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nels
06-22-2017, 06:42 AM
After reading the "Beater" post it kind of made me realize how old most of us are here on the Stude forum. I wonder how many of us are maybe under sixty, fifty, forty, thirty and maybe under twenty? Who is the youngest. How many of us fit between sixty and one hundred? Who's the oldest? Maybe that me at 67 but I doubt it.

thunderations
06-22-2017, 06:46 AM
I got you by 2 years. Will hit the big seven oh in October............but I act like I'm 20 sometimes.

jclary
06-22-2017, 07:10 AM
Last week, while shopping for tires, I chose a small country shop less than 8 miles from my home. I assume the older owner's grandson is the younger employee helping him. He told me that he is 75, plans to retire and turn the business over to the younger fellow in five years.

It was toward the end of the day, I noticed, as he was wrestling a big wheel off of a tanker truck, he was beginning to move a littler slower and struggle. I stated that I had been retired for a few years now (I'm 72). And I commented how I was impressed how well he handled himself at the age of 75.

He smiled and said..."I have a tip for you...the next three years ain't gonna be any easier!":(;) (His comments were not intended for himself, but for me, as I too, attempt to reach the age of 75.:))

FleetMaster68
06-22-2017, 07:30 AM
Just shy of 50 here, and realizing how young more and more of the people around me appear to be. Yeah just a pup here to many on the forum:). Think there are a couple posters on the forum still in high school.

HAWK64
06-22-2017, 07:38 AM
I think I will take a pass on the youngest at my tender 81 years!!

Avantidon
06-22-2017, 07:48 AM
Wow Jim!!! I thought you were younger than me but see you are a few years older. I too will pass on this test.

Gunslinger
06-22-2017, 07:55 AM
65 here...but there's a qualifier...it's not the years but the mileage.

raoul5788
06-22-2017, 08:01 AM
I'm 63 and one of the youngest in my local club.

8E45E
06-22-2017, 08:02 AM
We conducted a poll here two years ago: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?87558-How-old-are-you-A-poll-of-Forum-members&styleid=1

Craig

Stu Chapman
06-22-2017, 08:29 AM
I might just be the oldest at 83.

Stu Chapman

Lou Van Anne
06-22-2017, 09:25 AM
Mentally or physically.....?

Stu Chapman
06-22-2017, 09:48 AM
Mentally or physically.....?

Physically.

Stu Chapman

voxnut
06-22-2017, 10:38 AM
I'm 49, and I'm pretty much "the kid" in all my hobbies - Studebakers and Crosleys, EM pinball machines, live steam, old radios, prewar Lionel trains, vintage motorcycles and scooters, vintage racing karts. I didn't think twice about that when I was 25, but the last couple years it has kind of bummed me out. Not only because my older friends are retiring from those hobbies and sadly starting to pass away, but I'm realizing that 20-25 years from now there will probably only be a scant few folks that share the same interests. I have a 19 year old son who can appreciate my interests, but doesn't particularly share them. He's doing his own thing that is more in line with the interests of his peer group - his gearhead genes are manifesting through bicycling, and not vintage stuff, but building current stuff.

But it is a sobering realization that it is possible that I will witness multiple hobbies fading into oblivion, which is sad to me. So I'm doing my best to be in the present and enjoy my hobbies and friends while they still exist, but I'm fighting through feeling that participating in my hobbies is increasingly bittersweet, because it feels like I'm living through the end of an era. But I'm trying to be more "zen" about things and not compare today to what used to be, but to do my best to enjoy what still is.

Sorry for the editorial, I just find myself thinking about this topic more and more.

candbstudebakers
06-22-2017, 10:44 AM
76 here and slowing down some in the shop there is 4 easy chairs and one recliner and I have fight Pat for the recliner some times. we can start a new thread with who has the largest man cave? because that is what my shop has become 4000 feet and lots of room for easy chairs even have office chairs with wheels just to move closer to the work being done by some one else. I don't really need this as a man cave with a 2600 2 story 5 bay garage at home but still like having it for the time being.

