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bams50
10-29-2008, 06:29 AM
First Swifster disappears without a trace; now it's Guido, with no posts in 10 DAYS! Where are you, Gary???

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

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

lstude
10-29-2008, 06:50 AM
I don't know where he is. He just lives a couple of miles from me.

I hope he will be at our meet this Saturday.

Leonard Shepherd
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BobPalma
10-29-2008, 07:03 AM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

I don't know where he is. He just lives a couple of miles from me.
Leonard Shepherd


:) Since he's involved in financial matters, could he be off sewing his golden parachute?[:0][}:)] :DBP

barnlark
10-29-2008, 07:03 AM
Last I heard from him he was hopefully going to Reedsville and bringing some parts..[?]

8E45E
10-29-2008, 08:41 AM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

First Swifster disappears without a trace; now it's Guido, with no posts in 10 DAYS! Where are you, Gary???



Are you now doing the Forum roll call?

Next, you'll be asking for an absence note from these guys!![:0]

Craig

BobGlasscock
10-29-2008, 09:57 AM
Well, I for one, am tickled pink that Bob is not only willing but outgoing in showing concern for these people. don't take me wrong, I know that to some extent all of you care. But it is he that is posting. I often think about if something happens to me, who would know and when??? I'd probably die before someone actually came to my house to check on me. So having someone who cares is very wonderful.

I've been tempted to call these people myself, so if that is any help Bob, go for it.

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george o
10-29-2008, 10:53 AM
Spoke to him today, he's ok

Take Care

George

mbstude
10-29-2008, 10:58 AM
Maybe he's hiding out to see if anyone would notice. [:o)]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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52-fan
10-29-2008, 11:08 AM
I don't know about Gary, but our modem went down on Friday so I couldn't check in from home. I couldn't wait to get back to work so I could see what was on the forum. Is that a bad thing?

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bams50
10-29-2008, 12:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by 8E45E


quote:Originally posted by bams50

First Swifster disappears without a trace; now it's Guido, with no posts in 10 DAYS! Where are you, Gary???



Are you now doing the Forum roll call?

Next, you'll be asking for an absence note from these guys!![:0]

Craig


I guess it is a mini roll-call. People come and go here- but when one of the most dedicated and frequent participants (and a friend) suddenly stops cold for a long stretch, you wonder if they're OK... that happens with friends. You don't think that makes sense?

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

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

studegary
10-29-2008, 02:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by 52-fan

I don't know about Gary, but our modem went down on Friday so I couldn't check in from home. I couldn't wait to get back to work so I could see what was on the forum. Is that a bad thing?




Yes, it is a "bad thing" if it causes you to lose your employment.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

8E45E
10-29-2008, 02:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50


I guess it is a mini roll-call. People come and go here- but when one of the most dedicated and frequent participants (and a friend) suddenly stops cold for a long stretch, you wonder if they're OK... that happens with friends. You don't think that makes sense?



I go about it the opposite way. If I am truly concerned about someone, in this case, not being seen on a forum, I will contact them directly; via E-mail or phone, etc. Only as a last resort would I go 'public' with a MIA question about the individual, and that is if I do not get any response within a reasonable amount of time.

Craig

studegary
10-29-2008, 02:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50


I guess it is a mini roll-call. People come and go here- but when one of the most dedicated and frequent participants (and a friend) suddenly stops cold for a long stretch, you wonder if they're OK... that happens with friends. You don't think that makes sense?

[brown]Robert (Bob) Andrews





I have also been noticing, on a daily basis, that Gary H. hasn't posted since the 19th (my wife Cathy's birthday). I thought that if he didn't appear in two weeks, I would try to contact him directly. I do understand your feeling, Bob A. We get to be sort of a family here - the "regulars" that is. We don't always agree, but that is normal with friends and family.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

bams50
10-29-2008, 04:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by 8E45E


quote:Originally posted by bams50


I guess it is a mini roll-call. People come and go here- but when one of the most dedicated and frequent participants (and a friend) suddenly stops cold for a long stretch, you wonder if they're OK... that happens with friends. You don't think that makes sense?



I go about it the opposite way. If I am truly concerned about someone, in this case, not being seen on a forum, I will contact them directly; via E-mail or phone, etc. Only as a last resort would I go 'public' with a MIA question about the individual, and that is if I do not get any response within a reasonable amount of time.

