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Frank Starr
01-28-2008, 01:14 PM
Another day, another dollar.


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Dick Steinkamp
01-28-2008, 01:19 PM
I don't envy you, Frank. Snow is not one of my strong suits.



Here I am on the way home yesterday in Southern Oregon with Mr. Biggs '63 Daytona in tow...



http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/pics123.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/pics125.jpg

Clear and sunny from Portland north :).

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
01-28-2008, 01:19 PM
I don't envy you, Frank. Snow is not one of my strong suits.



Here I am on the way home yesterday in Southern Oregon with Mr. Biggs '63 Daytona in tow...



http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/pics123.jpg

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/pics125.jpg

Clear and sunny from Portland north :).

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

Orestudeguy
01-28-2008, 01:27 PM
Geez Dick,

You must of been in a hurry.. I would've met ya at the freeway with a cup of coffee!!

George
Grants Pass, Oregon
65 Commander 2door
64 Wagonaire's (1 parts car, 1 Canadian fixed roof disc brake car, the other sliding roof South Bend car.)
63 Champ
63 GT Hawk
51 Champion Starlight Coupe
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh183/orestudeguy/58Commander.jpg

Orestudeguy
01-28-2008, 01:27 PM
Geez Dick,

You must of been in a hurry.. I would've met ya at the freeway with a cup of coffee!!

George
Grants Pass, Oregon
65 Commander 2door
64 Wagonaire's (1 parts car, 1 Canadian fixed roof disc brake car, the other sliding roof South Bend car.)
63 Champ
63 GT Hawk
51 Champion Starlight Coupe
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh183/orestudeguy/58Commander.jpg

Mark57
01-28-2008, 03:24 PM
Good on ya' Frank![8D][^]... mine's home in bed.[|)]
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0006.jpg

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/57Transtar1.jpg

Mark57
01-28-2008, 03:24 PM
Good on ya' Frank![8D][^]... mine's home in bed.[|)]
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0006.jpg

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/57Transtar1.jpg

Frank Starr
01-28-2008, 05:01 PM
Hi Dick - Boy, trailering in the snow would be way out of my class. Coming down off the Siskiyou's with a trailer - now that's scary. I trust you are safely at home now - lucky you made it yesterday instead of today.

I like your bed there, Mark. My bes are full of other stuff - dunno if I'm brave enough to take pix of it.

Frank

Frank Starr
01-28-2008, 05:01 PM
Hi Dick - Boy, trailering in the snow would be way out of my class. Coming down off the Siskiyou's with a trailer - now that's scary. I trust you are safely at home now - lucky you made it yesterday instead of today.

I like your bed there, Mark. My bes are full of other stuff - dunno if I'm brave enough to take pix of it.

Frank

lstude
01-28-2008, 06:06 PM
I started my Studebaker today also, but there was no snow in Virginia. I did two videos of it. One when I just had it running. Here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdKBxGiOdj0

Then I drove it and made another video, but it was too long for Youtube and I don't know how to edit it down.



Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
01-28-2008, 06:06 PM
I started my Studebaker today also, but there was no snow in Virginia. I did two videos of it. One when I just had it running. Here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdKBxGiOdj0

Then I drove it and made another video, but it was too long for Youtube and I don't know how to edit it down.



Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

pitbulllady
01-28-2008, 08:24 PM
We've had plenty of cold weather down here in SC(so much for global warming), with several nights way down in the 'teens, and in some spots, single digits, but not much in the way of snow. We got a few pretty flakes last weekend, that lasted maybe 10 minutes, but stopped and turned to rain as soon as a bit of white started to show in the grassy areas of the yard. My Cruiser has started without a hitch in temps in the mid-teens, and the automatic shifts perfectly no matter how cold it is, and I wish I could say the same for my new Aveo. If it's below 30, it doesn't want to shift and I wind up creeping down the road at 40 mph with the rpm's around 4500 until the engine warms up-seems this is a typical issue with this model vehicle. I don't plan on driving either it or the Stude if there is an accumulation of snow, though, not if I can help it. People here in SC act like idiots when it snows, and there's always somebody who thinks the best way to deal with slippery roads is to drive normal speed and then slam on brakes. Most of the power outages in winter weather are caused by drivers taking out utility poles. Most of our highway depts. do not even have snow plows, and after spending close to the original cost of the Stude to repair salt damage in the fender wells, it's not going anywhere near the road if we do get any of the white stuff!

