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sals54
03-08-2008, 02:49 AM
Honestly, my heart breaks for all you in the snow. I hate cold temperatures and never even visit the snow. I admit that I'm a spoiled brat when it comes to weather. I grew up and learned to drive in So. Cal. We would sometimes go to Newport Beach on Christmas vacation when I was in high school. Then I moved to No. Cal and had more good luck with weather here. When I joined the Marines I got stationed in Hawaii for 2 years. We only had one storm worth mentioning in those 2 years, and that was the weekend I was driving my MGB to the docks to ship it home. For my last few months in the service, I got to spend the most glorious Spring in North Carolina, some of the most beautiful country God ever made. I've been back in No. Cal ever since. The rain stops here in March or April and doesn't come back till November or December. When it gets really really cold, its in the 40's. And when its that cold, I'm the first one to b*tch about it. I guess you could say I'm a bit of a pansy, when I'm here in February and driving my Studes around and at the same time griping that it might rain for a day or two.
So, for all you stalwart souls who endure the horrible winter weather, dreaming of the day you will be back behind the wheel of your Studes, I salute you, cuz I know you are braver men than I.

lstude
03-08-2008, 05:01 AM
I actually like snow. It is very exciting and beautiful to me, but I wouldn't want to live with it all winter. We used to have several good snows here in Virginia, but we haven't had them in several years.

If you like to see Studebakers in the snow, click on this link.

http://rides.webshots.com/album/562480315svQvPH

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

lstude
03-08-2008, 05:01 AM
I actually like snow. It is very exciting and beautiful to me, but I wouldn't want to live with it all winter. We used to have several good snows here in Virginia, but we haven't had them in several years.

If you like to see Studebakers in the snow, click on this link.

http://rides.webshots.com/album/562480315svQvPH

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

DEEPNHOCK
03-08-2008, 05:15 AM
Those are neat pic's Len...
Cold, but neat!

Here are some more Stude weather pic's...
Jeff[8D]
http://rides.webshots.com/album/105581440xWdyPM
http://rides.webshots.com/album/281632930IrWkPE

DEEPNHOCK
03-08-2008, 05:15 AM
Those are neat pic's Len...
Cold, but neat!

Here are some more Stude weather pic's...
Jeff[8D]
http://rides.webshots.com/album/105581440xWdyPM
http://rides.webshots.com/album/281632930IrWkPE

bob40
03-08-2008, 05:25 AM
Current temp is -4F at 5am here in Delano,Minnesota.High for the day is to be around 17 with snow showers and by 8am I'll be in my favorite junkyard playing with cars.I dont mind winter with the exception being that I have cars to move and cant do that until the snow melts and the ground firms up.Having never spent any winters anywhere else I dont know any better,lol.Cold and snow dont bother me that much as you learn how to drive in the white stuff and layers of clothing keeps a person warm but heat is a different story.I cant handle much over 75-80 if humidity is involved.During the "dog days" of Summer(90+temps and dew points in the 60's-70's)I dont venture outside.

bob40
03-08-2008, 05:25 AM
Current temp is -4F at 5am here in Delano,Minnesota.High for the day is to be around 17 with snow showers and by 8am I'll be in my favorite junkyard playing with cars.I dont mind winter with the exception being that I have cars to move and cant do that until the snow melts and the ground firms up.Having never spent any winters anywhere else I dont know any better,lol.Cold and snow dont bother me that much as you learn how to drive in the white stuff and layers of clothing keeps a person warm but heat is a different story.I cant handle much over 75-80 if humidity is involved.During the "dog days" of Summer(90+temps and dew points in the 60's-70's)I dont venture outside.

Swifster
03-08-2008, 06:59 AM
Since I moved to Florida in 2006, it hasn't snowed here. Not even a light flurry (and it has been cold enough on a few nights). Detroit has been hammered with snow this winter. It's bad enough the last two times I visited the family that it snowed both times. Today will be 81* and I have sunshine streaming through my window. I could never move north of the Manson-Nixon[:o)] line again.

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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1826.83)

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/rollingpi.gif http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/01-01-05TheStartingPoint.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/07-17-07FrontClipRemoved.jpg

Swifster
03-08-2008, 06:59 AM
Since I moved to Florida in 2006, it hasn't snowed here. Not even a light flurry (and it has been cold enough on a few nights). Detroit has been hammered with snow this winter. It's bad enough the last two times I visited the family that it snowed both times. Today will be 81* and I have sunshine streaming through my window. I could never move north of the Manson-Nixon[:o)] line again.

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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1826.83)

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/rollingpi.gif http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/01-01-05TheStartingPoint.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/07-17-07FrontClipRemoved.jpg

bams50
03-08-2008, 07:18 AM
Sal, it's not as bad as all that!