Craig


I have Gary's e-mail, and his phone number. I do consider him a friend, but not quite close enough that I'd feel comfortable calling him out of the blue. You're assuming I didn't e-mail him, which I have. But mainly, by posting it here, it holds the possibility that someone closer to him may have seen him and could say he's OK, and we'd leave it at that. That's my only motivation- I have no need to pry.

I can't believe I've got to explain/defend being concerned about the well-being of another human being... but if I gotta, I gotta!;)

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

[b]"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

bams50
10-29-2008, 09:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobGlasscock

Well, I for one, am tickled pink that Bob is not only willing but outgoing in showing concern for these people. don't take me wrong, I know that to some extent all of you care. But it is he that is posting. I often think about if something happens to me, who would know and when??? I'd probably die before someone actually came to my house to check on me. So having someone who cares is very wonderful.

I've been tempted to call these people myself, so if that is any help Bob, go for it.



Thanks, Bob. But I realize everyone comes to this Club, and Forum, from a different perspective. Some are from a long-time inner circle that dates from way before the 'net. Some are just hit-and-runners. Some are here from a virtual perspective, meaning they see the interaction as faceless entities exchanging words and info. But some feel a real connection with the other participants on a human level based on a common interest/passion.

The last group is where I am. Which is the reason for the "roll call" of sorts.

Not for everybody, but it's how I roll;)

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

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

BobGlasscock
10-29-2008, 10:47 PM
are you trying to tell us something, Dave? or maybe I missed something....

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BobGlasscock
10-29-2008, 11:20 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude

No comment.

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DAVE, THE EVIL TWIN FROM OKLAHOMA


:D That was my point. :) 3 posts and no comment. ;)
Ok, I'm going to bed now. No more funnies till tomorrow. [V]

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barnlark
10-30-2008, 12:14 AM
I usually check in when I wake up, or before I turn in for the evening, so I am not sure where the usual suspects have shown up on the forum during the day. Bams, you checked in by email when I was gone for over a week remembering with concern that my parents were pretty ill. That's a real friend in my book, even if a new one. I for one, appreciate genuine concern for others and when you notice someone we all have met at Stude meets over the years, or just on the forum as "MIA", I find it refreshing that someone in the world has actual concern for someone other than themselves for once. You won't win any narcissists award that way, ;) but offering to pick up and deliver Studebaker parts.. or just wondering aloud if someone here is still alive isn't odd, it's why I am in the SDC.

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bams50
10-30-2008, 06:31 AM
Thanks, Barnlark, I know I think of the Club/Forum differently than some folks. I go to Reedsville and York, plus 2 Int'l Meets now. Some people enjoy meeting and/or getting to know folks they meet through the Forum, some don't. I wear my Forum button and look for others who are, and have met a number of Forum members. Some are glad to meet you, some... not so much. Some long-timers seem to be offended to have "invaders" violating their Club, while at the same time decrying slow membership growth. They don't know what to make of people like me- I'm not a lady, not a teenager, not a multi-decade Stude enthusiast; but my commitment is there just the same. With some you have to "earn your bones" to be accepted, and I do that- not to purposely earn their acceptance, but as a by-product of my true interest. If some doubt my motivation, that will either fade with time or not. Doesn't worry me; I keep on truckin', keep reaching out, keep looking to express my interest by being involved and engaged. That's just how I am; others' mileage may vary;)

I think what ol' Studedude is saying is he knows I'm so right he wanted to preserve it THREE times lest others miss my brilliant commentary[^]

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

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

barnlark
10-30-2008, 06:47 AM
Hey, you were doing fine until your commentary was "brilliant".. oh boy![:o)]:D ;) I did want to preface my above comment by saying I was just on vacation that week, away from computers or cell phones and nothing happened to my folks, but the simple check in was noted. We'll leave it at that and move on to the original subject..decimal dude must be pretty busy, or his wife locked him in his trailer while he was digging for parts.;)

Roscomacaw
10-30-2008, 11:24 AM
I'm a "hit 'n runner"![:p]

Hey, while we're talking about folks bein' absent, I haven't seen any posts of late from the gal with the gold 61 Cruiser. The lady with a facination for all creatures great and small.
Of course, I confess I don't even TRY to read all the posts anymore! I just don't have time to do that and try to do a few things around here![xx(] Anywho, I might just have missed whar she's posted of late.

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1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

BobPalma
10-30-2008, 02:03 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

I'm a "hit 'n runner"![:p]

Hey, while we're talking about folks bein' absent, I haven't seen any posts of late from the gal with the gold 61 Cruiser. The lady with a facination for all creatures great and small.


:) That would be pitbulllady, Bob. (not sure how many Ls in her forum name, though; it could just be pitbullady with two Ls!) :DBP

studeclunker
10-30-2008, 02:21 PM
Speaking of missing members, does anyone know what happened to Peter in London? Haven't seen or heard from him in the longest time.

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studegary
10-30-2008, 03:16 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

I'm a "hit 'n runner"![:p]

Hey, while we're talking about folks bein' absent, I haven't seen any posts of late from the gal with the gold 61 Cruiser. The lady with a facination for all creatures great and small.
Of course, I confess I don't even TRY to read all the posts anymore! I just don't have time to do that and try to do a few things around here![xx(] Anywho, I might just have missed whar she's posted of late.





Pibulllady last posted on the Forum on Sept. 21.

For the first few years, I read every post. It seems like in the early days there were more questions about history (Studebaker and SDC), authenticity, etc. that I felt that could respond to. I have noticed less of this type of question. Hopefully, that means that people are using the search function to get their answers. I now read maybe half of the topics, based on subject and/or poster.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

bams50
10-30-2008, 04:45 PM
I'll just add this: My query for Tom and Gary was based on them being regular, very frequent contributors suddenly stopping cold, without a trace, for a period of at least several days. And it happens that two folks who fit that category dropped out within a short time; that's why it looks a little like a roll call. I've noticed some others that haven't posted in a while, but didn't make much of it since their pattern has been as an irregular poster right along.

George O. saw Gary and said all's well with him; but all attempts to contact Swifster have dead-ended. One can only do what one can do.

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

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

Lenny R2
11-04-2008, 10:51 PM
I talked to Guido Gary Hearn tonight he is going to Reedsville
and looking for a few parts for me.

Lenny
Atlanta Ga.

lstude
11-05-2008, 05:30 AM
Guido is alive & well. He was at our Studebaker Meet last Saturday.

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bams50
11-05-2008, 05:35 AM
Any idea why he stopped posting here??

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

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

lstude
11-05-2008, 06:02 AM
quote:Any idea why he stopped posting here??

I asked him that question and he just said that he has been busy.

Leonard Shepherd
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JBody
11-05-2008, 07:13 PM
I know this is prolly off-topic, and belongs in the technical side, but some things barnlark has said at various times have reminded Me to ask if the Studebaker engine was originally equipped with a sock poppet(sp)? I need to know, since I am going to be assembling my engine (for the car I don't have, LOL) in the very near future.:)

StudeRich
11-05-2008, 07:55 PM
If you tell us what part of the engine Sock Poppets go on, maybe we could help!

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

JBody
11-05-2008, 09:52 PM
Thanks, Studerich for asking that question. Sock Poppets(sp)are mechanical followers, that do as they are supposed to do, regardless of the condition of the engine as a whole. If the Engine sounds Really, Really Good, and I do mean GOOD, then according to what I read here, the engine must be running right, because the sock poppets(sp)are within tolerance. But, a little old trollish longtime Hawk Mechanic told me that is not always so. Therefore, I am skeptical. Hope that answers your question. Later. Thanks. ;)

JBody
11-05-2008, 10:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by JBody

Thanks, Studerich for asking that question. Sock Poppets(sp)are mechanical followers, that do as they are supposed to do, regardless of the condition of the engine as a whole. If the Engine sounds Really, Really Good, and I do mean GOOD, then according to what I read here, the engine must be running right, because the sock poppets(sp)are within tolerance. But, a little old trollish longtime Hawk Mechanic told me that is not always so. Therefore, I am skeptical. Hope that answers your question. Later. Thanks. ;)
:)

BobGlasscock
11-06-2008, 03:47 PM
Are those anything like a snipe?

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