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg

pitbulllady
01-28-2008, 08:24 PM
We've had plenty of cold weather down here in SC(so much for global warming), with several nights way down in the 'teens, and in some spots, single digits, but not much in the way of snow. We got a few pretty flakes last weekend, that lasted maybe 10 minutes, but stopped and turned to rain as soon as a bit of white started to show in the grassy areas of the yard. My Cruiser has started without a hitch in temps in the mid-teens, and the automatic shifts perfectly no matter how cold it is, and I wish I could say the same for my new Aveo. If it's below 30, it doesn't want to shift and I wind up creeping down the road at 40 mph with the rpm's around 4500 until the engine warms up-seems this is a typical issue with this model vehicle. I don't plan on driving either it or the Stude if there is an accumulation of snow, though, not if I can help it. People here in SC act like idiots when it snows, and there's always somebody who thinks the best way to deal with slippery roads is to drive normal speed and then slam on brakes. Most of the power outages in winter weather are caused by drivers taking out utility poles. Most of our highway depts. do not even have snow plows, and after spending close to the original cost of the Stude to repair salt damage in the fender wells, it's not going anywhere near the road if we do get any of the white stuff!

pitbulllady

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/pitbulllady/Automotive/CloneofDSCF4452.jpg

laughinlark
01-28-2008, 08:32 PM
Nice pic Frank. Reminds of the winters that I spent working in Spokane.
Hey Dick, looks like you went through the same storm that dropped snow on us here in No Cal on the coast. I know its not much for the people that see snow yearly. But the storm that Dick went through yesterday produced snow flurries at the beach here. Its been since 93 for snow here.[:p] We normally have to go for a drive to play in snow.


Gordon

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laughinlark
01-28-2008, 08:32 PM
Nice pic Frank. Reminds of the winters that I spent working in Spokane.
Hey Dick, looks like you went through the same storm that dropped snow on us here in No Cal on the coast. I know its not much for the people that see snow yearly. But the storm that Dick went through yesterday produced snow flurries at the beach here. Its been since 93 for snow here.[:p] We normally have to go for a drive to play in snow.


Gordon

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Dick Steinkamp
01-28-2008, 08:38 PM
quote:Originally posted by Orestudeguy

You must of been in a hurry.. I would've met ya at the freeway with a cup of coffee!!



Actually, I was going to stay at Fred's in Redding Saturday night. We rolled in about 7:30 PM from Turlock. I figured I had a few hours to get over the Siskiyou's (4,300' pass) before the next storm hit...so I made a run for it. Pulled in to Medford about 11 pm and found a motel. Headed out at 6 AM and hit the storm about Roseburg. The coffee would have been great George (thanks for the thought), but I would have got you out of bed pretty early :(. I was through Grants Pass by 6:30 or so.

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
01-28-2008, 08:38 PM
quote:Originally posted by Orestudeguy

You must of been in a hurry.. I would've met ya at the freeway with a cup of coffee!!



Actually, I was going to stay at Fred's in Redding Saturday night. We rolled in about 7:30 PM from Turlock. I figured I had a few hours to get over the Siskiyou's (4,300' pass) before the next storm hit...so I made a run for it. Pulled in to Medford about 11 pm and found a motel. Headed out at 6 AM and hit the storm about Roseburg. The coffee would have been great George (thanks for the thought), but I would have got you out of bed pretty early :(. I was through Grants Pass by 6:30 or so.

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

Orestudeguy
01-28-2008, 09:56 PM
Dick,
I am up at that time.. My wife leaves for work about then..
Maybe next time..

George
Grants Pass, Oregon
65 Commander 2door
64 Wagonaire's (1 parts car, 1 Canadian fixed roof disc brake car, the other sliding roof South Bend car.)
63 Champ
63 GT Hawk
51 Champion Starlight Coupe
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh183/orestudeguy/58Commander.jpg

Orestudeguy
01-28-2008, 09:56 PM
Dick,
I am up at that time.. My wife leaves for work about then..
Maybe next time..

George
Grants Pass, Oregon
65 Commander 2door
64 Wagonaire's (1 parts car, 1 Canadian fixed roof disc brake car, the other sliding roof South Bend car.)
63 Champ
63 GT Hawk
51 Champion Starlight Coupe
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh183/orestudeguy/58Commander.jpg

Frank Starr
01-29-2008, 10:31 AM
Good that you got through the Siskiyou's like you did, Dick. Even so, that stretch of highway gets dark and twisty at night.

So, what's the plan with the Daytona?

Frank Starr
Seattle

Frank Starr
01-29-2008, 10:31 AM
Good that you got through the Siskiyou's like you did, Dick. Even so, that stretch of highway gets dark and twisty at night.

So, what's the plan with the Daytona?

Frank Starr
Seattle

Dick Steinkamp
01-29-2008, 10:52 AM
quote:Originally posted by Frank Starr
So, what's the plan with the Daytona?


This is a factory 4 speed, bucket seat, TT, disc brake car. Mr. Biggs was building it into a "semi custom". Non stock paint and interior color, simplified side trim, '66 dash, etc.

He did A LOT of beautiful work on this car over the last 10 years or so. Body and paint are nicely done, reupholstered seats, NOS door and rear quarter panels, new carpet and headliner, many many NOS trim parts. Then his priorities and interests changed. I caught him in a weak moment and he caught me in one [^]. I had seen this car in his "inventory" for the last several years, and bought it this trip.

I'm going to put it together essentially as Mr. Biggs had envisioned...maybe a tweak or two. He was going to change it from a 4 speed to a Powershift. I'd rather have it as a 4 speed. I may look to trade the Powershift set up I got with the car for a 4 speed set up. Also, to me this car with the simplified trim NEEDS the stock white wheels and dog dish hubcaps...maybe even red line tires. Something like this...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/south%20bend/IMG_2159.jpg

2 cars in front of this one to finish, so it may be a few months before I get going on it in earnest.

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
01-29-2008, 10:52 AM
quote:Originally posted by Frank Starr
So, what's the plan with the Daytona?


This is a factory 4 speed, bucket seat, TT, disc brake car. Mr. Biggs was building it into a "semi custom". Non stock paint and interior color, simplified side trim, '66 dash, etc.

He did A LOT of beautiful work on this car over the last 10 years or so. Body and paint are nicely done, reupholstered seats, NOS door and rear quarter panels, new carpet and headliner, many many NOS trim parts. Then his priorities and interests changed. I caught him in a weak moment and he caught me in one [^]. I had seen this car in his "inventory" for the last several years, and bought it this trip.

I'm going to put it together essentially as Mr. Biggs had envisioned...maybe a tweak or two. He was going to change it from a 4 speed to a Powershift. I'd rather have it as a 4 speed. I may look to trade the Powershift set up I got with the car for a 4 speed set up. Also, to me this car with the simplified trim NEEDS the stock white wheels and dog dish hubcaps...maybe even red line tires. Something like this...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/south%20bend/IMG_2159.jpg

2 cars in front of this one to finish, so it may be a few months before I get going on it in earnest.

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

ROADRACELARK
01-29-2008, 11:49 AM
Dick,

Sounds like a great plan to me.;) Man that was a great lookin' Commander in So. Bend.:) Did you get to look closely at those wheels on that car???? It appears those are late model, disc brake Stude centers welded in some 7"(?) wide outer rims. Some old pictures of my car below, show some different wheels on it. They were made by a company named "Wheels by Bart" (out of business 10-15 years now). They would "assemble" whatever you wanted for a long time, then they stopped. (legal issues?) Lots of people have strong reservations about welding wheels, including me.[V] Your thoughts?
Again, looks like you hit another home run on that one from Bob.;)

Dan Miller
Atlanta, GA

[img=left]http://static.flickr.com/57/228744729_7aff5f0118_m.jpg[/img=left]
Road Racers turn left AND right.

ROADRACELARK
01-29-2008, 11:49 AM
Dick,

Sounds like a great plan to me.;) Man that was a great lookin' Commander in So. Bend.:) Did you get to look closely at those wheels on that car???? It appears those are late model, disc brake Stude centers welded in some 7"(?) wide outer rims. Some old pictures of my car below, show some different wheels on it. They were made by a company named "Wheels by Bart" (out of business 10-15 years now). They would "assemble" whatever you wanted for a long time, then they stopped. (legal issues?) Lots of people have strong reservations about welding wheels, including me.[V] Your thoughts?
Again, looks like you hit another home run on that one from Bob.;)

Dan Miller
Atlanta, GA

[img=left]http://static.flickr.com/57/228744729_7aff5f0118_m.jpg[/img=left]
Road Racers turn left AND right.

