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Jerry Forrester
03-21-2010, 02:29 PM
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The more I work on Old Blue the more I like him. I don't know if I am going to be able to sell him or not. He's starting to grow on me.
Last week I took him on his maiden voyage of one mile. Lots of squeaks, groans and rumbles. He made that same trip about three more times with no problems.
Today I replaced those old hard, rotten tires and original wheels with something a little more masculine and better riding. Some 'big-n-littles'. 255-70 15's on the rear and 215-75 15's on the front. Painted the rims red and installed small Stude caps and trim rings.
This time I road tested him on a five mile trip. No problems.[8D] And he sure is smoother and quieter.
I noticed on his first trip, he would not drop into overdrive. He free wheels but just wont catch overdrive. Last night I was looking at Ray-Lin's technical pages and saw what I have to do to trouble shoot the OD system (thanks Ray). I hope to find the time to do that next week.
Gonna put a fresh coat of epoxy primer on him next week also.


see more pix of Ole Blue here...........
http://rides.webshots.com/slideshow/576964122BUzgtp




Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia

woodysrods
03-21-2010, 02:51 PM
Thanks for the picture Jerry. Just more inspiration! Car looks great! But I am hooked on "C/K's anyways, especiallys C's.[:p]
Good Roads
Brian
PS Assuming this car has stock suspension. How do the 255 x15's fit on the rear? What is the backspace on your new red rims and are they 7" or 8"?[?]
Thanks

Brian Woods
woodysrods@shaw.ca
1946 M Series (Shop Truck)
http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae283/woodysrods/Concunully004.jpg

rockinhawk
03-21-2010, 03:58 PM
quote:Originally posted by Jerry Forrester

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The more I work on Old Blue the more I like him. I don't know if I am going to be able to sell him or not. He's starting to grow on me.
I know just what you mean Jerry. It happens to me all the time. NT


see more pix of Ole Blue here...........
http://rides.webshots.com/slideshow/576964122BUzgtp




Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia




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sals54
03-21-2010, 05:01 PM
Jerry, Just a noter about the overdrive... take it for a bit longer drive allowing it to get up to normal operating temperatures and get up to speed several times while trying to engage the OD each time. There's a very good chance that the solenoid is sticking and will work with a few more tries. Good Luck. Great looking car.

sals54
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Jerry Forrester
03-21-2010, 05:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by sals54

Jerry, Just a noter about the overdrive... take it for a bit longer drive allowing it to get up to normal operating temperatures and get up to speed several times while trying to engage the OD each time. There's a very good chance that the solenoid is sticking and will work with a few more tries. Good Luck. Great looking car.

sals54
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/NewSignature.jpg

Thanks Sal, I'll try that.
Gives me a good excuse to put more miles on 'im.
Guess I'll get insurance and a license plate tomorrow. Or the next day.
I don't have head lights, parking lights or the tail light lenses installed yet. Or door glass, or quarter windows, or any interior, 'cepting the headliner and the front seat.

Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia

junior
03-21-2010, 07:08 PM
I'm liking the whole look of Blue. Perhaps the reason he's growing on you is because the car is so far from perfect yet is so cool. You can drive the crap out of it with out being worried about the body work and paint. Junior.

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54 Champ C5 Hamilton car.

Invalid User Name
03-21-2010, 08:08 PM
Be sure to make sure the wire running to the solenoid isn't loose or off completely. I had to put a new clip on the end of my Champion's wire because it kept coming loose.

Doug
Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1
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Gary1953
03-21-2010, 08:17 PM
I like the wheels, caps and rings. Looks cool.


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Green53
03-21-2010, 08:41 PM
I had that problem with my old 48. If I would unhook the wires to the solinoid and clean the connections with brake clean it would then work. Also check the clip for the fuse. I would have continuity but after I tightened up the clips it would work.

Denny L

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52 Ragtop
03-21-2010, 09:28 PM
It's something about Jerry and tires! LOL

Looking good Jerry

Jim

mbstude
03-21-2010, 09:30 PM
Jerry, ya need some little gold spinners on the hubcaps. :D

junior
03-21-2010, 09:38 PM
Jerry, forgot to ask...is that a chrome strip on the drip rail? Is it factory or aftermarket, never seen that before. Thanks, Junior

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss16/studejunior/retrobaker/stude0909020.jpg

54 Champ C5 Hamilton car.

mbstude
03-21-2010, 10:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude

quote:Originally posted by Studedude

[quote]Originally posted by mbstude

Jerry, ya need some little gold spinners on the hubcaps. :D

You makin' fun of me, Matt? :(



If it makes ya feel any better, my truck is Orange. Ain't that worse than gold spinners?

Junior, it's stainless that fits onto the drip rail. I have a complete set of the stuff if you want it.

Jerry Forrester
03-21-2010, 10:17 PM
quote:Originally posted by junior

Jerry, forgot to ask...is that a chrome strip on the drip rail? Is it factory or aftermarket, never seen that before. Thanks, Junior


I've owned close to twenty C-K's and I don't remember any of them not having stainless caps on the drip rail.

But I am leaving it off Leo the '55 Pres Cp. As a matter of fact, I deleted a lot of stainless.

http://inlinethumb40.webshots.com/44455/2443758350051977924S600x600Q85.jpg

More pix of Leo here...
http://community.webshots.com/slideshow/551236383cfruwd?mediaPosition=1

Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia

johnod
03-21-2010, 10:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude


quote:Originally posted by Studedude

quote:Originally posted by Studedude

[quote]Originally posted by mbstude

Jerry, ya need some little gold spinners on the hubcaps. :D

You makin' fun of me, Matt? :(



If it makes ya feel any better, my truck is Orange. Ain't that worse than gold spinners?

Junior, it's stainless that fits onto the drip rail. I have a complete set of the stuff if you want it.


If junior doesn't want it please let me know I think i might be interested.

mbstude
03-21-2010, 10:22 PM
I have a lot of drip rail trim. I'll look tomorrow to see how many "sets" there are. Email me at mbstude@gmail.com

junior
03-22-2010, 04:11 PM
Wow, that's weird, been staring at 53/54 c/k's my whole life and never noticed that trim before. My car has regal trim and does not have the drip rail stainless. Thanks for the offer mbstude, I don't want any, just never noticed it before.

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss16/studejunior/retrobaker/stude0909020.jpg

54 Champ C5 Hamilton car.

hawk1up
03-22-2010, 05:38 PM
Ok after lookin at Ole Blue thats the wheel look I want on my 59 Hawk. I was going to go with moons and trim rings but cannot find moons that will fit. So how hard are those Stude caps to find.

My Hawk has stock 15 wheels.

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DEEPNHOCK
03-22-2010, 06:00 PM
Remember.... Jerry's old;)[}:)]
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Jerry Forrester
03-22-2010, 06:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by hawk1up

Ok after lookin at Ole Blue thats the wheel look I want on my 59 Hawk.

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All I know is, they are Studebaker caps. They were on a '53 Comm. Cp. I got several years ago. Just been waiting for the right car to put them on.
I think I found it.:)

Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia

Skinnys Garage
03-22-2010, 06:59 PM
They're '61 Lark caps Jerry. Did you have the wheels widened or did you buy them that way? I've always wanted to send a pair away to make into 7's for the rear, so I can still use Stude caps.[8D]

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Skinny
Watertown, SD

Jerry Forrester
03-22-2010, 08:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by Skinnys Garage

They're '61 Lark caps Jerry. Did you have the wheels widened or did you buy them that way? I've always wanted to send a pair away to make into 7's for the rear, so I can still use Stude caps.[8D]
Skinny
Watertown, SD

The wheels were on the same '53 Cp. the caps were on. Front and rears are 15X7 but with different off sets. On the rear wheels, the cap snaps right on, but the front wheels have nuts welded onto the wheels and a notch ground into the back of the nuts for the caps to snap on. Except for the nuts welded onto the front wheels, they don't look to be modified in any way.


Here's the '53 Cp. the wheels came to me on.

http://inlinethumb52.webshots.com/44339/2830765270051977924S600x600Q85.jpg

Here's the wheel with the nuts welded onto.

http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/44196/2925667260051977924S500x500Q85.jpg


Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia

Jerry Forrester
03-22-2010, 08:03 PM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

Remember.... Jerry's old;)[}:)]

And color blind.[:p]

Jerry Forrester
Forrester's Chrome
Douglasville, Georgia

Skinnys Garage
03-22-2010, 09:26 PM
Thanks for the pic. I like the CASO idea for attachment on what looks like a Mopar wheel. I might try something other than the nuts, but I still like the concept over spending $$$$ on custom wheels.[8D]

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Skinny
Watertown, SD