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JDP
11-03-2006, 08:10 AM
With a dozen or so Studebaker moving in and out of my garage every year, I think I've seen every jury rig ever thought up. I don't even blink at front mounted electric fuel pumps, or wiring taped up with masking tape. On occasion, I get one that really impresses me for it's level of "rigging". My new 52 Starliner was listed with the note " Need to pump brakes", so I had a new master cylinder waiting.

I got the car, swapped the master cylinder, no change even after a free play adjustment and bleed, so I pull the front drum and notice it's a 11 inch. It's not a 11 inch backing plate off a late car though, after some research, it looks like it's a truck backing plate with a car drum. I try to adjust the shoes with the two cams, but the shoes just kick the cam off the high spot when you hit the brakes. I then pull the rear drum and find a 9 inch off who know what.
I'm now installing late brakes off a Hawk to allow normal adjustment and balance the front and rear sizes.


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GTtim
11-03-2006, 08:12 AM
Was there an anchor and chain to throw out just in case that creative system failed? Or, were you just supposed to drag you foot?

Tim K.
'64 R2 GT Hawk

GTtim
11-03-2006, 08:12 AM
Was there an anchor and chain to throw out just in case that creative system failed? Or, were you just supposed to drag you foot?

Tim K.
'64 R2 GT Hawk

mbstude
11-03-2006, 08:16 AM
I've seen cars with logging chains and pieces of wood as motor mounts. [xx(]

A friend of mine bought a pretty Rose Mist GT Hawk a while back that had a fish hook as part of the carburator linkage. [:0]

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mbstude
11-03-2006, 08:16 AM
I've seen cars with logging chains and pieces of wood as motor mounts. [xx(]

A friend of mine bought a pretty Rose Mist GT Hawk a while back that had a fish hook as part of the carburator linkage. [:0]

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Transtar56
11-03-2006, 09:24 AM
I know a young fella that was driving his old clunker around with a plastic gas jug under the hood because his tank was shot. He did bother to stuff a rag in the spout around the hose,but thats about it.
I meant him coming towards me on the road one morning when he hit a bump and his engine compartment exploded in flames.
I stopped my bike and we all stood watching for a few minutes as no one had a cell phone or a fire extinguisher and it was way to hot to open the hood.
When a front tire exploded everyone stepped back furthur. The thing left a nasty black spot on the pavement when they hauled the carcass away(G)

Transtar56
11-03-2006, 09:24 AM
I know a young fella that was driving his old clunker around with a plastic gas jug under the hood because his tank was shot. He did bother to stuff a rag in the spout around the hose,but thats about it.
I meant him coming towards me on the road one morning when he hit a bump and his engine compartment exploded in flames.
I stopped my bike and we all stood watching for a few minutes as no one had a cell phone or a fire extinguisher and it was way to hot to open the hood.
When a front tire exploded everyone stepped back furthur. The thing left a nasty black spot on the pavement when they hauled the carcass away(G)

showbizkid
11-03-2006, 09:28 AM
When I bought my LeMans 20 years ago, it had a girl's hair bungee where the brake return spring should have been [V]


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showbizkid
11-03-2006, 09:28 AM
When I bought my LeMans 20 years ago, it had a girl's hair bungee where the brake return spring should have been [V]


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JDP
11-03-2006, 10:41 AM
The brakes worked, it was just a two step operation, one push to the floor, hit it again and you had good brakes.:)

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64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
59 3E Truck
56 truck
55 Starlight
53 Starlight
52 Starlight
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
11-03-2006, 10:41 AM
The brakes worked, it was just a two step operation, one push to the floor, hit it again and you had good brakes.:)

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Arnold Md.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
59 3E Truck
56 truck
55 Starlight
53 Starlight
52 Starlight
52 Starliner
51 Commander

John Kirchhoff
11-03-2006, 09:09 PM
My buddy in Chicago had an old Oldsmobile that was eaten up with rust from the calcium chloride they use for ice control on roads up there, the driver door was riveted shut and the passenger (Two door) door was held shut with a motorcycle bungee cord. When you went around a left turn the door would swing open and was a real incentive to wear the seat belt

John Kirchhoff
11-03-2006, 09:09 PM
My buddy in Chicago had an old Oldsmobile that was eaten up with rust from the calcium chloride they use for ice control on roads up there, the driver door was riveted shut and the passenger (Two door) door was held shut with a motorcycle bungee cord. When you went around a left turn the door would swing open and was a real incentive to wear the seat belt