Roscomacaw
01-29-2008, 02:17 PM
Heh - Dick, I'll bet you're happy that you took time to re-bag those seats before you left here![:0][^]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
01-29-2008, 02:17 PM
Heh - Dick, I'll bet you're happy that you took time to re-bag those seats before you left here![:0][^]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Dick Steinkamp
01-29-2008, 02:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by ROADRACELARK


Man that was a great lookin' Commander in So. Bend.:) Did you get to look closely at those wheels on that car???? It appears those are late model, disc brake Stude centers welded in some 7"(?) wide outer rims. Some old pictures of my car below, show some different wheels on it. They were made by a company named "Wheels by Bart" (out of business 10-15 years now). They would "assemble" whatever you wanted for a long time, then they stopped. (legal issues?) Lots of people have strong reservations about welding wheels, including me.[V] Your thoughts?


On the way into the Bay Area a couple of weeks ago, I dropped off some '35 DeSoto artillery wheels for a friend at Stockton Wheel. They blasted them, removed the centers and welded on new outer rims with the width and offset specified by my buddy. $120/wheel. Relatively inexpensive IMHO if you are considering new aftermarket wheels. They will build ANYTHING you want. They have been in the same location since 1883 (that's EIGHTEEN EIGHTY THREE). I toured the place (a real hole in the wall) and they had dozens of sets of wheels in some sort of construction. I know nothing about the welding concern, but it looked to me like lots of folks were trusting their work.

http://www.stocktonwheel.com/

Here's another shot of that Commander.


http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/south%20bend/IMG_2158.jpg

One of my favorites at South Bend last year. [:p]

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
01-29-2008, 02:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by ROADRACELARK


Man that was a great lookin' Commander in So. Bend.:) Did you get to look closely at those wheels on that car???? It appears those are late model, disc brake Stude centers welded in some 7"(?) wide outer rims. Some old pictures of my car below, show some different wheels on it. They were made by a company named "Wheels by Bart" (out of business 10-15 years now). They would "assemble" whatever you wanted for a long time, then they stopped. (legal issues?) Lots of people have strong reservations about welding wheels, including me.[V] Your thoughts?


On the way into the Bay Area a couple of weeks ago, I dropped off some '35 DeSoto artillery wheels for a friend at Stockton Wheel. They blasted them, removed the centers and welded on new outer rims with the width and offset specified by my buddy. $120/wheel. Relatively inexpensive IMHO if you are considering new aftermarket wheels. They will build ANYTHING you want. They have been in the same location since 1883 (that's EIGHTEEN EIGHTY THREE). I toured the place (a real hole in the wall) and they had dozens of sets of wheels in some sort of construction. I know nothing about the welding concern, but it looked to me like lots of folks were trusting their work.

http://www.stocktonwheel.com/

Here's another shot of that Commander.


http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/south%20bend/IMG_2158.jpg

One of my favorites at South Bend last year. [:p]

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
01-29-2008, 02:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Heh - Dick, I'll bet you're happy that you took time to re-bag those seats before you left here![:0][^]



Yep...Those big trucks would fly by me and literally fill the Daytona with muddy slush. Not much fun :(

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
01-29-2008, 02:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Heh - Dick, I'll bet you're happy that you took time to re-bag those seats before you left here![:0][^]



Yep...Those big trucks would fly by me and literally fill the Daytona with muddy slush. Not much fun :(

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg

studeclunker
01-29-2008, 03:32 PM
You know Dick, that's one thing I REALLY don't miss about driving for the dog. Going over the Siskiyous in snow and ice. Definitely no fun.[:0] I haven't heard from Fred, did Annie send that stuff up?

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
01-29-2008, 03:32 PM
You know Dick, that's one thing I REALLY don't miss about driving for the dog. Going over the Siskiyous in snow and ice. Definitely no fun.[:0] I haven't heard from Fred, did Annie send that stuff up?

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

Dick Steinkamp
01-29-2008, 06:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by studeclunker
I haven't heard from Fred, did Annie send that stuff up?


Fred has the stuff. Send me an email and I'll give you his phone number.

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Dick Steinkamp
01-29-2008, 06:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by studeclunker
I haven't heard from Fred, did Annie send that stuff up?


Fred has the stuff. Send me an email and I'll give you his phone number.

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/ddstnkmp/54%20starlight/HiResS2Dsig2.jpg