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BobPalma
03-04-2008, 07:34 AM
:) 'Looks like these guys are shooting for it! Unbelievable. [8D] BP

http://machinedesign.com/ContentItem/72102/FlatOut.aspx

sals54
03-04-2008, 09:27 AM
Holy Moly, what a dream. I would so love to go to Bonneville Speed weeks this year. I've never been. The only kicker is that if and when I go, i just gotta drive the 54. Maybe this year? Bonneville is my Mecca.

sals54
03-04-2008, 09:27 AM
Holy Moly, what a dream. I would so love to go to Bonneville Speed weeks this year. I've never been. The only kicker is that if and when I go, i just gotta drive the 54. Maybe this year? Bonneville is my Mecca.

PackardV8
03-04-2008, 09:59 AM
Hi, Sal,

Me, too! I hope to be there this year. However, read up on this link http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/board,1.0.html about what driving on the salt does to cars. Some of the experienced guys get a rental instead of putting salt up in the crevices of their pride-n-joy.

thnx, jack vines

PackardV8

PackardV8
03-04-2008, 09:59 AM
Hi, Sal,

Me, too! I hope to be there this year. However, read up on this link http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/board,1.0.html about what driving on the salt does to cars. Some of the experienced guys get a rental instead of putting salt up in the crevices of their pride-n-joy.

thnx, jack vines

PackardV8

Chris Pile
03-04-2008, 10:19 AM
I have video of their car making passes on the salt. Sounds strong, looks cool.

Unless you are fully prepared to salt proof your beloved Stude, DO NOT take it on the salt. Especially if it's been wet and you have to drive through shallow salt water. It starts rusting unprotected metal immediately and aggressively. Old racers call it Bonneville loctite.

DO NOT rent a car in Salt Lake, they won't let you drive it on the salt. If you do anyway, they hit you with a big fine and cleanup fee.

Check landracing.com for more "do's & don'ts" of Bonneville visits.
Follow them well, and you'll come back with a smile.

Chris Pile
StudeFolk Manager
http://tiny.cc/RYqAK

Chris Pile
03-04-2008, 10:19 AM
I have video of their car making passes on the salt. Sounds strong, looks cool.

Unless you are fully prepared to salt proof your beloved Stude, DO NOT take it on the salt. Especially if it's been wet and you have to drive through shallow salt water. It starts rusting unprotected metal immediately and aggressively. Old racers call it Bonneville loctite.

DO NOT rent a car in Salt Lake, they won't let you drive it on the salt. If you do anyway, they hit you with a big fine and cleanup fee.

Check landracing.com for more "do's & don'ts" of Bonneville visits.
Follow them well, and you'll come back with a smile.

Chris Pile
StudeFolk Manager
http://tiny.cc/RYqAK

dday392
03-04-2008, 12:27 PM
You can see the build-up of this Studebaker @ "Saltflat Studebaker" on the web. It covers the early construction as well as the up grades.

Dave Davis
Bakersfield, Ca.
1953 Commander Regal Starlight
'58 392 Chrysler Hemi powered

dday392
03-04-2008, 12:27 PM
You can see the build-up of this Studebaker @ "Saltflat Studebaker" on the web. It covers the early construction as well as the up grades.

Dave Davis
Bakersfield, Ca.
1953 Commander Regal Starlight
'58 392 Chrysler Hemi powered

LARK59
03-04-2008, 01:35 PM
Hi
one of my projects in the works is a twin turbo stude bound for a 200 mph red hat, I go to Bonneville regularly and trust me its a rush just being there !!!! I have SALT FEVER real bad and will be going back with my 59 Silver Hawk to run!!!

Jerry

59 Lark VI Hardtop
60 Lark VIII Hardtop
63 Lark Custom 2D R1 4speed
51 3/4 Ton truck 9 foot bed
57 Transtar 1 ton 5Sp/od
62 Transtar 289 1 Ton
64 wagon
57 Silver Hawk {soon}future Bonneville car 200 mph

LARK59
03-04-2008, 01:35 PM
Hi
one of my projects in the works is a twin turbo stude bound for a 200 mph red hat, I go to Bonneville regularly and trust me its a rush just being there !!!! I have SALT FEVER real bad and will be going back with my 59 Silver Hawk to run!!!

