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    Quote Originally Posted by SScopelli View Post
    As noted in the Jet Thrust news the engine is JTS 1412.. Sort of what this picture has on it.. But this block is JTS I4I2!
    No question its a match. Remember, Studebaker used the Roman numeral 'I' in place of the Arabic number '1' in their serial numbers and engine numbers.

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    Yes the chances of me finding the engine was very lucky all luck. My friend Mike calls me the Lucky Whistler. It was found in a trunk at Chuck Nagels place under a bunch of steering wheels I saw the aluminum timing gear looking at me and so it was un covered turned it over and there it was. JTS I4I2. And so goes I also pick one up about 3 months ago from that he new he had it was JTS I404 no that's not it JTS I494 is the one. JTS I4I2 looks to be in good condition except its missing its main caps but I think there's a good chance of finding them to. From I see it lost a crank shaft from the looks of the bearings that are steal there just need to go to his engine parts trunk and match up the bearing marks hopefully there be there. Chuck had no idea that he had it or we're he got it from he thinks he must have made a deal on a bunch of cars. I ya the missing door hood and front nose and left finder are found to. But that's a nother story.

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    These cars do take time and money. My brother and I have 5 years into a 63 R2 Lark Custom along with a ton of money. We are just starting the put together process after getting the car back from the paint shop (super red). The only part I have not located is an n.o.s. 160 mph speedometer. I have the original and one used spare......but not an nos one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by studejohn View Post
    Yes the chances of me finding the engine was very lucky all luck. My friend Mike calls me the Lucky Whistler. It was found in a trunk at Chuck Nagels place under a bunch of steering wheels I saw the aluminum timing gear looking at me and so it was un covered turned it over and there it was. JTS I4I2. And so goes I also pick one up about 3 months ago from that he new he had it was JTS I404 no that's not it JTS I494 is the one. JTS I4I2 looks to be in good condition except its missing its main caps but I think there's a good chance of finding them to. From I see it lost a crank shaft from the looks of the bearings that are steal there just need to go to his engine parts trunk and match up the bearing marks hopefully there be there. Chuck had no idea that he had it or we're he got it from he thinks he must have made a deal on a bunch of cars. I ya the missing door hood and front nose and left finder are found to. But that's a nother story.

    StudeJohn, wow...I just picked myself up off the floor. I have been following this thread closely, as I have always considered the Whistler one of the most interesting Larks, history wise. Now, your message above has completely floored me. The other engine you found, JTS-1404, is the correct engine for my car!

    Like the Whistler, my car (a R2, 4-speed Lark Custom 2-door) was built in November of '62, was originally shipped to Arizona, and eventually ended up at Chuck Naugle's. I have owned the car 15 years, and while I have talked to Chuck about it, I never had any luck finding the original block...finding out it is still in existence...wow, amazing - I am speechless!

    Could you provide some detalis on JTS-1404? Please feel free to private message me if you wish. My Studebaker bank account is tapped out, but I would love to find out more about it, and keep track of it, as it would be great if I could someday re-connect it with the car it came with.

    Thanks for the updates, and keep them coming!!!
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    Eric,

    I've seen your car, and it does deserve its original engine back!!

    Let's hope you get it in the end!

    Craig

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    sorry all didnt find JTS1404 JUST JTS 1494 AND know of a nother JTS 1670 that is in king man az he may build somthing around it or if ask my sale it?

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    If you have been checking this post lately, you may have know by now, the original JTS block for the "Whistler" has been found.

    In a discussion with John awhile back on the fate of this car, he was cautious to proceed further until he gathered up all the parts necessary.

    The most important part to find would be the original engine. It would be hard to validate this car as the Whistler without it.

    I'm sure many have opinion on this matter, and mine was to find a replacement block with no stamp and use it as is. One of the Studebaker vendors told John, "Its out there, you just have to find it!" Easy for Chuck Collins to say!

    Well off to the Studebaker graveyard for a look! If you have, "The Sickness," as they call it, this place is nirvana. Being a Lark guy, it was for me.

    I began digging about in the cars and John pointed out a few cars where parts I might be looking for were kept. I came across one car with just steering wheels in it. I could not tell what was in the trunk. It had no lock, I could reach the trip mechanism with my finger, bounced on it a few times, but I could not open it. I just walked on..

    After digging for some pulleys in another car, I walked back and saw John at the car with the steering wheels, with the trunk Open! "How the heck did you open that?" I asked.. John then said, "I bounced on it!" He then pointed at an engine in the trunk and asked, "What does that say?"

    While the engine did not really say "Oh C#*p!" It was truly a moment for such words.

    Here is the picture of John smiling, and as Chuck said, "You just have to find it!"

    IMG950126_zpsdbd96857 by s blazel, on Flickr


    IMG950124_zps1aeb1a88 by s blazel, on Flickr

    In closing, my dad was also a car enthusiast with well.. I'll be polite.. Many cars! A friend stopped by my dad's place and I said, "Like the Junkyard!" My friend replied, "Some see junk, I just see a lot of interesting stories!"

    As for stories, I'd sure like to know the story of how that block, got into that trunk!
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    Congrats!

    Very interesting story lining up here.

    Trying to keep up with it.

    Drew

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    If you've enjoyed this thread, Go to this one and vote for the Whistler..

    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...veries-in-2013

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    What Seb said.

    If you stop to think about it, this thread is about 10 months old and has about 3300 reads. That means it has been read, on average, ten times per day, every day, for ten months! That would seem to well-establish the interest in The Whistler. BP
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    When ever I see a new post on this thread I always check it out. So yeah, this is probably my favorite find so far.

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    Hope to see it again doing what it is famous for, not just gathering dust in someone's collection but, out kicking some big A on the strips.

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    Just stumbled onto this story--what an improbable confluence of circumstances!! Great read!

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    By chance does that Isky cam box label say "Race' after "FULL" under the shipping tape? As in "FULL RACE."
    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...7&d=1366515181

    Some folks poke fun at the "Full Race" description today, likening it to the oversize muffler tips and outrageous wings favored by young enthusiasts/posers today.
    I think if Isky said it out loud in print back in 1963 it might show some legitimacy.
    I think Honest Charlie and Almquist both might have used it back then. Gotta dig out my old catalogs.

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    I recall many cam grinders using those terms in their advertising back in the late 50s and early '60s. Most everyone wanted a hot cam for bragging rights, but only the most hard-core had any real grasp of lift and duration figures. And the 'cool' thing to state was; 'She's got three deuces and a full-race cam', Sometimes a high lift cam. Hardly any 'regular' guys gave the figures, 'least not in their normal everyday buddy car jive.
    Lot of it was just so much BS. I stuck such a 'big' cam in my first 283, and it sure sounded wicked mean .... but slower than it had been dead stock.

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    I'd like to point out something that has fascinated me since this thread began.

    This thread is not only about "The Whistler", but something more.

    Sure it was exciting to see the car removed from its ominous burial in the desert, but only because it had the telltale signs of it being a real "R" car. Until it was truly out in the open, only then could one see the worn off markings and the ghost it left behind in the paint, that this was a race car as well.

    But lets go back to the end of 1963, when a young man named Bob Palma, took a clipping from a race magazine and wrote to the car dealer that was sponsoring a 63 "Blown" Lark drag car. The only reason he was able to write to "Ray Tanner Motor's" (some 1700 miles away) was because he searched out back issues of Studebaker news for the dealer's address.

    What the..?

    In today's age, we can do a Google search and have information like that at our fingertips in milliseconds. But in 1963?



    Most grownups during 1963 didn't find much interest in life past the end of Main street in their own town, let alone an 18 year old during that time.

    If you're not familiar with Bob Palma's letter to Tanner Motor's and the response Bob got back from Tanner Motor's, you can read it again by clicking on the post link below. You can hit the back button when you're done..

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    ...more information about a certain 1963 R2/4-speed Lark that drag raced in Phoenix back in the day:
    You might also want to note, that the picture Mr. Palma clipped out of his magazine, and the gloss photo that was returned, had some interesting updates between them. The one Bob clipped out looked like a fairly new car with stock disc brake rims, and had white shoe polish writing on the doors and fenders. Also note, no mention of being called "The Whistler."

    This picture was taken in October of 1963, by J.R. Bloom while it was racing at "Bee Line" Drag Strip in Scottsdale Arizona, and note, No name..



    The Stickers with the Cross-hair on them is an Autolite sparkplugs one. The oval shaped one at the bottom of the window, second from the right is the Bee Line sticker..



    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Timberlake View Post
    By chance does that Isky cam box label say "Race' after "FULL" under the shipping tape? As in "FULL RACE."
    Yes, Full RACE.. It was a 300 degrees duration and .505" lift. Also the end of the Cam was stamped, "Hard Face" which may have been an indication that it was welded back up to regrind at the high lift. This cam would only be suited for short high reves like a drag race, opposed to stop and go traffic.

    if you were to "Drive" this cam, it would seem like the car had no power.. That is because street driving is from 1k-3k RPM. This cam is for performance at the 4k-7K rpm range, especially at the end of the 1/4 mile where your RPMs are expected to be at max.

    If you hit MAX RPMs from your engine at the end, it means you left noting behind.

    3,685.. Wow.
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    Good follow-up and analysis, Seb.

    To me, the most remarkable part about life back then, and in between, is that I kept all that stuff. Usually, with other interests intervening, Studebaker going out of business, etc., people would toss material like that, what with college, moving into two different apartments after Purdue, then a mobile home for a few years before getting married, and then two homes after that!

    But no, for some reason, I hauled all that material with me from place to place. Whew; 'glad I did. (Gotta' admit, though, I never thought it would be this "valuable" to the hobby...not in monetary terms, you understand.)

    BTW: I was only 17 years old when I clipped the magazine picture of "The Tempest Eater."

    I was still only 17 when corresponding with Roy Mendenhall at Ray Tanner Motors in late 1963. ('Didn't turn 18 until February 11, 1964!)

    More Trivia: Famous Alaskan Sarah [nee Heath] Palin was born on my 18th birthday! (Inventor Thomas Alva Edison was also born on February 11, but in 1847, long before baby-boomers Palma and Heath!) BP
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by BobPalma;818867(Gotta' admit, though, I never thought it would be this "valuable" to the hobby...[I
    not in monetary terms, you understand[/I].)
    No doubt its a factor that this discovery is currently the 'most significant' news story for last year so far, looking at the poll results to date.

    Craig

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8E45E View Post
    No doubt its a factor that this discovery is currently the 'most significant' news story for last year so far, looking at the poll results to date. Craig
    'Prolly so, Craig! Thanks. BP

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    This has been a most interesting thread. I hope some time I can see this car in person on some future trip to Arizona.
    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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    Bob,

    Sorry for misstating your age at the time..

    But Happy Early Birthday .. By the way.. mine is Feb 10th! The great Jimmy Durante and I share the same day, but he was born in 1893!

    I for one am glad you decided to haul your good memories around and the vast discussions with guys like Tanner and Mendenhall..


    I for one have been privileged to have received some of your correspondence with even Studebaker themselves. Telling Studebaker that offering a better selection of gear ratios would help them be more competitive at the tracks.. I was not like that at 17..

    My 13 year old son, on the other hand is like that as well. He communicates with Video game makers telling them what he thinks is "cool" .

    Unlike the leadership at Studebaker, they actually have take some of his suggestions.

    Studebaker shut their eyes that there was an up and coming WAVE of "Muscle" cars coming and that they had a head start! I wonder if they ever kick themselves realizing that Bob Palma, a kid down the street in Indiana, was pointing it out to them!

    I will let the members digest that picture of the "The Whistler" above a bit , because there is more to come

    The following picture is not "The Whistler", but this kind of shows that people raced Studebakes off the floor just like Corvettes and the up and coming Mustangs and Cameros..

    "The Whistler" was not a "would of - could of" thing. It and this car "Was" that thing!



    Popping the hood for inspection is what I'm guessing.. But notice that li'old 60 next to it with its race paint on..

    I blew up the door area so you could see it came from San Bernardino CA and was "Powered by Avanit"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SScopelli View Post
    I blew up the door area so you could see it came from San Bernardino CA and was "Powered by Avanit"
    When my father and uncle were drag racing a '51 Starlight back in the late '60s/early '70s, they put those emblems below the vent doors. Dad said it got a lot of comments - even if they were only running a 232...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SScopelli View Post
    Bob,

    Sorry for misstating your age at the time..

    But Happy Early Birthday .. By the way.. mine is Feb 10th! The great Jimmy Durante and I share the same day, but he was born in 1893!

    I for one am glad you decided to haul your good memories around and the vast discussions with guys like Tanner and Mendenhall..


    I for one have been privileged to have received some of your correspondence with even Studebaker themselves. Telling Studebaker that offering a better selection of gear ratios would help them be more competitive at the tracks.. I was not like that at 17..

    My 13 year old son, on the other hand is like that as well. He communicates with Video game makers telling them what he thinks is "cool" .

    Unlike the leadership at Studebaker, they actually have take some of his suggestions.

    Studebaker shut their eyes that there was an up and coming WAVE of "Muscle" cars coming and that they had a head start! I wonder if they ever kick themselves realizing that Bob Palma, a kid down the street in Indiana, was pointing it out to them!

    I will let the members digest that picture of the "The Whistler" above a bit , because there is more to come

    The following picture is not "The Whistler", but this kind of shows that people raced Studebakes off the floor just like Corvettes and the up and coming Mustangs and Cameros..

    "The Whistler" was not a "would of - could of" thing. It and this car "Was" that thing!



    Popping the hood for inspection is what I'm guessing.. But notice that li'old 60 next to it with its race paint on..

    I blew up the door area so you could see it came from San Bernardino CA and was "Powered by Avanit"

    Different car:http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...468#post261468

    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...=williams+drag

    Craig
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    Please keep the photos and information coming! When I first saw the photo of the car Bob P. provided for an old issue of Jet Thrust News, I was hooked. This is onf of my favorite threads, but then again, I may be biased, as I own a factory R2 F-body '63, which came out of Arizona!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2R2 View Post
    Please keep the photos and information coming! When I first saw the photo of the car Bob P. provided for an old issue of Jet Thrust News, I was hooked. This is onf of my favorite threads, but then again, I may be biased, as I own a factory R2 F-body '63, which came out of Arizona!
    And we are all looking forward to the day when it will look at great as yours! http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...light=rose+2r2

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    That we are, Craig; that we are.... BP
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    "I" Stock Formula 7 was the class I ran my Parkview and Dad's '64 Daytona in, it's the class that a 259 2 Brl. fits into. That is what is on the windshield of the '60 Lark next to Gordon William's '63 Lark Standard.
    A Chrysler Hemi was in my class and I blew him off of the track,
    it was a 250 something cid Hemi 6!
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    Just wanted to thank Bob Palma for the start of great story so many years ago. And my friends Mike and Sabation for posting the present story of the Whistler and others for there great replays. The car brings me great joy as you will see in post to come. It's moving up the list of projects to be done. Thanks John Kroulik.

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    You're welcome, John. Thanks for checking in.

    The detailed photos you were kind enough to show me in Colorado Springs last summer verified that the car represents what would be an immediate parts car, and not many parts at that, if it wasn't historically significant. Thank goodness you guys were one [baby] step in front of the crusher, with your eyes open.

    We're all waiting with baited breath (whatever that means; I've never figured it out) to watch the car be reborn. Please keep us posted. BP
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    Hmmmm....'just thought of something here that will likely send Craig Parslow scrambling for his forum research tool box.

    This Whistler thread is about to tip over 4,000 hits. We have several topics like Studebakers in Roadside Americana and Studebaker Dealerships and such that have many more hits than this topic will ever have, but do we have any other thread about one specific car that has had so many, or more, hits?

    Tentatively, I don't think so. This may be a record.

    Craig Parslow, Unofficial SDC Forum Archivist, what say you? 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 BobPalma View Post
    We're all waiting with baited breath (whatever that means; I've never figured it out) BP
    I couldn't pass this one up since it came from BP.
    It's bated -- not baited, and it means to hold the breath.
    Ya gotta enjoy what you can find sometimes as the opportunities are few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark Parker View Post
    I couldn't pass this one up since it came from BP.
    It's bated -- not baited, and it means to hold the breath.
    Ya gotta enjoy what you can find sometimes as the opportunities are few.
    I was going to let Bob P's item slip as I have been doing on many items on the Forum because by some I am seen as too critical. I have been trying to limit myself to Studebaker/SDC related corrections.
    I believe that bated, as used here, doesn't mean to hold your breath, but rather very anxiously wait (somewhat similar). I agree with the main point that the word is bated, not baited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobPalma View Post
    Hmmmm....'just thought of something here that will likely send Craig Parslow scrambling for his forum research tool box.

    This Whistler thread is about to tip over 4,000 hits.
    If you seen my post yesterday, I put a little tag there..

    Quote Originally Posted by SScopelli View Post
    3,685.. Wow.
    That was how many hit there were prior to me posting the new photos..

    I think John is waiting to see how this project will come out before he lets me near The Whistler
    Before


    After


    4,038, really wow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by studejohn View Post
    Just wanted to thank Bob Palma for the start of great story so many years ago. And my friends Mike and Sabation for posting the present story of the Whistler and others for there great replays. The car brings me great joy as you will see in post to come. It's moving up the list of projects to be done. Thanks John Kroulik.
    John is right. If it wasn't for Bob Palma's original post, most of us wouldn't have known about "The Whistler". But with todays technology, even out in the middle of the desert, John was able to pull up Bob's original post and see photos of "The Whistler" in it's glory days. It was reminiscent of the movie "Back to the Future" when Marty McFly's time was slipping away and his photo started to fade. But here was John looking at a clear photo and the same car but faded just a little from the Arizona sun. Not too often that one steps into that moment in time when history and the present meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark Parker View Post
    I couldn't pass this one up since it came from BP.
    It's bated -- not baited, and it means to hold the breath.
    Ya gotta enjoy what you can find sometimes as the opportunities are few.
    Great, Lark; thanks. Honestly, I never knew that.
    'Off to the dictionary... BP
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    The one remaining Whistler mystery is ascertaining the relationship between Studejohn (John Kroulik), SScopelli (Sebastian Scopellite), and asesolen (Mike Lynch).

    They've all had their fingers inThe Whistler pie, but darned if I can 'figger out who's on first. (At least I think Studejohn is the legal owner and the car is in his possession...well, for the time being, that is...) 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 BobPalma View Post
    Hmmmm....'just thought of something here that will likely send Craig Parslow scrambling for his forum research tool box.

    This Whistler thread is about to tip over 4,000 hits. We have several topics like Studebakers in Roadside Americana and Studebaker Dealerships and such that have many more hits than this topic will ever have, but do we have any other thread about one specific car that has had so many, or more, hits?

    Tentatively, I don't think so. This may be a record.

    Craig Parslow, Unofficial SDC Forum Archivist, what say you? BP
    Well, I can think of a couple right off the top of my head......

    My '60 Marshal thread is around 5300 hits so far and my '62 Lark project topped 9000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobPalma View Post
    This Whistler thread is about to tip over 4,000 hits. We have several topics like Studebakers in Roadside Americana and Studebaker Dealerships and such that have many more hits than this topic will ever have, but do we have any other thread about one specific car that has had so many, or more, hits?

    Tentatively, I don't think so. This may be a record.
    Bob, I have no doubt in my mind you are correct, at least within the time frame. But as others have stated the '60 Marshal has more as the thread for it has been running for almost six years. And there are other posts here on the Forum where the Whistler is at least mentioned once: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...ghlight=tanner

    Of course, it took its discovery to keep a thread alive on it.

    Craig
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinnys Garage View Post
    Well, I can think of a couple right off the top of my head......

    My '60 Marshal thread is around 5300 hits so far and my '62 Lark project topped 9000.
    It will be most interesting to see how many viewers this thread gets after six years; especially if restoration starts on it and he keeps us as well informed as you have with your '60 Marshal. Of course, by then, viewers of your post will no doubt double by then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8E45E View Post
    It will be most interesting to see how many viewers this thread gets after six years; especially if restoration starts on it and he keeps us as well informed as you have with your '60 Marshal. Of course, by then, viewers of your post will no doubt double by then.

    Craig
    I make sure to read all the Whistler posts, so I'll keep adding to the views!

    Should mention though, that my 'New Member' thread turned into 'The Marshal' thread the same day it was posted, so to be accurate we need to add another 4000+ to the Marshal's total........
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