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studeclunker
05-05-2008, 11:58 PM
Kent sent a treasure box up with Dick some time ago and I got over to Fred's last week to get it, finally. I installed the speedo cable in Bess and the speedo now works for the first time in, probably, several decades.:D Now I can tell why people are flashing those very interesting hand signals!;)

I got my first birthday gift is quite a few years ago yesterday.:D George, my roomate/landlord, gave me a service trailer. Kinda like a rolling toolbox. It's used and old, but really cool. Should look great behind Bess.:D[8D] Now I don't have to carry my tools in the back of the old girl. She should appreciate that!:D I know I will.;) All I have to do is replace that sloppy waterpump and put in a temp gauge that gives me something I can understand. Might as well put in an oil pressure gauge as well.

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Mark57
05-06-2008, 01:31 AM
Ron - I know your joy!:) I had a '58 Transtar many years ago that had the speedo cable break shortly after I had bought it. It was a real pain in the a** trying to guess how fast I was driving and the many shades of grey and red primer on the truck did not function well as camouflage either! [}:)];)

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island </h5>
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bams50
05-06-2008, 06:20 AM
Good job, Ron! Now the only question is the accuracy. I often wonder if ANY cars below the 70s have accurate speedos[}:)] My 36K 65 Lincoln is inaccurate at different points, and that's another thing: These older speedos tend to be more or less accurate at different speeds, further adding to the fun[xx(]

If I want to be sure of accuracy, I take my GPS; but the problem os it looks SO out of place in the interior of a silly old 60 Lark[:o)]



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

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that happiness is a thing called Larking!"

studeclunker
05-11-2008, 04:12 PM
You think state-of-the-art looks archaic in a Lark? Try in a '50s wagon!;) Yeah, I get the idea that the speedo isn't accurate. Still its a good guesstimate.[:I][8)]

Here's what the trailer looks like on Bess:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/carandtrailer001-1.jpg

Note the wheelcovers:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/carandtrailer002.jpg

George says I'm sick (LOL).;):D

It's not perfect, but I really like it. May have to put brakes on it though. Even empty the trailer's a bit much for Bess' brakes.[:0][B)]

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