I'ts easy to get caught up in whining about it, especially when you're well into March and your first snow came in November. But really there's only two things that start stressing me out- when you start running out of room to push it, and when it comes so fast that the weight starts threatening to collapse buildings! I'm not thrilled about shoveling roofs, but am gratified that at 46 I can still go up and shovel all day right with the younger guys[^] As of today I can use my newest garage; all my other buildings have probably 6-7 feet of hard-packed snow in front of the doors. But there's no need to get any of them out anyway till the roads clean up. When we get that big thaw everything will go in about a week's time; maybe as soon as next week. We did get a partial thaw this week, and the plowed areas of my yard were mostly bare; but overnight we got about 4" of heavy, wet snow. The truth is it is just beautiful! Covered up the mud, dirt, and salt, and everything looks fresh and clean[8D] This is off my porch this morning:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a243/bams50/022.jpg

Everything has two sides; we have no earthquakes, mudslides, tornadoes, or wildfires. We've got really good infrastructure without the massive traffic jams so many places have. People complain about taxes, but they're not TOO bad. You can still buy a decent house with 5 or 10 acres in the $100K range; old farmhouse fixer-upper with that land for maybe half that! I can have cars, including my junkyard, without hassle. I have huge fields on either side of me as buffers; I'd like to build an old car enthusiast community on those properties; but that's another story...

Frankly I could go on about the up-side here. Yes, the snow gets a little tiring, but hey, my Studes break down a LOT less in 7 months than you year-rounders;) And our summers here are gorgeous- both days of it:D For me, I wouldn't live anywhere else[^]

Today 8 or so of my nieces/nephews are coming out to ride the snowmobiles one more time before Spring. We rip around, tow sleds, and occasionally come in to warm up and eat pizza, wings, and whatever else Linda puts out. This will go on until at least 10 or 11 o'clock tonight. I'll ride a little in between tinkering with the Wagonaire I just bought; or the other way around;) The city-kid cousins love the snowmobiles, and snowshoes, and cross-country skis.

So you see, snow is mostly a good thing; it's all in the perspective you choose![^]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

bams50
03-08-2008, 07:18 AM
Sal, it's not as bad as all that!

I'ts easy to get caught up in whining about it, especially when you're well into March and your first snow came in November. But really there's only two things that start stressing me out- when you start running out of room to push it, and when it comes so fast that the weight starts threatening to collapse buildings! I'm not thrilled about shoveling roofs, but am gratified that at 46 I can still go up and shovel all day right with the younger guys[^] As of today I can use my newest garage; all my other buildings have probably 6-7 feet of hard-packed snow in front of the doors. But there's no need to get any of them out anyway till the roads clean up. When we get that big thaw everything will go in about a week's time; maybe as soon as next week. We did get a partial thaw this week, and the plowed areas of my yard were mostly bare; but overnight we got about 4" of heavy, wet snow. The truth is it is just beautiful! Covered up the mud, dirt, and salt, and everything looks fresh and clean[8D] This is off my porch this morning:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a243/bams50/022.jpg

Everything has two sides; we have no earthquakes, mudslides, tornadoes, or wildfires. We've got really good infrastructure without the massive traffic jams so many places have. People complain about taxes, but they're not TOO bad. You can still buy a decent house with 5 or 10 acres in the $100K range; old farmhouse fixer-upper with that land for maybe half that! I can have cars, including my junkyard, without hassle. I have huge fields on either side of me as buffers; I'd like to build an old car enthusiast community on those properties; but that's another story...

Frankly I could go on about the up-side here. Yes, the snow gets a little tiring, but hey, my Studes break down a LOT less in 7 months than you year-rounders;) And our summers here are gorgeous- both days of it:D For me, I wouldn't live anywhere else[^]

Today 8 or so of my nieces/nephews are coming out to ride the snowmobiles one more time before Spring. We rip around, tow sleds, and occasionally come in to warm up and eat pizza, wings, and whatever else Linda puts out. This will go on until at least 10 or 11 o'clock tonight. I'll ride a little in between tinkering with the Wagonaire I just bought; or the other way around;) The city-kid cousins love the snowmobiles, and snowshoes, and cross-country skis.

So you see, snow is mostly a good thing; it's all in the perspective you choose![^]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

bams50
03-08-2008, 08:04 AM
Loved those pics, Leonard! Especially the Lark with the trailer[8D] I would haved saved that for my laptop's wallpaper but webshots wouldn't let me:(

Love the blue on that wagon, though!![:X]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

bams50
03-08-2008, 08:04 AM
Loved those pics, Leonard! Especially the Lark with the trailer[8D] I would haved saved that for my laptop's wallpaper but webshots wouldn't let me:(

Love the blue on that wagon, though!![:X]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

mbstude
03-08-2008, 08:25 AM
Hey Bams, on Webshots, just click the little magnifying glass under the picture; that lets you see the full size version, where you can save/download it. :)

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-8.jpg

mbstude
03-08-2008, 08:25 AM
Hey Bams, on Webshots, just click the little magnifying glass under the picture; that lets you see the full size version, where you can save/download it. :)

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-8.jpg

lstude
03-08-2008, 08:35 AM
Matthew is right. Just click on "FULL SIZE" in the upper right hand corner and then right click and "save image as".



Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

lstude
03-08-2008, 08:35 AM
Matthew is right. Just click on "FULL SIZE" in the upper right hand corner and then right click and "save image as".



Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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

bams50
03-08-2008, 08:54 AM
Thanks M & L... I knew that, and did so, but it wouldn't work. Reloaded the page, and worked fine.


quote:
Far enough away from town to make it a chore to go and get stuff, but close enough so it's not a half day ordeal.
Rural enough to have a county board that's concerns are more ag in nature than adding services to justify the perpetual tax increase cycle.
I like the seasons too...


That describes my area to a T!



Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

bams50
03-08-2008, 08:54 AM
Thanks M & L... I knew that, and did so, but it wouldn't work. Reloaded the page, and worked fine.


quote:
Far enough away from town to make it a chore to go and get stuff, but close enough so it's not a half day ordeal.
Rural enough to have a county board that's concerns are more ag in nature than adding services to justify the perpetual tax increase cycle.
I like the seasons too...


That describes my area to a T!



Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

barnlark
03-08-2008, 10:46 AM
quote:Originally posted by sals54

Honestly, my heart breaks for all you in the snow. I hate cold temperatures and never even visit the snow. I admit that I'm a spoiled brat when it comes to weather. I grew up and learned to drive in So. Cal. We would sometimes go to Newport Beach on Christmas vacation when I was in high school. Then I moved to No. Cal and had more good luck with weather here. When I joined the Marines I got stationed in Hawaii for 2 years. We only had one storm worth mentioning in those 2 years, and that was the weekend I was driving my MGB to the docks to ship it home. For my last few months in the service, I got to spend the most glorious Spring in North Carolina, some of the most beautiful country God ever made. I've been back in No. Cal ever since. The rain stops here in March or April and doesn't come back till November or December. When it gets really really cold, its in the 40's. And when its that cold, I'm the first one to b*tch about it. I guess you could say I'm a bit of a pansy, when I'm here in February and driving my Studes around and at the same time griping that it might rain for a day or two.
So, for all you stalwart souls who endure the horrible winter weather, dreaming of the day you will be back behind the wheel of your Studes, I salute you, cuz I know you are braver men than I.
Hey Sals54, I got my license in So Cal, too and if you can't merge onto the Pasadena freeway at full speed you don't get that license! We would get snow in Altadena on occasion because it was about 3400 ft up from Newport Beach (we stayed on 22nd street, too, btw) but it would melt by 10am. My yard looks even more harsh snow-wise than Bams now since I'm in Northeast Ohio. But, while I'm used to it after 26 years, I really miss driving the Good Car for 6 stinkin' months each ski season. Yeah, we have acreage back here, but I rather own that between Malibu and Point Mugu and drive up to Big Bear for snow these days. By the way, I agree with NC being beautiful too... except at Parris Island, SC!

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0016.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0093-1.jpg

barnlark
03-08-2008, 10:46 AM
quote:Originally posted by sals54

Honestly, my heart breaks for all you in the snow. I hate cold temperatures and never even visit the snow. I admit that I'm a spoiled brat when it comes to weather. I grew up and learned to drive in So. Cal. We would sometimes go to Newport Beach on Christmas vacation when I was in high school. Then I moved to No. Cal and had more good luck with weather here. When I joined the Marines I got stationed in Hawaii for 2 years. We only had one storm worth mentioning in those 2 years, and that was the weekend I was driving my MGB to the docks to ship it home. For my last few months in the service, I got to spend the most glorious Spring in North Carolina, some of the most beautiful country God ever made. I've been back in No. Cal ever since. The rain stops here in March or April and doesn't come back till November or December. When it gets really really cold, its in the 40's. And when its that cold, I'm the first one to b*tch about it. I guess you could say I'm a bit of a pansy, when I'm here in February and driving my Studes around and at the same time griping that it might rain for a day or two.
So, for all you stalwart souls who endure the horrible winter weather, dreaming of the day you will be back behind the wheel of your Studes, I salute you, cuz I know you are braver men than I.
Hey Sals54, I got my license in So Cal, too and if you can't merge onto the Pasadena freeway at full speed you don't get that license! We would get snow in Altadena on occasion because it was about 3400 ft up from Newport Beach (we stayed on 22nd street, too, btw) but it would melt by 10am. My yard looks even more harsh snow-wise than Bams now since I'm in Northeast Ohio. But, while I'm used to it after 26 years, I really miss driving the Good Car for 6 stinkin' months each ski season. Yeah, we have acreage back here, but I rather own that between Malibu and Point Mugu and drive up to Big Bear for snow these days. By the way, I agree with NC being beautiful too... except at Parris Island, SC!

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0016.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0093-1.jpg

Steve T
03-08-2008, 11:18 AM
Sals54--

You have a loud AMEN from me...got to drive my "new" Lark all of one and a half days last year before tucking the car into bed for what looks like it will be a five-month-long winter here. It's interesting: as a kid I loved winter, couldn't get enough of snow; as time went on my love turned to tolerance, then mild dislike, then a more acute dislike...finally, at age 42, I unreservedly, unapologetically hate winter, and see it as wearing out its welcome by Boxing Day!

Bob--

You have some good points there; not enough to "disentrench" my loathing of winter, but that's just me.;) I love northwestern New York: every year I trundle down Route 63 to Geneseo for the airshow there, and many of the scenes en route suggest time has stood still. And, Canuck though I am, I so enjoy seeing all those "Old Glorys" on all those yard flagstaffs and verandas...those folks do indeed have plenty to be proud of.

