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mbstude
12-03-2006, 03:32 PM
Well, looks as though Jimmy Carter found himself a '48 Land Cruiser. As some of you may know, his first new car out of the Navy was a '48 Land Cruiser. This one was in Brunswick at an import garage where me and my grandad spotted it a few months ago at a chapter meeting. We stopped in and found out the owners name and looked over the car. Anyways, to make a long story short, the owner decided to donate it to the Library and we were in charge of getting it and storing it. It's a nice orignal car, with about 50% of the original paint still on it. The interior is really nice, except the front seat. The big six engine runs really smooth and strong, although the clutch disk is stuck. We tried cranking it in gear and even drove it down the road, but nothing freed it up. Does anyone have any tricks that might help; OTHER than pulling the trans?

It was a long drive, but we made it back OK.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/land_cruiser048.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/land_cruiser001.jpg

I just love that dash with all that faux woodgrain and the shiny stainless! [:p] Carpeting is original. Note push button radio.
http://image61.webshots.com/61/5/55/78/2839555780097443696rORdoz_ph.jpg

Pics of the car here.
http://community.webshots.com/album/556187211GZOyje

EDIT: See bottom.

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Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
12-03-2006, 03:59 PM
quote:The other thing would be to drop the tranny and bell housing, take the pressure plate off and clean things up. It's been too long since I had the tranmission off and I don't know if you can loosen up the springs on the pressure plate with just the tranny off or not. If so, you could do that, replace the tranny and yank it, but then you'd have to tighten the springs back up evenly and you really need to measure them for the correct free length.

If you do get it loose by pulling it, do some serious clutch slipping to clean things up. I didn't do enough and three days later the clutch was stuck again just as tight as before. I figure if several good jerks doesn't break things free, I'd rather drop the bellhousing than have to go hunting a replacement pressure plate and clutch plate that was torn up. Good luck. Oh, cool car!

That's the thing, we're trying to get out of pulling the trans. [xx(] If we had a lift, it wouldn't be that big of a deal. I posted this on the NG and a few easy tricks have been mentioned there, so we're going to try all that we can before we pull the trans. Hopefully we can free it up for the Christman parade next weekend. [8D]

EDIT: my reply was posted above a few other posts. I sure hope this can be fixed easily Mr. Shaw! :)
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Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
12-03-2006, 03:59 PM
quote:The other thing would be to drop the tranny and bell housing, take the pressure plate off and clean things up. It's been too long since I had the tranmission off and I don't know if you can loosen up the springs on the pressure plate with just the tranny off or not. If so, you could do that, replace the tranny and yank it, but then you'd have to tighten the springs back up evenly and you really need to measure them for the correct free length.

If you do get it loose by pulling it, do some serious clutch slipping to clean things up. I didn't do enough and three days later the clutch was stuck again just as tight as before. I figure if several good jerks doesn't break things free, I'd rather drop the bellhousing than have to go hunting a replacement pressure plate and clutch plate that was torn up. Good luck. Oh, cool car!

That's the thing, we're trying to get out of pulling the trans. [xx(] If we had a lift, it wouldn't be that big of a deal. I posted this on the NG and a few easy tricks have been mentioned there, so we're going to try all that we can before we pull the trans. Hopefully we can free it up for the Christman parade next weekend. [8D]

EDIT: my reply was posted above a few other posts. I sure hope this can be fixed easily Mr. Shaw! :)
___________________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

54-61-62
12-03-2006, 04:05 PM
Not to state any political preferance, but what a waste of a good Studebaker [}:)]

Kent

54-61-62
12-03-2006, 04:05 PM
Not to state any political preferance, but what a waste of a good Studebaker [}:)]

Kent

mbstude
12-03-2006, 04:18 PM
I partly agree with you Kent. This car is a nice, unrestored car that really deserves to be driven, not sitting in a museum. My grandad wants to swap the engine with the one in the dump truck, as this one runs so much better. [:o)]

However, it will be taken care of and preserved, just as it has been since 1948.

Also, it has a SDC decal in the windwhield, so it's been in the club before. Does anyone know the car?

___________________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
12-03-2006, 04:18 PM
I partly agree with you Kent. This car is a nice, unrestored car that really deserves to be driven, not sitting in a museum. My grandad wants to swap the engine with the one in the dump truck, as this one runs so much better. [:o)]

However, it will be taken care of and preserved, just as it has been since 1948.

