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Dick Clemens
06-26-2007, 10:15 PM
Hi all my new friends and even my old friends. Arrived home Mon. night at 9:30 pm. Spent Sat. and Sun. at my daughters in Trenton MO. Left there at 7:30 am for home in AR. Got to Benton MO and the altenator froze up. NO TOOLS. NO ROSTER. Never should a Studebaker driver go any where with out a membership roster. Borrowed a knife and cut the fan belt so I could drive to a parts house. Bought a cheap socket set and pulled the alternator. Sorry sir that part is not available. Gentleman standing by me said he had a kin that had studes. No answer. Said he knew of an electrical shop that might be able to work it out. A-ONE Auto electric is the place to remember if going on I 55 in MO for this kind of help. One hour later and forty
dollars, I was on my way again.
The trip from MN to SB and home took 7 gallons of oil but sure was fun. Thank you Dick s. for all your help on the trip to SB and your friendship while we were there. To all the Forum members that I met it was a great experience. Gary, Frank and all the rest of you I will never forget the friendship shown by all.
Dick from the lower Ozarks

JDP
06-26-2007, 10:46 PM
Your oil comment reminded me of my youth driving my 51 Commander. With every fill up, I'd automatically add two quarts of the "recycled" oil in glass jars at the pump. 50 cents for two quarts and maybe $4.00 to fill the tank and away I went. Anyone else remember buying a dollars worth of gas to cruise for a few nights ?

JDP/Maryland
66 Sports sedan
64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
64 Daytona R2
63 GT R2
63 Lark 2 door
62 Gt Hawk
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
06-26-2007, 10:46 PM
Your oil comment reminded me of my youth driving my 51 Commander. With every fill up, I'd automatically add two quarts of the "recycled" oil in glass jars at the pump. 50 cents for two quarts and maybe $4.00 to fill the tank and away I went. Anyone else remember buying a dollars worth of gas to cruise for a few nights ?

JDP/Maryland
66 Sports sedan
64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
64 Daytona R2
63 GT R2
63 Lark 2 door
62 Gt Hawk
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

60Lark
06-26-2007, 11:11 PM
John - Yah I remember those days. I worked at a FULL SERVICE [?] gas station through my high school years, there were almost continuous gas wars back then, I remember gas only costing 17 to 20 cents per gallon for monthes at a time.
As I read back through what I have just written "Full Service Gas Stations", "Gas Wars", and "17 to 20 cent per gallon gas", it sounds like I am from another world - OOOHHH for the good ole days ;)

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Studebaker Fever
60 Lark
51 Champion
Phil
Arnold, Missouri

60Lark
06-26-2007, 11:11 PM
John - Yah I remember those days. I worked at a FULL SERVICE [?] gas station through my high school years, there were almost continuous gas wars back then, I remember gas only costing 17 to 20 cents per gallon for monthes at a time.
As I read back through what I have just written "Full Service Gas Stations", "Gas Wars", and "17 to 20 cent per gallon gas", it sounds like I am from another world - OOOHHH for the good ole days ;)

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Studebaker Fever
60 Lark
51 Champion
Phil
Arnold, Missouri

Mark57
06-26-2007, 11:12 PM
[quote]Originally posted by JDP

Anyone else remember buying a dollars worth of gas to cruise for a few nights ?

Oh yeah! I remember riding around with a buddy in his '62 F**D Falcon[}:)] in which we always carried a gallon of re-refined motor oil so we could top her off every time we put a couple of bucks in the fuel tank. I also recall it had a driver's side power window - smack the interior door panel and the window would drop down. A real attention getter[xx(].

Mark
57 Transtar

Mark57
06-26-2007, 11:12 PM
[quote]Originally posted by JDP

Anyone else remember buying a dollars worth of gas to cruise for a few nights ?

Oh yeah! I remember riding around with a buddy in his '62 F**D Falcon[}:)] in which we always carried a gallon of re-refined motor oil so we could top her off every time we put a couple of bucks in the fuel tank. I also recall it had a driver's side power window - smack the interior door panel and the window would drop down. A real attention getter[xx(].

Mark
57 Transtar

rockne10
06-26-2007, 11:18 PM
Seems to me, when I was 16 and earning 60cents/hr, I could fill up for .21/gal and run all week, 'course I wasted a lot of fuel by turning the axles faster than the car could move.[:0]

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://www.4wheelz.net/virtual/images/rockne/1928_rockne03_f820_th.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

rockne10
06-26-2007, 11:18 PM
Seems to me, when I was 16 and earning 60cents/hr, I could fill up for .21/gal and run all week, 'course I wasted a lot of fuel by turning the axles faster than the car could move.[:0]

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://www.4wheelz.net/virtual/images/rockne/1928_rockne03_f820_th.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

Guido
06-27-2007, 05:36 AM
Dick,

Glad to hear the Cruiser made it. Now you just need to hang those new fenders. :D

Gary

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 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" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

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

Guido
06-27-2007, 05:36 AM
Dick,

Glad to hear the Cruiser made it. Now you just need to hang those new fenders. :D

Gary

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 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" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

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

lstude
06-27-2007, 06:54 AM
It was good meeting you Dick. Sorry about your trouble, but I am glad you made it home.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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lstude
06-27-2007, 06:54 AM
It was good meeting you Dick. Sorry about your trouble, but I am glad you made it home.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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41 Frank
06-27-2007, 07:41 AM
Glad you got home ok Dick, nice visiting with you again. I too remember putting the re-refined oil in my car in the late 50's and cruising all night on $2.00 of gas.

41 Frank
06-27-2007, 07:41 AM
Glad you got home ok Dick, nice visiting with you again. I too remember putting the re-refined oil in my car in the late 50's and cruising all night on $2.00 of gas.

8E45E
06-27-2007, 08:33 AM
I remember riding around with a buddy in his '62 F**D Falcon[}:)] in which we always carried a gallon of re-refined motor oil so we could top her off every time we put a couple of bucks in the fuel tank. Mark
57 Transtar
[/quote]

In the winter of 1977/78, I had a well-worn '65 Commander 4 door with an oil burning 194 under the hood. I bought Lubby-Lube recycled oil in the yellow & red can for something like 79 cents at that time.

Craigt

8E45E
06-27-2007, 08:33 AM
I remember riding around with a buddy in his '62 F**D Falcon[}:)] in which we always carried a gallon of re-refined motor oil so we could top her off every time we put a couple of bucks in the fuel tank. Mark
57 Transtar
[/quote]

In the winter of 1977/78, I had a well-worn '65 Commander 4 door with an oil burning 194 under the hood. I bought Lubby-Lube recycled oil in the yellow & red can for something like 79 cents at that time.

Craigt

Dick Steinkamp
06-27-2007, 09:01 AM
We had a good time, didn't we, Dick! :D:D.

Glad you made it home OK.

I got home late last night. Drove 1,000 miles yesterday [xx(]. I'm getting too old for that!

A great meet for sure. That one will be hard to top.



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Dick Steinkamp
06-27-2007, 09:01 AM
We had a good time, didn't we, Dick! :D:D.

Glad you made it home OK.

I got home late last night. Drove 1,000 miles yesterday [xx(]. I'm getting too old for that!

A great meet for sure. That one will be hard to top.



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41 Frank
06-27-2007, 09:17 AM
I don't think I could do 1000 miles Dick but if a guy wants to get home bad enough he can do things he normally would not.[:p]Good to see everyone is back home safely,now I need to motivate myself and finish getting the engine out of the 41.[^]



quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

We had a good time, didn't we, Dick! :D:D.

Glad you made it home OK.

I got home late last night. Drove 1,000 miles yesterday [xx(]. I'm getting too old for that!

A great meet for sure. That one will be hard to top.



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41 Frank
06-27-2007, 09:17 AM
I don't think I could do 1000 miles Dick but if a guy wants to get home bad enough he can do things he normally would not.[:p]Good to see everyone is back home safely,now I need to motivate myself and finish getting the engine out of the 41.[^]



quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

We had a good time, didn't we, Dick! :D:D.

Glad you made it home OK.

I got home late last night. Drove 1,000 miles yesterday [xx(]. I'm getting too old for that!

A great meet for sure. That one will be hard to top.



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JRoberts
06-27-2007, 03:30 PM
Yep, I remember those glass bottles of reconstituted motor oil. My dad had a '40 Plymouth that he drove to work, probably about 40 a day. It had a rod knock and drank oil. It was my job when he got home to check the oil and put in whatever it needed. There was many a day when 4 bottles of oil were poured into that car. He got the oil at Sears. Once a week we would go to Sears for our neccisities, includeing a couple of cases of that reconstituted oil. I loved that old Plymouth, even learned to drive with it. I begged dad to find another engine rather than getting rid of it, but it got traded in on a '57 Dodge station wagon, when we could not find a replacement engine that did not knock as much as the one already in the Plymouth.
Joe Roberts

JRoberts
06-27-2007, 03:30 PM
Yep, I remember those glass bottles of reconstituted motor oil. My dad had a '40 Plymouth that he drove to work, probably about 40 a day. It had a rod knock and drank oil. It was my job when he got home to check the oil and put in whatever it needed. There was many a day when 4 bottles of oil were poured into that car. He got the oil at Sears. Once a week we would go to Sears for our neccisities, includeing a couple of cases of that reconstituted oil. I loved that old Plymouth, even learned to drive with it. I begged dad to find another engine rather than getting rid of it, but it got traded in on a '57 Dodge station wagon, when we could not find a replacement engine that did not knock as much as the one already in the Plymouth.
Joe Roberts

sumf
06-27-2007, 09:26 PM
[quote]Originally posted by JDP

Your oil comment reminded me of my youth driving my 51 Commander. With every fill up, I'd automatically add two quarts of the "recycled" oil in glass jars at the pump. 50 cents for two quarts and maybe $4.00 to fill the tank and away I went. Anyone else remember buying a dollars worth of gas to cruise for a few nights ?

JDP/Maryland

I remember some of the jars were over the full line and others under. The overfull ones never were selected by the employee and the under full never grabbed by the customer, iof he got their first.

Karl

sumf
06-27-2007, 09:26 PM
[quote]Originally posted by JDP

Your oil comment reminded me of my youth driving my 51 Commander. With every fill up, I'd automatically add two quarts of the "recycled" oil in glass jars at the pump. 50 cents for two quarts and maybe $4.00 to fill the tank and away I went. Anyone else remember buying a dollars worth of gas to cruise for a few nights ?

JDP/Maryland

I remember some of the jars were over the full line and others under. The overfull ones never were selected by the employee and the under full never grabbed by the customer, iof he got their first.

Karl

Chris Pile
06-27-2007, 09:39 PM
quote:Originally posted by JDP Anyone else remember buying a dollars worth of gas to cruise for a few nights ?

No, but I remember my brother borrowing a dollar to go on a date!

Chris Pile
The Studebaker Special
Midway Chapter SDC

Chris Pile
06-27-2007, 09:39 PM
quote:Originally posted by JDP Anyone else remember buying a dollars worth of gas to cruise for a few nights ?

No, but I remember my brother borrowing a dollar to go on a date!

Chris Pile
The Studebaker Special
Midway Chapter SDC

Mark57
06-27-2007, 10:12 PM
In the winter of 1977/78, I had a well-worn '65 Commander 4 door with an oil burning 194 under the hood. I bought Lubby-Lube recycled oil in the yellow & red can for something like 79 cents at that time.

Craigt
[/quote]

I remember that stuff here in BC![:0]! Must have been a Canadian thing.

Mark
57 Transtar

Mark57
06-27-2007, 10:12 PM
In the winter of 1977/78, I had a well-worn '65 Commander 4 door with an oil burning 194 under the hood. I bought Lubby-Lube recycled oil in the yellow & red can for something like 79 cents at that time.

Craigt
[/quote]

I remember that stuff here in BC![:0]! Must have been a Canadian thing.

Mark
57 Transtar

stude freak
06-27-2007, 11:32 PM
One of my jobs at dads service station(i was 13 or 14) was to fuill the qt jars with oil every day we had a 55 gallon drum of the oil back of the station.Not even locked up cant remember any one ever stealing any.But i do remember gas war once gas was 9.9 for 2 days.Oh those where the days.



David Baggett '53 coupe

stude freak
06-27-2007, 11:32 PM
One of my jobs at dads service station(i was 13 or 14) was to fuill the qt jars with oil every day we had a 55 gallon drum of the oil back of the station.Not even locked up cant remember any one ever stealing any.But i do remember gas war once gas was 9.9 for 2 days.Oh those where the days.



David Baggett '53 coupe

52-fan
06-28-2007, 10:16 AM
Hey Dick,Joe told me about your car after he got back from SB. I guess you are going to bring it to the next chapter meeting? I am going to try to get the 62 Daytona on the road by then if I can get the brakes redone,clutch in and some tires on it.
I had Joe looking for parts at SB and he brought me back a bunch at some good prices. I especially like the 11" drums with almost new shoes and wheels cylinders he got for $1.00! Yes, one dollar !

1952 Champion Starlight since October,1971. 1962 Daytona
since May, 2007.Searcy,Arkansas

52-fan
06-28-2007, 10:16 AM
Hey Dick,Joe told me about your car after he got back from SB. I guess you are going to bring it to the next chapter meeting? I am going to try to get the 62 Daytona on the road by then if I can get the brakes redone,clutch in and some tires on it.
I had Joe looking for parts at SB and he brought me back a bunch at some good prices. I especially like the 11" drums with almost new shoes and wheels cylinders he got for $1.00! Yes, one dollar !

1952 Champion Starlight since October,1971. 1962 Daytona
since May, 2007.Searcy,Arkansas

sumf
06-29-2007, 07:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10

Seems to me, when I was 16 and earning 60cents/hr, I could fill up for .21/gal and run all week, 'course I wasted a lot of fuel by turning the axles faster than the car could move.[:0]

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://www.4wheelz.net/virtual/images/rockne/1928_rockne03_f820_th.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

I like to think that it was still 22.9 in Watertown Square in 1972, when I left Boston, but think I must be wrong, as it was 27.9 at the Mobil just off I80, west of Sacto (California) soon after I got there.
Yes, maybe the off berand in Mass was 22.9.

Karl

sumf
06-29-2007, 07:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10

Seems to me, when I was 16 and earning 60cents/hr, I could fill up for .21/gal and run all week, 'course I wasted a lot of fuel by turning the axles faster than the car could move.[:0]

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://www.4wheelz.net/virtual/images/rockne/1928_rockne03_f820_th.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

I like to think that it was still 22.9 in Watertown Square in 1972, when I left Boston, but think I must be wrong, as it was 27.9 at the Mobil just off I80, west of Sacto (California) soon after I got there.
Yes, maybe the off berand in Mass was 22.9.

Karl

mbstude
06-29-2007, 08:17 PM
While riding around South Bend, I pulled into an old gas station to fill up. By the time I was parked by the pump and get the door open, a fella was walking towards me, and asked me how much gas I wanted! Believe it or not, it was an old service station that still did it like the old days. I thought it was quite fitting, being I was in a Studebaker in South Bend. [^]

Unfortunately he had today's gas prices though. [xx(]

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA

At the Studebaker Proving Ground Test Track
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mbstude
06-29-2007, 08:17 PM
While riding around South Bend, I pulled into an old gas station to fill up. By the time I was parked by the pump and get the door open, a fella was walking towards me, and asked me how much gas I wanted! Believe it or not, it was an old service station that still did it like the old days. I thought it was quite fitting, being I was in a Studebaker in South Bend. [^]

Unfortunately he had today's gas prices though. [xx(]

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA

At the Studebaker Proving Ground Test Track
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/ProvingGround.jpg