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Cravin
04-11-2007, 02:22 AM
Hi everyone I just picked up a 1963 Lark Daytona a couple of weekends ago and have been lurking on the forums soaking up ideas and information from the SDC community.

I plan on installing front disc brakes and a four barrel carb. as well as dual exhausts. The car runs well but the brakes and front and rear suspension bushings I need to replace asap. I just want to say hello and show you all my car. :D

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e137/CravinMorehead/Studebaker/Larkdriverside.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e137/CravinMorehead/Studebaker/Larkinterior.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e137/CravinMorehead/Studebaker/LarkenginePIC_0395.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e137/CravinMorehead/Studebaker/Larkrearquarter.jpg

I hope to have it roadworthy very shortly. Great site!

Rerun
04-11-2007, 04:17 AM
Congratulations! It looks like you found a really solid Daytona. I must admit to being partial to black Daytona hardtops.

I have installed Turner disc brakes and an Edelbrock 500 cfm carb atop a Jeff Rice manifold on my Daytona. I just picked up a Silvertone dual exhaust system at York (yet to be installed). I would highly recommend all of these for your intended upgrades. If I can be of any assistance, drop me an email.


Jim Bradley
'64 Daytona HT "Rerun"
http://home.earthlink.net/~bradley71771/images/Rerun.jpg

Rerun
04-11-2007, 04:17 AM
Congratulations! It looks like you found a really solid Daytona. I must admit to being partial to black Daytona hardtops.

I have installed Turner disc brakes and an Edelbrock 500 cfm carb atop a Jeff Rice manifold on my Daytona. I just picked up a Silvertone dual exhaust system at York (yet to be installed). I would highly recommend all of these for your intended upgrades. If I can be of any assistance, drop me an email.


Jim Bradley
'64 Daytona HT "Rerun"
http://home.earthlink.net/~bradley71771/images/Rerun.jpg

Bill Pressler
04-11-2007, 04:43 AM
Congratulations on your Daytona! Like Jim said, there's something special about a black Daytona!

I have a white '63 Daytona Hardtop. Just when I thought I'd seen 'em all, yours popped up! Sure looks original/authentic outside (all emblems, nameplates, trim, etc. on the car and in the correct places!) Interior appears to be original and if the seats were ever recovered, sure looks like NOS!

Were Stude V8's painted blue in '63? I honestly don't know, as mine is an R1 and has chrome valve covers and the rest of the engine is black I'm pretty sure (could be from all those years of oil leaks, though!).

I'm curious as to your serial number. You can email me offline if you want. I always like to see how close cars are to mine (63V-5224).

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1

Bill Pressler
04-11-2007, 04:43 AM
Congratulations on your Daytona! Like Jim said, there's something special about a black Daytona!

I have a white '63 Daytona Hardtop. Just when I thought I'd seen 'em all, yours popped up! Sure looks original/authentic outside (all emblems, nameplates, trim, etc. on the car and in the correct places!) Interior appears to be original and if the seats were ever recovered, sure looks like NOS!

Were Stude V8's painted blue in '63? I honestly don't know, as mine is an R1 and has chrome valve covers and the rest of the engine is black I'm pretty sure (could be from all those years of oil leaks, though!).

I'm curious as to your serial number. You can email me offline if you want. I always like to see how close cars are to mine (63V-5224).

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1

BobPalma
04-11-2007, 05:54 AM
Cute car, Cravin! Welcome aboard. BP

BobPalma
04-11-2007, 05:54 AM
Cute car, Cravin! Welcome aboard. BP

Guido
04-11-2007, 05:58 AM
The second Studebaker I owned was a well equipped 1963 Daytona (AT, PS, PDB) that I bought in 1975 for $29.00! [:0] Sadly, I sold it to a fellow SDC'er for $60.00 and it was later parted out. :(

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
04-11-2007, 05:58 AM
The second Studebaker I owned was a well equipped 1963 Daytona (AT, PS, PDB) that I bought in 1975 for $29.00! [:0] Sadly, I sold it to a fellow SDC'er for $60.00 and it was later parted out. :(

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.

lstude
04-11-2007, 06:05 AM
Really solid nice looking car. 63 V8 engines were black with yellow valve covers, but some rebuilders painted them Ford blue. I have seen several, not to say that this one was rebuilt.

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
04-11-2007, 06:05 AM
Really solid nice looking car. 63 V8 engines were black with yellow valve covers, but some rebuilders painted them Ford blue. I have seen several, not to say that this one was rebuilt.

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

pitbulllady
04-11-2007, 07:56 AM
That's a nice-looking Daytona! The more Studes on the road, the better-maybe there'll be a time when people don't ask me if mine is a Bently, a Rambler, or a "Studa-WHAT?" anymore!

pitbulllady

pitbulllady
04-11-2007, 07:56 AM
That's a nice-looking Daytona! The more Studes on the road, the better-maybe there'll be a time when people don't ask me if mine is a Bently, a Rambler, or a "Studa-WHAT?" anymore!

pitbulllady

N8N
04-11-2007, 08:36 AM
Only blue engines were in '55, although turquoise was used 56-57 I think? Late engines should all be black.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

N8N
04-11-2007, 08:36 AM
Only blue engines were in '55, although turquoise was used 56-57 I think? Late engines should all be black.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

stude53
04-11-2007, 08:40 AM
Hey, Patrick

Welcome to the Forum.
What a beauty to start with!

Let us be a vicarious part of your labors.
And take lots of pictures along the way.

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

stude53
04-11-2007, 08:40 AM
Hey, Patrick

Welcome to the Forum.
What a beauty to start with!

Let us be a vicarious part of your labors.
And take lots of pictures along the way.

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

StudeRich
04-11-2007, 12:12 PM
Hi Patrick; welcome to SDC and the best forum in the world! We would love to have you join us also as an International SDC member, you will receive one of the best car club magazines around -"Turning Wheels". If you haven't yet, you can join from the "sticky" right here. You also have the Orange Empire Chapter and the Los Angeles Chapter nearby. As a former member and officer in both, I can say they are a great group! Always glad to have another West Coast member join us! [^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
04-11-2007, 12:12 PM
Hi Patrick; welcome to SDC and the best forum in the world! We would love to have you join us also as an International SDC member, you will receive one of the best car club magazines around -"Turning Wheels". If you haven't yet, you can join from the "sticky" right here. You also have the Orange Empire Chapter and the Los Angeles Chapter nearby. As a former member and officer in both, I can say they are a great group! Always glad to have another West Coast member join us! [^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

Roscomacaw
04-11-2007, 12:17 PM
Nice-lookin' car, Pat![^] Did you buy it locally?

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

Roscomacaw
04-11-2007, 12:17 PM
Nice-lookin' car, Pat![^] Did you buy it locally?

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

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

pitbulllady
04-11-2007, 01:14 PM
Speaking of engine colors, what colors should the engine of the '61 V8 have? I don't know if mine is correct or not, since it is a rebuilt engine.

pitbulllady

pitbulllady
04-11-2007, 01:14 PM
Speaking of engine colors, what colors should the engine of the '61 V8 have? I don't know if mine is correct or not, since it is a rebuilt engine.

pitbulllady

lstude
04-11-2007, 03:01 PM
quote:Speaking of engine colors, what colors should the engine of the '61 V8 have? I don't know if mine is correct or not, since it is a rebuilt engine.

pitbulllady


I think your engine is correct for 61, silver with red valve covers, but I have never seen an oil filter mounted like that one.

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
04-11-2007, 03:01 PM
quote:Speaking of engine colors, what colors should the engine of the '61 V8 have? I don't know if mine is correct or not, since it is a rebuilt engine.

pitbulllady


I think your engine is correct for 61, silver with red valve covers, but I have never seen an oil filter mounted like that one.

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

StudeRich
04-11-2007, 03:16 PM
It is an aftermarket (NAPA) remote spin-on oil filter base, that was probably done by the A/C installer, because they could not fit the stock one on there with the aftermarket A/C. [^]

[quote]Originally posted by lstude

I think your engine is correct for 61, silver with red valve covers, but I have never seen an oil filter mounted like that one.[quote]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
04-11-2007, 03:16 PM
It is an aftermarket (NAPA) remote spin-on oil filter base, that was probably done by the A/C installer, because they could not fit the stock one on there with the aftermarket A/C. [^]

[quote]Originally posted by lstude

I think your engine is correct for 61, silver with red valve covers, but I have never seen an oil filter mounted like that one.[quote]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

pitbulllady
04-11-2007, 03:43 PM
That's right-it is a NAPA filter that was put on due to the AC.
So, the engine is the correct color, then, and just needs some touch-ups, paint-wise?

pitbulllady



quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

It is an aftermarket (NAPA) remote spin-on oil filter base, that was probably done by the A/C installer, because they could not fit the stock one on there with the aftermarket A/C. [^]

[quote]Originally posted by lstude

I think your engine is correct for 61, silver with red valve covers, but I have never seen an oil filter mounted like that one.[quote]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

pitbulllady
04-11-2007, 03:43 PM
That's right-it is a NAPA filter that was put on due to the AC.
So, the engine is the correct color, then, and just needs some touch-ups, paint-wise?

pitbulllady



quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

It is an aftermarket (NAPA) remote spin-on oil filter base, that was probably done by the A/C installer, because they could not fit the stock one on there with the aftermarket A/C. [^]

[quote]Originally posted by lstude

I think your engine is correct for 61, silver with red valve covers, but I have never seen an oil filter mounted like that one.[quote]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

52hawk
04-11-2007, 03:51 PM
pitbulladys 61 has the correct engine colors.So many are not.My 60 Larks block was painted blue at one time[should have been silver with black valve covers]

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

52hawk
04-11-2007, 03:51 PM
pitbulladys 61 has the correct engine colors.So many are not.My 60 Larks block was painted blue at one time[should have been silver with black valve covers]

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

Cravin
04-11-2007, 08:22 PM
Thanks for all the compliments about my car. The engine was repainted blue it still has the original yellow paint under the blue and red paint under black on the fan and oil caps. I plan on repainting the engineand detailing the components under the hood aswell as the underside of the car while I have it apart to replace the worn items.

I have a turner disc brake setup being shipped an already have the new suspension bushings sitting here. I need to Por-15 the trunk floor as its got the usual rust but the rest of the car is relativly rust free. (that was my main concern before purchase)

I am the third owner and have bill of sale from the first owner and receipts for most of what the previous owner had done. The Lark has been a So.Cal. car all its life first Upland then Pomona. The car is pretty basic as far as options no Power brakes or steering, no radio or AC but I like it simple. :)

I'll keep posting updates on my progress and I'm sure I'll have a few questions you all can help me with too.

Cravin
04-11-2007, 08:22 PM
Thanks for all the compliments about my car. The engine was repainted blue it still has the original yellow paint under the blue and red paint under black on the fan and oil caps. I plan on repainting the engineand detailing the components under the hood aswell as the underside of the car while I have it apart to replace the worn items.

I have a turner disc brake setup being shipped an already have the new suspension bushings sitting here. I need to Por-15 the trunk floor as its got the usual rust but the rest of the car is relativly rust free. (that was my main concern before purchase)

I am the third owner and have bill of sale from the first owner and receipts for most of what the previous owner had done. The Lark has been a So.Cal. car all its life first Upland then Pomona. The car is pretty basic as far as options no Power brakes or steering, no radio or AC but I like it simple. :)

I'll keep posting updates on my progress and I'm sure I'll have a few questions you all can help me with too.

Randy_G
04-11-2007, 10:14 PM
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the purchase of such a nice Studebaker. I would like to encourage you to join the Studebakers Drivers Club if you haven't done so already. The monthly magazine "turning wheels" is worth the price of admission alone. :D

Randy_G
1959 Lark Sedan
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg

Randy_G
04-11-2007, 10:14 PM
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the purchase of such a nice Studebaker. I would like to encourage you to join the Studebakers Drivers Club if you haven't done so already. The monthly magazine "turning wheels" is worth the price of admission alone. :D

Randy_G
1959 Lark Sedan
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg