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LARK59
09-26-2007, 09:35 PM
Hi
I just picked up what is one of the cleanest 60 Larks Ive seen in a long time. I am the 3rd owner and Im willing to bet this car has see very little rain or snow! The frame is 100% rust/pit/flake free, the front springs still have thier orange paint dabs from the assembly line inspector. The car is a 259 2bbl/auto trans 3.07 ratio model 27 axle,black hardtop red interior runs perfect! ok heres my ideas,

#1. 259 4bbl/3 speed 3.31 TT,loud tone duals /GO PSMC RACING

#2 289 R1/4 SPEED 4.09 TT,traction bars etc. outfit the car as if it was a factory prototype R1 test vehicle high 12's?????

either way Im going to do a close to concorse restoration but make her run strong
PS NEED LEADSON ANY NOS PARTS FOR A 60 LARK
Thanks,
Jerry

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59 Lark VI Hardtop
60 Lark VIII Hardtop x2
63 Lark Custom 2D R1
57 Transtar 1 ton 5Sp/od
62 Transtar 289 1 Ton
64 wagon
57 Silver Hawk {soon}future Bonneville car 200 mph

JDP
09-26-2007, 11:05 PM
Shoot for the high 13's, even that would be breaking new ground for a R1, you'll need 400 HP or so to get in the 12's.

JDP/Maryland
64 R2 GT cost to date $55046.57
64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
63 Lark 2 door
58 Packard HT
56 Golden Hawk
52 Starliner
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

JDP
09-26-2007, 11:05 PM
Shoot for the high 13's, even that would be breaking new ground for a R1, you'll need 400 HP or so to get in the 12's.

JDP/Maryland
64 R2 GT cost to date $55046.57
64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
63 Lark 2 door
58 Packard HT
56 Golden Hawk
52 Starliner
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

StudeRich
09-26-2007, 11:34 PM
Well Jerry; in my sometimes disputed opinion, with choice #1 you definitely do NOT go drag racing! If you put a T-86 Overdrive in it it will be a GREAT driving, cruising, Interstates type of car that performs very well, but 3.31's are way too slow for the track!

I drive my '59 Regal 4dr. setup that way, (but with only 2Brl.& Auto.) everyday and I am impressed how well that little 259 pulls those 3.31's, I am more used to having them in 289's and I own 259 Larks with 3.07's (can you say gutless!) [:0]

Now #2 is a different story, that would be fun! I would choose 4.27 or 4.56, but that's just me...I like to win![}:)]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
09-26-2007, 11:34 PM
Well Jerry; in my sometimes disputed opinion, with choice #1 you definitely do NOT go drag racing! If you put a T-86 Overdrive in it it will be a GREAT driving, cruising, Interstates type of car that performs very well, but 3.31's are way too slow for the track!

I drive my '59 Regal 4dr. setup that way, (but with only 2Brl.& Auto.) everyday and I am impressed how well that little 259 pulls those 3.31's, I am more used to having them in 289's and I own 259 Larks with 3.07's (can you say gutless!) [:0]

Now #2 is a different story, that would be fun! I would choose 4.27 or 4.56, but that's just me...I like to win![}:)]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

LARK59
09-26-2007, 11:46 PM
ive been leaning towards the little hot rod 4 speed 289!!!

59 Lark VI Hardtop
60 Lark VIII Hardtop x2
63 Lark Custom 2D R1
51 1 Ton truck 9 foot bed
57 Transtar 1 ton 5Sp/od
62 Transtar 289 1 Ton
64 wagon
57 Silver Hawk {soon}future Bonneville car 200 mph

LARK59
09-26-2007, 11:46 PM
ive been leaning towards the little hot rod 4 speed 289!!!

59 Lark VI Hardtop
60 Lark VIII Hardtop x2
63 Lark Custom 2D R1
51 1 Ton truck 9 foot bed
57 Transtar 1 ton 5Sp/od
62 Transtar 289 1 Ton
64 wagon
57 Silver Hawk {soon}future Bonneville car 200 mph

Swifster
09-27-2007, 01:06 AM
Jerry, just so you know, class racing has strick rules. Before you start planning a run for the PSMCD, go to their website and read up on it. I'm looking at the modified FAST class, but even this requires certain castings that need to match the year and model. I'd concentrate on a nice street driver.

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1755.45)

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Swifster
09-27-2007, 01:06 AM
Jerry, just so you know, class racing has strick rules. Before you start planning a run for the PSMCD, go to their website and read up on it. I'm looking at the modified FAST class, but even this requires certain castings that need to match the year and model. I'd concentrate on a nice street driver.

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1755.45)

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studegary
09-27-2007, 08:31 PM
It sounds like a very nice car. I would just leave it alone. Just freshen it up a little. That is just my opinion - your car, do what you want.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

studegary
09-27-2007, 08:31 PM
It sounds like a very nice car. I would just leave it alone. Just freshen it up a little. That is just my opinion - your car, do what you want.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

LARK59
09-27-2007, 09:45 PM
My goal is to build a early Lark using all the best performance pieces that Studebaker offered on all thier car lines love the 59-60 looks with Avanti spirit!!!

59 Lark VI Hardtop
60 Lark VIII Hardtop x2
63 Lark Custom 2D R1
51 1 Ton truck 9 foot bed
57 Transtar 1 ton 5Sp/od
62 Transtar 289 1 Ton
64 wagon
57 Silver Hawk {soon}future Bonneville car 200 mph

LARK59
09-27-2007, 09:45 PM
My goal is to build a early Lark using all the best performance pieces that Studebaker offered on all thier car lines love the 59-60 looks with Avanti spirit!!!

59 Lark VI Hardtop
60 Lark VIII Hardtop x2
63 Lark Custom 2D R1
51 1 Ton truck 9 foot bed
57 Transtar 1 ton 5Sp/od
62 Transtar 289 1 Ton
64 wagon
57 Silver Hawk {soon}future Bonneville car 200 mph

Swifster
09-27-2007, 11:20 PM
As I've said before, the 2009 or 2010 National Meet will have a great drag race event....:D

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1755.45)

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/rollingpi.gif http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/01-01-05TheStartingPoint.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/07-17-07FrontClipRemoved.jpg

Swifster
09-27-2007, 11:20 PM
As I've said before, the 2009 or 2010 National Meet will have a great drag race event....:D

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1755.45)

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/rollingpi.gif http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/01-01-05TheStartingPoint.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/07-17-07FrontClipRemoved.jpg