Also, it has a SDC decal in the windwhield, so it's been in the club before. Does anyone know the car?

___________________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

Swifster
12-03-2006, 04:29 PM
It's not unusual for a former President's car to be part of their library or Museum. Harry Truman's last car is still parked where it was when he past away in Independence, MO. It's a '72 Chrysler New Yorker.

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Tom - Lakeland, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

Michigan Speed - www.michiganspeed.com
Club Hot Rod - www.clubhotrod.com
LS1 Tech - www.ls1tech.com

Swifster
12-03-2006, 04:29 PM
It's not unusual for a former President's car to be part of their library or Museum. Harry Truman's last car is still parked where it was when he past away in Independence, MO. It's a '72 Chrysler New Yorker.

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Tom - Lakeland, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

Michigan Speed - www.michiganspeed.com
Club Hot Rod - www.clubhotrod.com
LS1 Tech - www.ls1tech.com

mbstude
12-03-2006, 04:33 PM
Just to make it clear, this isn't the car Jimmy Carter bought, it just happens to be the same model/year. ;)

___________________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
12-03-2006, 04:33 PM
Just to make it clear, this isn't the car Jimmy Carter bought, it just happens to be the same model/year. ;)

___________________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

John Kirchhoff
12-03-2006, 04:33 PM
There's probably two ways to break the clutch loose. I had a Ford Tempo that set for several years and the clutch stuck. I took a very heavy duty tow strap (20,000 lb rating I think), hooked each end onto a good solid place (I used the rear axle) and jerked it with a tractor. I had to get up a little speed and the rear end of the car came off the ground but it did break loose after a couple of tries. I wouldn't use one of the common little tow straps because I can see something breaking and the hook coming back and killing the puller. I used the strap because it didn't give the sudden, no give jerk that breaks chains, tears off bumpers, rips holes in frames or crushes springs on the clutch plate. I put the car in a higher gear so the engine could turn a bit and provide some give. Maybe between the stretching of the tow strap and the engine turning a bit, that's why it took several tries, but I didn't want to rip the lining off the clutch plate. If you have to put it in low gear, something is going to have to give so try it in grass or a gravel road so the wheels can slip if necessary.

The other thing would be to drop the tranny and bell housing, take the pressure plate off and clean things up. It's been too long since I had the tranmission off and I don't know if you can loosen up the springs on the pressure plate with just the tranny off or not. If so, you could do that, replace the tranny and yank it, but then you'd have to tighten the springs back up evenly and you really need to measure them for the correct free length.

If you do get it loose by pulling it, do some serious clutch slipping to clean things up. I didn't do enough and three days later the clutch was stuck again just as tight as before. I figure if several good jerks doesn't break things free, I'd rather drop the bellhousing than have to go hunting a replacement pressure plate and clutch plate that was torn up. Good luck. Oh, cool car!

John Kirchhoff
12-03-2006, 04:33 PM
There's probably two ways to break the clutch loose. I had a Ford Tempo that set for several years and the clutch stuck. I took a very heavy duty tow strap (20,000 lb rating I think), hooked each end onto a good solid place (I used the rear axle) and jerked it with a tractor. I had to get up a little speed and the rear end of the car came off the ground but it did break loose after a couple of tries. I wouldn't use one of the common little tow straps because I can see something breaking and the hook coming back and killing the puller. I used the strap because it didn't give the sudden, no give jerk that breaks chains, tears off bumpers, rips holes in frames or crushes springs on the clutch plate. I put the car in a higher gear so the engine could turn a bit and provide some give. Maybe between the stretching of the tow strap and the engine turning a bit, that's why it took several tries, but I didn't want to rip the lining off the clutch plate. If you have to put it in low gear, something is going to have to give so try it in grass or a gravel road so the wheels can slip if necessary.

The other thing would be to drop the tranny and bell housing, take the pressure plate off and clean things up. It's been too long since I had the tranmission off and I don't know if you can loosen up the springs on the pressure plate with just the tranny off or not. If so, you could do that, replace the tranny and yank it, but then you'd have to tighten the springs back up evenly and you really need to measure them for the correct free length.

If you do get it loose by pulling it, do some serious clutch slipping to clean things up. I didn't do enough and three days later the clutch was stuck again just as tight as before. I figure if several good jerks doesn't break things free, I'd rather drop the bellhousing than have to go hunting a replacement pressure plate and clutch plate that was torn up. Good luck. Oh, cool car!

dictator27
12-03-2006, 05:12 PM
Try this Matthew. Jack the car up and put jack stands under the rear axle. Put blocks in front of the front wheels. Put the car in high gear, start it and run it up to about 30 mph, then hit the brakes as hard as you can. The engine will either stall or the clutch will break loose. I did this with a 53 Champion and the clutch broke loose on the third try.

Terry

dictator27
12-03-2006, 05:12 PM
Try this Matthew. Jack the car up and put jack stands under the rear axle. Put blocks in front of the front wheels. Put the car in high gear, start it and run it up to about 30 mph, then hit the brakes as hard as you can. The engine will either stall or the clutch will break loose. I did this with a 53 Champion and the clutch broke loose on the third try.

Terry

mbstude
12-03-2006, 05:15 PM
quote:Try this Matthew. Jack the car up and put jack stands under the rear axle. Put blocks in front of the front wheels. Put the car in high gear, start it and run it up to about 30 mph, then hit the brakes as hard as you can. The engine will either stall or the clutch will break loose. I did this with a 53 Champion and the clutch broke loose on the third try.


Paul Johnson said the same thing on the newsgroup. I'll try that sometime later this week.

___________________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
12-03-2006, 05:15 PM
quote:Try this Matthew. Jack the car up and put jack stands under the rear axle. Put blocks in front of the front wheels. Put the car in high gear, start it and run it up to about 30 mph, then hit the brakes as hard as you can. The engine will either stall or the clutch will break loose. I did this with a 53 Champion and the clutch broke loose on the third try.


Paul Johnson said the same thing on the newsgroup. I'll try that sometime later this week.

___________________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

lstude
12-03-2006, 08:01 PM
A little presidential trivia: George (Herbert Walker) Bush had a 47 (I think) Studebaker. Elenor Roosevelt bought a Scotsman. Woodrow Wilson's Pierce Arrow is still at his homeplace in Staunton, VA, Clinton had a Mustang. Below is a picture of George (W) Bush and Putin with Putin's Volga.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/BushPutininVolga6.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
12-03-2006, 08:01 PM
A little presidential trivia: George (Herbert Walker) Bush had a 47 (I think) Studebaker. Elenor Roosevelt bought a Scotsman. Woodrow Wilson's Pierce Arrow is still at his homeplace in Staunton, VA, Clinton had a Mustang. Below is a picture of George (W) Bush and Putin with Putin's Volga.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/BushPutininVolga6.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

Studedude1961
12-03-2006, 10:04 PM
The Truman Museum also has the 1941 Dodge then-Sen. Harry Truman bought new. He sold it to his sister Mary Jane who drove it for many years. I also believe the museum has Truman's first new car purchased after he left the White House, a 1953 Chrysler. If anyone goes to Kansas City DO YOURSELF A HUGE FAVOR and tour the Truman Home in Independence. The birds of both parties these days couldn't hold a candle to Harry Truman.

P.S. Good to see Carter did something right.


Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
12-03-2006, 10:04 PM
The Truman Museum also has the 1941 Dodge then-Sen. Harry Truman bought new. He sold it to his sister Mary Jane who drove it for many years. I also believe the museum has Truman's first new car purchased after he left the White House, a 1953 Chrysler. If anyone goes to Kansas City DO YOURSELF A HUGE FAVOR and tour the Truman Home in Independence. The birds of both parties these days couldn't hold a candle to Harry Truman.

P.S. Good to see Carter did something right.


Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

studeclunker
12-03-2006, 11:58 PM
If the car was going to be driven, I would say fix the clutch. The point is, it isn't. In fact, it's likely the car will never see the road again. So what's the point in fixing the clutch? It looks beautiful. That's all that will matter anymore. Unless, of course, the museum wants it in running condition, for some odd reason.

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

studeclunker
12-03-2006, 11:58 PM
If the car was going to be driven, I would say fix the clutch. The point is, it isn't. In fact, it's likely the car will never see the road again. So what's the point in fixing the clutch? It looks beautiful. That's all that will matter anymore. Unless, of course, the museum wants it in running condition, for some odd reason.

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

JBOYLE
12-04-2006, 12:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude1961
P.S. Good to see Carter did something right.
Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser


I hear he bought it because he thought there was a malaise in Detroit.:D

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
12-04-2006, 12:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude1961
P.S. Good to see Carter did something right.
Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser


I hear he bought it because he thought there was a malaise in Detroit.:D

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

Dick Steinkamp
12-04-2006, 12:54 PM
quote:Originally posted by dictator27

Try this Matthew. Jack the car up and put jack stands under the rear axle. Put blocks in front of the front wheels. Put the car in high gear, start it and run it up to about 30 mph, then hit the brakes as hard as you can. The engine will either stall or the clutch will break loose. I did this with a 53 Champion and the clutch broke loose on the third try.

Terry


I've used this method successfully also. You do have to depress the clutch pedal before you hit the brakes, however.



http://static.flickr.com/100/301465853_2dbe07b7c6_m.jpg
Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

Dick Steinkamp
12-04-2006, 12:54 PM
quote:Originally posted by dictator27

Try this Matthew. Jack the car up and put jack stands under the rear axle. Put blocks in front of the front wheels. Put the car in high gear, start it and run it up to about 30 mph, then hit the brakes as hard as you can. The engine will either stall or the clutch will break loose. I did this with a 53 Champion and the clutch broke loose on the third try.

Terry


I've used this method successfully also. You do have to depress the clutch pedal before you hit the brakes, however.



http://static.flickr.com/100/301465853_2dbe07b7c6_m.jpg
Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

mbstude
12-05-2006, 07:26 AM
Yesterday we tried pushing and pulling it with the clutch pressed, but all we did was turn the engine. [V]


quote:So what's the point in fixing the clutch?

Because this car needs to be driven some, as it runs like a new one. And we kinda want to enjoy it for a while since it's gonna be here. [8D]

___________________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
12-05-2006, 07:26 AM
Yesterday we tried pushing and pulling it with the clutch pressed, but all we did was turn the engine. [V]


quote:So what's the point in fixing the clutch?

Because this car needs to be driven some, as it runs like a new one. And we kinda want to enjoy it for a while since it's gonna be here. [8D]

___________________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

53k
12-05-2006, 07:51 AM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp


quote:Originally posted by dictator27

Try this Matthew. Jack the car up and put jack stands under the rear axle. Put blocks in front of the front wheels. Put the car in high gear, start it and run it up to about 30 mph, then hit the brakes as hard as you can. The engine will either stall or the clutch will break loose. I did this with a 53 Champion and the clutch broke loose on the third try.

Terry


I've used this method successfully also. You do have to depress the clutch pedal before you hit the brakes, however.


Duh! I forgot to mention that in my NG post[:I].

[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
12-05-2006, 07:51 AM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp


quote:Originally posted by dictator27

Try this Matthew. Jack the car up and put jack stands under the rear axle. Put blocks in front of the front wheels. Put the car in high gear, start it and run it up to about 30 mph, then hit the brakes as hard as you can. The engine will either stall or the clutch will break loose. I did this with a 53 Champion and the clutch broke loose on the third try.

Terry


I've used this method successfully also. You do have to depress the clutch pedal before you hit the brakes, however.


Duh! I forgot to mention that in my NG post[:I].

[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

mbstude
12-05-2006, 07:58 AM
So, when I get it up to speed, press the clutch and pull the e-brake handle at the same time? The rear brakes don't work, but the e-brake does.

___________________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
12-05-2006, 07:58 AM
So, when I get it up to speed, press the clutch and pull the e-brake handle at the same time? The rear brakes don't work, but the e-brake does.

___________________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

Guido
12-05-2006, 11:08 AM
Matthew,

One trick that I learned with tractors is to try and start them in high gear. Often times that will cause them to break loose. Of course, most tractors have a top speed of 15-20 MPH, so stopping is not a major problem.

It is going to take some resistance to break it free. Just pulling it with the clutch depressed will not work, you need some type of drag on the driveline.

gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_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/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A 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".

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

Guido
12-05-2006, 11:08 AM
Matthew,

One trick that I learned with tractors is to try and start them in high gear. Often times that will cause them to break loose. Of course, most tractors have a top speed of 15-20 MPH, so stopping is not a major problem.

It is going to take some resistance to break it free. Just pulling it with the clutch depressed will not work, you need some type of drag on the driveline.

gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_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/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A 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".

