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aussiestude
11-04-2006, 09:14 PM
hi there my name is mat and im from tasmania australia.i have just recently bought i 64 crusier v8.
im pretty new to the game,so is there any tips or tricks i may need to know.
also i am thinking of maybe upgrading the braking system.maybe disc brakes on the front.what other front ends fit easily without to much cut and shut.
there are not many studes down in tassie so parts are rare.
thanks mat.
feel free to email me on camaro-mjc@hotmail.com

mjcannan

showbizkid
11-04-2006, 10:52 PM
Hey Mat, welcome to the group! There are a ton of great, knowledgeable people here, so come often and ask lots of questions! (I know nothing myself, but the rest of these guys - they're golden :D )


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

showbizkid
11-04-2006, 10:52 PM
Hey Mat, welcome to the group! There are a ton of great, knowledgeable people here, so come often and ask lots of questions! (I know nothing myself, but the rest of these guys - they're golden :D )


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

65cruiser
11-05-2006, 07:51 AM
Mat,

Welcome to the group. Your Cruiser is a fine automobile, you will love it. I drive mine daily. The brakes are probably a worthwhile upgrade, but I'd question changing out the front end. The Studebaker front suspension is quite capable and makes for a good handling car.

Tips? Join the SDC...and when you open the trunk, don't let it fly open--those lids tend to crack around the hinge area.


quote:Originally posted by aussiestude

hi there my name is mat and im from tasmania australia.i have just recently bought i 64 crusier v8.
im pretty new to the game,so is there any tips or tricks i may need to know.
also i am thinking of maybe upgrading the braking system.maybe disc brakes on the front.what other front ends fit easily without to much cut and shut.
there are not many studes down in tassie so parts are rare.
thanks mat.
feel free to email me on camaro-mjc@hotmail.com

mjcannan


________________________
Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/smstude.jpg[B)]

65cruiser
11-05-2006, 07:51 AM
Mat,

Welcome to the group. Your Cruiser is a fine automobile, you will love it. I drive mine daily. The brakes are probably a worthwhile upgrade, but I'd question changing out the front end. The Studebaker front suspension is quite capable and makes for a good handling car.

Tips? Join the SDC...and when you open the trunk, don't let it fly open--those lids tend to crack around the hinge area.


quote:Originally posted by aussiestude

hi there my name is mat and im from tasmania australia.i have just recently bought i 64 crusier v8.
im pretty new to the game,so is there any tips or tricks i may need to know.
also i am thinking of maybe upgrading the braking system.maybe disc brakes on the front.what other front ends fit easily without to much cut and shut.
there are not many studes down in tassie so parts are rare.
thanks mat.
feel free to email me on camaro-mjc@hotmail.com

mjcannan


________________________
Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/smstude.jpg[B)]

studeclunker
11-08-2006, 04:12 AM
Congrats on your buy, Mate! Keep in mind, the Stude motor is a heavy old girl. If you've a mind to slice and dice the front end, do so with considerable study. It wouldn't do to graft in a front end that's overloaded by the weight of the car.

Disk brakes also basically require a power booster. So, look on the technical page and do a search on Power Brakes. There was a very informative thread on this recently (within the last few months).

Nice car! Hope the two of you have a great time!

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpghttp://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/red54wagon-1.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/62lark-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

studeclunker
11-08-2006, 04:12 AM
Congrats on your buy, Mate! Keep in mind, the Stude motor is a heavy old girl. If you've a mind to slice and dice the front end, do so with considerable study. It wouldn't do to graft in a front end that's overloaded by the weight of the car.

Disk brakes also basically require a power booster. So, look on the technical page and do a search on Power Brakes. There was a very informative thread on this recently (within the last few months).

Nice car! Hope the two of you have a great time!

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpghttp://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/red54wagon-1.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/62lark-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

53k
11-08-2006, 07:54 AM
quote:Originally posted by studeclunker

Congrats on your buy, Mate! Keep in mind, the Stude motor is a heavy old girl. If you've a mind to slice and dice the front end, do so with considerable study. It wouldn't do to graft in a front end that's overloaded by the weight of the car.

Disk brakes also basically require a power booster. So, look on the technical page and do a search on Power Brakes. There was a very informative thread on this recently (within the last few months).

Nice car! Hope the two of you have a great time!

Actually, Jim Turner's disk brake conversion doesn't require a booster.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

53k
11-08-2006, 07:54 AM
quote:Originally posted by studeclunker

Congrats on your buy, Mate! Keep in mind, the Stude motor is a heavy old girl. If you've a mind to slice and dice the front end, do so with considerable study. It wouldn't do to graft in a front end that's overloaded by the weight of the car.

Disk brakes also basically require a power booster. So, look on the technical page and do a search on Power Brakes. There was a very informative thread on this recently (within the last few months).

Nice car! Hope the two of you have a great time!

Actually, Jim Turner's disk brake conversion doesn't require a booster.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

bams50
11-08-2006, 12:16 PM
I'm a fan of dual master cyl. and disc brake conversion... for safety and comfort's sake. There are a few ways to go on this, depending on what you plan to do with the car (what level of performance). But if you want a safe, dependable system for a driver, I like the Turner kits! Easy to install, effective, and reasonable price; plus I've met Jim- great guy!

Good luck, and enjoy your car!

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
11-08-2006, 12:16 PM
I'm a fan of dual master cyl. and disc brake conversion... for safety and comfort's sake. There are a few ways to go on this, depending on what you plan to do with the car (what level of performance). But if you want a safe, dependable system for a driver, I like the Turner kits! Easy to install, effective, and reasonable price; plus I've met Jim- great guy!

Good luck, and enjoy your car!

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1