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Dick Steinkamp
10-19-2006, 03:04 PM
I delivered a Stude I sold to California this week. Also visited my son and his family and some friends. I just couldn't come back empty. Loaded this '60 Wagon to bring home. V8, stick OD, TT. Tiny bit of rust in the driver's floor. A good rear bumper, tail light, hub caps, door handle, etc. came with it. I'm a sick man [xx(]. Does anybody have a good cure for "the disease" [?]

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BTW, I left the San Francisco area about noon yesterday. Stopped in Chico to see my Dad and my sister. Left Chico about 4 PM. Drove straight through to Bellingham . Arrived at 6 AM this morning. 1,000+ miles. I'm WAY too old to be doing that [|)].



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Scott
10-19-2006, 03:38 PM
Yes, Dick. I have a perfect cure. You trade me your bank account for mine. I guarantee you will find yourself immediately cured of buying more Studebakers, even junked ones.

Scott
10-19-2006, 03:38 PM
Yes, Dick. I have a perfect cure. You trade me your bank account for mine. I guarantee you will find yourself immediately cured of buying more Studebakers, even junked ones.

John Kirchhoff
10-19-2006, 03:53 PM
Hmmm, my brother always said AA's 12 step program consisted of drinking two six packs. Using that logic, you may have to go scouring the country for a few more cars. If you bent the rules far enouigh, maybe two six cylinder cars would suffice.

John Kirchhoff
10-19-2006, 03:53 PM
Hmmm, my brother always said AA's 12 step program consisted of drinking two six packs. Using that logic, you may have to go scouring the country for a few more cars. If you bent the rules far enouigh, maybe two six cylinder cars would suffice.

bams50
10-19-2006, 04:27 PM
Here's the cure I use; works great for me!

If you talk to a practicing alcoholic about quitting, they'll have amazingly convincing arguments as to why they don't have a problem- so: Anytime I spend money (or time) on a Studebaker, I use the old alcoholic's technique: In my case, all I have to do is put the cost in terms of what I spent on oval-track racing; example:

Bought my 60 Lark for less than the cost of 1 nights' set of racing tires

Bought my Provincial for about one third the cost of a bare race car chassis

Total cost to finish the Lark will be about one-third the cost of my last racing engine

I could buy that 63 r2 4dr on eBay last week for a little less than one race-ready car comparable to my last two [:p]

I was racing for several years before I met my lovely better half; she went through that hard-nosed life for years- worrying, fretting over injuries, biting her tongue watching me fight off injuries (including 3 concussions) by working all night with the crew putting the car back together for next week- including taking vac. time from work, on and on... all of which gives her great perspective... so she never has a problem whenever another Stude follows me home! (NO, you can't have her!!:D)

So you see, I don't need a 12-step program; I've got it all figured out.....;)

All you have to do is find your own justification terms- maybe you could say, if it wasn't for the Studes I'd just be sittin' in a bar/casino/etc... and carting around and fixing them is good exercise... and you meet some great enablers here................[8D]

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
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bams50
10-19-2006, 04:27 PM
Here's the cure I use; works great for me!

If you talk to a practicing alcoholic about quitting, they'll have amazingly convincing arguments as to why they don't have a problem- so: Anytime I spend money (or time) on a Studebaker, I use the old alcoholic's technique: In my case, all I have to do is put the cost in terms of what I spent on oval-track racing; example:

Bought my 60 Lark for less than the cost of 1 nights' set of racing tires

Bought my Provincial for about one third the cost of a bare race car chassis

Total cost to finish the Lark will be about one-third the cost of my last racing engine

I could buy that 63 r2 4dr on eBay last week for a little less than one race-ready car comparable to my last two [:p]

I was racing for several years before I met my lovely better half; she went through that hard-nosed life for years- worrying, fretting over injuries, biting her tongue watching me fight off injuries (including 3 concussions) by working all night with the crew putting the car back together for next week- including taking vac. time from work, on and on... all of which gives her great perspective... so she never has a problem whenever another Stude follows me home! (NO, you can't have her!!:D)

So you see, I don't need a 12-step program; I've got it all figured out.....;)

All you have to do is find your own justification terms- maybe you could say, if it wasn't for the Studes I'd just be sittin' in a bar/casino/etc... and carting around and fixing them is good exercise... and you meet some great enablers here................[8D]

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

JBOYLE
10-19-2006, 04:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50
All you have to do is find your own justification terms- maybe you could say, if it wasn't for the Studes I'd just be sittin' in a bar/casino/etc... and carting around and fixing them is good exercise... and you meet some great enablers here................[8D]

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)


My version is "Well I could take up helicopter flying again".
My wife doesn't like me flying because: (1) the cost and
(2)she's sure I'll kill myself flying.

After that I can bring home anything as long as I pay for it.