Think I oughta become a snowbird, commuting to Florida or someplace in my Lark each November??:D

C'mon spring...

S.

Steve T
03-08-2008, 11:18 AM
Sals54--

You have a loud AMEN from me...got to drive my "new" Lark all of one and a half days last year before tucking the car into bed for what looks like it will be a five-month-long winter here. It's interesting: as a kid I loved winter, couldn't get enough of snow; as time went on my love turned to tolerance, then mild dislike, then a more acute dislike...finally, at age 42, I unreservedly, unapologetically hate winter, and see it as wearing out its welcome by Boxing Day!

Bob--

You have some good points there; not enough to "disentrench" my loathing of winter, but that's just me.;) I love northwestern New York: every year I trundle down Route 63 to Geneseo for the airshow there, and many of the scenes en route suggest time has stood still. And, Canuck though I am, I so enjoy seeing all those "Old Glorys" on all those yard flagstaffs and verandas...those folks do indeed have plenty to be proud of.

Think I oughta become a snowbird, commuting to Florida or someplace in my Lark each November??:D

C'mon spring...

S.

Roscomacaw
03-08-2008, 12:37 PM
I grew up with snow and winter in So. Michigan. I didn't know any better other'n seeing movies on sunday TV that showed tropical climes.
I had fun with sleds 'n saucers and frozen ponds, but I no longer yearn to even view the "beauty" of a snow-covered scene anymore.[|)]
The last time I spent an Xmas holiday "back home", it stayed below zero for the 10 days we were there. Call it fun if you like, but when we finally stepped off the plane in Long beach - to 70-something temps, I knew my days in cold country were over.

Our world is almost like Sals (we're only 250 miles apart) and I can only see us moving (and it may well happen once the wife retires) if we move someplace equal or warmer.[^]

Edit: BTW, by 9AM today, I had to come in and shed my light jacket. By noon, I'll want a short-sleeve shirt![8D]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

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

Roscomacaw
03-08-2008, 12:37 PM
I grew up with snow and winter in So. Michigan. I didn't know any better other'n seeing movies on sunday TV that showed tropical climes.
I had fun with sleds 'n saucers and frozen ponds, but I no longer yearn to even view the "beauty" of a snow-covered scene anymore.[|)]
The last time I spent an Xmas holiday "back home", it stayed below zero for the 10 days we were there. Call it fun if you like, but when we finally stepped off the plane in Long beach - to 70-something temps, I knew my days in cold country were over.

Our world is almost like Sals (we're only 250 miles apart) and I can only see us moving (and it may well happen once the wife retires) if we move someplace equal or warmer.[^]

Edit: BTW, by 9AM today, I had to come in and shed my light jacket. By noon, I'll want a short-sleeve shirt![8D]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

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

jnewkirk77
03-08-2008, 01:05 PM
Well, we got anywhere from 8 to 10 inches of the white stuff from yesterday into this morning, so my day thus far has consisted of:

1. Playing in the snow with the kids.
2. Shoveling out the van.
3. Driving the van out to the main road to check it out. (It's fairly good.)
4. Shoveling again to get the van back in the driveway.
5. Helping the neighbor shovel out her driveway.
6. Shoveling out the truck. I got the rest of the driveway, so I figured, why not?
7. Shoveling around the mailbox.

I'm just about warmed up now, so it's probably time to repeat #1 on the list with the kids!

We don't get much snow like this here in Kentucky (the last time we had anything comparable to this was Christmas 2004), so while it's got its annoying points, it's been kind of enjoyable, even though all the shoveling is hard for me. Tip for those with bad backs: Get a plastic shovel. Snow just doesn't stick to 'em. Mine worked GREAT!

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

jnewkirk77
03-08-2008, 01:05 PM
Well, we got anywhere from 8 to 10 inches of the white stuff from yesterday into this morning, so my day thus far has consisted of:

1. Playing in the snow with the kids.
2. Shoveling out the van.
3. Driving the van out to the main road to check it out. (It's fairly good.)
4. Shoveling again to get the van back in the driveway.
5. Helping the neighbor shovel out her driveway.
6. Shoveling out the truck. I got the rest of the driveway, so I figured, why not?
7. Shoveling around the mailbox.

I'm just about warmed up now, so it's probably time to repeat #1 on the list with the kids!

We don't get much snow like this here in Kentucky (the last time we had anything comparable to this was Christmas 2004), so while it's got its annoying points, it's been kind of enjoyable, even though all the shoveling is hard for me. Tip for those with bad backs: Get a plastic shovel. Snow just doesn't stick to 'em. Mine worked GREAT!

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

rodnutrandy
03-08-2008, 01:42 PM
I live in Sw Ohio( a ways north of Jacob),have all my life. we are in the middle of worst snow we have had all winter. it's mid 20s with high winds and about 13 inches of snow on the ground. Can't say I like it, but it is pretty out and I can get out and go if I want. It has stopped work on my M project, I won't pay almost $4 a gallon for kerosene to heat my workspace. One thing about a rough winter is it makes you appreciate the nice summer. Me being in 6 1/2 acres of woods ,I get to see a big change in scenery as the trees come out( also get to get all the leaves up in fall )And not like Jacob (a Shovel), I took my 8N ford tractor and blade and cleaned out driveway.