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

mbstude
12-07-2006, 07:33 AM
I went by the shop yesterday and tried some things with the Land Cruiser. I put the rear end on jack stands, cranked it up in 3rd gear and ran it up to about 50 MPH. Then I mashed the clutch and pulled out the parking brake. It choked down 3 or 4 times and then the clutch finally broke loose. Then I just HAD to drive it down the road. ;) I made it about 1/2 mile from the shop when it died. I just assumed it was out of gas. Walked back to the shop, went all over town getting a gas can and gas, then went back and it turns out the hot wire we had to crank it has come loose. Oh well, at least it does have SOME gas in it now. [:o)]

Thanks guys, without you we'd have to pull the trans. That's something we really wanted to avoid. [8D]


___________________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
12-07-2006, 07:33 AM
I went by the shop yesterday and tried some things with the Land Cruiser. I put the rear end on jack stands, cranked it up in 3rd gear and ran it up to about 50 MPH. Then I mashed the clutch and pulled out the parking brake. It choked down 3 or 4 times and then the clutch finally broke loose. Then I just HAD to drive it down the road. ;) I made it about 1/2 mile from the shop when it died. I just assumed it was out of gas. Walked back to the shop, went all over town getting a gas can and gas, then went back and it turns out the hot wire we had to crank it has come loose. Oh well, at least it does have SOME gas in it now. [:o)]

Thanks guys, without you we'd have to pull the trans. That's something we really wanted to avoid. [8D]


___________________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

53k
12-07-2006, 07:39 AM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

I went by the shop yesterday and tried some things with the Land
Cruiser. I put the rear end on jack stands, cranked it up in 3rd gear
and ran it up to about 50 MPH. Then I mashed the clutch and pulled out
the parking brake. It choked down 3 or 4 times and then the clutch
finally broke loose. Then I just HAD to drive it down the road. :) I
made it about 1/5 mile from the shop when it died. I just assumed it
was out of gas. Walked back to the shop, went all over town getting a gas can and gas, then went back and it turns out the hot wire we had to crank it has come loose. Oh well, at least it does have SOME gas in it now. [:o)]

Thanks guys, without you we'd have to pull the trans. That's something we really wanted to avoid. [8D]


___________________________________________
Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia

Glad to hear it worked:D.

[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
12-07-2006, 07:39 AM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

I went by the shop yesterday and tried some things with the Land
Cruiser. I put the rear end on jack stands, cranked it up in 3rd gear
and ran it up to about 50 MPH. Then I mashed the clutch and pulled out
the parking brake. It choked down 3 or 4 times and then the clutch
finally broke loose. Then I just HAD to drive it down the road. :) I
made it about 1/5 mile from the shop when it died. I just assumed it
was out of gas. Walked back to the shop, went all over town getting a gas can and gas, then went back and it turns out the hot wire we had to crank it has come loose. Oh well, at least it does have SOME gas in it now. [:o)]

Thanks guys, without you we'd have to pull the trans. That's something we really wanted to avoid. [8D]


___________________________________________
Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia

Glad to hear it worked:D.

[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

Roscomacaw
12-07-2006, 10:21 AM
Such a deal! Youse gonna be the Bob Palma of the next generation, Matthew - at least from a Stude tech advisor standpoint!:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

Roscomacaw
12-07-2006, 10:21 AM
Such a deal! Youse gonna be the Bob Palma of the next generation, Matthew - at least from a Stude tech advisor standpoint!:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

Guido
12-07-2006, 11:29 AM
Matthew,

As has been pointed out before, you need to clean up the facing and disc some to keep it from siezing back up again. Just be careful not to smoke the clutch too much! ;)

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A 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".

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

Guido
12-07-2006, 11:29 AM
Matthew,

As has been pointed out before, you need to clean up the facing and disc some to keep it from siezing back up again. Just be careful not to smoke the clutch too much! ;)

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_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/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A 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".

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

mbstude
12-08-2006, 07:42 AM
quote:Such a deal! Youse gonna be the Bob Palma of the next generation, Matthew - at least from a Stude tech advisor standpoint!

Would be an honor. :)


quote:As has been pointed out before, you need to clean up the facing and disc some to keep it from siezing back up again. Just be careful not to smoke the clutch too much!

Don't worry, I spun a few wheels with it yesterday, just to be sure. [8D]

___________________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
12-08-2006, 07:42 AM
quote:Such a deal! Youse gonna be the Bob Palma of the next generation, Matthew - at least from a Stude tech advisor standpoint!

Would be an honor. :)


quote:As has been pointed out before, you need to clean up the facing and disc some to keep it from siezing back up again. Just be careful not to smoke the clutch too much!

Don't worry, I spun a few wheels with it yesterday, just to be sure. [8D]

___________________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar_river.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/