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62champ
10-16-2006, 07:40 PM
Bringing the seat covers with me tomorrow in case there are any last minute shoppers... I'll be the wide-eyed person with the burnt orange Texas shirt on!

Also have a set of seat covers that came off my 4dr Lark. Seat covers were on the car for about a year and a half before being removed. I just liked the original covers much more. Other views are seat sets and back of front seat

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/DSC02011.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/DSC02012.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/DSC02013.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/62champ/car/DSC02014.jpg

Am asking $50 for the covers. First come, first serve.

Any questions, please ask. Sorry about posting the long urls, but my memory on coding in links for words has gone all fuzzy.

1960 Lark VI - finally turned 50k in August of 2006

62champ
10-18-2006, 06:39 AM
For those who like to keep things a little more on the private side, here is an email address that will work:

lark60s@hotmail.com

Thanks

1960 Lark VI - finally turned 50k in August of 2006

62champ
10-18-2006, 06:39 AM
For those who like to keep things a little more on the private side, here is an email address that will work:

lark60s@hotmail.com

Thanks

1960 Lark VI - finally turned 50k in August of 2006

62champ
10-20-2006, 12:34 PM
Bump for those getting home for the weekend.

1960 Lark VI - finally turned 50k in August of 2006

62champ
10-20-2006, 12:34 PM
Bump for those getting home for the weekend.

1960 Lark VI - finally turned 50k in August of 2006

showbizkid
10-20-2006, 03:53 PM
I want the fan! Email me, please.


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

showbizkid
10-20-2006, 03:53 PM
I want the fan! Email me, please.


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

N8N
10-20-2006, 03:59 PM
If the deal with Clark falls through I am also interested in the fan.

thanks,

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

N8N
10-20-2006, 03:59 PM
If the deal with Clark falls through I am also interested in the fan.

thanks,

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

Roscomacaw
10-20-2006, 06:32 PM
I've got a couple of those viscous drive fans here (not for sale, thanks) and here's what I wanna know. What the heck's with the weird clocking of the 5 blades??? There's gotta be some purpose to it, but if it was a great idea it sure didn't persist thru the years.

Now, having flown large rubber-powered model airplanes for years, I have used a single-bladed prop called a mini-blade. The "theory" was that the single blade worked in "clean" air, while the other "blade" wasn't really a blade, but a counter-balance. It worked well! I don't know that there was a marked difference over the standard 2-bladed prop, but it sure pulled a plane skyward as the big competition types do!

Anyway, these 5-blades with the awkward blade placement have made me scratch my head as to why. [?][?][?]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
10-20-2006, 06:32 PM
I've got a couple of those viscous drive fans here (not for sale, thanks) and here's what I wanna know. What the heck's with the weird clocking of the 5 blades??? There's gotta be some purpose to it, but if it was a great idea it sure didn't persist thru the years.

Now, having flown large rubber-powered model airplanes for years, I have used a single-bladed prop called a mini-blade. The "theory" was that the single blade worked in "clean" air, while the other "blade" wasn't really a blade, but a counter-balance. It worked well! I don't know that there was a marked difference over the standard 2-bladed prop, but it sure pulled a plane skyward as the big competition types do!

Anyway, these 5-blades with the awkward blade placement have made me scratch my head as to why. [?][?][?]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

mbstude
10-20-2006, 06:42 PM
You're not the only one who's wondered that StudeBob!

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/020avatar_river.jpg

mbstude
10-20-2006, 06:42 PM
You're not the only one who's wondered that StudeBob!

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/020avatar_river.jpg

showbizkid
10-20-2006, 06:56 PM
A long time ago I knew a GM mechanical engineer. One of the things that he told me was that there were two versions of multi-bladed fans for use with fan clutches: a 7-bladed one for heavy-duty applications (big trucks and police duty) and a 5-bladed for upgraded consumer use (cars with hi-po motors or equipped with A/C). They were both designed around the same core parts and the 5-blade was simply a "de-tuned" version of the 7-blade, with appropriate balancing to offset the missing blades.


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

showbizkid
10-20-2006, 06:56 PM
A long time ago I knew a GM mechanical engineer. One of the things that he told me was that there were two versions of multi-bladed fans for use with fan clutches: a 7-bladed one for heavy-duty applications (big trucks and police duty) and a 5-bladed for upgraded consumer use (cars with hi-po motors or equipped with A/C). They were both designed around the same core parts and the 5-blade was simply a "de-tuned" version of the 7-blade, with appropriate balancing to offset the missing blades.


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

mapman
10-20-2006, 06:58 PM
If I remember correctly the blades are set at those positions for noise reduction. Kind af like truck tires have the tread patterns designed asymetricly so they won't create such a howl. If you remember the old truck tires in the sixties were so loud you coudn't hear yourself think while driving next to them on the hiway. Of course the trucks were pretty noisy too.
Rob

mapman
10-20-2006, 06:58 PM
If I remember correctly the blades are set at those positions for noise reduction. Kind af like truck tires have the tread patterns designed asymetricly so they won't create such a howl. If you remember the old truck tires in the sixties were so loud you coudn't hear yourself think while driving next to them on the hiway. Of course the trucks were pretty noisy too.
Rob

garyash
10-20-2006, 07:01 PM
The offset fan blades are to keep the noise down. If the blades are at the same spacing and have the same width, you'll get a sound like a fire engine siren. Having the blades at irregular spacings spreads the sound over a wider frequency range so you get more like the whoosh of "white noise" than a shrill howl. It's tougher to design and balance, but easier on the nerves.

As one of my high school teachers used to say as he handed back the test papers with grades ranging from F to C, "Gosh, physics is fun!"

Gary Ash (industrial physicist)
Dartmouth, MA

garyash
10-20-2006, 07:01 PM
The offset fan blades are to keep the noise down. If the blades are at the same spacing and have the same width, you'll get a sound like a fire engine siren. Having the blades at irregular spacings spreads the sound over a wider frequency range so you get more like the whoosh of "white noise" than a shrill howl. It's tougher to design and balance, but easier on the nerves.

As one of my high school teachers used to say as he handed back the test papers with grades ranging from F to C, "Gosh, physics is fun!"

Gary Ash (industrial physicist)
Dartmouth, MA

Roscomacaw
10-20-2006, 07:10 PM
Thanks guys!;) Funny that Stude used some 6-blades as well that were symmetrical.

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
10-20-2006, 07:10 PM
Thanks guys!;) Funny that Stude used some 6-blades as well that were symmetrical.

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

62champ
10-21-2006, 08:33 PM
I knew a club member back in Texas who had a six bladed fan for the viscous drive. Stated it was something Studebaker offered but very few were ever produced. He wanted to put it on his R2 Avanti to keep the Texas summer at arms length.

I actually found an seven blade aluminum fan off a Dodge 318 that fit the Studebaker viscous drive. Put it on my old 62 Champ 7E7. It was pretty impressive. It would almost pull the dead grasshoppers through the core!

1960 Lark VI - finally turned 50k in August of 2006

62champ
10-21-2006, 08:33 PM
I knew a club member back in Texas who had a six bladed fan for the viscous drive. Stated it was something Studebaker offered but very few were ever produced. He wanted to put it on his R2 Avanti to keep the Texas summer at arms length.

I actually found an seven blade aluminum fan off a Dodge 318 that fit the Studebaker viscous drive. Put it on my old 62 Champ 7E7. It was pretty impressive. It would almost pull the dead grasshoppers through the core!

1960 Lark VI - finally turned 50k in August of 2006

GTtim
10-22-2006, 07:09 PM
As for why the five blades, I can't say from experience that 5 blades make less noise, they seem plenty noisy to me. What I have noticed is that with 5 blades it is an awful lot easier to take the supercharger belt on and off and remove the fan itself. The big gap leaves a space to work the wrench.

Tim K.
'64 R2 GT Hawk

GTtim
10-22-2006, 07:09 PM
As for why the five blades, I can't say from experience that 5 blades make less noise, they seem plenty noisy to me. What I have noticed is that with 5 blades it is an awful lot easier to take the supercharger belt on and off and remove the fan itself. The big gap leaves a space to work the wrench.

Tim K.
'64 R2 GT Hawk

63larkcustom
10-28-2006, 11:58 PM
Do you still have the seat covers?

63larkcustom
10-28-2006, 11:58 PM
Do you still have the seat covers?