Randy Wilkin
1946 M5 Streetrod
Hillsboro,Ohio 45133

rodnutrandy
03-08-2008, 01:42 PM
I live in Sw Ohio( a ways north of Jacob),have all my life. we are in the middle of worst snow we have had all winter. it's mid 20s with high winds and about 13 inches of snow on the ground. Can't say I like it, but it is pretty out and I can get out and go if I want. It has stopped work on my M project, I won't pay almost $4 a gallon for kerosene to heat my workspace. One thing about a rough winter is it makes you appreciate the nice summer. Me being in 6 1/2 acres of woods ,I get to see a big change in scenery as the trees come out( also get to get all the leaves up in fall )And not like Jacob (a Shovel), I took my 8N ford tractor and blade and cleaned out driveway.

Randy Wilkin
1946 M5 Streetrod
Hillsboro,Ohio 45133

bob40
03-08-2008, 02:24 PM
One "advantage" of living in the winter states is that when the snow and cold hits the cars are put away but not forgotten.Winter is when project cars get worked on and driver cars get improvements and general look overs so the summer can be spent driving them.

bob40
03-08-2008, 02:24 PM
One "advantage" of living in the winter states is that when the snow and cold hits the cars are put away but not forgotten.Winter is when project cars get worked on and driver cars get improvements and general look overs so the summer can be spent driving them.

tstclr
03-08-2008, 03:16 PM
It hasn't stopped snowing since last night here. I've shoveled three times and will have to go out in about an hour. It's really coming down. Running out of places to put it!
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c351/tstclr/HPIM0451.jpg
I guess we won't have a bbq on the deck today:
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c351/tstclr/HPIM0448.jpg
The garage seems tooooo far away when the weather is like this!
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c351/tstclr/HPIM0449.jpg
Todd

tstclr
03-08-2008, 03:16 PM
It hasn't stopped snowing since last night here. I've shoveled three times and will have to go out in about an hour. It's really coming down. Running out of places to put it!
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c351/tstclr/HPIM0451.jpg
I guess we won't have a bbq on the deck today:
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c351/tstclr/HPIM0448.jpg
The garage seems tooooo far away when the weather is like this!
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c351/tstclr/HPIM0449.jpg
Todd

Bill Pressler
03-08-2008, 04:02 PM
That photo of the snow on your deck table is a carbon copy of what our table on our deck looks like now. I'll go out in a minute to shovel our inclined-driveway again (wife and daughter did it this morning already while I and our other daughter had eye appointments).

I don't remember snow like this since the snow of '78. Anybody from NE OH or western PA remember that?

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1

Bill Pressler
03-08-2008, 04:02 PM
That photo of the snow on your deck table is a carbon copy of what our table on our deck looks like now. I'll go out in a minute to shovel our inclined-driveway again (wife and daughter did it this morning already while I and our other daughter had eye appointments).

I don't remember snow like this since the snow of '78. Anybody from NE OH or western PA remember that?

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1

55s
03-08-2008, 04:17 PM
I'm afraid I'll have to agree with you. We have had much more snow than we have had in the past 20 years and we are getting more. It is cold, snowy and miserable outside.

Its been snowing for almosat one day straight, and I understand we will have even more when it stops tonight. I'm hoping my good neighbour will fire up his big tractor soon. The car barn doors still have several feet of snow in front of them.

Got any room in Cal for Stude Nuts?

Paul R

55s
03-08-2008, 04:17 PM
I'm afraid I'll have to agree with you. We have had much more snow than we have had in the past 20 years and we are getting more. It is cold, snowy and miserable outside.

Its been snowing for almosat one day straight, and I understand we will have even more when it stops tonight. I'm hoping my good neighbour will fire up his big tractor soon. The car barn doors still have several feet of snow in front of them.

Got any room in Cal for Stude Nuts?

Paul R

Flashback
03-08-2008, 04:48 PM
Here in central Alabama, we don't have much snow to deal with. But, believe it or not it snowed here this morning. We all have pros and cons to our locations, just as with our choise of vehicles. I drove a non-A/C 47 M-5 for 12 years, not because I had to, but because I chose to. Same way by Alabama!!

Tex in Alabama
53-C Coupa

Tex E. Grier

Flashback
03-08-2008, 04:48 PM
Here in central Alabama, we don't have much snow to deal with. But, believe it or not it snowed here this morning. We all have pros and cons to our locations, just as with our choise of vehicles. I drove a non-A/C 47 M-5 for 12 years, not because I had to, but because I chose to. Same way by Alabama!!

Tex in Alabama
53-C Coupa

Tex E. Grier

steve_smith54
03-08-2008, 05:20 PM
I don't hate the snow per se. I hate the [expletive deleted] salt they put on the roads which destroy both your car and the roads. When I become dictator of the world, salt on the roads will be banned. (In my dreams anyway)

steve_smith54
03-08-2008, 05:20 PM
I don't hate the snow per se. I hate the [expletive deleted] salt they put on the roads which destroy both your car and the roads. When I become dictator of the world, salt on the roads will be banned. (In my dreams anyway)

Steve T
03-08-2008, 05:55 PM
I'm parked in front of this PC for the duration...haven't gone outside even once today and have no intention of so doing...only reason would be to shovel, and with ton after ton of @$%* sky dandruff bucketing down hour after hour, there's no point. Will dig out Dino the Neon and shovel the sidewalk tomorrow morning when we (ostensibly) get a brief break from the frozen precip.

