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Jeff T.
09-24-2008, 09:59 PM
After setting on blocks for the 11 years or so in the family barn, I got my 62 hardtop running again:) I had to prime the carb a few times before gas got back up to the carb but once that happened the old girl ran for 15 minutes before I turned off the ignition.

I have to figure out how to get a broken choke tube out of the manifold. I would like the choke to work, not that it really worked when the car was my daily driver:)

Also need to change a lot of stuff, the car has sat on blocks for the last 11 years or so.

But it ran by itself:)

yay!!!!!

Jeff T.



"I'm getting nowhere as fast as I can"
The Replacements.

showbizkid
09-24-2008, 10:17 PM
Right on, Jeff!


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rockne10
09-24-2008, 10:28 PM
Now that it runs, before you move it be certain it has the ability to stop! I would rather have a car with no go than no whoa!:) Brakes are more important than ignition.

Having said that, Hooray!

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
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studeclunker
09-24-2008, 10:31 PM
Congrats!:D

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bams50
09-25-2008, 04:47 AM
I can't believe everyone's waited for me to say it, but here goes:

How about some pictures??? [8D]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

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studeclunker
09-25-2008, 11:31 AM
I love the title of this thread (LOL)!:D

Yes, pichurs, lotsa pichurs!:D Ah jus looove them pichurs!:D

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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

bige
09-25-2008, 02:20 PM
Don't go crazy trying to get the tube out of the manifold. There's no vacuum or anything to seal there it's strictly a hot air pipe. I still see choke tube repair kits in parts stores and I think the tube in those kits is designed to fit in the part that is usually broken off in the manifold.

ErnieR

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rockinhawk
09-25-2008, 07:37 PM
1st you get it to run, then you get it to stop. The rest is just details. Congratulations!!! NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
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Jeff T.
09-27-2008, 03:03 PM
My nearly three year old daughter informed me while she was play driving my 62 Hardtop yesterday.

My car daddy, my car

oh well, easy come easy go:)

Jeff T.

"I'm getting nowhere as fast as I can"
The Replacements.