And I've said this before here but here's a great line:
I asked an old guy why he spent his free time changing the plugs in a friends T-6 Texan (a WWII trainer)...and he replied
"Well, it beats sitting in titty bars."

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
10-19-2006, 04:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50
All you have to do is find your own justification terms- maybe you could say, if it wasn't for the Studes I'd just be sittin' in a bar/casino/etc... and carting around and fixing them is good exercise... and you meet some great enablers here................[8D]

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)


My version is "Well I could take up helicopter flying again".
My wife doesn't like me flying because: (1) the cost and
(2)she's sure I'll kill myself flying.

After that I can bring home anything as long as I pay for it.


And I've said this before here but here's a great line:
I asked an old guy why he spent his free time changing the plugs in a friends T-6 Texan (a WWII trainer)...and he replied
"Well, it beats sitting in titty bars."

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

bob40
10-19-2006, 05:03 PM
We all have friends who enjoy other hobbies and thats well and good.I like to cheerfully explain my Stude addiction to non car folk in simple terms.Golf,fishing,rock climbing,hunting et al would cost me money...especially when friends regale me with tales of trips out of state while Studes can at least help pay for my excursions if not add to the family coffer.Granted we all enjoy the old car hobby differently as in my case where I never attend a car show unless I am selling parts.If I just break even I've met people and the expenses are covered.Hunting down leads and the odd wild goose chase are theraputic.This weekend I am off to chase down a Hawk and Scotsman purported to be settling into the earth just 80 miles away.Should be enough sniggly bits left to cover the time and gas so why not look? There may very well be other goodies stashed away.

bob40
10-19-2006, 05:03 PM
We all have friends who enjoy other hobbies and thats well and good.I like to cheerfully explain my Stude addiction to non car folk in simple terms.Golf,fishing,rock climbing,hunting et al would cost me money...especially when friends regale me with tales of trips out of state while Studes can at least help pay for my excursions if not add to the family coffer.Granted we all enjoy the old car hobby differently as in my case where I never attend a car show unless I am selling parts.If I just break even I've met people and the expenses are covered.Hunting down leads and the odd wild goose chase are theraputic.This weekend I am off to chase down a Hawk and Scotsman purported to be settling into the earth just 80 miles away.Should be enough sniggly bits left to cover the time and gas so why not look? There may very well be other goodies stashed away.

Dick Steinkamp
10-19-2006, 07:20 PM
quote:Originally posted by John Kirchhoff
If you bent the rules far enouigh, maybe two six cylinder cars would suffice.


...or one V12 Allison powered one [:p]



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Dick Steinkamp
10-19-2006, 07:20 PM
quote:Originally posted by John Kirchhoff
If you bent the rules far enouigh, maybe two six cylinder cars would suffice.


...or one V12 Allison powered one [:p]



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Dick Steinkamp
10-19-2006, 07:21 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50
... and you meet some great enablers here................[8D]


yea...thanks ALOT you guys [^]



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Dick Steinkamp
10-19-2006, 07:21 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50
... and you meet some great enablers here................[8D]


yea...thanks ALOT you guys [^]



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jjones
10-19-2006, 07:29 PM
I suppose a Viper V-10 powered Stude would mean you didn't finish the program?

jjones
10-19-2006, 07:29 PM
I suppose a Viper V-10 powered Stude would mean you didn't finish the program?

Dick Steinkamp
10-19-2006, 07:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by JBOYLE

I asked an old guy why he spent his free time changing the plugs in a friends T-6 Texan (a WWII trainer)...



Flyin' them is almost as much fun as huntin' Studes [:p]. Changing plugs has got to suck :(

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Dick Steinkamp
10-19-2006, 07:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by JBOYLE

I asked an old guy why he spent his free time changing the plugs in a friends T-6 Texan (a WWII trainer)...



Flyin' them is almost as much fun as huntin' Studes [:p]. Changing plugs has got to suck :(

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rockne10
10-19-2006, 07:43 PM
Like the doctor said, "buy two studes and call me in the morning."

rockne10
10-19-2006, 07:43 PM
Like the doctor said, "buy two studes and call me in the morning."

imported_n/a
10-19-2006, 08:53 PM
There are far worse addictions than old cars. Well, aren't there? The substance abuse people will tell you that you can't even have ONE, much less cut waaaay down, so forget about getting with the program. Obviously, there are many ways people spend money on stuff to do--but some of those pursuits leave you with nothing but memories or troubles to show for it. The auto hobby not only leaves you with the hard evidence of your spending, but the equity you have in your project(s) as well. [xx(]I sure hope I am right.[?]

imported_n/a
10-19-2006, 08:53 PM
There are far worse addictions than old cars. Well, aren't there? The substance abuse people will tell you that you can't even have ONE, much less cut waaaay down, so forget about getting with the program. Obviously, there are many ways people spend money on stuff to do--but some of those pursuits leave you with nothing but memories or troubles to show for it. The auto hobby not only leaves you with the hard evidence of your spending, but the equity you have in your project(s) as well. [xx(]I sure hope I am right.[?]

rockne10
10-19-2006, 09:13 PM
There is also that current intangible. If we manage to preserve something now, it should, in all probability, still be around in fifty years. A generation yet unborn is gifted by our labors. We are such an unlikely bunch of benefactors. The drug that is our hobby is the "high" that lasts for decades and has no detrimental side effects.
"Smoke 'em if ya got 'em."

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 Commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

rockne10
10-19-2006, 09:13 PM
There is also that current intangible. If we manage to preserve something now, it should, in all probability, still be around in fifty years. A generation yet unborn is gifted by our labors. We are such an unlikely bunch of benefactors. The drug that is our hobby is the "high" that lasts for decades and has no detrimental side effects.
"Smoke 'em if ya got 'em."

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 Commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

studeclunker
10-19-2006, 11:24 PM
Poverty helps. Then again, I'm poor and there were nine of them around here for a while. Well, eight and one in Angwin...

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

studeclunker
10-19-2006, 11:24 PM
Poverty helps. Then again, I'm poor and there were nine of them around here for a while. Well, eight and one in Angwin...

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

StudeDave57
10-20-2006, 12:13 AM
So I'm not alone!!! :D I kinda sorta hope there is no cure- I'm havin' too much fun makin' everyone guess what exactly it is I drive to work everyday...

StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

StudeDave57
10-20-2006, 12:13 AM
So I'm not alone!!! :D I kinda sorta hope there is no cure- I'm havin' too much fun makin' everyone guess what exactly it is I drive to work everyday...

StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

N8N
10-20-2006, 08:51 AM
The first part of the cure is to get rid of your Studebakers. In the interest of helping you along the path to recovery I would be willing to take that wagon from you so you are not tempted to do anything rash like drive it. Email me for address etc :)

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
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N8N
10-20-2006, 08:51 AM
The first part of the cure is to get rid of your Studebakers. In the interest of helping you along the path to recovery I would be willing to take that wagon from you so you are not tempted to do anything rash like drive it. Email me for address etc :)

nate

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

JDP
10-20-2006, 09:26 AM
I learned a cure some 30 years ago when I looked out in my yard to see a dozen Studebakers sitting around and started selling them off. Now I keep 2-5 around to play with until they are ready for resale, sell them and buy more. By doing that, I get to "own & drive" a few dozen a year without going broke. You get to enjoy every model, option and color without a Jay Leno budget. The fact that I now make a living doing it is just a bonus. I'm the drunk that bought a bar. :)

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Studebaker On The Net
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Studebaker News Group
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Arnold Md.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
59 3E Truck
56 truck
55 Starlight
53 Starlight
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
10-20-2006, 09:26 AM
I learned a cure some 30 years ago when I looked out in my yard to see a dozen Studebakers sitting around and started selling them off. Now I keep 2-5 around to play with until they are ready for resale, sell them and buy more. By doing that, I get to "own & drive" a few dozen a year without going broke. You get to enjoy every model, option and color without a Jay Leno budget. The fact that I now make a living doing it is just a bonus. I'm the drunk that bought a bar. :)

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
Studebaker News Group
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
Arnold Md.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
59 3E Truck
56 truck
55 Starlight
53 Starlight
52 Starliner
51 Commander

Walt Zander
10-20-2006, 09:37 AM
And there are those of us who get the life kicked out of them
by trying to get a kick out of life. :)

My bride thinks I'm only exempt from failure, when I make no effort.

'49 Champion Starlight Coupe
1936 Miller Replica / Stude driveline

Walt Zander
10-20-2006, 09:37 AM
And there are those of us who get the life kicked out of them
by trying to get a kick out of life. :)

My bride thinks I'm only exempt from failure, when I make no effort.

'49 Champion Starlight Coupe
1936 Miller Replica / Stude driveline

Rosstude
10-20-2006, 11:17 AM
One hallmark of someone deep in the throws of addiction is, denial.
A line in the old movie, Lost weekend, says “One is too many, and 100 is not enough”, so as soon as I have one, I want more, and the more I have, the more I want.
Me- I don’t have a problem.

Ross.
Riverside, Ca.
1957 Provincial X2
1958 Transtar
1963 Lark. F.S.

Rosstude
10-20-2006, 11:17 AM
One hallmark of someone deep in the throws of addiction is, denial.
A line in the old movie, Lost weekend, says “One is too many, and 100 is not enough”, so as soon as I have one, I want more, and the more I have, the more I want.
Me- I don’t have a problem.

Ross.
Riverside, Ca.
1957 Provincial X2
1958 Transtar
1963 Lark. F.S.