BTW, I love how this thread, having gone over the top popularity-wise, now has a toasty little fire blazing in the icon box by the topic line! How suitable.:D

This crud ain't over, either, by a long shot. Was recently viewing a 14-day forecast for southern Ontario. Parts of next week sound almost tolerable, but then we're supposed to get clouted again next Fri/Sat. And after that, the piece-de-resistance: Monday 17th through Friday 21st, snow...five days straight. Gaaack...[xx(]

S. (who is now waiting for Aslan to come and slay the White Witch!)

Steve T
03-08-2008, 05:55 PM
I'm parked in front of this PC for the duration...haven't gone outside even once today and have no intention of so doing...only reason would be to shovel, and with ton after ton of @$%* sky dandruff bucketing down hour after hour, there's no point. Will dig out Dino the Neon and shovel the sidewalk tomorrow morning when we (ostensibly) get a brief break from the frozen precip.

BTW, I love how this thread, having gone over the top popularity-wise, now has a toasty little fire blazing in the icon box by the topic line! How suitable.:D

This crud ain't over, either, by a long shot. Was recently viewing a 14-day forecast for southern Ontario. Parts of next week sound almost tolerable, but then we're supposed to get clouted again next Fri/Sat. And after that, the piece-de-resistance: Monday 17th through Friday 21st, snow...five days straight. Gaaack...[xx(]

S. (who is now waiting for Aslan to come and slay the White Witch!)

53k
03-08-2008, 06:32 PM
We haven't had a good snow in several years. Unlike some years when my snow blower was in the barn behind one or more Studebakers, I have had it on the Gravely, chains on, pointed out toward the driveway since November and haven't used it yet:(.
Best snow we had was a 36-incher in '83. I broke out my one-ton 4WD Stude when it was 18 inches deep and started up the road. It stalled on me and I figured it was out of gas. So, I trudged through the snow 1/4, grabbed a five-gallon can and trudged back. Poured in the gas and still no go. I opened the hood and the engine compartment was packed full of snow- couldn't even see the engine. That big old front axle was plowing the snow right up around the engine. I scraped away enough to get to the distributor (245 cid six), dried it, started it and backed the 1/4 mile back home and put it in the garage. We didn't get out for three or four days- too deep for the regular plows. They finally opened one lane with a crawler tractor and a "V" blade. My two sons and I shoveled about 150 feet of driveway to get to the road. That's the winter I bought the snow blower:D.


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)

53k
03-08-2008, 06:32 PM
We haven't had a good snow in several years. Unlike some years when my snow blower was in the barn behind one or more Studebakers, I have had it on the Gravely, chains on, pointed out toward the driveway since November and haven't used it yet:(.
Best snow we had was a 36-incher in '83. I broke out my one-ton 4WD Stude when it was 18 inches deep and started up the road. It stalled on me and I figured it was out of gas. So, I trudged through the snow 1/4, grabbed a five-gallon can and trudged back. Poured in the gas and still no go. I opened the hood and the engine compartment was packed full of snow- couldn't even see the engine. That big old front axle was plowing the snow right up around the engine. I scraped away enough to get to the distributor (245 cid six), dried it, started it and backed the 1/4 mile back home and put it in the garage. We didn't get out for three or four days- too deep for the regular plows. They finally opened one lane with a crawler tractor and a "V" blade. My two sons and I shoveled about 150 feet of driveway to get to the road. That's the winter I bought the snow blower:D.


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine
1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)

barnlark
03-08-2008, 06:45 PM
quote:Originally posted by Bill Pressler

That photo of the snow on your deck table is a carbon copy of what our table on our deck looks like now. I'll go out in a minute to shovel our inclined-driveway again (wife and daughter did it this morning already while I and our other daughter had eye appointments).

I don't remember snow like this since the snow of '78. Anybody from NE OH or western PA remember that?

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1


Bill, I'm one county north, deep in the snow belt and it's that bad, I'm sure.. WEWS just said '78 was much worse because of the high winds, but tell that to everyone buried in the drifts right now. Stay warm, I'll have to get my daughters out shoveling, too! Dave

barnlark
03-08-2008, 06:45 PM
quote:Originally posted by Bill Pressler

That photo of the snow on your deck table is a carbon copy of what our table on our deck looks like now. I'll go out in a minute to shovel our inclined-driveway again (wife and daughter did it this morning already while I and our other daughter had eye appointments).

I don't remember snow like this since the snow of '78. Anybody from NE OH or western PA remember that?

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1


Bill, I'm one county north, deep in the snow belt and it's that bad, I'm sure.. WEWS just said '78 was much worse because of the high winds, but tell that to everyone buried in the drifts right now. Stay warm, I'll have to get my daughters out shoveling, too! Dave

BobPalma
03-08-2008, 07:22 PM
quote:Originally posted by Bill Pressler
I don't remember snow like this since the snow of '78. Anybody from NE OH or western PA remember that?