Jerry

59 Lark VI Hardtop
60 Lark VIII Hardtop
63 Lark Custom 2D R1 4speed
51 3/4 Ton truck 9 foot bed
57 Transtar 1 ton 5Sp/od
62 Transtar 289 1 Ton
64 wagon
57 Silver Hawk {soon}future Bonneville car 200 mph

JRoberts
03-04-2008, 03:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by LARK59

Hi
one of my projects in the works is a twin turbo stude bound for a 200 mph red hat, I go to Bonneville regularly and trust me its a rush just being there !!!! I have SALT FEVER real bad and will be going back with my 59 Silver Hawk to run!!!

Jerry

59 Lark VI Hardtop
60 Lark VIII Hardtop
63 Lark Custom 2D R1 4speed
51 3/4 Ton truck 9 foot bed
57 Transtar 1 ton 5Sp/od
62 Transtar 289 1 Ton
64 wagon
57 Silver Hawk {soon}future Bonneville car 200 mph



I'd like to know some more about your LSR Studebaker. We have several folks that come down to Maxton, NC to run at the East Coast Timing Association events, from Michigan and further north in Canada. We'd love to have you run with us, as well at Bonneville. Check out http://ecta-lsr.com/ for details and a schedule.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

JRoberts
03-04-2008, 03:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by LARK59

Hi
one of my projects in the works is a twin turbo stude bound for a 200 mph red hat, I go to Bonneville regularly and trust me its a rush just being there !!!! I have SALT FEVER real bad and will be going back with my 59 Silver Hawk to run!!!

Jerry

59 Lark VI Hardtop
60 Lark VIII Hardtop
63 Lark Custom 2D R1 4speed
51 3/4 Ton truck 9 foot bed
57 Transtar 1 ton 5Sp/od
62 Transtar 289 1 Ton
64 wagon
57 Silver Hawk {soon}future Bonneville car 200 mph



I'd like to know some more about your LSR Studebaker. We have several folks that come down to Maxton, NC to run at the East Coast Timing Association events, from Michigan and further north in Canada. We'd love to have you run with us, as well at Bonneville. Check out http://ecta-lsr.com/ for details and a schedule.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

mrzeke
03-04-2008, 07:44 PM
Check out Vintage Air's site. At the top is a Stude on the salt....running its air.

Zeke

http://www.vintageair.com/

mrzeke
03-04-2008, 07:44 PM
Check out Vintage Air's site. At the top is a Stude on the salt....running its air.

Zeke

http://www.vintageair.com/

DEEPNHOCK
03-04-2008, 08:00 PM
Just if they only enter division nine.....;)
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

:) 'Looks like these guys are shooting for it! Unbelievable. [8D] BP
http://machinedesign.com/ContentItem/72102/FlatOut.aspx

DEEPNHOCK
03-04-2008, 08:00 PM
Just if they only enter division nine.....;)
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

:) 'Looks like these guys are shooting for it! Unbelievable. [8D] BP
http://machinedesign.com/ContentItem/72102/FlatOut.aspx

rockne10
03-04-2008, 08:29 PM
quote:Check out Vintage Air's site. At the top is a Stude on the salt....running its air.

I asked them about it and they told me nothing under its skin was Studebaker.:(

rockne10
03-04-2008, 08:29 PM
quote:Check out Vintage Air's site. At the top is a Stude on the salt....running its air.

I asked them about it and they told me nothing under its skin was Studebaker.:(

Chris Pile
03-04-2008, 08:31 PM
quote:I asked them about it and they told me nothing under its skin was Studebaker.:(

It's basically a NASCAR racer with Stude skins.
It's been at least 10 years since it was on the salt.

