President frame so that on Sunday Tom can start the process of modifying the frame for a straight axle conversion. Progress for sure. More as it happens.

Dan, I don't know if I'm alone here or not, but I for one am not overly familiar with the advantages of doing a straight axle conversion? That's a major deviation from factory original. Well within your capability I'm sure! I just dont know how significant, in comparison, the benefits may be? It seems to be popular in some, flat, straight line, racing events. Is it for weight reduction, potential castor adjustment capability, or something more, and how much improvement do you hope it will actually achieve?

Mark

SilverHawkDan
12-09-2017, 11:10 PM
Mark,

There are several reasons. One is the ability to get the car really low in front without having to make major changes to the A arms. Second is as you mentioned the fact that we run 17 degrees of castor to keep the car going straight at over 175 mph. There is a weight reduction but we offset that by filling the axle tube with weight. We really don't want to make the front end any lighter. Another reason is the fact that we limit our suspension travel to 1 to 2 inches so much easier to do with a straight axle. Everyone I have talked to never regretted going to a straight axle. Most ran their car with stock suspension and after having a variety of issues switched it out. So I am going with experience and making the switch now. We are building this car to run and certify at 250 mph. Not that we have any immediate plans to go that fast but it is easier to build for 250 and run 200 then build for 200 and later try to upgrade to a 250 certification. Hope this helps.
Dan

JRoberts
12-10-2017, 12:15 AM
I may have missed this earlier somewhere, but what class is the car going to run in?

SilverHawkDan
12-11-2017, 12:53 AM
SCTA "Classic Factory Production Supercharged". Current "D" engine record holder Dave Bloomberg with an Avanti and the "E" engine record Dave Livesay with an Avanti.

SilverHawkDan
12-11-2017, 12:57 AM
Tom and his son Riley made it up today and had a very productive meeting with Andy who is our project engineer. Lots of things worked out and things on the project are firming up. Tom and Riley got the rest of the trim removed and the headliner too. So now it is ready to go to the media blaster guy. Once the body is off I will set things up for Tom so that when he is off work on two weeks he can swap out the front clip and figure out the axle drop needed so it can be ordered.
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More as it happens.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
12-12-2017, 02:05 AM
Andy and I got the new design mount made for the hoist for the gantry crane. Still not right but it works and is better than the other design.
We were able to get the body lifted off the frame and set on the floor on blocks. So the body is ready to go to the media blaster guy.
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The frame is ready for Tom the change out the front clip.
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Progress.
Dan

t walgamuth
12-12-2017, 06:46 AM
Seems like adding the extra weight in the frame instead of the axle would improve handling and traction....?

SilverHawkDan
12-12-2017, 08:30 PM
Yes, you are right adding weight to the frame will help traction and so thereby handling at speed. Building a car for land speed racing is so different than the drag racing and road racing cars I have build in the past. You really have to think differently than with any other racing venue. I actually have it easy with this build as we are only looking to go just over 200 miles per hour so we build for 250 mph. So much easier than building a 300+ mph car. More as it happens.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
12-17-2017, 11:43 PM
So Robin finally saw the sign so now I can post it. To thank Robin for sponsoring our race car project with the use of his shop I had Andy Houlbeck with Signs by Andy make a cool wood sign. If you need a wood sign made he is the guy. He is also one of our team members. So Robin and I were working in the shop on Thursday and he looked up and saw the sign and he was very impressed. I am glad it made his day.
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SilverHawkDan
12-19-2017, 01:23 AM
Is there someone here who can tell me how to rename this forum? Now that we have settled on a Packard Hawk I would like to change the name to something reflecting that.

Noxnabaker
12-19-2017, 07:50 AM
I'm never out of wordly ideas, always have way to many for my own world...
So if it was, not that is is thou, up to me to rename it would be:
"PackardRacerHawk thread".
:)

Commander Eddie
12-19-2017, 10:43 AM
Dan,
Go to your first post and click on "Edit Post". Then click on "Go Advanced". You can edit the title there.

DougHolverson
12-19-2017, 10:50 AM
I'm sort of partial to renaming this thread to Floobly J. McKnubbnubb, Junior Ph.D.

S2Deluxe
12-19-2017, 04:32 PM
I don't know if you really need any more suggestions, Dan, but maybe (Bonneville Packard Hawk project) would be good?

Mark

SilverHawkDan
12-22-2017, 01:52 AM
Picture of four of the eight cylinder heads I picked up yesterday. Will be taking them to Sacramento for porting and polishing and other modifications for the project.
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More as it happens.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
12-29-2017, 03:13 AM
Didn't have what I needed for the Bronco so I worked on the Power Hawk. Got the theater and heater box out. Made a plate to cover the hole. Just have to install the seat now.
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Cleaned up the Chevy intake manifold. Got it marked and started making the cuts. Things were going good but I got tired and let the saw slip and killed my last long blade. So I had to stop for today and go blade shopping. So tomorrow I will finish the cuts and get things cleaned up and ready for paint. Maybe even git it installed this weekend.
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More as it happens.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
01-02-2018, 11:34 PM
Got the manifold cut today. Ground it down to make it look better. Tapped all the holes. Cleaned all the mating surfaces. Ready for paint. Hope to get it installed this week and do performance tests this weekend to compare to factory manifold.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2025_zpsvmqfmybk.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2025_zpsvmqfmybk.jpg.html)
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More as it happens.
Dan

DougHolverson
01-03-2018, 11:35 AM
So do you have to overcome inertia or get psyched up to do something like saw away on that manifold? Is it a little white knuckle going while you do it? Sometimes I miss the temerity of my youth. But not much since it can get you into too much trouble.

SilverHawkDan
01-03-2018, 12:01 PM
Doug,

Actually it was easy. The hard part was marking it to make sure I didn't accidently cut off something I needed. Marked it top and bottom to be sure. The manifold was free and they are a dime a dozen in that model so I wasn't that worried. If I was cutting one of the late model expensive ones it might be a little more nerve wracking. Cutting it reminded me of my youth (that was a long time ago) when I used to cut down the Chevies with my Studebaker's and then my Mopars. Best ever was when we brought out the Max Wedge Plymouth Savoy and then the ultimate brand X killer the Hemi cars. So now a Chevy part dies so that a Studebaker can find new youth.
Dan

Noxnabaker
01-03-2018, 03:31 PM
Oooo, even if it's of topic, I wanna read about that Savoy... Please? :)

SilverHawkDan
01-03-2018, 11:11 PM
Got the manifold painted. Got out the plates from Jon Kammer and installed them n the 289. Then installed the manifold.
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These are the pieces that got cut off. I will be providing measurements from the valley cover to the air horn on the stock and this manifold for a real life comparison. Hope to have it installed and running this weekend. And if all goes right make the acceleration tests too. More as it happens.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
01-03-2018, 11:20 PM
OK Nox off topic or not the story is my dad and adopted uncle bought a 1963 Plymouth Savoy Max Wedge car. It had the optional 13 to 1 compression High Performance engine. There were stickers all over the car that warned that the car was not designed for daily street driving. Should only be used in supervised acceleration events. Car ran in the 12's in showroom stock condition. Slicks dropped it into the low twelves. Tuning and jetting and some suspension mods (pinion snubber) got it into the high 11's. Bigger and better slicks and some trial and error we got it into the low 11's. Then things got weird and the car ended up with a 383 and became a driver. Got wrecked and then I lost track of it. I had the engine until the late eighties when family pressures forced the sale of the engine and one of the saddest days of my life. And now you know the rest of the story. If I ever come into money that will be the first car I reproduce. I know where and engine compete is so all I need is a few (lots) bucks.
Dan

Noxnabaker
01-04-2018, 05:40 AM
Okidoki Dan, thanx! I've also had my early 60's MoPars & the feeling of a (some -62's for me) well prepaierd 413 is rather... eh nice!
Back to reality.
(I think I have a knock'n sound in my engine... :( )

SilverHawkDan
01-05-2018, 12:36 AM
A knock'n sound is not good. I hope it is something simple. You have put a lot of work into that project and a set back is not what you need. Let us know what you find.
Dan

Noxnabaker
01-05-2018, 05:27 AM
Thanx & yes, it's hard to hear with only headers but I think there might be something on the left side, so I reckon a piston bolt.

SilverHawkDan
01-05-2018, 08:43 PM
So this is what I brought to the shop yesterday from Anaheim. On loan from Brian of Australia so we can see how these cars were put together and fab all the brackets and such we will need. Will also use the fenders as models to modify our Golden Hawk fenders for the front nose piece. Thank you Brain for loaning this to us. It is going to save us a lot of hours of guess work.
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Hope to get it off the trailer and in the shop in the morning. Then get the nose off of it to see how it all goes together. More with pictures as it happens.
Dan

packardHawk58
01-05-2018, 09:34 PM
No problem Dan, and thanks for hauling that Corvette shell down to Stanton for me !
I am getting prices now to freight the damaged hood that you can use on your project, I will let you know.

SilverHawkDan
01-07-2018, 12:11 AM
Today was shuffle day. Moved everything but the Bronco to make room for the Packard Hawk. Got it off the trailer and parked where I want it.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2081_zps5ynvtuqd.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2081_zps5ynvtuqd.jpg.html)
Since the grandson was there I had him take all the brake shoes off the hawk. He got a lesson in brake drum and shoe removal. Good student.
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Things in front went as expected but the rear was weird. The drivers side drum popped when I was tightening the puller. Didn't need to even beat on it once. The passenger side had a hub and slide on drum set up with no finned drum. Did not look Stude to me but what do I know.
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So all the brake shoes are off the car it is ready to go to Australia when we are finished with it. I took some time to get familiar with the car and noticed the fan was on backwards.
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That kind of stuff bugs me so I turned it around to correct the issue. While I had the fan off I put a socket on the crank bolt and it turned over real free and smooth. Makes me wonder, does it run? So I changed out the burned up battery cables and put a battery in it. Turned over smooth and quiet and a quick glance showed 40 psi oil pressure. So now the question is, does it run?
Before I left I took this cool picture from a ladder in the corner of the shop. Coolness factor times 10 plus. I might have this one blown up and framed to hang int he shop.
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So Monday is Bronco day but Tuesday I hope to get back on my stuff. More as it happens.

drrotor
01-07-2018, 12:52 AM
Say Dan— I just noticed the Packard Hawk you are borrowing appears to have the wrong fins on it. Those appear to be ‘57-‘58 Silver Hawk fins... don’t know if anyone had noticed that yet... but I believe they can be trimmed at the leading end to the right shape (assuming one has a template from a Golden Hawk to use).

packardHawk58
01-07-2018, 01:44 AM
Good spot Ken!
Yeah the old guy I had bought the PH from wrecked out a 57 Silver Hawk and installed the fins from it on the PH. I don't know why!
No stress on the fins/ correct mouldings, I have a few in stock, they will be put back to original when the restoration starts.
Say Dan, give it a kick in the guts and see if it goes? Probably bad fuel in the tank though!

TWChamp
01-07-2018, 03:14 AM
Sure wish I had a shop like that.
I especially like the 62 Corvair convertible.
Any chance it's a Spyder?

Noxnabaker
01-07-2018, 05:27 AM
I also noticed the fins but I fancy those more than the "correct" ones... ;)

SilverHawkDan
01-07-2018, 12:03 PM
Brian are the fins that are inside the car the correct ones?

TWChamp the Corvair is a Monza according to the emblem I don't see a Spyder emblem anywhere.

I notice two things looking at that picture. The newest vehicle is the 1967 Bronco. This picture shows that I am working on eight (8) projects at one time. I am violating my rule times 6. Malibu is just about done now that I found my top dead center locating tool. The Corvair runs but has a fuel pump leak. New pump on the way. The Packard Hawk is for modeling but I might get it running just for kicks. With no brakes it won't see any roads even our private one. The 55 President is waiting on the media blaster guy to come up and make it pretty. The Bel Air is waiting on parts to install a parking brake system. And my frame is waiting on me to finish the welding and get it in primer. The Power Hawk will get the new intake manifold with adapter plates installed this week. Fun stuff and work but to me it is all play time. Yes, I agree I am so blessed to have a friend like Robin who actually loves having all this action happening. Although three of the cars are his and the Bel Air is his father-in-laws car.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
01-07-2018, 12:26 PM
I just reviewed the post and realized I forgot the car show pictures. Since the Packard Hawk was still on the trailer Saturday morning I decided to share it with our local group of car people. Every Saturday weather permitting people gather in a local parking lot to show and share. You see everything from new cars with paper plates to full on race cars. So I took the Hawk. People loved it or hated it, to each his own and most have never seen one. Glad I took it over there. Was a lite turnout as the garage tour was last weekend so maybe before I take it back down South I will take it out there again.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2073_zpsc1e9jdv5.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2073_zpsc1e9jdv5.jpg.html)
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The truck next ot it in the second photo was selling two engines. The one in the truck bed was a 215 Dodge truck Hemi engine 1952 vintage. The engine in the trailer was a flat head engine. Both had the transmission attached. Like I said you see everything at the Donut Derelicts gatherings.

Noxnabaker
01-07-2018, 03:22 PM
Learning every day, I tought Dodge's first Hemi was the 241 in -53, little did I know!
There was probably never a Dodge Hemi that early & small imported to Sweden.
Got to google the horse power now... ;)

S2Deluxe
01-07-2018, 06:23 PM
* The one in the truck bed was a 215 Dodge truck Hemi engine 1952 vintage.


Learning every day, I tought Dodge's first Hemi was the 241 in -53, little did I know!
There was probably never a Dodge Hemi that early & small imported to Sweden.
Got to google the horse power now... ;)

I think Dan must have made a typo there? When I googled it, I was able to find references to 51 - 55 241"s and 56 -59 315"s, but nothing regarding any 215.

Mark

Noxnabaker
01-07-2018, 06:33 PM
Hmmm... no matter how I try I can only find info on Dodge Hemi from -53 & it's the 241 I had as a teen & put in my -62 Valiant.

DieselJim
01-07-2018, 09:49 PM
I put a 392 Hemi in a 60 Plymouth Fury 4 door hard top sometime around '65.

SilverHawkDan
01-07-2018, 09:55 PM
Mark and Nox,
I looked it up to and it would appear I mis heard what the guy said or he doesn't know what he has. I am pretty sure he said 1952 so that would make it to early for a 315. So I guess if someone is interested in knowing more or buying it I can call him. I put the early Chrysler, Dodge and Desoto hemi's in a lot of cars and trucks. Best was a clean 1953 Ford f1 that really hauled but looked stock.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
01-11-2018, 02:35 AM
Trying to get an idea of how the Packard Hawk will look at Bonneville height. Even with the tires off it still is not as low as we plan to run it. SO I need to figure out another way to set it up so that the desired height can be achieved. Looks pretty cool though lowered.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2104_zps9yvkg0bf.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2104_zps9yvkg0bf.jpg.html)
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More as it happens.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
01-14-2018, 08:17 PM
Brian,

Turn up your speakers and take this in. It is a great sound. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/Z73_GWHhUr4

Commander Eddie
01-15-2018, 11:43 AM
Dan, that sounds really nice. Very smooth with just the right exhaust note. I like it!

Noxnabaker
01-15-2018, 03:45 PM
Sweeter than wine... :)

345 DeSoto
01-16-2018, 12:45 PM
Dan - What sort of condition is the top, rear stainless on the Power Hawk in? Are you still planning to sell it, or has it already been sold?...

S2Deluxe
01-16-2018, 04:35 PM
Trying to get an idea of how the Packard Hawk will look at Bonneville height. Even with the tires off it still is not as low as we plan to run it. SO I need to figure out another way to set it up so that the desired height can be achieved. Looks pretty cool though lowered.

Dan, there's something I'm not seeing in any of these pictures. Isn't there supposed to be a lower air deflector on this car? It would have a lower appearance, in the front at least, if there was one. Do the rules allow you to use anything other than a stock piece there? Raising up the back end some, would also lower the front more and allow air to escape from the rear. Isn't that your plan?

Mark

rkapteyn
01-16-2018, 09:35 PM
Today was shuffle day. Moved everything but the Bronco to make room for the Packard Hawk. Got it off the trailer and parked where I want it.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2081_zps5ynvtuqd.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2081_zps5ynvtuqd.jpg.html)
Since the grandson was there I had him take all the brake shoes off the hawk. He got a lesson in brake drum and shoe removal. Good student.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2078_zpsgjv8gpgf.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2078_zpsgjv8gpgf.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2083_zpsequcgcgp.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2083_zpsequcgcgp.jpg.html)
Things in front went as expected but the rear was weird. The drivers side drum popped when I was tightening the puller. Didn't need to even beat on it once. The passenger side had a hub and slide on drum set up with no finned drum. Did not look Stude to me but what do I know.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2085_zpsuofrwtul.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2085_zpsuofrwtul.jpg.html)
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So all the brake shoes are off the car it is ready to go to Australia when we are finished with it. I took some time to get familiar with the car and noticed the fan was on backwards.
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That kind of stuff bugs me so I turned it around to correct the issue. While I had the fan off I put a socket on the crank bolt and it turned over real free and smooth. Makes me wonder, does it run? So I changed out the burned up battery cables and put a battery in it. Turned over smooth and quiet and a quick glance showed 40 psi oil pressure. So now the question is, does it run?
Before I left I took this cool picture from a ladder in the corner of the shop. Coolness factor times 10 plus. I might have this one blown up and framed to hang int he shop.
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So Monday is Bronco day but Tuesday I hope to get back on my stuff. More as it happens.
Dan , Please do not let your grandson work on the brakes without an asbestos filter.
You have no idea what asbestos will do to his lungs.
I hope others with asbestos related breathings problems will pipe up.
Robert Kapteyn

SilverHawkDan
01-16-2018, 11:48 PM
Good call Robert. It has been so long since I worked around the stuff it just slipped my ,ind. The good thing is we didn't really encounter dust as things were clean like someone had inspected the brakes. But excellent advice. Thank you.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
02-28-2018, 11:04 PM
So things are progressing here. One of our team members, Andy, drove up from Palmdale this past weekend and we spent two days getting some work done. We got the front nose off the Packard hawk to see how it is attached to the frame and fenders. Figured out how to fabricate a mounting that will allow for it to slip on and be pinned. Then took the Golden Hawk fenders and modified them to match the Packard Hawk. Removed the core support to allow for measurements for the coming modifications. Found the front valance had taken a big hit or two. Too a few minutes to see how easy it might be to straighten it out. Not bad so an hours work it could be made like new. Got the welds cut off and removed the fins from the Packard. We will be modifying them to match the Packard fins.
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Day two saw Andy get the President race car body stripped of all brackets and trim. Piled up all the sheet metal so all is ready for the media blasting guy who is coming on Friday to clean it all up. Hardest part was removing the door hinges. Heat and PB Blaster got the job done along with the impact hammer of course. Andy brought up some tools and parts for the car so I need to look them over and decide what can be used for the project. Andy and I took another shot at removing the pistons from the 289 Avanti engine that Dave Bloomberg donated. It has been soaking in Marvel Oil for two months. Yep it worked, all the pistons are out and the crank and cam removed. This block will serve as our foundation for the "C" engine build in 2020. So it was a good two days. More as it happens.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
03-02-2018, 12:00 AM
Just found out we are now in need of two (2) front valance panels for a 1953 to 1955 Commander or Champion. I am no expert so I am not sure how many applications used the same valance panel so maybe someone here can help me out with that info. We are going to be using one of them on the Packard Hawk race car. The other is for a 1953 Champion. SO if you have what we need let me know. Would of course prefer something here in California. North would be great as I am planning a trip to Sacramento to the engine builders so I can fit it in my travels.
Dan