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1




:) Bill: You don't have to be from NE OH or Western PA to remember "The Blizzard of '78." Everything was at such a standstill here in central Indiana that the paper did a front-page recap of the event on the 20th Anniversary of it, at the end of January.

One of the horror stories recalled was by one of the Kruse Brothers of Auburn IN, noted Collector-Car Auctioneers. One Kruse brother, his wife, and another couple had a flight cancelled at Indianapolis Int'l Airport that would have taken them to Dallas. Against good judgement, they rented the last available car from a rental agency near the airport and attempted to drive from Indianapolis northeast to Auburn along I-69 in the blizzard.

They realized too late they never should have left Indianapolis. They skidded off I-69 into a ditch and were promptly covered with snow; the whole car! They spent two days(!) covered in the ditch, improvising to stay alive. Finally, on Day 3, someone noticed the car's antenna sticking out of the snow with a handkerchief attached to it, and brought in some front-loaders and scooped them out.

A little frostbite, but they were OK. It was quite a story, and used up about a third of one newspaper page recalling it. Whew! [:0] BP

BobPalma
03-08-2008, 07:22 PM
quote:Originally posted by Bill Pressler
I don't remember snow like this since the snow of '78. Anybody from NE OH or western PA remember that?

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1




:) Bill: You don't have to be from NE OH or Western PA to remember "The Blizzard of '78." Everything was at such a standstill here in central Indiana that the paper did a front-page recap of the event on the 20th Anniversary of it, at the end of January.

One of the horror stories recalled was by one of the Kruse Brothers of Auburn IN, noted Collector-Car Auctioneers. One Kruse brother, his wife, and another couple had a flight cancelled at Indianapolis Int'l Airport that would have taken them to Dallas. Against good judgement, they rented the last available car from a rental agency near the airport and attempted to drive from Indianapolis northeast to Auburn along I-69 in the blizzard.

They realized too late they never should have left Indianapolis. They skidded off I-69 into a ditch and were promptly covered with snow; the whole car! They spent two days(!) covered in the ditch, improvising to stay alive. Finally, on Day 3, someone noticed the car's antenna sticking out of the snow with a handkerchief attached to it, and brought in some front-loaders and scooped them out.

A little frostbite, but they were OK. It was quite a story, and used up about a third of one newspaper page recalling it. Whew! [:0] BP

tstclr
03-08-2008, 07:31 PM
We've had at least another 6 inches since I took the deck photo. Going out in a while for the 5th time to shovel the driveway!
Todd

tstclr
03-08-2008, 07:31 PM
We've had at least another 6 inches since I took the deck photo. Going out in a while for the 5th time to shovel the driveway!
Todd

rodnutrandy
03-08-2008, 11:01 PM
I need to correct our amount. officially we got 11 inches of snow,but 60 miles north in Columbus ,Ohio they received over 20 inches (a record for 24 hour period for them). A few years back we had a ice storm right before Christmas,that was worse. I get off work at 2:45 am and had to go around trees ,around downed lines,power transformers were going off like fireworks, and when I got home ,we had no electric (for 7 days) and it sounded like shotguns going off everywhere, it was branches breaking off trees. The good part is ice doesn't do much now,all the weak limbs went down, but I still have to be careful, dead broken limbs in high trees still haven't came down.

Randy Wilkin
1946 M5 Streetrod
Hillsboro,Ohio 45133

rodnutrandy
03-08-2008, 11:01 PM
I need to correct our amount. officially we got 11 inches of snow,but 60 miles north in Columbus ,Ohio they received over 20 inches (a record for 24 hour period for them). A few years back we had a ice storm right before Christmas,that was worse. I get off work at 2:45 am and had to go around trees ,around downed lines,power transformers were going off like fireworks, and when I got home ,we had no electric (for 7 days) and it sounded like shotguns going off everywhere, it was branches breaking off trees. The good part is ice doesn't do much now,all the weak limbs went down, but I still have to be careful, dead broken limbs in high trees still haven't came down.

Randy Wilkin
1946 M5 Streetrod
Hillsboro,Ohio 45133

62champ
03-09-2008, 12:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by rodnutrandy

I won't pay almost $4 a gallon for kerosene to heat my workspace.

Randy Wilkin

ALMOST $4.00 a gallon - Kero was $4.22 a gallon with my oil supplier and that was three weeks ago. I would be scared to call them now because most places around here have diesel from $3.95 to $4.19 a gallon.

It seems that eastern PA has been between everywhere that has gotten socked by the white stuff this winter. We had about 12 inches less snow than normal for the year. Heard about someplace in NH that as of a week back, had five times the amount of snow they had last year - and were running so short of salt they were only doing the biggest intersections...

By the looks of things, spring is just around the corner. Then again, the Blizzard of 1888 occured in mid-March - so who knows.

<div align="left">1960 Lark VI</div id="left"> <div align="right">1962 7E7-122</div id="right">
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[img=right]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/DSC02237.jpg[/img=right]

62champ
03-09-2008, 12:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by rodnutrandy

I won't pay almost $4 a gallon for kerosene to heat my workspace.

