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sbca96
10-09-2007, 04:03 PM
Posting up a few pictures "Willie" sent to me, and their descriptions.
Nice group of cars. - Tom

I have a '60 Hawk with a '95 Corvette LT1 and 700R4 tranny in it. The
LT1 runs good and looks a lot prettier than a LS1 engine does, even
if it doesn't perform quite as good.

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96ftp/images/Misc_car/Willie/Willie_60_Hawk_NewWheels.jpg

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96ftp/images/Misc_car/Willie/Willie_60_Hawk_Engine.jpg

I also have a 1953 Stude Coupe that has a Cadillac Northstar set up
in it. I bought it with the engine combo in it from an elderly man
in Florida whose health was failing. Someone had put a stock 700R4
out of a S10 2.9 liter v6 engine. I had to have it gone through and
put the v8 sprags in it, Corvette servos, 10 Vane front pump and all
new clutches etc.

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96ftp/images/Misc_car/Willie/Willie_53_FRONTLEFT.JPG

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96ftp/images/Misc_car/Willie/Willie_53_ENGINE.JPG

Also have a 50 bullet nose stude that has a lot of modifications done
to it. Good car and consistently scores in the 395 Range at the
Studebaker International meets. I put a new 330 HP HO 350 crate
engine in it and it has the 350 Turbo Tranny with 308 10 Bolt gear
under it. Also has S10 Pickup front clip under it.

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96ftp/images/Misc_car/Willie/Willie_50_Studie.jpg

In my 64 Lark convertible I installed a 1994 LT1 Injected Chevy
engine with a 700R4 tranny. Used Studie/Chevy front motor mounts
from a 1965 Stude Lark and made my rear tranny mount. Put a 373 Posi
Flanged differential out of a 1965 Daytona Lark and the power train
works very well. The front end is just a big mess.

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96ftp/images/Misc_car/Willie/Willie_64_Lark.jpg

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

bob40
10-09-2007, 05:12 PM
I like them all.

bob40
10-09-2007, 05:12 PM
I like them all.

vegas paul
10-09-2007, 05:39 PM
What did he do with all the removed/rejected Studebaker engines and trannys? Sounds like a good source for snubbed power trains.

Las Vegas, NV
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/1462673_2_350.jpg?t=1180041622 http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude.jpg?t=1180041703

vegas paul
10-09-2007, 05:39 PM
What did he do with all the removed/rejected Studebaker engines and trannys? Sounds like a good source for snubbed power trains.

Las Vegas, NV
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/1462673_2_350.jpg?t=1180041622 http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude.jpg?t=1180041703

Dick Steinkamp
10-09-2007, 06:22 PM
quote:Originally posted by sbca96


http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96ftp/images/Misc_car/Willie/Willie_53_ENGINE.JPG




Now THAT'S a Studellac!! [:p]

Beautiful cars, Willie!!!! [^]

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
10-09-2007, 06:22 PM
quote:Originally posted by sbca96


http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96ftp/images/Misc_car/Willie/Willie_53_ENGINE.JPG




Now THAT'S a Studellac!! [:p]

Beautiful cars, Willie!!!! [^]

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Jerry Forrester
10-09-2007, 06:44 PM
Man! Luv that Studelac. (just needs more rubber under the rear)

Jerry Forrester
Be sure to check out my eBay store
http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME_
for your shiny Stude stuff
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd123/jerrystudebaker/LRinnerpanelblue.jpg

Jerry Forrester
10-09-2007, 06:44 PM
Man! Luv that Studelac. (just needs more rubber under the rear)

Jerry Forrester
Be sure to check out my eBay store
http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME_
for your shiny Stude stuff
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd123/jerrystudebaker/LRinnerpanelblue.jpg

Chris Pile
10-09-2007, 07:33 PM
Bill Jones is a great guy (as noted by Mr. Lester), but a few of those very nice Studes were aquired with GM power under the hood.

And if any of you is coming to McPherson, let me know NOW! The meet motel is running out of rooms because of homecoming at the College, and a Scottish culture festival in a neighboring town.

We also need a good count for the banquet on Thursday, the 11th - or you might go hungry!

(Sorry - didn't mean to hijack the thread)
Willie J's Studes ROCK! Continue admiring them at length.

Chris Pile
The Studebaker Special
Midway Chapter SDC

Chris Pile
10-09-2007, 07:33 PM
Bill Jones is a great guy (as noted by Mr. Lester), but a few of those very nice Studes were aquired with GM power under the hood.

And if any of you is coming to McPherson, let me know NOW! The meet motel is running out of rooms because of homecoming at the College, and a Scottish culture festival in a neighboring town.

We also need a good count for the banquet on Thursday, the 11th - or you might go hungry!

(Sorry - didn't mean to hijack the thread)
Willie J's Studes ROCK! Continue admiring them at length.

Chris Pile
The Studebaker Special
Midway Chapter SDC

studegary
10-09-2007, 07:33 PM
I seriously considered buying that '53 Studelac from the guy in Florida two or three years ago. I remember some steering interference at that time.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

studegary
10-09-2007, 07:33 PM
I seriously considered buying that '53 Studelac from the guy in Florida two or three years ago. I remember some steering interference at that time.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

Dick Steinkamp
10-09-2007, 07:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by Jerry Forrester

Man! Luv that Studelac. (just needs more rubber under the rear)




It would fry the hides for sure! [:p]



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
10-09-2007, 07:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by Jerry Forrester

Man! Luv that Studelac. (just needs more rubber under the rear)




It would fry the hides for sure! [:p]



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

DEEPNHOCK
10-09-2007, 10:28 PM
One of my favorite rides is an SLS or STS Seville with that engine.
If you have not ridden in one, let alone driven one.... You know not what this engine means to whatever it is stuck into....
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp


quote:Originally posted by sbca96
http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96ftp/images/Misc_car/Willie/Willie_53_ENGINE.JPG

Now THAT'S a Studellac!! [:p]
Beautiful cars, Willie!!!! [^]


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg
http://www.racingstudebakers.com/avatar_01.jpg

Deep-N-Hock Acres
Brooklet, Georgia
DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
'37 Coupe Express
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project: Ist Gen Owner - project)
Mysterious Project Z
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

DEEPNHOCK
10-09-2007, 10:28 PM
One of my favorite rides is an SLS or STS Seville with that engine.
If you have not ridden in one, let alone driven one.... You know not what this engine means to whatever it is stuck into....
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp


quote:Originally posted by sbca96
http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96ftp/images/Misc_car/Willie/Willie_53_ENGINE.JPG

Now THAT'S a Studellac!! [:p]
Beautiful cars, Willie!!!! [^]


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg
http://www.racingstudebakers.com/avatar_01.jpg

Deep-N-Hock Acres
Brooklet, Georgia
DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
'37 Coupe Express
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project: Ist Gen Owner - project)
Mysterious Project Z
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

Dick Steinkamp
10-10-2007, 09:34 AM
quote:Originally posted by willie j
I have both modified stuff and stock stuff. They are all good combinations.


(Not trying to start anything here [}:)], but why is it that hot rodders generally appreciate (and often own) stockers, but the stock guys often have no use for a modified car?)

Probably the best "collection" I've seen, Bill [:p]. They are all just gorgeous!

I am liking the 50-51 2 door sedans more and more. I think they might even be BETTER proportioned than the Starlights.



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
10-10-2007, 09:34 AM
quote:Originally posted by willie j
I have both modified stuff and stock stuff. They are all good combinations.


(Not trying to start anything here [}:)], but why is it that hot rodders generally appreciate (and often own) stockers, but the stock guys often have no use for a modified car?)

Probably the best "collection" I've seen, Bill [:p]. They are all just gorgeous!

I am liking the 50-51 2 door sedans more and more. I think they might even be BETTER proportioned than the Starlights.



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

willie j
10-10-2007, 10:02 AM
quote:Originally posted by vegas paul

What did he do with all the removed/rejected Studebaker engines and trannys? Sounds like a good source for snubbed power trains.

Las Vegas, NV
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/1462673_2_350.jpg?t=1180041622 http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude.jpg?t=1180041703


Like Chris Pile said, most of these cars were purchased with the Chevy or Cadillac power trains. The complete power train I took out of the 1964 Lark Convertible was sold to a good friend of mine who is in the process of installing it in a 1953 Stude Starliner. This is a car he put together from several different parts cars and the 259 and newer powerflite tranny will make a nice power train for this car that would have otherwise been destined for the scrap pile.

By the way, I have a 1963 GT Hawk that I am in the process of finishing and it has the 289 with stock AFB Carter four barrel carb, three on the tree with overdrive, power steering and factory AC. This car will be put back together bone stock because it is a very good power train combination. This car is a regal red color with new paint and black reproduction interior. I have both modified stuff and stock stuff. They are all good combinations.

Willie J

willie j
10-10-2007, 10:02 AM
quote:Originally posted by vegas paul

What did he do with all the removed/rejected Studebaker engines and trannys? Sounds like a good source for snubbed power trains.

Las Vegas, NV
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/1462673_2_350.jpg?t=1180041622 http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude.jpg?t=1180041703


Like Chris Pile said, most of these cars were purchased with the Chevy or Cadillac power trains. The complete power train I took out of the 1964 Lark Convertible was sold to a good friend of mine who is in the process of installing it in a 1953 Stude Starliner. This is a car he put together from several different parts cars and the 259 and newer powerflite tranny will make a nice power train for this car that would have otherwise been destined for the scrap pile.

By the way, I have a 1963 GT Hawk that I am in the process of finishing and it has the 289 with stock AFB Carter four barrel carb, three on the tree with overdrive, power steering and factory AC. This car will be put back together bone stock because it is a very good power train combination. This car is a regal red color with new paint and black reproduction interior. I have both modified stuff and stock stuff. They are all good combinations.

Willie J

willie j
10-10-2007, 10:12 AM
quote:Originally posted by Jerry Forrester

Man! Luv that Studelac. (just needs more rubber under the rear)

Jerry Forrester
Be sure to check out my eBay store
http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME_
for your shiny Stude stuff
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd123/jerrystudebaker/LRinnerpanelblue.jpg


Jerry,

The photo of the 53 Studilac was taken by the previous owner. I agree with you about needing more rubber under the rear. The first thing I did was put the widest wires I could get under the rear which were about 1 1/4 inches wider. I didn't want to go with a taller tire because the car has a 308 gear in it and with the 700R4 tranny I didn't want to lose all of my power. Another reason I couldn't go with a lot wider tire is that the differential is almost too wide for the car. Text book would be to narrow the differential by one inch on each side. I decided not to do this because of the expense etc. It works good and looks a lot better with the wider tires I put on the rear. The car is a very fast car. When you are hammering it it shifts out of third gear and into overdrive at about 105 MPH. Haven't had a chance to put it to its top speed yet. Car should run in the range of 150 to 160 mph the way it is geared and with the power of the Cadillac Northstar engine. I am an old retired drag racer and never have gotten over the SPEED DISEASE.


Willie J




Willie J

willie j
10-10-2007, 10:12 AM
quote:Originally posted by Jerry Forrester

Man! Luv that Studelac. (just needs more rubber under the rear)

Jerry Forrester
Be sure to check out my eBay store
http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME_
for your shiny Stude stuff
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd123/jerrystudebaker/LRinnerpanelblue.jpg


Jerry,

The photo of the 53 Studilac was taken by the previous owner. I agree with you about needing more rubber under the rear. The first thing I did was put the widest wires I could get under the rear which were about 1 1/4 inches wider. I didn't want to go with a taller tire because the car has a 308 gear in it and with the 700R4 tranny I didn't want to lose all of my power. Another reason I couldn't go with a lot wider tire is that the differential is almost too wide for the car. Text book would be to narrow the differential by one inch on each side. I decided not to do this because of the expense etc. It works good and looks a lot better with the wider tires I put on the rear. The car is a very fast car. When you are hammering it it shifts out of third gear and into overdrive at about 105 MPH. Haven't had a chance to put it to its top speed yet. Car should run in the range of 150 to 160 mph the way it is geared and with the power of the Cadillac Northstar engine. I am an old retired drag racer and never have gotten over the SPEED DISEASE.


Willie J




Willie J

Jerry Forrester
10-10-2007, 12:47 PM
[/quote]

Jerry,

The photo of the 53 Studilac was taken by the previous owner. I agree with you about needing more rubber under the rear. The first thing I did was put the widest wires I could get under the rear which were about 1 1/4 inches wider. I didn't want to go with a taller tire because the car has a 308 gear in it and with the 700R4 tranny I didn't want to lose all of my power. Another reason I couldn't go with a lot wider tire is that the differential is almost too wide for the car. Text book would be to narrow the differential by one inch on each side. I decided not to do this because of the expense etc. It works good and looks a lot better with the wider tires I put on the rear. The car is a very fast car. When you are hammering it it shifts out of third gear and into overdrive at about 105 MPH. Haven't had a chance to put it to its top speed yet. Car should run in the range of 150 to 160 mph the way it is geared and with the power of the Cadillac Northstar engine. I am an old retired drag racer and never have gotten over the SPEED DISEASE.
Willie J
[/quote]

Willie, I understand and agree with everything you said. I hope you understand, I wasn't disin' your car, just making an oberservation and I see that you have rectified what I would say is a negative. You may want to think about an S-10 rear. A multitude of R&P gears are available for it. I have one in my '55 HT with 4.56 gears behind a Camaro 5 speed. I am running P255-70R 15's with 1/2" clearance between the tire and fender and between the tire and spring.
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd123/jerrystudebaker/LRWheel.jpg

Jerry Forrester
Be sure to check out my eBay store
http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME_
for your shiny Stude stuff
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd123/jerrystudebaker/LRinnerpanelblue.jpg

Jerry Forrester
10-10-2007, 12:47 PM
[/quote]

Jerry,

The photo of the 53 Studilac was taken by the previous owner. I agree with you about needing more rubber under the rear. The first thing I did was put the widest wires I could get under the rear which were about 1 1/4 inches wider. I didn't want to go with a taller tire because the car has a 308 gear in it and with the 700R4 tranny I didn't want to lose all of my power. Another reason I couldn't go with a lot wider tire is that the differential is almost too wide for the car. Text book would be to narrow the differential by one inch on each side. I decided not to do this because of the expense etc. It works good and looks a lot better with the wider tires I put on the rear. The car is a very fast car. When you are hammering it it shifts out of third gear and into overdrive at about 105 MPH. Haven't had a chance to put it to its top speed yet. Car should run in the range of 150 to 160 mph the way it is geared and with the power of the Cadillac Northstar engine. I am an old retired drag racer and never have gotten over the SPEED DISEASE.
Willie J
[/quote]

Willie, I understand and agree with everything you said. I hope you understand, I wasn't disin' your car, just making an oberservation and I see that you have rectified what I would say is a negative. You may want to think about an S-10 rear. A multitude of R&P gears are available for it. I have one in my '55 HT with 4.56 gears behind a Camaro 5 speed. I am running P255-70R 15's with 1/2" clearance between the tire and fender and between the tire and spring.
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd123/jerrystudebaker/LRWheel.jpg

Jerry Forrester
Be sure to check out my eBay store
http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME_
for your shiny Stude stuff
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd123/jerrystudebaker/LRinnerpanelblue.jpg