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studegary
11-06-2008, 01:30 PM
The November "Tailgating with Matthew" is a well written fantasy piece of humor. Even I could see what he was aiming at <G>.

It does leave me with a question. Does Matthew know what "AFB" is an abbreviation of? His line; "...a one barrel AFB..." makes no sense.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

50Champ
11-06-2008, 04:31 PM
I'm still waiting for my copy. Shouldn't it be here by now?:(

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1950 Champion 2 Dr. Sedan

DEEPNHOCK
11-06-2008, 05:29 PM
Another Farm Boy?

Lark Parker
11-06-2008, 05:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by studegary

The November "Tailgating with Matthew" is a well written fantasy piece of humor. Even I could see what he was aiming at <G>.

It does leave me with a question. Does Matthew know what "AFB" is an abbreviation of? His line; "...a one barrel AFB..." makes no sense.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer


Sigh...................
I thought I already explained such anomolies.
Humor often relies on things/stuff that are not real.
In that realm: a one barrel AFB does exist.
Some authors pretend ignorance in order to use handy concepts that will amuse an informed reader.
In some rare cases it doesn't work.



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If at first you don't succeed -- you will get a lot of advice.

Warren Webb
11-06-2008, 05:35 PM
Waiting for my copy too. Seems like the post office, especially here, gets later & later & when I do get it, its all creased up. When I lived in the south bay of L.A. seems as I got it on time & undamaged!

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

rockinhawk
11-06-2008, 05:53 PM
I can assure you he knows what a 12gauge doubble barrel is. BTW what does WCFB stand for?


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
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Lark Parker
11-06-2008, 06:10 PM
quote:Originally posted by rockinhawk

I can assure you he knows what a 12gauge doubble barrel is. BTW what does WCFB stand for?


Neil Thornton



I have seen two claimed origins of the "WCFB" name.

One was "white cast four barrel" (white cast = pot metal).
The other was "William Carter's Four Barrel"
if I remember the latter correctly without going through my Carter book.

rockinhawk
11-06-2008, 06:40 PM
Thanks Dale, I always wondered about that. NT


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
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Dwain G.
11-06-2008, 06:43 PM
Make that three! In high school auto shop I was told that WCFB stood for 'water cooled four barrel'. I believed that line for years because all the early V8s (except for Stude and Cad I believe) did have wet manifolds.

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Mark57
11-06-2008, 07:59 PM
Well... AFB could mean Aluminum FORE barrel. [}:)];):D

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island

Are you planning to attend the NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
May 23 & 24, 2009?</h5>
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mbstude
11-06-2008, 08:06 PM
Thanks Gary. It was supposed to be a humorous story, not to be taken literally in any way at all. ;) Yes, I know that AFB refers to strictly a certain 4 barrel... But being that's what the Avanti's had, that's what I used in my story.

OHV 6's didn't have Orange Whirly Things, or chrome valve covers either.


Or, did they.....[?]


BTW, thanks for the explanation in your first post, Mr. Parker. :)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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BobPalma
11-06-2008, 08:26 PM
:) Regardless, Matthew; don't get bogged down discussing what is supposed to be humor.

'Just got my November Turning Wheels today upon returning from delivering The Plain Brown Wrapper to The Studebaker National Museum and helping put it on display in the gallery.

The first November TW article I read in its entirety was your adventure with the Jet Thrust Six. Very amusing; well done. :DBP

mbstude
11-06-2008, 08:29 PM
Thanks BP.. That's the kind of feedback that every writer likes to hear. :D

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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kpcoupe
11-06-2008, 09:19 PM
just to let you know i love your articles. will read this months on the way to bed. thanks

Kevin Phillips
Jacksonville,AR
62 Champ
57 Silver Hawk

starliner62
11-06-2008, 11:22 PM
Matthew,
i have not had the pleasure of meeting you yet, but I hope to in the near future. I commend you on your writing skills.
Maybe you could talk to my son and convince him to work on old cars with his Dad, instead of chasing stupid girls.

Jamie McLeod
Hope Mills, NC

rockne10
11-06-2008, 11:27 PM
A young man who works on old cars allows the smart girls to chase him!;)

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
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barnlark
11-07-2008, 12:16 AM
Hear, Hear! Matthew, great job. Big fun. I was scratching my head, faked until you left without paying and had to laugh as you got deeper. Grabbed my hip waders and read on. Can't wait to see you outdo yourself monthly. [^]

Son O Lark
11-07-2008, 05:16 AM
Don't let these guys fool you ,Matt. Old cars don't attact hot chicks, they just attract old men!! Ha Ha!:D

mbstude
11-07-2008, 08:57 AM
Thanks for the kind words guys. [8D]

Son O Lark, I think you're right... [:o)]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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studegary
11-07-2008, 01:14 PM
Matthew, I DO ENJOY your writings.

Since the abbreviation AFB refers to Aluminum Four Barrel, I found it odd, even in a humor piece, to read; a one barrel aluminum four barrel.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

silverhawk
11-07-2008, 03:32 PM
I loved it anyways, Matthew. Keep up the good work!

Dylan
'61 lark regal 4dr wagon
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HookedonStudies
11-07-2008, 04:21 PM
Matt,

Do you plan on selling the JTS 6 on the Forum or do you have a plan to use it in your truck? I was thinking it is such a unique and historical motor that maybe it should be in the SNM. As for that Gary guy giving you grief about the darn carb on that thing - all I can say is its too bad they didn't have a Good Humor Ice Cream truck in his neighborhood!
Oh one other thing, are you the guy selling the '61 Lark taillights on ebay? If I remember right the ebay name was TWtalespinner? I might just hit your BIN of $30/each - I think those things could become real rare some day!


55 Commander
58 Transtar
62 GT Hawk
66 Cruiser

StudeDave57
11-07-2008, 04:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by studegary

Since the abbreviation AFB refers to Aluminum Four Barrel, I found it odd, even in a humor piece, to read; a one barrel aluminum four barrel. Gary L.
It could (and does) stand for alot of other things besides that Gary.
Maybe you need to get out more [?] [?] [?]

Since I planted the seed for the story in the first place~
I'm thinking AFB could mean "All Fuel Burned".
In fact, I know it does, 'cuz I just typed it!!!


StudeDave '57 [:o)]

PlainBrownR2
11-07-2008, 04:38 PM
Great story Matt, so tell me again, that 6 inch fish you caught, was it this big? [:o)]
[__________]

or this big? [:o)]
[____________________________________________________]
..and did you happen to find the fender mount air cleaner that was relegated to be used with the six cylinder and the supercharger? Because we all know it isn't going to be the period correct setup without that highly specialized piece of eye candy.
;)
Just got the issue today and I had to immediately see what the 1 barrel brewhaha was about. I loved the story, just remember a small disclaimer at the start or the end of the story as I'm the typical sap who reads all and just about anything and will intially believe what's written, particularly from a well credited and factual source(moreso with TW ;). We don't need a credibility situation similar to a certain now ousted news anchor from a few years back. :)


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bridgegaurd
11-07-2008, 05:53 PM
quote:Originally posted by silverhawk

I loved it anyways, Matthew. Keep up the good work!

Dylan
'61 lark regal 4dr wagon
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr200/1961lark/DSC001581.jpg


I haven't read the story so no comment on it. But i love the picture of your wagon. That just puts my envy on overdrive.

Anne F. Goodman
11-07-2008, 07:14 PM
Great story Matthew The guys saw me with the Magazine it was by the mailbox they could have had it first. But it was mine first I flashed Bobby the front cover inside covers then the back. David wanted it too. I told them as soon as I read Matthew's story then they could have it. It was great Keep up the good work. I just love reading Stude stuff through your eyes.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
1955 President State
1957 Golden Hawk
Fresno,Ca
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mbstude
11-07-2008, 07:31 PM
Thanks for the compliments, all. They're much appreciated. :)

Being Dave G. was the one who first came up with the idea of the 'other' JTS engine, I'll give him all credit. Thanks Dave! You sure stirred up a riot on the SDC Forum... :D

All Fuel Burned it is. ;)

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

mjeansonne
11-08-2008, 10:58 PM
Keep up the good work Matthew!! Its good to see young folks interested in the hobby. Even folks my age weren't driving when Studebaker took the "Deep Six". So its good to see you young folks keeping the marque in the forefront. As my daughter says of her 62 Hawk: "Its a boy magnet"! She gets a lot of attention at her High School. That's what its all about, bringing attention to Studebaker and enjoying them in the process!!



Laisez le bon temps roulez avec un Studebaker

StudeDave57
11-09-2008, 12:27 AM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

You sure stirred up a riot on the SDC Forum... :D All Fuel Burned it is. ;) Matthew Burnette
That's what I do these days Matt~ since I no longer have a day job... [:0] ;) :D

StudeDave '57 [8D]

jjones
11-09-2008, 10:23 AM
I just assumed it was a huge 1-barrel, as in Awful Freakin' Big, another common interpretation of the AFB acronym. Great job, Matthew. One comment, though, you might look up the term bailing vs. baling wire when discussing this essential tool. Keep up the good work.
Jeff

studegary
11-09-2008, 12:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by jjones

I just assumed it was a huge 1-barrel, as in Awful Freakin' Big, another common interpretation of the AFB acronym. Great job, Matthew. One comment, though, you might look up the term bailing vs. baling wire when discussing this essential tool. Keep up the good work.
Jeff


Since your post includes a correction for Matthew, I will say that AFB is not an acronym.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

55 prez
11-09-2008, 01:38 PM
Over on the newsgroup "alt.autos.studebaker" in the distant past Gary was the resident grammer and spelling guru. That was a great spoof story Matthew and keep up the good work.

Jim C.

jjones
11-09-2008, 06:08 PM
The correction was certainly not meant to be demeaning to Matthew. He is doing a really great job and I admire his ability. I write and edit archaeological technical reports for a living and sometimes can't help myself.

And Matthew, I hope you took it as constructive critism--its a very common but often overlooked mistake. You're writing is better than a large percentage of the Ph.D. archaeologists I edit.

Jeff

Dick Clemens
11-09-2008, 06:12 PM
Check Matthews comment on the camper post and you will see that he is all young man. that was the Orphan wagonaire accessory post.

studedick from the lower Ozarks

mbstude
11-09-2008, 06:35 PM
Thanks again for the great comments everyone. Critisism is good. ;)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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52hawk
11-10-2008, 04:25 AM
Criticism !!! [}:)]

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mbstude
11-10-2008, 09:37 AM
quote:Originally posted by 52hawk

Criticism !!! [}:)]



Just seeing if anyone was paying attention. ;)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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