Randy Wilkin

ALMOST $4.00 a gallon - Kero was $4.22 a gallon with my oil supplier and that was three weeks ago. I would be scared to call them now because most places around here have diesel from $3.95 to $4.19 a gallon.

It seems that eastern PA has been between everywhere that has gotten socked by the white stuff this winter. We had about 12 inches less snow than normal for the year. Heard about someplace in NH that as of a week back, had five times the amount of snow they had last year - and were running so short of salt they were only doing the biggest intersections...

By the looks of things, spring is just around the corner. Then again, the Blizzard of 1888 occured in mid-March - so who knows.

<div align="left">1960 Lark VI</div id="left"> <div align="right">1962 7E7-122</div id="right">
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[img=right]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/DSC02237.jpg[/img=right]

Bill Pressler
03-09-2008, 07:09 PM
Man, what a story!!

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1


quote:Originally posted by BobPalma


quote:Originally posted by Bill Pressler
I don't remember snow like this since the snow of '78. Anybody from NE OH or western PA remember that?

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1




:) Bill: You don't have to be from NE OH or Western PA to remember "The Blizzard of '78." Everything was at such a standstill here in central Indiana that the paper did a front-page recap of the event on the 20th Anniversary of it, at the end of January.

One of the horror stories recalled was by one of the Kruse Brothers of Auburn IN, noted Collector-Car Auctioneers. One Kruse brother, his wife, and another couple had a flight cancelled at Indianapolis Int'l Airport that would have taken them to Dallas. Against good judgement, they rented the last available car from a rental agency near the airport and attempted to drive from Indianapolis northeast to Auburn along I-69 in the blizzard.

They realized too late they never should have left Indianapolis. They skidded off I-69 into a ditch and were promptly covered with snow; the whole car! They spent two days(!) covered in the ditch, improvising to stay alive. Finally, on Day 3, someone noticed the car's antenna sticking out of the snow with a handkerchief attached to it, and brought in some front-loaders and scooped them out.

A little frostbite, but they were OK. It was quite a story, and used up about a third of one newspaper page recalling it. Whew! [:0] BP

Bill Pressler
03-09-2008, 07:09 PM
Man, what a story!!

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1


quote:Originally posted by BobPalma


quote:Originally posted by Bill Pressler
I don't remember snow like this since the snow of '78. Anybody from NE OH or western PA remember that?

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1




:) Bill: You don't have to be from NE OH or Western PA to remember "The Blizzard of '78." Everything was at such a standstill here in central Indiana that the paper did a front-page recap of the event on the 20th Anniversary of it, at the end of January.

One of the horror stories recalled was by one of the Kruse Brothers of Auburn IN, noted Collector-Car Auctioneers. One Kruse brother, his wife, and another couple had a flight cancelled at Indianapolis Int'l Airport that would have taken them to Dallas. Against good judgement, they rented the last available car from a rental agency near the airport and attempted to drive from Indianapolis northeast to Auburn along I-69 in the blizzard.

They realized too late they never should have left Indianapolis. They skidded off I-69 into a ditch and were promptly covered with snow; the whole car! They spent two days(!) covered in the ditch, improvising to stay alive. Finally, on Day 3, someone noticed the car's antenna sticking out of the snow with a handkerchief attached to it, and brought in some front-loaders and scooped them out.

A little frostbite, but they were OK. It was quite a story, and used up about a third of one newspaper page recalling it. Whew! [:0] BP

Sonny
03-10-2008, 12:56 PM
quote:Originally posted by rodnutrandy

I need to correct our amount. officially we got 11 inches of snow,but 60 miles north in Columbus ,Ohio they received over 20 inches (a record for 24 hour period for them)..........

Randy Wilkin
1946 M5 Streetrod
Hillsboro,Ohio 45133

Then one of these ought to be right up a few Ohio alleys! [8D][:o)] EVERYbody, ANYwhere up north, ought to build or buy one of these beauties! I can just see it with an R2 Stude motor! It wouldn't take too many old Stude body parts to construct and it sure would make the nasty ol' winter a little easier to stomach! [^];) Winter sucks. [8] The best cure is South Carolina! [8D]

http://racingstudebakers.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/normal_sno_car_02.jpg

http://racingstudebakers.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/normal_sno_car_03.jpg

http://racingstudebakers.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/normal_sno_car_01.jpg

Sonny
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Sonny
03-10-2008, 12:56 PM
quote:Originally posted by rodnutrandy

I need to correct our amount. officially we got 11 inches of snow,but 60 miles north in Columbus ,Ohio they received over 20 inches (a record for 24 hour period for them)..........

Randy Wilkin
1946 M5 Streetrod
Hillsboro,Ohio 45133

Then one of these ought to be right up a few Ohio alleys! [8D][:o)] EVERYbody, ANYwhere up north, ought to build or buy one of these beauties! I can just see it with an R2 Stude motor! It wouldn't take too many old Stude body parts to construct and it sure would make the nasty ol' winter a little easier to stomach! [^];) Winter sucks. [8] The best cure is South Carolina! [8D]

http://racingstudebakers.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/normal_sno_car_02.jpg

http://racingstudebakers.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/normal_sno_car_03.jpg

http://racingstudebakers.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/normal_sno_car_01.jpg

Sonny
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