Commander Eddie
03-02-2018, 09:40 AM
Dan, do you have repair and parts manuals for these cars?

SilverHawkDan
03-02-2018, 10:39 PM
Ed,
No I do not. That is why I was asking here. I figure someone has BTDT. I found one today and will go by and see it tomorrow or Monday. It is supposed to be in good condition. Still need one for Toms car.
Dan

Chris Pile
03-06-2018, 04:35 PM
I'll be watching closely, Dan!

SilverHawkDan
03-06-2018, 09:52 PM
Chris,

Welcome to the build site. You planning to go to Bonneville in September? If so we would welcome you to our team as a crew member and if you wanted a job to oversee we can arrange that too. We are a bunch of guys and gals who are looking to have fun and hopefully go fast.
Dan

Chris Pile
03-06-2018, 11:49 PM
No can do, Dan. But keep an eye out for a guy named Roy from our chapter who is a course steward during Speedweek. He'll be looking for you, too.

SilverHawkDan
03-09-2018, 11:21 PM
Got some automotive jewelry in the mail today. Ken Evans four bolt main caps. That should help hold the 20 pounds of boost we are planning on applying to the Stude engine.
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The one thing you cannot do when building a maximum performance Stude engine is be a CASO. SO progress is being made. Need to make a trip to Sacramento to the machine shop to drop these of and pick up a bunch of Alston Engineering stuff.
More as it happens.

SilverHawkDan
03-13-2018, 12:41 AM
Finally got a break in the weather and got some media blasting done. Four fins and two fenders and then it started raining again. I really like this new method. Paint ready with no having to sand before hand. No danger of warping the metal as it is delivered with water so not heat. I had him not spend too much time on the insides except where repairs will be done. This guy does nice work.
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More as it happens.

SilverHawkDan
03-14-2018, 12:05 AM
Picked up the 3 5/8" stroke crankshaft today. Had the machine shop clean and polish it. It mic's at .001 under which is what I requested. Ready to go to work.
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Got the Corvair, both Hawks and the Bronco covered so I am ready, if the weather is as predicted, to spray the primer on the parts that got blasted.
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Moving forward a day at a time. Starting to feel good and it will last this week then another chemo next week. Got to get as much done as I can while I am feeling up to it. So more as it happens.

Commander Eddie
03-14-2018, 11:37 AM
Dan, is that the crank from the engine you picked up here in Oregon?

Billyhawk
03-14-2018, 05:55 PM
Ed
3 5/8 stroke I think would be for a 289.

JRoberts
03-14-2018, 07:34 PM
Dan, I have found that all you can do is all you can do. Take it and work on stuff when you can. I am still loving following the projects you are working on. Thanks for keeping us up to date.

SilverHawkDan
03-15-2018, 12:19 AM
Ed,
No this is the crank I Andy and I took out of the engine Dave Bloomberg gave us. It was the 289 that was in his dad's Avanti. Yes a 3 5/8" stroke is a 289 crank. The crank that was in the 232 I picked up from you is at the machine shop in Woodburn waiting to go back in the block after the four bolt mains are installed.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
03-15-2018, 12:25 AM
Joe,

You are right on that one. It is so therapeutic to go to the barn and get lost in my projects. Makes me glad I have some many right now. If I hit a road block or an't concentrate I go to something simple and press on. I think one of the reasons I have been so successful in my 12+ year battle with the beast is because of my escape hatch of projects. I can be totally worn out and if I force myself to go to the barn it is not long before I forget I was tired. With the camper parked there it is easy to catch a nap if needed and sometimes I just sit in my chair and rest. Takes me longer now days but who's in a hurry? I am glad that the effort I take to take pictures and post here is a blessing to people. Why should I be the only one that is blessed? Thanks for the encouragement.
Dan

Noxnabaker
03-15-2018, 04:49 AM
What you're doing impresses me too Dan & pictures also helps! ;)

SilverHawkDan
03-30-2018, 01:59 AM
OK I finally got to work on the "Catfish" Packard Hawk. I spent most of the day helping Robin install and then remove the engine from the Bronco. We needed to make sure that everything fits and we ended up making the shifter hole bigger. The shifter was hitting the floor when you went for second gear. Made sure the engine mounts I made fit right and everything had clearance. This Coyote engine is a tight fit in a 1969 Bronco. But the good news is that it does now fit.

After finishing with the Bronco I finished drilling out the seven broken bolts in the door hinge plates. Tried everything I know to get them out but not this time. So I drilled them out and then ran the tap through them to remove the old bolts. Took out a Bearclaw latch I have and set it in place and it will work great and fit nicely.
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Robin helped me move the gantry crane over one bay so I could lift the body up. Raised it up for a close inspection and evaluation. It is heavily undercoated but that is no problem. It will stay in place and we will work around it. It should provide some protection against the salt. Set it on the heavy duty saw horses and got to work. Made the six pins that will serve as locating pins for the back of the fenders. After the frame is in place I will make the front fender mounts and they will be a simple lift off fender.
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I hope to start on the brackets for mounting the front nose piece together. The a slide in system will be put in place. This way the front nose piece is slid off the car. Then the fenders are removed. Now all work that is needed is so much easier. Access is everything in racing. We are also making the doors both swing out and lift off to make it easier when working on the car. It was a good day as it seems we are getting closer to figuring out my new meds. My shingles came back and we are figuring out what meds work and still allow me to do my "therapy" at the barn. We are very close as I had no issues except mild pain. So more as it happens with pictures.

Noxnabaker
03-30-2018, 03:58 AM
Cool! I have a question thou: why the grey primer "X"es on the plating?
Oh, & also; any pictures of some of the 6 pins?
This sure is interesting stuff! :)

Commander Eddie
03-30-2018, 10:43 AM
Dan, was that your Power Hawk I saw in some pictures posted of the Studebaker show in Northridge?

SilverHawkDan
03-30-2018, 11:59 AM
Nox,
The primer is marking the areas that I want the media blaster guy to work on. Not having the whole car done as it is not needed as it is a race car. If you look at the front view photo you will see the six pins. Basically a 5/16" bolt with a fender washer and nut and the head of the bolt cut off and the top rounded. There are plates of sheet metal that go on both sides of the fender bracket that is usually bolted to the body. They have a 5/16" hole in them and when the fenders are put in place we will mark and pin them so that the pins in the body will bring the fender into alignment in the back. The front is a bracket with two Dzus fasteners.

Ed,
Yes, that was the Hawk. I drove down early morning and back that evening. I won the "Longest Distance" award. LOL. I got a lot of positive comments on the front grille modification. In fact several people said "now that is how they should have made them". No negative comments but they might have been keeping them to themselves. Hope to have the hood finished and the fins installed by May for the La Palma meet.

Noxnabaker
03-30-2018, 05:31 PM
Aha & ok Dan!
I missread it at first, thought it was 6 pins to hold the rear fenders, "silly me" as the English says...
I also thought about this system because I've had & also worked on Citroen ID/DS, check out their system; the rear fender hangs on 2 pins in the front + a top rail & holds in place by one (1!) bolt at the rear.
The front fenders also hangs on 2 pins by the door pillar but then there's 3 (if I remember right) to hold it at the front.
& the door hinges... the same as on my AMI6/daily driver, such a sweet system!

SilverHawkDan
03-31-2018, 01:16 AM
Had to take care of something today and it took me out of the shop for a few hours but it was worth it. I picked up this engine and transmission.
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Yes. it is the real deal. 1964 low mileage 409. Was getting water into a cylinder so it was replaced with a small block. My job is to tear it down and find out where the water was getting in. Tomorrow mornings job. I got one fender done for the race car. Cut out the rusted panel and repaired the brace before adding new sheet metal.
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Still have to weld up all the trim holes and then it is ready for primer and paint. Progress is good. Shingles were a little better today so maybe they are going away. More as it happens.
Dan

4961Studebaker
03-31-2018, 03:03 PM
Looking great. :!:

colt45sa
03-31-2018, 06:34 PM
Ya Florida might be too expensive. I wonder if Greyhound would ship it for us. How much are you asking for them? I will keep you in mind and if nothing pops up closer I will let you know. Thank you for replying to my inquiry. I think the last one of these cranks I bought was from Virginia. I will look and see how much it cost to ship it out here.
Dan

Fastenall will ship it for you and reasonable too....`11

SilverHawkDan
04-03-2018, 12:43 AM
Tom is finally off of his crazy work hours. He got his frame jig finished and was able to mate the two Studebaker frames together. The 1959 front clip is now attached to the 1955 hardtop frame. Still have to fish plate it and more but at least it is one piece again. Tom and his son Riley brought it up to the shop and we rolled it under the body and lowered it down to see how it fit. everything lines up so all is good.
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Waiting on tires and wheels and then we can figure out what front axle to use. More as it happens.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
04-03-2018, 12:45 AM
colt45sa,
Just don't ship a hood by them. No matter how rare and how fantastic the condition they just might load something on top of it and ruin it. Very sad and true story.

SilverHawkDan
04-09-2018, 12:25 AM
Had some fun yesterday. Took the Bel Air to the annual Cobra Picnic. This year it was held at the Estrella War Bird Museum. Drove the 45 miles in pouring rain. No leaks so that was good. Had a good lunch then toured the military and automobile museum. Really cool as I had not seen it in a few years as it was under construction last time I was there. Had to take a nap halfway through the day but I made it to the end. Rain had stopped by the time I was ready to leave so I snapped a couple of pictures of the car. They had me between the Mustang and Corvette clubs. Guess that was to keep them from fighting too much. Guy commented on the car and told me his Mustang was probably a little faster than the Chevy. I told him that was because he didn't know the secret of the car. When I told him it had the 400 HP LS engine and Corvette suspension he just quietly sulked away. One of the Corvette guys pointed out that the Gen 2 LS was rated at 400 HP through the cats. Since this car doesn't have cats he suggested the HP was probably closer to 450 to 460. Here are the pictures.
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This last picture was really cool. A lady who was taking a picture told me that if I moved over by her I could get a picture of the car and plane reflecting in the water puddle.
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So I know it is not a Studebaker but it is the inspiration I am using to make my Hawk fulfill all my dreams for the car. Driving the Chevy makes me really want to get my car done. By the way my dad flew those planes back in WW2. This was the best therapy for me as I had a really tough week. How tough was it. I was too weak and fatigued to even work on the Hawk or anything else for that matter. When I told my wife that she said one word "bad".
Dan

SilverHawkDan
04-14-2018, 08:16 PM
I am still trying to figure out how to manage the side effects of the new cancer treatments I am on. So I am not getting much done but I am getting a lot of mental engineering and planning done. I can sit in the shop and just look around at the eight projects and make mental notes and even put some on paper. Did get the trailer winch installed for Robin. Part of my trading labor for access.
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Still have some painting and welding to do but mostly complete. Just before I left last night I took the leaf springs off the Ford 9" differential we are planning to use on the Packard Hawk clone race car. It was in the 55 President when Tom got the car so we light as well use it. I have been spraying the u bolts for two weeks now and it paid off as the 1/2" gun spun the nuts right off. Took the center bolts out and separated the springs. We are going to use the main leaf to align the differential and then use dual adjustable coil over shocks for ride height and control. One of the leafs had a sticker which led me to believe it has been replaced at one point.
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So a little progress but very therapeutic for me personally. Next week is a week off treatments so I hope to get more done and hoping I feel better. So as always more as it happens.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
04-17-2018, 01:40 AM
Progress. Tom was off work and I was feeling OK. So we met at the shop and got some work done. Five hours later Tom was happy and the front axle order was placed. Lots to be done but at least we are moving again. After Tom left and I had lunch I moved the car and installed the front nose piece. The front valance is really twisted and bent so I am going to have locate one. Looking for a NOS or good used one. 1956 to 19612 Hawk front valance needed. Hope to get up to the shop tomorrow to get more done on the front nose and start making the new bumper from fiberglass. Sorry there are only three pictures tonight as I forgot the camera. I will take more tomorrow.
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SilverHawkDan
04-20-2018, 09:17 PM
Got the nose to fit better. Had to cut some more off the fenders to make it clear. Now just have to finish the slide in part.
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Took the body off the frame and set the frame up outside so it can be blasted. Going to the Donut Derelicts gathering and then to the shop to meet the blasting guy. Frame should be clean and ready for modifications by noon. More with pictures tomorrow.
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SilverHawkDan
04-21-2018, 09:43 PM
Brett came up and got the frame blasted.
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With the frame done he blasted the body in the places I had asked him to. Now it has that swiss cheese look in a few places. But nothing really bad.
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As I was leaving I spotted our new mascot getting ready to cross the road.
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More as it happens.

Buzzard
04-22-2018, 12:03 PM
Dan, I've heard of using walnut shells for media blasting but never turtle shells!
Bill

Commander Eddie
04-22-2018, 12:21 PM
Dan, is your blaster guy using the Dustless Blasting tools I see touted on My Class Car? That is what it looks like in the background of shot of the blasting.

S2Deluxe
04-22-2018, 12:28 PM
As I was leaving I spotted our new mascot getting ready to cross the road.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2571_zpswuemqmdn.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2571_zpswuemqmdn.jpg.html)
More as it happens.

A very appropriate metaphor, with a similar possibility of consequences, but it doesn't sound like it should be quite as much of a daunting task, or provide near the same degree of satisfaction, as the one you've chosen to attempt!!! Good luck to the both of you, I'm sure you're both in all our prayers!

Mark

SilverHawkDan
04-22-2018, 10:17 PM
Ed,

Yes this is the Dustless Eco-Blasting that a lot of people are talking about. I am very impressed with the work. The surface is easy to paint with just a light 400 grit hand sanding or I use a fine scotchbrite pad. Then prep solvent and then a tack rag and then primer and paint. Sure beats all the work it takes to get a smooth surface with regular blasting. I have tried other blasting methods over the years including soda blasting which I would say is the other method I would use. Walnut shells would be third. For fiberglass bodies I found that soda blasting works best. But with only one turtle in the pond I don't think we could clean much with his or hers shell. LOL Sorry Buzzard I just couldn't resist.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
04-22-2018, 10:47 PM
Mark,

I like the way you think. I appreciate your praying for me. I know that is the prayers that are keeping me going. By all rights I am not supposed to be here but here I am and although this current trial is tough I know I will emerge victorious.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
04-22-2018, 10:54 PM
For those who might want to know more about this method of surface preparation here is the link to the company that makes the machines.

https://www.dustlessblasting.com/

Because they add a rust inhibitor tot he tank and then rinse with it the metal does not rust right away even though they are using water in the blasting tank. I have a fender that i have not had time to primer yet and it is not rusted even though it was blasted by Brett over a month ago. The rust inhibitor also has a paint adhesion additive so the surface is basically paint ready with good adhesion of the paint. They have sold machines all across America so you should be able to find someone who is using this method in your area. If not maybe its time for a new career for you.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
04-24-2018, 01:57 AM
I was feeling really bad on Saturday so I didn't even take any pictures of the blasting job so here goes. The frame:
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Took the frame up to Tom's house tonight and we put it on the frame jig. He will begin replacing the front cross member and installing the new suspension and straight axle. The Bod:
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Tipped it up on its side today so I can carefully inspect the under side. Looks solid and the torque boxes are solid as can be. I guess all that heavy undercoating did its job.
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So lots planned for this weekends work party. So more as it happens.

SilverHawkDan
04-28-2018, 12:34 AM
Today I got the body flipped back over and set up ready for the first work crew to show up tomorrow. They will be mocking up the interior. Seat, dash, steering column so we can make the final specs for the roll cage. Hope to order it tomorrow and have it installed by the end of the month.
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While they are working on the race car I will be installing the new electric parking brake in the Bel Air.
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Parts showed up today. Not pictured is the seat. Really like the sprint car collapsible and adjustable steering column.
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So more with pictures as it happens tomorrow.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
06-12-2018, 11:17 PM
WOW! I see it has been a month and a half since I posted here. It has been a rough time for us. My cancer is progressing and the treatments weren't working so now we are just trying to stop and control the pain the tumors are causing. Had my last radiation treatment on Monday and now just have to wait for the cooking to finish and then the healing to begin. Still fighting chronic pain but doing better little by little. So what do you do when you are in pain and not able to go to the shop and get some of the time sensitive work done? Like taking apart the engine that will serve as the back up engine for Bonneville? Why you let your wife do it. Kathy saw my frustration and she assured me that if I told her what to do she could do it. So this afternoon we went up to the shop and she got to work.
First she moved the engine over to her work area. Set out the tools and other things she would need.
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then she got busy removing each item that I pointed out. She loves power tools so she was in heaven. Off came the heads.
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next came the pan, pistons, crankshaft.
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Next she took everything off the block to get it ready for the hot tank.
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Then she even knocked out the soft plugs. Sure is awesome watching her work.
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Task completed she loaded the block in the back of the truck and it is ready to be dropped off in the morning.
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Now that this task is out of the way we hope to get started on our Hawk. We have a lot to do and we need to be moving forward. I hope that I get some pain relief because although it is fun and gratifying to watch her work it is not the same as when I am working along side her. By the way she is staying home and is now my 24/7 caregiver which is fine by me. She knows my needs and can tell when things are not right. I am not all that comfortable with having someone I don't know living with us and taking care of me. So more as it happens.

Buzzard
06-13-2018, 01:02 PM
Dan,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you from Canada. Hang in there! Your wife is a real trooper.
Bill

Noxnabaker
06-13-2018, 04:40 PM
I sure have missed your posts Dan, glad to see you're still at it & also glad to see you are as lucky as me when it comes to the love-one!
(I'll have a word with the god in charge to give you some slack... ;) )

SilverHawkDan
06-15-2018, 12:12 AM
Took yesterday off to heal and not push things after a month and a half layoff. Today we got back to the shop and my wife assembled the parts washing tank. Thanks for the recommendation Bill. After it was together and we discussed the modifications that will be needed, we filled it up with eco friendly fluid (means it doesn't clean that fast but easy to dispose of the old stuff) and she got busy. She got most of the parts cleaned, dried and put in zip lock bags. Then she labelled them and boxed them up. Labelled the boxes and put them on the shelf ready if needed.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2842_zpsdiejykks.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2842_zpsdiejykks.jpg.html)
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She doesn't like my big solvent gloves so I guess I am buying her some gloves tomorrow. I got the heavy duty chain hoist installed on the gantry crane. Now we have two hoists until the electric one comes back from being repaired.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2844_zps41ypl961.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2844_zps41ypl961.jpg.html)
Took awhile as I can only work for so long before the tank runs empty but I got four 570 heads taken apart and ready for taking them to Sacramento next week. Some stuck valves but surprisingly only punched out one guide. Will clean them up and see if I need to look at any of the other heads we have.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2843_zpspyv0tiil.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2843_zpspyv0tiil.jpg.html)
Kathy told me when I came out to get some more pistons to dry off that one of them must have a broken ring as she found a piece of metal in the tank after cleaning it. Turns out is much worse if I was going to try and use these pistons. The ring land is broken big time. Will need to see what the wall looks like but when I looked at them two days ago I didn't see any gouges.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2846_zpsrddaizvn.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2846_zpsrddaizvn.jpg.html)
So will try and go tomorrow if I feel good. Lots to do and so little time to do it. More as it happens.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
06-16-2018, 10:26 PM
So I have been looking for some FORGED 259 pistons in standard bore 3 9?16" and someone seemed to think that Studebaker offered them in trucks? Or in some form. I was asked to supply the part number so they could check their stock. H]Does anyone, maybe Bob Palma, have any information about this? Would like to purchase two sets, one for the race engine and another for the back up engine. We will be taking both to Bonneville with us in September. If you have any ideas as to where to find some pistons no matter who the maker please let me know.
Dan

S2Deluxe
06-17-2018, 10:10 PM
So I have been looking for some FORGED 259 pistons in standard bore 3 9?16" and someone seemed to think that Studebaker offered them in trucks? Or in some form. I was asked to supply the part number so they could check their stock. H]Does anyone, maybe Bob Palma, have any information about this? Would like to purchase two sets, one for the race engine and another for the back up engine.

Uh oh, Dan, that sounds like something that could be kinda scarce? I'm not really sure, but there are many here who would have a lot better idea, than I do, what may have originally been available. What still exists and where it can be acquired? If there is no more cost effective source, and your pockets are deep enough, they could always be custom made? We're all preying for you, Dan, Good Luck with everything!

Mark

SilverHawkDan
06-18-2018, 11:43 AM
I am currently looking at options. Ross and Diamond will make them for us but at a hit to the budget. Thank you to all who are praying for me and my wife. Still holding out for a miracle but for now nothing new treatment wise has shown up. I have beaten the beast 10 times and I am not ready to give up now. So we press on.

SilverHawkDan
07-04-2018, 10:56 PM
Grandson made it up so I had him bolt a set of blank heads on the 259 I used at Bonneville in 2011. Then he bolted the new R3 style exhaust headers to the heads. Then he went out to the storage container and dug out the side pipes we used on the Bucket List Dream Avanti in 2010. These were made by Mike Howe when we had Karl Sparks "Twin Charger" engine in the car.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2859_zpstevfl03r.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2859_zpstevfl03r.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2860_zpscldbg2oj.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2860_zpscldbg2oj.jpg.html)
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Now we can see how much work the cylinder head guy has to do to clean them up and port them to match the heads, We will cut the pipes and remove the three inch pipes and build a new system from there. Progress is good. More as it happens.

SilverHawkDan
07-06-2018, 11:44 PM
Yipeeee! The block is back from the machine shop. All clean and with all plugs removed. Magnafluxed and new cam bearings. Now we can start to modify it for racing. Progress finally.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2873_zpsxj81hphb.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2873_zpsxj81hphb.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2874_zpsppuxljnb.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2874_zpsppuxljnb.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2875_zpsjuivpsfb.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2875_zpsjuivpsfb.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2876_zpsxvnl9w6q.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2876_zpsxvnl9w6q.jpg.html)
So more as it happens.
Dan

Commander Eddie
07-07-2018, 12:35 AM
Okay, I'm confused again. Which engine is this?

SilverHawkDan
07-08-2018, 01:36 AM
This is the back up 259 for the Packard Hawk. The main engine is the 232 that I picked up at your place last year. It is at the race shop in Sacramento being outfitted with four bolt mains and a dry sump oiling system Among other things. This block will replace the block that got damaged by the driver in 2011 who melted it down. It will have the Clay Smith camshaft (R3/5 specs) and a wet sump 10 quart pan. The heads will be Hutchison modified and it will use the same Kinsler fuel injection system. We are taking a back up engine so we won't need it. Hope this clears up the confusion.
Dan

Commander Eddie
07-08-2018, 12:41 PM
Dan, got it. So what are you doing with the stock heads from the 232?

SilverHawkDan
07-08-2018, 11:59 PM
It was short block, no heads. Remember you cleaned the top of a piston to see if it had markings on it. Both engines will be running completely trick heads from RHR shop.
Dan

Commander Eddie
07-09-2018, 10:35 AM
It was short block, no heads. Remember you cleaned the top of a piston to see if it had markings on it. Both engines will be running completely trick heads from RHR shop.
Dan
Sheesh! I am getting old. I do remember that it was a short block now that you mention it. Can't wait to see it finished.

SilverHawkDan
07-27-2018, 12:29 AM
Finally got to go back to the shop today. It felt good to be back. Can't do much until my finger heals (had surgery to clean out an infection) so I did some cleaning and organizing. Dug out the Clay Smith cam to set it next to the roller cam for the 299 for next year. man what a difference.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Camshafts_zpsfmbt2ftg.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Camshafts_zpsfmbt2ftg.jpg.html)
Put a cam I had laying around into the old 259 block and put a bolt in the cam to mark the cover for cam center. Painted the inside of the caver and then slid the cover on. Got my mark and drilled a 3/8" hole. Checked alignment and it is good to go. Need to fab a hub for the 3/8" hex and then a tool steel hex shaft to drive the fuel pump and we are good to go. Progress.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Timing%20Cover%20Modifications_zpsjyxzdqux.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Timing%20Cover%20Modifications_zpsjyxzdqux.jpg.html)
Sorted through over 25 years of Studebaker gaskets. Put the good ones in zip lock bags and labeled them. Put them all in a plastic tote and labeled them and now ready for race day. Cleaned off two tables of clutter and now have an idea on how to organize things. Always changing ever evolving thing. So all in all a good day. More as it happens.
Dan

52-fan
07-27-2018, 09:14 AM
What is the hole in the front cover for? I'm not familiar with that modification.

tsenecal
07-27-2018, 10:39 AM
It looks like the plan is to drive the fuel pump off of the front of the cam, with a hex drive, running through the timing cover.

52-fan
07-27-2018, 11:42 AM
It looks like the plan is to drive the fuel pump off of the front of the cam, with a hex drive, running through the timing cover.

Okay, that makes sense. I understand the reference to the fuel pump.

Jerry Forrester
07-27-2018, 08:53 PM
I'm thinking it's to install a button to hold the cam in place. It IS a roller lifter cam after all.

SilverHawkDan
07-30-2018, 12:28 AM
Actually the first guess was right. We are making a bolt for the cam that has a 3/8" hex in the end of it. A tool steel hex shaft will connect to a drive hub spindle and that will drive the Hilborn fuel pump. We are using a mechanical Kinsler Injection unit for our 259 and later engines. Direct port injection.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_1585%20-%20Copy_zpsydk9o4oj.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_1585%20-%20Copy_zpsydk9o4oj.jpg.html)
The hole will be bigger once we have the hub and know the spindle size. Stay tuned for more as it happens.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
08-07-2018, 11:08 PM
Brian Greenhall.
Here are the pictures of the Stude.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2915_zps0pzbrodl.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2915_zps0pzbrodl.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2916_zpsyw7edqpr.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2916_zpsyw7edqpr.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2917_zpsodqwdq50.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2917_zpsodqwdq50.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2918_zpskp3fxpb2.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2918_zpskp3fxpb2.jpg.html)
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2919_zpsd0z3ex40.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2919_zpsd0z3ex40.jpg.html)
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http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2921_zpswt9btef1.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/IMG_2921_zpswt9btef1.jpg.html)
We can go over it when you get here.
Dan

packardHawk58
08-08-2018, 06:42 AM
Thanks Dan, I appreciate it!
See you in a couple of weeks.

SilverHawkDan
08-09-2018, 02:30 AM
Really looking forward to it. I figure we can go over the 55 together and you can make a list of things you will need when it arrives home.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
08-17-2018, 01:05 PM
So not much happening as far as car work goes as my health issues have kept me at bay. We are getting the shop organized and cleaned up and ready to start the two Studebaker projects. Picture of the shop in its new look
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/shop%20org_zpsbyz3tymt.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/shop%20org_zpsbyz3tymt.jpg.html)
The Aussie connection
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Aussies_zpsqsdl0otb.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Aussies_zpsqsdl0otb.jpg.html)
Interesting chart from this years Speed Week
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Waterfall%20speed%20chart_zpss0qervce.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/Waterfall%20speed%20chart_zpss0qervce.jpg.html)
Cool picture of the Studebaker's that raced this year.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/39155802_2104887219581409_8330125620763688960_o_zpsf5fkb1ci.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/The%20Golden%20Flyer%20for%20Bonneville/39155802_2104887219581409_8330125620763688960_o_zpsf5fkb1ci.jpg.html)
I will be leaving next week for Tacoma to attend the International meet. Hope to connect with a lot of you there. Look like it is now a Bucket List item for me. Should be a great time.
So more as it happens.
Dan

SilverHawkDan
08-21-2018, 11:55 PM
Miracles happen!! My wife and I saw my oncologist yesterday and found out that my cancer is slowly growing and in fact only one tumor grew and by only less than a centimeter. He told me to keep doing what I am doing as it is working for me. Medical science has given up but I guess someone else is not through using me to do his work. So I went from three to four months to live to perhaps a year or even more. WOW, time to get busy on my two Studebaker projects. Thank You to all of you who have prayed and shared words of encouragement. You truly are my extended family. For those of you going to Tacoma I hope to meet you there.
Dan

tsenecal
08-22-2018, 02:48 AM
That is great news! We will be in Tacoma, and hope to meet you. I'd really like to see you out on the Salt flats.

Noxnabaker
08-22-2018, 04:31 AM
WOW!
(I just had to write it... ;) )

Buzzard
08-22-2018, 11:46 AM
I am very much looking forward to meeting you in person. You are truly an inspiration and we wish you all the success you deserve. Thanks for posting.
Bill.

jimmijim8
08-24-2018, 09:22 PM
My project for later this year followed me home yesterday. It was the most harrowing car pick up I have ever experienced. That says a lot as I have picked up over 300 cars in my lifetime. I don't have time to share the whole story right now but will do so soon. Here is the foundation for what will be a 200 mile per hour 1957 Golden Hawk clone.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p56/dieselguy2006/1956%20Power%20Hawk%20Comes%20Home%205-24-17%20001_zpsdaaahiwc.jpg (http://s125.photobucket.com/user/dieselguy2006/media/1956%20Power%20Hawk%20Comes%20Home%205-24-17%20001_zpsdaaahiwc.jpg.html)
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More about the project in the future. Oh and YES it will be Studebaker powered.never be a Golden Hawk clone cause you have a coupe. cheers jimmijim

TWChamp
08-24-2018, 09:32 PM
That Hawk looks way too nice to make it over into a race car.
My friend bought a similar 57 Silver Hawk in very nice original condition, and asked for my advice.
I said it was too nice to hot rod, but he did it anyway. I should have bought the engine and tranny out of it.

SilverHawkDan
08-25-2018, 01:52 AM
The car in those pictures is being turned into a Silver Hawk clone of 1959 vintage. We traded for a hardtop 55 president body with the usual rust issues partly because this Power Hawk was too nice to turn into a race car. Follow the build and you will see my tribute to the late George Barris who was one of my heroes growing up. After Tacoma I will spray the frame and some sheet metal and you will see where this is going. Hope to see all of you who are going to Tacoma next week. I am excited to have this opportunity to meet some of my biggest supporters.
Dan

Peanut
08-26-2018, 09:51 PM
Can you please provide a link to the build of the Silver Hawk clone?

SilverHawkDan
08-28-2018, 12:27 AM
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?98169-The-Thunder-Hawk-Project-is-back-on