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bams50
03-08-2008, 10:01 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-CHAMPION-1954-STUDEBAKER-CHAMPION-LOWLEY-COUPE-RAT-ROD-PROJECT_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6466QQihZ017QQitemZ270218098263QQrdZ1QQsspage nameZWDVW

Seller wants to see it the Salts...probably because it is air dynamic...

Won't you bid and rectify it's lowleyness?

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!"

ClaymoreWW
03-08-2008, 10:08 PM
Haha, I can't believe people don't proof their ads. BTW, the wheels are worth more than the opening bid; no wonder they don't go with the car. They are '65 Mustang Styled Steel wheels. Back in the very early 89's, I traded 3 or 4 of them for a FE series T-bird 3-2bbl setup complete with air cleaner (but minus fuel rail). I was - and still am - happy with the trade.

--george

http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

ClaymoreWW
03-08-2008, 10:08 PM
Haha, I can't believe people don't proof their ads. BTW, the wheels are worth more than the opening bid; no wonder they don't go with the car. They are '65 Mustang Styled Steel wheels. Back in the very early 89's, I traded 3 or 4 of them for a FE series T-bird 3-2bbl setup complete with air cleaner (but minus fuel rail). I was - and still am - happy with the trade.

--george

http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

bams50
03-08-2008, 10:20 PM
I know... any dummy knows it's supposed to be LOWERY coupe!!

Another cringe-causer: The misuse of a/an: When the following word begins with a vowel it's ALWAYS "an", not "a"! Example: A car, AN apple...

There really is no excuse for not proof-reading a listing... this one was kind of funny in that they made all those errors while trying to sound tough on the terms[:o)]

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, 10:20 PM
I know... any dummy knows it's supposed to be LOWERY coupe!!

Another cringe-causer: The misuse of a/an: When the following word begins with a vowel it's ALWAYS "an", not "a"! Example: A car, AN apple...

There really is no excuse for not proof-reading a listing... this one was kind of funny in that they made all those errors while trying to sound tough on the terms[:o)]

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!"

Guido
03-08-2008, 10:25 PM
Not every ad can be PISTINE. [:o)]

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
03-08-2008, 10:25 PM
Not every ad can be PISTINE. [:o)]

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

StudeRich
03-08-2008, 11:10 PM
You really don't have to take it out to the salt! [:0]

It's already been well SALTED!![:0]:D:D

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
03-08-2008, 11:10 PM
You really don't have to take it out to the salt! [:0]

It's already been well SALTED!![:0]:D:D

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

PlainBrownR2
03-09-2008, 12:28 AM
I'm not a big proprietor of being the spelling or the grammar police, but this is too funny to pass up. That and its an "Oh c'mon" kinda ad, lol....

Let's see the man who designed the car also designed the coke bottle, S and Q Pennsy engines, the postage stamp and etcetera, so that would be the Lowely coke bottle, the Lowely S and Q Pennsy engines, and the Lowely postage stamp [:o)]......

That air dynamic(play on dynamic brakes) must be under the trunk which helps slow the car down on a hill. I really would have rather had it be aerodynamic than have an air dynamic myself.....

I don't know if I want to do business with a bussiness(I think thats bussy-ness). I'd rather do business with a business myself [:o)]......

I won't comment on the 4 cylinder, but I would love to know when they show Speed Week on Speed [?]

I don't try to pay too much attention to misspelled words, but when the topic starts looking like a bad version of the Ad-Libs activity I did when I was younger, and changes the meaning of the story, I just gotta reply, lol......


1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
[img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00003.jpg?t=1171152673[/img=left]
[img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00009.jpg?t=1171153019[/img=right]
[img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00002.jpg?t=1171153180[/img=left]
[img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00005.jpg?t=1171153370[/img=right]

PlainBrownR2
03-09-2008, 12:28 AM
I'm not a big proprietor of being the spelling or the grammar police, but this is too funny to pass up. That and its an "Oh c'mon" kinda ad, lol....

Let's see the man who designed the car also designed the coke bottle, S and Q Pennsy engines, the postage stamp and etcetera, so that would be the Lowely coke bottle, the Lowely S and Q Pennsy engines, and the Lowely postage stamp [:o)]......

That air dynamic(play on dynamic brakes) must be under the trunk which helps slow the car down on a hill. I really would have rather had it be aerodynamic than have an air dynamic myself.....

I don't know if I want to do business with a bussiness(I think thats bussy-ness). I'd rather do business with a business myself [:o)]......

I won't comment on the 4 cylinder, but I would love to know when they show Speed Week on Speed [?]

I don't try to pay too much attention to misspelled words, but when the topic starts looking like a bad version of the Ad-Libs activity I did when I was younger, and changes the meaning of the story, I just gotta reply, lol......


1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
[img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00003.jpg?t=1171152673[/img=left]
[img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00009.jpg?t=1171153019[/img=right]
[img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00002.jpg?t=1171153180[/img=left]
[img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00005.jpg?t=1171153370[/img=right]

bams50
03-09-2008, 06:00 AM
No, nobody's perfect. Being an excellent speller is just a quirk of nature. I'm one of those- won all the spelling bees in school, never need spell check, etc. And I've never been much for studying. When I was in school most teachers hated me because I was a poor student, and they'd just be salivating at test time thinking I'd learn the hard way, only to be dismayed when I aced the tests.

Contrast that with my high school senior son; straight A, high honor student, 128 IQ, but can not spell a lick! He's worked SO hard over the years, tutors and everything else, but nothing has helped. He's learned to compensate by keeping spell check closeby.

The point is: Bad spellers don't bother me; it's not a problem. But it does jump out at me when someone is being argumentative, or trying to sound tough or stern, as in this listing. I've taught my son to accept and recognize that spelling is a weak area for him, and the solution for it is to accept that and make constant use of that spellcheck!

All this seller had to do was copy and paste the finished text of his listing into spellcheck. Don't know why people who are trying to sell an item just can't be bothered to do this[|)]

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
03-09-2008, 06:00 AM
No, nobody's perfect. Being an excellent speller is just a quirk of nature. I'm one of those- won all the spelling bees in school, never need spell check, etc. And I've never been much for studying. When I was in school most teachers hated me because I was a poor student, and they'd just be salivating at test time thinking I'd learn the hard way, only to be dismayed when I aced the tests.

Contrast that with my high school senior son; straight A, high honor student, 128 IQ, but can not spell a lick! He's worked SO hard over the years, tutors and everything else, but nothing has helped. He's learned to compensate by keeping spell check closeby.

The point is: Bad spellers don't bother me; it's not a problem. But it does jump out at me when someone is being argumentative, or trying to sound tough or stern, as in this listing. I've taught my son to accept and recognize that spelling is a weak area for him, and the solution for it is to accept that and make constant use of that spellcheck!

All this seller had to do was copy and paste the finished text of his listing into spellcheck. Don't know why people who are trying to sell an item just can't be bothered to do this[|)]

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!"

gordr
03-09-2008, 08:10 AM
Wel, ef your a reely bad speler, you dont no that you made misteaks.

Seriously, that's true. But if a person makes it to adulthood, and goes into business, one would think they would be smart enough to recognize that they had a spelling handicap, and compensate by having another person proof-read their ad copy. Spell-check is good at catching typos, but it totally misses usage errors, like the third word of my opening line in this post.

When I see an eBay ad written that badly, I tend to think the seller really doesn't care a whole lot about what he's doing.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

gordr
03-09-2008, 08:10 AM
Wel, ef your a reely bad speler, you dont no that you made misteaks.

Seriously, that's true. But if a person makes it to adulthood, and goes into business, one would think they would be smart enough to recognize that they had a spelling handicap, and compensate by having another person proof-read their ad copy. Spell-check is good at catching typos, but it totally misses usage errors, like the third word of my opening line in this post.

When I see an eBay ad written that badly, I tend to think the seller really doesn't care a whole lot about what he's doing.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

8E45E
03-09-2008, 08:22 AM
quote:
I don't try to pay too much attention to misspelled words, but when the topic starts looking like a bad version of the Ad-Libs activity I did when I was younger, and changes the meaning of the story, I just gotta reply, lol......


That's why we have studegary in the SDC Forum.:D

Craig

8E45E
03-09-2008, 08:22 AM
quote:
I don't try to pay too much attention to misspelled words, but when the topic starts looking like a bad version of the Ad-Libs activity I did when I was younger, and changes the meaning of the story, I just gotta reply, lol......


That's why we have studegary in the SDC Forum.:D

Craig

vegas paul
03-09-2008, 09:06 AM
Bams50 said:

Another cringe-causer: The misuse of a/an: When the following word begins with a vowel it's ALWAYS "an", not "a"! Example: A car, AN apple...

So, if the eBay poster had gone to AN university, for at least A hour or two, he would have known this??? (Just joshing Bams, English is a goofy language, and even your rule has exceptions!)

Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/1462673_2_350.jpg?t=1180041622 http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude.jpg?t=1180041703

vegas paul
03-09-2008, 09:06 AM
Bams50 said:

Another cringe-causer: The misuse of a/an: When the following word begins with a vowel it's ALWAYS "an", not "a"! Example: A car, AN apple...

So, if the eBay poster had gone to AN university, for at least A hour or two, he would have known this??? (Just joshing Bams, English is a goofy language, and even your rule has exceptions!)

Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/1462673_2_350.jpg?t=1180041622 http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude.jpg?t=1180041703

Lark Parker
03-09-2008, 09:25 AM
From an eBay seller, I usually require a written essay. (These are graded and sent back with comments.)
Sometimes I will accept a GED certificate or perhaps a clear oral presentation.

That way I can tell the Studebaker is coming from a good line and is worthy to join my stable.





http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n4/larkparker/Miscellaneous/caryreduced.jpg Lark Parker
If at first you don't succeed -- you will get a lot of advice.

Lark Parker
03-09-2008, 09:25 AM
From an eBay seller, I usually require a written essay. (These are graded and sent back with comments.)
Sometimes I will accept a GED certificate or perhaps a clear oral presentation.

That way I can tell the Studebaker is coming from a good line and is worthy to join my stable.





http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n4/larkparker/Miscellaneous/caryreduced.jpg Lark Parker
If at first you don't succeed -- you will get a lot of advice.

8E45E
03-09-2008, 09:25 AM
quote:
(Just joshing Bams, English is a goofy language, and even your rule has exceptions!)


Indeed! Some words are spelled different for simplicity or space limitations, and don't usually have a set law on its use. One time, I spelled the word 'through' as 'thru' on a paper in school. When the teacher asked where I learned to spell it that way, I told her it was on a road sign near the school. Naturally, I got the typical woman teacher lecture with some wrath in her voice without any explanation as to why the city's road sign department chose to spell it 'thru' instead of 'through'. I just hope she never owned a '58 non-C/K and went to turn on the 'LITES'!

Craig

8E45E
03-09-2008, 09:25 AM
quote:
(Just joshing Bams, English is a goofy language, and even your rule has exceptions!)


Indeed! Some words are spelled different for simplicity or space limitations, and don't usually have a set law on its use. One time, I spelled the word 'through' as 'thru' on a paper in school. When the teacher asked where I learned to spell it that way, I told her it was on a road sign near the school. Naturally, I got the typical woman teacher lecture with some wrath in her voice without any explanation as to why the city's road sign department chose to spell it 'thru' instead of 'through'. I just hope she never owned a '58 non-C/K and went to turn on the 'LITES'!

Craig

Dick Steinkamp
03-09-2008, 09:31 AM
I LOVE this picture...

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/054_coupe006.jpg


Just goes to show these cars are BEAUTIFUL even with the "patina"

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

Dick Steinkamp
03-09-2008, 09:31 AM
I LOVE this picture...

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/054_coupe006.jpg


Just goes to show these cars are BEAUTIFUL even with the "patina"

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

stude53
03-09-2008, 09:39 AM
Just for BAMS... I know you must have done it for humor, but the Gentleman standing beside my sig line is Raymond Loewy.

http://www.raymondloewy.com/

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

stude53
03-09-2008, 09:39 AM
Just for BAMS... I know you must have done it for humor, but the Gentleman standing beside my sig line is Raymond Loewy.

http://www.raymondloewy.com/

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

buddymander
03-09-2008, 09:56 AM
Man, that thing is peppered with salt...Looks like it caught on fire and they tried to put it out with an ice pick...But seriously folks, spelling is communication. They must want your money without actually communicating with the buyer.. I get bored fairly fast treading through sentences filled with misspelled words. I take it to mean that the writer has a very small amount of respect for my time. Also, I get the idea that dealing with the person would involve an unacceptable amount of miscommunication.

buddymander
03-09-2008, 09:56 AM
Man, that thing is peppered with salt...Looks like it caught on fire and they tried to put it out with an ice pick...But seriously folks, spelling is communication. They must want your money without actually communicating with the buyer.. I get bored fairly fast treading through sentences filled with misspelled words. I take it to mean that the writer has a very small amount of respect for my time. Also, I get the idea that dealing with the person would involve an unacceptable amount of miscommunication.

Dick Steinkamp
03-09-2008, 10:00 AM
quote:Originally posted by Lark Parker

From an eBay seller, I usually require a written essay.


I've been using the "pop quiz" approach. When I required essays, I found many cheated and had outside help and/or used reference materials. I now just call the seller and ask them a standard list of 25 questions on spelling, word usage, sentence structure, grammar, and Studebaker Corporation history. The cars I have purchased with this method haven't been very good, but the comfort of knowing the prior owner was properly educated more than makes up for that.

[:o)]

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

Dick Steinkamp
03-09-2008, 10:00 AM
quote:Originally posted by Lark Parker

From an eBay seller, I usually require a written essay.


I've been using the "pop quiz" approach. When I required essays, I found many cheated and had outside help and/or used reference materials. I now just call the seller and ask them a standard list of 25 questions on spelling, word usage, sentence structure, grammar, and Studebaker Corporation history. The cars I have purchased with this method haven't been very good, but the comfort of knowing the prior owner was properly educated more than makes up for that.

[:o)]

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

mbstude
03-09-2008, 10:18 AM
It's not that bad of a car...

We dragged in a free one a while back. It was slightly rustier though. :)

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/054_coupe006.jpg

Check out that '56J steering wheel. [8D]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/054_coupe007.jpg

It's got a 259 in place of the 6.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/054_coupe013.jpg

I recently removed the driver side quarter panel, to be used on the GT Hawk. (That was the only usable sheet metal part on the car, and it needed work.) When I started taking it loose, the rocker panel and door sill just fell off. [:I] But we have rustier ones here... [xx(]

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

mbstude
03-09-2008, 10:18 AM
It's not that bad of a car...

We dragged in a free one a while back. It was slightly rustier though. :)

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/054_coupe006.jpg

Check out that '56J steering wheel. [8D]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/054_coupe007.jpg

It's got a 259 in place of the 6.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/054_coupe013.jpg

I recently removed the driver side quarter panel, to be used on the GT Hawk. (That was the only usable sheet metal part on the car, and it needed work.) When I started taking it loose, the rocker panel and door sill just fell off. [:I] But we have rustier ones here... [xx(]

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

Lark Parker
03-09-2008, 12:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp


quote:Originally posted by Lark Parker

From an eBay seller, I usually require a written essay.


I've been using the "pop quiz" approach. When I required essays, I found many cheated and had outside help and/or used reference materials. I now just call the seller and ask them a standard list of 25 questions on spelling, word usage, sentence structure, grammar, and Studebaker Corporation history. The cars I have purchased with this method haven't been very good, but the comfort of knowing the prior owner was properly educated more than makes up for that.

[:o)]

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



Excellent thoughts, Mr. Steinkamp. (Please excuse the sentence fragment.)
Your way appears to be an improvement on mine.
I particularly like the idea of exploring the seller's knowledge of the Studebaker Corporation history.
If you don't mind, I'd like to adopt a few of your ideas into my approach.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n4/larkparker/Miscellaneous/caryreduced.jpg Lark Parker
If at first you don't succeed -- you will get a lot of advice.

Lark Parker
03-09-2008, 12:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp


quote:Originally posted by Lark Parker

From an eBay seller, I usually require a written essay.


I've been using the "pop quiz" approach. When I required essays, I found many cheated and had outside help and/or used reference materials. I now just call the seller and ask them a standard list of 25 questions on spelling, word usage, sentence structure, grammar, and Studebaker Corporation history. The cars I have purchased with this method haven't been very good, but the comfort of knowing the prior owner was properly educated more than makes up for that.

[:o)]

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



Excellent thoughts, Mr. Steinkamp. (Please excuse the sentence fragment.)
Your way appears to be an improvement on mine.
I particularly like the idea of exploring the seller's knowledge of the Studebaker Corporation history.
If you don't mind, I'd like to adopt a few of your ideas into my approach.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n4/larkparker/Miscellaneous/caryreduced.jpg Lark Parker
If at first you don't succeed -- you will get a lot of advice.

53k
03-09-2008, 12:35 PM
Didn't anyone else notice that it is missing two cylinders: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
03-09-2008, 12:35 PM
Didn't anyone else notice that it is missing two cylinders: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)

Dick Steinkamp
03-09-2008, 01:56 PM
quote:Originally posted by Lark Parker

If you don't mind, I'd like to adopt a few of your ideas into my approach.



I don't mind, Lark, but don't expect to obtain any pistine vehicles with my method. Generally you get too tied up scoring the answers to the 25 questions to actually evaluate the cars for sale. But, first things first of course.


[:o)]

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

Dick Steinkamp
03-09-2008, 01:56 PM
quote:Originally posted by Lark Parker

If you don't mind, I'd like to adopt a few of your ideas into my approach.



I don't mind, Lark, but don't expect to obtain any pistine vehicles with my method. Generally you get too tied up scoring the answers to the 25 questions to actually evaluate the cars for sale. But, first things first of course.


[:o)]

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

61hawk
03-09-2008, 02:04 PM
Aoccdrnig to rseerach at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,
the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a
total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey
lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

PS: Hwo'd yuo lkie to run tihs by yuor sepll ckehcer?

61hawk
03-09-2008, 02:04 PM
Aoccdrnig to rseerach at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,
the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a
total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey
lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

PS: Hwo'd yuo lkie to run tihs by yuor sepll ckehcer?

Blue 15G
03-09-2008, 02:12 PM
I've driven worse. ;)

Blue 15G
03-09-2008, 02:12 PM
I've driven worse. ;)

Roscomacaw
03-09-2008, 02:15 PM
Lowely, Lowrey, Lowboy.... "Will the REAL Studebaker please stand up!"[:o)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

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

Roscomacaw
03-09-2008, 02:15 PM
Lowely, Lowrey, Lowboy.... "Will the REAL Studebaker please stand up!"[:o)]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

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

62champ
03-09-2008, 02:28 PM
I think the radiator hose is rust free - at least away from the clamps.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/054_coupe013.jpg

And they need to feed the rodents around that place - looks like they chewed into the valve cover...

<div align="left">1960 Lark VI</div id="left"> <div align="right">1962 7E7-122</div id="right">
[img=left]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/8b0ac4c6.jpg[/img=left]
[img=right]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/DSC02237.jpg[/img=right]

62champ
03-09-2008, 02:28 PM
I think the radiator hose is rust free - at least away from the clamps.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/054_coupe013.jpg

And they need to feed the rodents around that place - looks like they chewed into the valve cover...

<div align="left">1960 Lark VI</div id="left"> <div align="right">1962 7E7-122</div id="right">
[img=left]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/8b0ac4c6.jpg[/img=left]
[img=right]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/DSC02237.jpg[/img=right]