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    Blackhawk61 - Ken Byrd - 1961 HAWK

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    1961 Hawk.Original(except for Chrysler WIRE wheels)289 4bc;Oil-bath Air Filter;4-speed;Twin Traction;Reclining buckets;Push-button radio;rear speaker;dual rear antennas;Back-up lights;Clock;Tach;Windshield washer;Hill Holder .

    February 2008.....Turning Wheels.....Rear cover !

    Here is the 1/18 scale I made from a 1957 Golden Hawk model since 1961 model was not available.
    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...)-Final-Pics-!



    More pics here ...... http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg72/blackhawk61/
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    1961 Hawk ...4-Speed;4bc;Twin Traction


    Ken Byrd
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    Opps~ Got suckered into it AGAIN!!! [V] [B)]

    It's a nice car and all, but one of these days I'm hoping this post will be up at the top because the picture actually changed... [?] [:0] [)]



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    Has this car been in any magazines? Just has a familiar look.

    1961 Studebaker Lark VIII. 6x,xxx miles from the factory. Daily driven.

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    quote:Originally posted by aucyrano

    Has this car been in any magazines? Just has a familiar look.

    1961 Studebaker Lark VIII. 6x,xxx miles from the factory. Daily driven.
    Feb 2008 Turning Wheels.

    1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT

    Ken Byrd
    Lewisville,NC

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    Beautiful "61" I wish my Black "60" looked as good. Mine is almost all original paint. I have Wire wheels that are from a "55" Chrysler 300 (Kelsey Hayes)I'm told. Wire wheels compliment both of our cars I believe. Did you have yours re-plated or anything? Mine are showing signs of age as expected and I have thought about doing something with them. Perhaps stripped and powder coated. I'm told to re-chrome is very expensive and means completely disassembling the entire wheel. Supposedly that much effort is not required when they are powder coated and that certainly would cut down on labor cost. I've been told that they have refined the powder coating process to where most people would think it's chrome. Do you have any thoughts on that? Another interesting observation is that I have a (60 Hawk) GA tag on mine.
    Mine is pretty stock as well except for the engine. It has number matching 289, but is bored 60k over with dish low compression pistons. Crank 10k under with all heavy duty bearings etc. Solid lifters. R-1 Avanti ground cam. 500 CFM Edelbrock carb. Hot coil. Petronix Ignitor ignition. Flight -O - Matic tranny. TT rear end. 3.07 ratio. Not a tire burner off the line and I have never reached top end, anything over 100 scares me at my age.

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    I saw Ken and his two toy cars (1:18 and 1:1) up in Charlotte last month....
    Sweet machines, for sure!
    Jeff

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    Just the stance, I love that stance, especially with the wire wheels.[8D]


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    I keep getting asked where did I purchase the wire wheels on my Hawk ....Here is the link
    http://www.cadillacworld.net/chrysle...yeswheels.html

    There is even a picture of my car in this ad.
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    1961 Hawk ...4-Speed;4bc;Twin Traction


    Ken Byrd
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    At Show sponsored by Ronald McDonald house
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    1961 Hawk ...4-Speed;4bc;Twin Traction


    Ken Byrd
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    At Cruise-inn Sponsored by AARF (Animal Rescue group)
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    Hmmm........Ken, you look kinda familiar. Have we met before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackhawk61 View Post
    At Cruise-inn Sponsored by AARF
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    My curiosity has gotten to me. What is "AARF"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
    I saw Ken and his two toy cars (1:18 and 1:1) up in Charlotte last month....
    Sweet machines, for sure!
    Jeff
    I remember it at Charlotte. Isn't that where the guy that was restoring it brought it unfinished and was wondering/complaining why people weren't volunteering to help finish the car that he was paid to restore before that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by studegary View Post
    I remember it at Charlotte. Isn't that where the guy that was restoring it brought it unfinished and was wondering/complaining why people weren't volunteering to help finish the car that he was paid to restore before that?
    ???????..........Was not me !
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    1961 Hawk ...4-Speed;4bc;Twin Traction


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    Quote Originally Posted by blackhawk61 View Post
    ???????..........Was not me !
    Sorry! I guess that this means that there was another 1961 Hawk there that was restored in NC.
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    You know I might have to get some of those wheels for my 61. Those are SHARP!
    1961 Studebaker Hawk

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_David View Post
    You know I might have to get some of those wheels for my 61. Those are SHARP!
    Here You go http://www.cadillacworld.net/chrysle...yeswheels.html
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    1961 Hawk ...4-Speed;4bc;Twin Traction


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    Newest "Fan" !
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    Great looking car, Blackhawk. I really enjoyed your pictures. And I loved your Miniature Hawk!

    Ward
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    Quote Originally Posted by tailfin View Post
    Great looking car, Blackhawk. I really enjoyed your pictures. And I loved your Miniature Hawk!

    Ward
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    Thank You !
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    I certainly was surprised to see the 61 is a Clown Car!
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    Yeah.....Ronald liked it ........But so did Marilyn !
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    1961 Hawk ...4-Speed;4bc;Twin Traction


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    Where's StudeDave?? Probably scared to get suckered in again........
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    At "Home " !
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    ......... The feelings I have for your car, and the things I said about it, made my family scared to be in the same room as me.....

    P.S. I'am literally drooling all over my keyboard, I think it might short ou
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    Quote Originally Posted by GThawkwind View Post
    ......... The feelings I have for your car, and the things I said about it, made my family scared to be in the same room as me.....

    P.S. I'am literally drooling all over my keyboard, I think it might short ou
    Thanks Daniel !
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    Another fan

    And the WF Deacon likes it too !
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    1961 Hawk ...4-Speed;4bc;Twin Traction


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    I like this ! I am a model car builder/collector . I find it appaling you can build every body configuration of Tri-Five also mades . Or , IMHO , dumped on the unsusepecting Public . Studebakers , not so much . Yet still considering all the Independets , Studebakers have a large interest and variety to choose from in this venue . I make strings . I would like to build the missing links of Larks , Hawks , Presidents . This I made harder to do as I am a Scale Snob .
    This is why I am here . My memory isn't very functionable these days . I consider this a Reference Source .
    Enjoy this gem . I had to quit driving in 2006 . A neighbor had a New '61 Hawk in Studebaker light Orange . I have to add here , FoMoCo , MoPar , Studs , AMC shared wheel bolt patterns / wheel sizes during the , now I cannot recall the years , Aurghhhh ! Yet , the Brand X guys claim all other makes are ************* and hard to work on , need special hard to find parts , need special tools BTW . Hystical ! Thanx for sharing ...

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    Beautiful Hawk.

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    I had a 61 Hawk coupe just like that one when I was in high school. All the kids kept teasing me and calling it the "Batmobile" so I took the fins off, put sports coupe tailamps on, and repainted it white. The teasing stopped but I am still sorry I did that to that car. I sure wish I had it back, I would make it look just like yours, man that's a beautiful ride!

    Thanks, Dave.

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    Good looking ride and is really driven ! Would be happy to bump it back to top !
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    9-11 Picture

    Everyone have those flags up today ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackhawk61 View Post
    Everyone have those flags up today ?

    Mine is up EVERY day..... And lit up at night.
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEEPNHOCK View Post
    Mine is up EVERY day..... And lit up at night.
    Mine too........
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    Original look

    I do have the original wheels/tires/wheel covers. (For all original shows )
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    AACA National event

    At Charlotte National AACA Show !
    1st Junior Award
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    Congratulations, Ken!
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    AACA Award

    State Award and National Award
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    Studebaker really 'got it right' in 1961 with their Hawk series......And this car is an outstanding example of that!

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    Thanks EVERYONE !
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