Scott
06-22-2017, 10:50 AM
Sorry to say, but one of the best ways to feel young at 55 is to be a member of SDC.

drew72mgb
06-22-2017, 10:52 AM
I'm 49, and I'm pretty much "the kid" in all my hobbies - Studebakers and Crosleys, EM pinball machines, live steam, old radios, prewar Lionel trains, vintage motorcycles and scooters, vintage racing karts. I didn't think twice about that when I was 25, but the last couple years it has kind of bummed me out. Not only because my older friends are retiring from those hobbies and sadly starting to pass away, but I'm realizing that 20-25 years from now there will probably only be a scant few folks that share the same interests. I have a 19 year old son who can appreciate my interests, but doesn't particularly share them. He's doing his own thing that is more in line with the interests of his peer group - his gearhead genes are manifesting through bicycling, and not vintage stuff, but building current stuff.

But it is a sobering realization that it is possible that I will witness multiple hobbies fading into oblivion, which is sad to me. So I'm doing my best to be in the present and enjoy my hobbies and friends while they still exist, and I'm fighting through feelings of participating in my hobbies being more and more bittersweet, because it feels like I'm living through the end of an era in some of them. So I'm trying to be more "zen" about things and not compare today to what a particular hobby used to be, but to do my best to enjoy what still is as it exists today.

Sorry for the editorial, I just find myself thinking about this topic more and more.

I am in the same "situation" at 53 (soon to be 54), with a garage full of American Austin & Bantam parts, a toy collection that includes a Studebaker Shrine - and lots of related books / materials.

I can relate to much of what you are saying - I am probably one of the youngest members of the local Stude club (my brother at one year younger - is probably the youngest.)

Drew

fargoguy
06-22-2017, 11:22 AM
just turned 42 here on Tuesday- im the winner so far.

BruceT
06-22-2017, 11:23 AM
at 55 I'm the youngest in our club here in BC... but the knowledge to be gained from you old pharts can never be replaced...LOL...I have a 46 M5 , my dad at 86 is still driving his 47 Commander Coupe, my son drove the car to Prom a couple years ago, a proud moment for sure, my daughter wants to take my M5 to prom...neither child asked to drive or arrive in anything else on that special day.

53commander
06-22-2017, 11:32 AM
47 next month

swvalcon
06-22-2017, 11:32 AM
I just turned 67 in Feb. and some days it a case of the mind of a 20 year old trapped in the body of a 60 year old and some days a 90 year old. I told one of the members of the local SdC club when you tell a young guy about a Studebaker you just get a blank look. His answer was well look around how many young guys do you see.

Alan
06-22-2017, 12:13 PM
Most of these posts sum it up of how it is at 74 and the old lady is no help, with her constant trips to the doctors and nagging about who is going to get what.

airmanjwt
06-22-2017, 12:25 PM
I turned 67 yesterday and so I bought a 1962 GT. I will be most interested in making the tried and true modifications
Help. Email airman@gmail.com. Thanks, JT

Bill Pressler
06-22-2017, 12:45 PM
Turned 59 last week, and after about 4 1/2 years without one, bought a Stude this past April.

studegary
06-22-2017, 12:47 PM
I felt like I was slowing down when I passed 70 and started to feel like I was getting old when I passed 75. I still keep very busy with activities, organizations, etc. This morning, among other things, I did a load of laundry while I changed the battery in a car (a newer car where you can not even see the battery when you open the hood). My father was still driving and living "alone" when he passed 100.
Within the past week, I started to analyze the local daily death notices. I have noticed that about half are younger than I am.
Our high school class is having a reunion this weekend. 59% of our class still survives.

sgriggs
06-22-2017, 01:54 PM
46

Scott Griggs
Louisville, KY

2R5
06-22-2017, 01:58 PM
Post on here Eric and Corey and put these old men to rest

tbredehoft
06-22-2017, 02:01 PM
Looks like I'm the second oldest so far, at 78. The knees are telling me (when I get up off the floor) that I'm no spring chicken, but otherwise I'm in fair shape. Still driving my '55 Land Cruiser for all its' worth. Still puttering around in my toy machine shop (tiny compared to real machines.) I used a 1/2" end mill last week, largest I've used so far.