Chris Pile
StudeFolk Manager
http://tiny.cc/RYqAK

Chris Pile
03-04-2008, 08:31 PM
quote:I asked them about it and they told me nothing under its skin was Studebaker.:(

It's basically a NASCAR racer with Stude skins.
It's been at least 10 years since it was on the salt.

Chris Pile
StudeFolk Manager
http://tiny.cc/RYqAK

DEEPNHOCK
03-04-2008, 08:34 PM
Oh c'mon... Will this attitude ever end??????
Jack Chisenhall built this a long time ago (6 or 7 years ago) and his stated goal was to drive 200+ at Bonneville with the air on and the stereo blaring...
He did this.. That is cool in itself, and the fact he chose a Stude body was pretty neat.
If you guys are going to pick it apart, then you are truly missing his point.
Sheesh...
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by rockne10


quote:Check out Vintage Air's site. At the top is a Stude on the salt....running its air.

I asked them about it and they told me nothing under its skin was Studebaker.:(

DEEPNHOCK
03-04-2008, 08:34 PM
Oh c'mon... Will this attitude ever end??????
Jack Chisenhall built this a long time ago (6 or 7 years ago) and his stated goal was to drive 200+ at Bonneville with the air on and the stereo blaring...
He did this.. That is cool in itself, and the fact he chose a Stude body was pretty neat.
If you guys are going to pick it apart, then you are truly missing his point.
Sheesh...
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by rockne10


quote:Check out Vintage Air's site. At the top is a Stude on the salt....running its air.

I asked them about it and they told me nothing under its skin was Studebaker.:(

Chris Pile
03-04-2008, 09:45 PM
RICE - take it easy, I don't think anyone was bagging on modifieds!


Chris Pile
StudeFolk Manager
http://tiny.cc/RYqAK

Chris Pile
03-04-2008, 09:45 PM
RICE - take it easy, I don't think anyone was bagging on modifieds!


Chris Pile
StudeFolk Manager
http://tiny.cc/RYqAK

LARK59
03-05-2008, 09:52 AM
I wouldnt bat an eye at putting a BB.CHEV into my LSR stude if my
lil Stude engine wont do what I hope it will. the modern under the skin is necessary to be safe at those speeds!
Jerry

59 Lark VI Hardtop
60 Lark VIII Hardtop
63 Lark Custom 2D R1 4speed
51 3/4 Ton truck 9 foot bed
57 Transtar 1 ton 5Sp/od
62 Transtar 289 1 Ton
64 wagon
57 Silver Hawk {soon}future Bonneville car 200 mph

LARK59
03-05-2008, 09:52 AM
I wouldnt bat an eye at putting a BB.CHEV into my LSR stude if my
lil Stude engine wont do what I hope it will. the modern under the skin is necessary to be safe at those speeds!
Jerry

59 Lark VI Hardtop
60 Lark VIII Hardtop
63 Lark Custom 2D R1 4speed
51 3/4 Ton truck 9 foot bed
57 Transtar 1 ton 5Sp/od
62 Transtar 289 1 Ton
64 wagon
57 Silver Hawk {soon}future Bonneville car 200 mph

cliffh
03-05-2008, 10:48 AM
Here is the website for the Lon Miller racer.

http://www.millerdesignmfg.com/

I first heard about this car a couple of years ago and dropped by their shop a couple of times which is on my way home from work. So many of these projects get about 50% done and then they lose interst but these guys were out on the salt only about a year after they started.

It's funny they had to go to Texas to find a Coupe since I have a 53 body shell that they could have used.

Cliff

cliffh
03-05-2008, 10:48 AM
Here is the website for the Lon Miller racer.

http://www.millerdesignmfg.com/

I first heard about this car a couple of years ago and dropped by their shop a couple of times which is on my way home from work. So many of these projects get about 50% done and then they lose interst but these guys were out on the salt only about a year after they started.

It's funny they had to go to Texas to find a Coupe since I have a 53 body shell that they could have used.

Cliff