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    Back in track again:
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    (& yes Christophe, so do I & I think it's the coolest dash ever & it was a true winner coming in to the test station; "no stick for the gears or the indicator?"...)


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    I owned one of those upside down bathtub Packards in the late 70's. I had to watch the oil pressure gauge when stopped at a traffic light to be sure that it was still running. What a smooth car. It was my daily driver. It replaced a 1951 Studebaker Champion 2-door sedan that was the previous daily driver.

    I was living in Pacheco, CA, east of San Francisco and commuting weekly to my job in Salinas. Once that Packard was in overdrive it was floating on air. What an upgrade from the Champion.

    Somewhere I have a picture of the Lewis Antique Auto Collection at the time...1951 Studebaker, 1931 Model A pickup, 1950 Packard 4-door sedan. If I can find it and scan it, I'll post it here.

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    I plucked this from FB. I think that is a Stude engine. Nice rod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spokejr View Post
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    I plucked this from FB. I think that is a Stude engine. Nice rod.
    It could be a Stude. It does have hold down nuts on the valve covers and other features. Hard to be sure.
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    That could fool you. Looks like Avanti valve covers, but other things on it like the oil filler cap and distributor position, looks like Olds.

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    https://www.flickr.com/photos/126072612@N08/37495406414/in/dateposted-public/<img src=https://www.flickr.com/photos/126072612@N08/37495406414/in/dateposted-public/ border=0 alt= />

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    That could fool you. Looks like Avanti valve covers, but other things on it like the oil filler cap and distributor position, looks like Olds.
    V8 dizzy behind carb: Studebaker, FoMoCo Y blocks, Chevrolet, probably more.

    Two studs/nuts per side retaining V8 valve covers to heads: Oldsmobile; Y blocks; Studebaker after circa 1955. Original Stude V8 used 4 studs/nuts per side.

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    The article says it is an Oldsmobile. That would have been one of my guesses. Obviously not a small block Chevy or Y block Ford with those ledges sticking out beyond the valve covers.
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    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

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

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    Well, do doubt about one of the subjects here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobPalma View Post
    Nice picture from about the best time in history.
    The good old days, when Western Auto was still in business, and you could tell each make of car at a glance, and wild inflation hadn't yet taken hold.

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    TW, By the looks of 10129, the year would be 60 or 61. Western Auto had already started shutting down stores. We had a WA in Sunland CA and one of the employees there bought out the store and renamed it Tinders Sunland Auto Supply in 59 or 60. The one in the pic. above must of been one of the larger and last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    TW, By the looks of 10129, the year would be 60 or 61.
    The absolute earliest that photo would date from is the Fall of 1962 with a '63 Lark Regal clearly visible.

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    Different angle of the above scene (a fire at George Barris' Custom Shop):




    Last edited by BobPalma; 06-07-2018 at 02:31 PM.
    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.

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    #10129 and again, here, might be a two-fer, guys.

    In addition to the obvious 1963 Lark Regal 4-door, look 'way back along the extreme left edge of the photo. Is that the windshield of a 1953-up C/K, seen from the car's right front? BP

    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    TW, By the looks of 10129, the year would be 60 or 61. Western Auto had already started shutting down stores. We had a WA in Sunland CA and one of the employees there bought out the store and renamed it Tinders Sunland Auto Supply in 59 or 60. The one in the pic. above must of been one of the larger and last.
    I would've guessed 62-63 based on the rear of the Lark
    1960 Lark VIII Regal Wagon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    TW, By the looks of 10129, the year would be 60 or 61. Western Auto had already started shutting down stores. We had a WA in Sunland CA and one of the employees there bought out the store and renamed it Tinders Sunland Auto Supply in 59 or 60. The one in the pic. above must of been one of the larger and last.
    I would've guessed Late 62-63 based on the rear of the Lark and the '62 Impala on the right side
    1960 Lark VIII Regal Wagon...
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    Here's another odd thing about this photo: Could it be that the 1963 Lark is the newest car in the photo?

    There are three cars that could be 1963 models, but we can't tell for sure: The white Falcon station wagon 'way in the distance, the Corvair convertible up close on the right, and the 1961 or newer Rambler American convertible parked at the curb. We can't tell if those are 1963 models, and I don't see any "for sure" 1963 or newer model year cars in that photo other than the Lark.

    We are so used to seeing Studebakers being among the older cars in these photos, could this be one of few, if any, where the newest car in the photo is a Studebaker (other than Studebaker dealership photos, of course). BP

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    I was just thinking the same thing about the Lark being the newest car in the picture.
    The Corvair convertible was introduced in mid 1962, and if I could see the front or back I could identify it for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobPalma View Post
    In addition to the obvious 1963 Lark Regal 4-door, look 'way back along the extreme left edge of the photo. Is that the windshield of a 1953-up C/K, seen from the car's right front?
    Directly above the '56 Lincoln Premiere sedan? I also believe you are correct!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8E45E View Post
    Directly above the '56 Lincoln Premiere sedan? I also believe you are correct! Craig
    I can't "make out" a Lincoln Premiere sedan, Craig, but I'll take your word for it. BP
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    #10134 Tommy Ivo's T in front with Norm Grabosky's T in the rear. Behind the 57 Chev is a 55 Stude. Santa Anna Drag Strip. Not going to guess on the year, will get flamed for missing it by a year.

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    C/K hiding in the bushes from a postcard sent in 1960, Aransas Pass, Texas. Apparently Little Bob's also featured a "Rattan room" for those special gatherings...


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