JRoberts
06-22-2017, 02:18 PM
We conducted a poll here two years ago: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?87558-How-old-are-you-A-poll-of-Forum-members&styleid=1

Craig

I wonder how much those numbers have changed over the last two years. I am 69 so not the youngest by a long shot, but I seem to see a lot of folks older than I am.

ddub
06-22-2017, 02:26 PM
I am 76 and realizing it is time to start dispersing instead of collecting.

BobPalma
06-22-2017, 03:07 PM
:) Just for grins, I averaged the ages of everyone who has posted their actual age so far, plus myself at 71. The average is 64.2.

Interesting; most of us would have guessed over 65, :eek: I'll bet. ;) :cool: BP

Waylon56
06-22-2017, 03:25 PM
I am 35, I guess I am the winner for the time being.

My car club members made fun of me for buying an "old man" car. One of them drives a '61 Buick Lesabre 4 door sedan, another a '63 Comet 6 cyl 4 door, and another a '55 Pontiac 4 door. I'm pretty sure they have the "old man" cars. At least mine is a two door hardtop with a V8 and a 4 speed twin-traction! :)

If my younger brother was on here would beat me. He drove a '60 Lark in college back and forth from Pittsburgh to Detroit. This was in 2008 or so and he was 20/21 years old. He worked for GM in the factory, and of course the first thing they ask is what kind of car you drive. They didn't know what to say when he said "Studebaker!" They loved the "submarine" as they called it.

bison
06-22-2017, 03:35 PM
Bob, I will try to lower that average :) I am 57 , at least for another week ;)
Its funny , and I guess it is just my thoughts/idea of trying to stay young ( I think we all do ) but I always think of Most of the members ( even the older ones) as being in there 40's and 50's;) . This thread is a good one and even though I have found a lot of the members to be much older in age than I though , they are definitely young at heart and mind and still going strong , albeit with probably a few aches and pains from time to time :D
Blake

Lou Van Anne
06-22-2017, 03:37 PM
...and my c/k trunk hinges are still working fine! Thank You again....
Looks like I'm the second oldest so far, at 78. The knees are telling me (when I get up off the floor) that I'm no spring chicken, but otherwise I'm in fair shape. Still driving my '55 Land Cruiser for all its' worth. Still puttering around in my toy machine shop (tiny compared to real machines.) I used a 1/2" end mill last week, largest I've used so far.

BobPalma
06-22-2017, 03:44 PM
:D OK; the average has dropped to 62.76! :!: :cool: BP

61LaRk4dr
06-22-2017, 03:52 PM
I am 34, still a lot to learn.

BobPalma
06-22-2017, 04:07 PM
I am 34, still a lot to learn.

:!: Thanks, Brian. That brings the average down to 61.65. We're gonna get under 60 yet because later in the day, all us old guys will go to bed :o and you young 'uns will be posting away! :lol: :cool: BP

41 Frank
06-22-2017, 04:22 PM
Before all of us old guys go to bed I'll chime in with 76.

E. Davis
06-22-2017, 04:23 PM
Lots of youngsters here it sounds like. I too am 83 and agree that it doesn't seem to get any easier even though with time you might get a little smarter.

Kurt
06-22-2017, 04:47 PM
I'll be 51 tomorrow. maybe I'll get out the 51 to celebrate.:)

rockne10
06-22-2017, 05:45 PM
I can remember back in 2005 when a 14-year-old named Matthew Burnette was the youngest here. Back then I was 55.

mbstude
06-22-2017, 05:52 PM
I can remember back in 2005 when a 14-year-old named Matthew Burnette was the youngest here. Back then I was 55.

27 currently. Gotta do my part to lower the average.

There's a couple of guys here younger than me. But just a couple.

spokejr
06-22-2017, 06:02 PM
Well, for another 3 weeks I'll be 55 but that kinda un-does Matt's hard work there...

Studedude
06-22-2017, 06:23 PM
70
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Jeff_H
06-22-2017, 06:23 PM
2 yrs ago when that poll was done, I was in the 40-49 age bucket, but now in the 50-59 bucket.

Not sure what those under 40 do for hobbies of any sort now but it seems that the age of posters on the few forums I like to read tends in the upper 50s and up, most in their 60s or older. Stuff is expensive and I am sure those with kids at home, etc have little time and especially $$ for outside interests.

I drug my '53 out of the woods when I was 26 and did the work on it from age 28-36 or so. The past 7-10yrs or so I have had other things to occupy my vacation and weekend time so the Stude has not seen much action. Actually, its not even running right now :( and I have too many other side projects to work on with more priority. I have noted already that my energy levels are not what they were in my 30s and I am "only" 51!

HOXXOH
06-22-2017, 06:40 PM
75 here. Trying to keep that average above the age of the last Studebaker.

nels
06-22-2017, 06:53 PM
:) Just for grins, I averaged the ages of everyone who has posted their actual age so far, plus myself at 71. The average is 64.2.

Interesting; most of us would have guessed over 65, :eek: I'll bet. ;) :cool: BP

Bob, I figured us older young members would post during the day as we are mostly retired and the younger crowd would start posting at night after they get off work.

spokejr
06-22-2017, 07:09 PM
Bob, I figured us older young members would post during the day as we are mostly retired and the younger crowd would start posting at night after they get off work.

Hey, that'll work good! While the old guys are running off for the early bird special at 3:00 PM, that leaves the young'ins space here to post...that way none of the young'ins get in the way at the desert buffet, possibly denying on old guy his bread pudding. A win-win situation:!!:

Studebaker1965
06-22-2017, 07:19 PM
I'm 33 here. Bought my Stude at age 15 and still have it. I'm even the second owner in fact. Matt has me beat by a few years.

Nate

hunter stanley
06-22-2017, 07:23 PM
I just turned 23, at one point had to get rid of my studebaker project but decided to keep it. My family has been into these cars for many many years.

BobPalma
06-22-2017, 07:31 PM
:!: Woo-Hoo; we did it! As of Post #49, the average so far is 59.58! :!!: :cool: BP

Swifster
06-22-2017, 08:17 PM
Let me lower the average just slightly. I'm 53...

Lou Van Anne
06-22-2017, 08:35 PM
...and I'll raise it, I'm 71....(27 mentally).

Let me lower the average just slightly. I'm 53...

jpepper
06-22-2017, 08:55 PM
I hate to hurt the average but I'm 66. I was one of the young guys when I joined and still am.

lelshaddai
06-22-2017, 08:59 PM
54 here, but retired a year and a half ago. I can stay up late and bring the age down........

Bordeaux Daytona
06-22-2017, 09:13 PM
I'll be 48 next week.

Guido
06-22-2017, 09:50 PM
I am now the same age that Dick Steinkamp was when I met him.

63avanti.
06-22-2017, 09:54 PM
I'm 27... Should lower the average a bit.

Milaca
06-22-2017, 10:01 PM
I am 45 and I still have my first Studebaker that I bought at age 17.... and its still torn apart! ;)

Skinnys Garage
06-22-2017, 10:05 PM
Currently under the average at 52 while still owning my first Studebaker since age 15.

Milaca
06-22-2017, 10:33 PM
Currently under the average at 52 while still owning my first Studebaker since age 15.

Now that's commitment! :)

Skinnys Garage
06-22-2017, 11:42 PM
Now that's commitment! :)Or, I should be committed.........:o

Mrs K Corbin
06-23-2017, 06:39 AM
bought mine at 19, still have it 30 years later..... do the math.

christophe
06-23-2017, 07:28 AM
Still 50 for a few weeks.

Bob Bryant
06-23-2017, 07:34 AM
My car is a 1963 Avanti which makes it 54 years old. I am a 1933 model, 83, and will be 84 in October. By the end of July my plans are for both the car and me to be living "back home again in Indiana"...reminds me of a song! Bob Palma may have to recalculate the average age!

8E45E
06-23-2017, 08:20 AM
I wonder how much those numbers have changed over the last two years. I am 69 so not the youngest by a long shot, but I seem to see a lot of folks older than I am.

Okay, let's turn the clock back even further!!!

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?12110-How-old-arya&highlight=gulfstream&styleid=1

Craig

studerodder
06-23-2017, 09:30 AM
Well I'm 60 but I know several Studebaker guys from South Bend in their 20's that won't respond because SDC has alienated them.

Buzzard
06-23-2017, 09:53 AM
I turned 68 last Thursday. Still accused of not acting my age so I guess there's hope. OH buy the way, I spent the day with two other Studebaker enthusiasts touring three very large and jammed properties of one our members who passed recently and I documented the Studebakers. Pics and info to follow when I get permission from the family.
Bill

StudeMann
06-23-2017, 02:21 PM
59 and holding....

It's been 34 years since I caught the Studebaker bug from a 63 Lark.

BILT4ME
06-23-2017, 02:45 PM
I'm 51.......

I need to get my 17 year old son on here so he can start asking his OWN questions......

Steigerbaker
06-23-2017, 03:07 PM
I'm 51.......

I need to get my 17 year old son on here so he can start asking his OWN questions......

Anton (5), Studebaker enthusiast from Hamburg (Germany), loves to take a ride in Dads '64 Wagonaire. Wants to install a Studebaker Workshop in Northern Germany as soon he's old enough (really!).

Best,
Christian

old fart
06-23-2017, 04:27 PM
Does a 9 year old grand daughter who helps grandpa type count .

Old Fart

jclary
06-23-2017, 04:56 PM
I'm 51.......

I need to get my 17 year old son on here so he can start asking his OWN questions......

Questions...the easy part...sifting through the answers for something of value takes talent.;)

old fart
06-23-2017, 07:14 PM
Does a 9 year old Grand daughter who helps her grandpa type messages count .

Old Fart

old fart
06-23-2017, 07:16 PM
Does a 9 year old grand daughter who helps her grandpa type messages count .

Old Fart

jclary
06-23-2017, 07:22 PM
Does a 9 year old grand daughter who helps her grandpa type messages count .

Old Fart

Cherish the moments...Little girls not only grow up...but grow away. My little girl is now a mom...her little girl is in college. Not only do they grow up...but so fast!

Really...cherish the moments.:)

tsenecal
06-23-2017, 09:46 PM
I'm 54. That makes my 60 Hawk a couple of years older than me.

Chris_Dresbach
06-23-2017, 10:16 PM
I'm 23. Corey McIlroy is actually a few months older than I am but I'll say he's probably the youngest active sdc member that own his own car since I'm independent.

Mark L
06-24-2017, 12:07 AM
I'll help Bob get that average down a bit. 51

Hallabutt
06-24-2017, 04:33 AM
I'll see your 51 Mark and raise it by 22, lord that makes me 73, how'd that happen so fast?-Bill

Pop's Chariot
06-24-2017, 11:12 AM
I'm 44 so far I might make 45 since I now have disc brakes on the lark. :!!:

lumpy
06-24-2017, 09:50 PM
53 and counting...

old fart
06-25-2017, 02:05 PM
9 year old grand daughter helps grandpa type on forum . That counts .

Old Fart

- - - Updated - - -

9 year old grand daughter helps grandpa type on forum . That counts .

Old Fart

Stu Chapman
06-26-2017, 10:21 AM
It looks like three of us are 83. Is anyone older?

Stu Chapman

bensherb
06-26-2017, 03:18 PM
I'm 58, and my dad, who's too stubborn to get internet and uses mine, is 82, but I swear he's getting younger faster than I'm getting older so I figure we're both about 70 at this point. We've been playing with his Studes for almost 30 years, while I had other makes. I finally joined the fray a few years ago after aquiring my Studebaker of choice, a '62 GT.

lynnbogart
06-26-2017, 06:30 PM
I'm 69 agewise. Still like a 20 year old when putting the pedal down, even if it's only a 6 banger. My 31 YO son is a forum reader tho not a member.

dleroux
06-26-2017, 08:28 PM
63. 32 years younger than my father, 32 years older than my son. It was as though I was looking toward the future while looking in the rear view mirror to see what my dad was doing when I was my son's age. Have to admit, he was a hell of a lot easier on his old man than I was on mine. Sorry Fred.

STUDEMAC
06-27-2017, 02:44 PM
I may not be the youngest but i think i am pretty close. im 23 and i have a 64 daytona.

old fart
06-27-2017, 08:59 PM
9 year old grand daughter counts

Blake_H
06-27-2017, 09:42 PM
I'm 46, and we just bought our first Studebaker in March.

4jc8z
06-27-2017, 09:49 PM
9 year old grand daughter counts


I'm not sure exactly why, but you now have posted that similar comment FIVE TIMES on this thread. Posts # 71, 73, 74, 82, & 88.

jclary
06-28-2017, 05:44 AM
I'm not sure exactly why, but you now have posted that similar comment FIVE TIMES on this thread. Posts # 71, 73, 74, 82, & 88.

Perhaps the nine year old has a future....could be she's practicing her "campaign" skills when Grandpa ain't looking!;):whome:

Self nominating herself for the "youngest person on the forum!":lol::!:

Guido
06-28-2017, 11:34 AM
I'm not sure exactly why, but you now have posted that similar comment FIVE TIMES on this thread. Posts # 71, 73, 74, 82, & 88.

And now complaining in a thread titled "Disappears" that his posts are disappearing...

8E45E
06-28-2017, 01:06 PM
Perhaps the nine year old has a future....could be she's practicing her "campaign" skills when Grandpa ain't looking!;)

It appears she now has a FULL TIME job over the summer teaching Grandpa how to use his computer!

Craig

DougHolverson
06-28-2017, 02:42 PM
I'm in the middle of the pack at 56. But I had one since I was 17 in '78 when I bought that '47 Champion. Was daydreaming about having a Studebaker for years before that.

cultural infidel
06-28-2017, 03:05 PM
Well, I'll do my part to bring down the average at 33 yrs old

StudeDave57
06-29-2017, 01:45 AM
I may as well toss my name in as a member of the 'under 50' crowd at 46.
But only for a few more days--- my birthday is next week....
:ohmy: :whome:
:cheers:

8E45E
06-29-2017, 06:32 AM
I may as well toss my name in as a member of the 'under 50' crowd at 46.
But only for a few more days--- my birthday is next week....

But you'll still be under 50.

Craig

StudeDave57
06-29-2017, 11:22 AM
But you'll still be under 50.

That's true.
But I won't still be 46 will I...?



StudeDave '57 :cool:

johnnypro
06-29-2017, 11:35 AM
I'm 64 so I'm in the middle. Feel like crap but still playing Bass in a Bar Band.

rkapteyn
06-29-2017, 11:50 AM
I joined SDC in 1968 and am 80 now.
Robert Kapteyn

Garthok
06-29-2017, 12:46 PM
I'm 28 and working on getting a 63 Lark back on the road.

63R1388
06-30-2017, 10:38 PM
I started enjoying my Avanti when I was 19... Now I'm 34, and it still puts a smile on my face to drive it.:)

6hk71400
07-01-2017, 12:51 AM
Guess I should teach my six year old grandson Elliott to type but still working on reading.:) Beside Studebakers, he loves HO trains, and is starting piano lessons. I help him with the piano when he is here. Club treasure did not help me when he mentioned he wants to give me 3 additional train sets. When he does learn to type, I will set him up with a screen name:rolleyes:

Bob Miles

rkapteyn
07-01-2017, 09:29 AM
Grandchildren are fun.You do not have to feed them or cleanup after them but they help with teaching us how to use computers and give you confused smiles when you explain to them that there were no computers back then.
They are fascinated by crank up windows in our Studebakers

tsenecal
07-01-2017, 09:57 AM
Robert Kapteyn, you might be the longest SDC member on here. Anybody longer?

ddub
07-01-2017, 10:10 AM
I joined the first year, have a letter in the second bulletin. I was 22. Full disclosure, there was a lapse in membership when children came along.

JoeHall
07-01-2017, 10:16 AM
Glad to say I am not the youngest, nor the oldest. LOL

studegary
07-01-2017, 12:11 PM
Robert Kapteyn, you might be the longest SDC member on here. Anybody longer?

I also joined SDC in 1968 and have been a member ever since. At that time, I had a '53 Commander Starliner ('57 Golden Hawk engine), '58 Packard Hardtop & '61 Lark VIII sedan. I was into Studebakers before that, but only found out about SDC from an item in "Motor Trend" at that time (1968).

bezhawk
07-01-2017, 02:58 PM
Does it matter? really? It is how we treat anyone we encounter that really matters, young or old.

old fart
07-01-2017, 06:31 PM
Right on , right on bezhawk more people need to heed your words would be a better world .

Old Fart

JoeHall
07-01-2017, 06:59 PM
Right on , right on bezhawk more people need to heed your words would be a better world .

Old Fart

Wow,
Thanks for the clarification. Due to ignorance, I did not recognize the profoundness of those words. Just thought he was being grumpy. LOL

parts
07-02-2017, 02:47 AM
68..here..
115* and 100* or so in my garage even with a small AC unit. Power steering leak..
10 years ago..no problem... Uh..now waiting for monsoon and a nice 85-*90* rainy day..

Still screaming on guitar and recording..
It's 77* inside,,:)

xrickcx
07-02-2017, 02:54 AM
35yrs old here 1953 champion with an oil filter line issue .anyone know the correct port for connecting the lines . Flathead 169ci

JoeHall
07-02-2017, 07:56 AM
68..here..
115* and 100* or so in my garage even with a small AC unit. Power steering leak..
10 years ago..no problem... Uh..now waiting for monsoon and a nice 85-*90* rainy day..

Still screaming on guitar and recording..
It's 77* inside,,:)

I bet you have the swamp cooler cranking 24x7 nowadays. :)

tsenecal
07-02-2017, 09:10 AM
Well said bezhawk, we should all treat people the way that we would like to be treated. Although I have to admit, even at 55 that I have a bit of intolerance for some of the young men that I work with.

JoeHall
07-02-2017, 10:13 AM
35yrs old here 1953 champion with an oil filter line issue .anyone know the correct port for connecting the lines . Flathead 169ci

I dunno the answer, but you will probably have better luck if you open a new thread on the Tech Talk side, and title it something like, "Oil Filter Line Issue With 53 Champ".

Pancho
07-02-2017, 02:58 PM
52 years young.

parts
07-02-2017, 04:34 PM
Swamp cooler ?

Nope..haven't had one in 40 years !
Modern homes have Heat Pump AC etc,,

Studes-Australia
07-03-2017, 08:22 AM
I'll weigh in at 22, hope that helps. Learning new things about Studebaker's everyday and an Avanti resto project with my father is definitely not helping my university budget!

JoeHall
07-03-2017, 09:29 AM
Swamp cooler ?

Nope..haven't had one in 40 years !
Modern homes have Heat Pump AC etc,,

Wow. Surprised to hear that. When we left 29Palms, CA in 2000 they were still everywhere there. When we visited there about three years ago, they were still everywhere. Can't miss that refrigerator sized unit on top of a house. Come to think of it, when I went to look at a 56J in Phoenix, in the late 1990s, that guy had AC in his house. He had went to great lengths with insulation though, and explained what he'd done in detail.

I believe the swamp cooler is ingenious, though they only work in low humidity environments. They work on the same, forced air, principle as our Studes. Guess 29Palms will catch up with AZ someday and modernize with AC. Nothing really wrong with a swamp cooler though, as I recall. Lots of good memories of the desert, but I was much younger then, and thought nothing of going for a motorcycle ride in 100+ degree weather. But I did put AC in all the Studes while there, including the 56J. :)

RadioRoy
07-03-2017, 01:51 PM
Every time I see the title of this thread, the voice in my head says "It sure as H*** isn't me." :(

Rob Morris
07-03-2017, 06:48 PM
Just for statistics' sake, 37 years old here. Though the main riders in my 1949 2R10 are 11 and 8. I usually go straight to Studebaker Truck Forum with my Q's... just a lurker here.

handworn
07-06-2017, 04:15 PM
Gotta chime in, lest the average be inaccurately high. 45, here.

handworn
07-06-2017, 04:18 PM
I wouldn't worry about it. The fewer people are in any hobby, the lower the prices get, and the lower the prices get, the more attractive it is to newbies (spiritual CASOs). I've seen this kind of thing in a lot of fields. It's just a matter of keeping the material around until it finds new friends.


I'm 49, and I'm pretty much "the kid" in all my hobbies - Studebakers and Crosleys, EM pinball machines, live steam, old radios, prewar Lionel trains, vintage motorcycles and scooters, vintage racing karts. I didn't think twice about that when I was 25, but the last couple years it has kind of bummed me out. Not only because my older friends are retiring from those hobbies and sadly starting to pass away, but I'm realizing that 20-25 years from now there will probably only be a scant few folks that share the same interests. I have a 19 year old son who can appreciate my interests, but doesn't particularly share them. He's doing his own thing that is more in line with the interests of his peer group - his gearhead genes are manifesting through bicycling, and not vintage stuff, but building current stuff.

But it is a sobering realization that it is possible that I will witness multiple hobbies fading into oblivion, which is sad to me. So I'm doing my best to be in the present and enjoy my hobbies and friends while they still exist, but I'm fighting through feeling that participating in my hobbies is increasingly bittersweet, because it feels like I'm living through the end of an era. But I'm trying to be more "zen" about things and not compare today to what used to be, but to do my best to enjoy what still is.

Sorry for the editorial, I just find myself thinking about this topic more and more.

Bob Bryant
07-06-2017, 07:39 PM
Will be 84 on 10/17. Old enough to know or remember friends who worked for Studebaker.

Stu Chapman
07-07-2017, 01:26 PM
Will be 84 on 10/17. Old enough to know or remember friends who worked for Studebaker.

I think you're the oldest on the Forum Bob. I won't make 84 until Dec 22, 2017.

Stu Chapmany

RadioRoy
07-07-2017, 01:40 PM
I think you're the oldest on the Forum Bob. I won't make 84 until Dec 22, 2017.

Stu Chapmany

That's the day after my birthday! I always wanted a summer birthday, though.

jclary
07-07-2017, 03:04 PM
That's the day after my birthday! I always wanted a summer birthday, though.

There's always a solution to any problem.:yeahright: Yours could be an annual birthday trip to Australia. There, you could enjoy a "summer" birthday, make new Studebaker friends, and have fun visiting a great country.:!: