Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: John Sartorious - 1959 Silver Hawk

  1. #1
    Golden Hawk Member DEEPNHOCK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Brooklet, GA, USA. Planet Earth
    Posts
    17,939

    John Sartorious - 1959 Silver Hawk

    Division 8

    Took (stole/borrowed/test drove) John's Hawk to a pretty big car show in the southeast yesterday (400+ cars and trucks).
    Lots of Porsches, Lamborghini's, Ferrari's, Packard's, Hemi's, Hellcats, late model everything, rods and customs..
    And in the end.... John's 1959 Silver Hawk was awarded the "Best Engine" award
    (along with a nice trophy which I dropped when presented on stage... Klutz..).
    Congratulations, John!










    Last edited by DEEPNHOCK; 03-26-2018 at 05:33 PM. Reason: spuhlling
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff




    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

  2. #2
    Silver Hawk Member Chris Pile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Wichita - The Air Capital of the World
    Posts
    6,350
    Sharp Hawk!
    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

  3. #3
    Commander Member capwombat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Manassas, VA
    Posts
    71
    Greetings from Tokyo, Jeff, and thank you for everything you have done (and are still doing) to improve this car. You have already made it a much better, safer, and more reliable vehicle.

  4. #4
    President Member t walgamuth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    lafayette in
    Posts
    4,369
    Beautiful car!
    Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

  5. #5
    Golden Hawk Member DEEPNHOCK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Brooklet, GA, USA. Planet Earth
    Posts
    17,939
    April Update:
    Did some work to the engine compartment.
    Made up a new a/c compressor mount.Relocated the thermostat housing to be able to drop the compressor and move it over.
    Added a closed cooling system reservoir, and put in a new Spal electric fan.
    Neater package that works better than the Freddy Krueger setup that was on there...






    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff




    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

  6. #6
    President Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    British Columbia & Arizona
    Posts
    2,216
    I missed your first post but my only personal criticism was EXACTLY what you modified and relocated in these last pics.
    This is an absolutely stunning, sanitary engine compartment. Congratulations Jeff on another wonderful example for all of us to cherish.
    Cheers, Bill

  7. #7
    President Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    St. Louis, MO, .
    Posts
    1,930
    I see that you also installed a "Ford" style power steering res. cover!

  8. #8
    Golden Hawk Member DEEPNHOCK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Brooklet, GA, USA. Planet Earth
    Posts
    17,939
    Yessir. Brand new from Mac's Auto Parts.

    Quote Originally Posted by skyway View Post
    I see that you also installed a "Ford" style power steering res. cover!
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff




    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

  9. #9
    President Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    St. Louis, MO, .
    Posts
    1,930
    Wow, did not know there were new ones to be had!
    I've always grabbed those off junkyard cars when ever I find them.

  10. #10
    Golden Hawk Member DEEPNHOCK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Brooklet, GA, USA. Planet Earth
    Posts
    17,939
    Me too!...........................

    Quote Originally Posted by skyway View Post
    Wow, did not know there were new ones to be had!
    I've always grabbed those off junkyard cars when ever I find them.

  11. #11
    Golden Hawk Member BobPalma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Brownsburg, IN, USA.(NW suburban Indianapolis)
    Posts
    22,587
    Excellent. Great showing. Congratulations all around. BP
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

  12. #12
    Commander Member capwombat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Manassas, VA
    Posts
    71
    I think I found the right guy to do the engineering and fabrication work on my Silver Hawk!

  13. #13
    Silver Hawk Member bezhawk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    here, sometimes somewhere else
    Posts
    5,701
    What is the thermostat off set housing from?
    Bez Auto Alchemy
    573-318-8948
    http://bezautoalchemy.com


    "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln

  14. #14
    Silver Hawk Member JoeHall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Kentucky, USA.
    Posts
    6,082
    Quote Originally Posted by skyway View Post
    I see that you also installed a "Ford" style power steering res. cover!
    All the kool Studebaker kids have been using those for decades.

  15. #15
    Golden Hawk Member DEEPNHOCK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Brooklet, GA, USA. Planet Earth
    Posts
    17,939
    Weiand makes them for the 4/71, 6/71 superchargers. Got this one from Speedway Motors (# 90845)
    This setup is indexed at 90 degree's (why I used a plate mount).
    Just stealing space is all




    Quote Originally Posted by bezhawk View Post
    What is the thermostat off set housing from?
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff




    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

  16. #16
    Golden Hawk Member DEEPNHOCK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Brooklet, GA, USA. Planet Earth
    Posts
    17,939
    Yessir.. Boneyard donated my first one in 1970...
    But this one is new....


    Quote Originally Posted by JoeHall View Post
    All the kool Studebaker kids have been using those for decades.
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff




    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •