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mbstude
11-04-2008, 01:15 PM
It isn't much, but it's enough to say I did something to the car. [:o)]

Today the Daytona lost its automatic column shifter, and the 'correct' floor shifter column piece was installed. That was a pain, I despise all those little turn signal wires.. [xx(]

Oh, it's got a clutch pedal now too. [8D]

Excuse the crappy cell phone pic. [xx(]

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/1104081329a.jpg

Anyone need some Lark automatic parts? How about an entire 6/auto drivetrain? The engine might make a good boat anchor. :D

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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studegary
11-04-2008, 01:28 PM
I am glad that you are making progress. It looks like you need a new/better steering wheel.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

mbstude
11-04-2008, 01:38 PM
quote:Originally posted by studegary

It looks like you need a new/better steering wheel.

Gary L.


Don't worry Gary. I'll end up getting a NOS one. ;)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/StudeDriveLogo_small.jpg

Roscomacaw
11-04-2008, 02:41 PM
Hey! Progress is progress!;)

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

stude freak
11-04-2008, 02:51 PM
Hey Matt, look at it this way ,you got it done you wont have to do it again.Do one project a day no matter howe small and your that much closer to finishing it.

David Baggett '53 coupe

lstude
11-04-2008, 04:15 PM
Looking good.

I guess it wasn't raining in south Georgia. It is raining here in Richmond.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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ClaymoreWW
11-04-2008, 06:08 PM
Good work, Matt. I like Mr Baggett's instruction to do one project a day. I have not been able to get to my car the past two evenings - temps have approaching 70 and those days are VERY limited here in Michigan. The time change and work have prevented me. I still have one maybe two days - the weekend is calling for low 40s... My little projects will soon slow to a crawl :(

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

mbstude
11-04-2008, 07:06 PM
It got drizzly this afternoon.. Not bad though.

I wish I could work on the car everyday. Working evenings at work (usually 11AM-8PM) doesn't give me much time. [xx(]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/StudeDriveLogo_small.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
11-04-2008, 08:49 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

It got drizzly this afternoon.. Not bad though.

I wish I could work on the car everyday. Working evenings at work (usually 11AM-8PM) doesn't give me much time. [xx(]



Get up earlier ;).


Seriously, doing SOMETHING everyday will get you there. Even if it is a little something.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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studeclunker
11-05-2008, 12:28 AM
LOL, welcome to adulthood, Matt. Enjoy the next year or two as they are the closing years of your childhood and also the first steps to your adult years. You've been showing everyone here that you're well on your way to being quite a man.

As to your car; celebrate the small milestones. Don't worry too much about time, you've got a lot to come. One article you might consider for TW is how you converted your Daytona from automatic to manual.

There are a lot of people like me who would be interested. I wouldn't mind having a two-door with a manual OD tranny. It'd be just the ticket for putting around town and the local vicinity. But how to do the conversion from an automatic to manual setup is the question. There are quite a number of six-auto Larks turning up that are quite reasonable. So this is a viable opportunity.

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Ron Smith
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Steve T
11-08-2008, 02:21 AM
Matthew--

If you were closer and I had a garage, I'd probably take you up on that OHV6/auto driveline, since it'd be a match for that in my '62. (Tranny, mainly; I ran across a local source of sixes...seven of 'em, ex auto-shop training aids, never installed in cars! If I ever garner more storage space I'll probably try acquiring one of those as a spare/conversation piece.)

Thankfully Betty's running fine...sadly she won't have the chance to demonstrate that now until sometime in mid- to late-April...:(

S.