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mapman
06-05-2009, 10:15 AM
Being a caso that owns a "cheap" avanti I don't usually fit in to shows. I took it to a rat rod show and had a great time. There were several other studes there including an original '37 CE. I ended up right in the center in front of the bandstand. There were about 100 cars there, quite a few from Spokane.
Rob

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52-fan
06-05-2009, 10:43 AM
Local shows can be great. You probably got to educate a lot of people to what you were driving. At least they wouldn't have to wonder if it was fiberglass.

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lstude
06-05-2009, 10:53 AM
I did the same thing back in 1985 at a Studebaker meet in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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Bill Pressler
06-05-2009, 11:09 AM
I'm a CASO too and as I've posted here before bought a few months ago, a '64 Daytona Hardtop from WI that was sold new by my friend and which I clearly remembered around my hometown as the original owners owned it 'til 1990. The car was quite 'overstated' in the eBay ad...needs a driver's floor and there's a large hole in the kick panel on that side (amazingly, the door doesn't really sag much at all); there's holes in the bottom of the inside RR wheel well, a hole up under the LR of the roof in the inner quarter panel, both trunk floor corner supports are mostly gone, but amazingly the car has its original front fenders, with no visible rust there. The car looks decent at 103K miles (up from 55K when sold by the original owners in '90).

I'm trying to decide what I can afford to do to it to get it to a hometown show about 75 miles away, on July 4 (although that window is rapidly disappearing!) The wheels feel and smell hot after a ten-or-twelve-mile highway drive, and the steering is somewhat 'loose' feeling to me (although a friend put a new right tie rod on it a couple weeks ago; now the wheel is way off-center but it does steer some better). I probably paid a good grand or more too much for this car. The seller said in response, "Gee, we never saw those areas (in seven years of ownership)".

That said, I still like it and it has much of the original paperwork and repair bills from my hometown Stude dealer.

I wouldn't be afraid to show it at all. But I am concerned about it getting 75 miles away and back!

Wish me well! I can't/don't do my own wrenching, but hopefully can at least get the hot wheel situation thing done. Someone in the Technical side suggested brakes hoses, and probably wheel cylinders (although the previous owner told me he just rebuilt all four).

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1
'64 Daytona Hardtop

Roscomacaw
06-05-2009, 12:03 PM
Well Bill.... If the PO told you he'd never SEEN the problem areas in seven years of ownership, I'd be wary of his purported brake work! Maybe he just THOUGHT it was the Daytona he did brake work on![:0][xx(]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Bill Pressler
06-05-2009, 12:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Well Bill.... If the PO told you he'd never SEEN the problem areas in seven years of ownership, I'd be wary of his purported brake work! Maybe he just THOUGHT it was the Daytona he did brake work on![:0][xx(]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door




Yeah, Biggsy, that's my take too!

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1
'64 Daytona Hardtop

Dick Clemens
06-05-2009, 06:13 PM
Bill; Have you checked the wheel bearings? They will cause a hot wheel problem.

studedick from the lower Ozarks

Bill Pressler
06-06-2009, 05:29 AM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Clemens

Bill; Have you checked the wheel bearings? They will cause a hot wheel problem.

studedick from the lower Ozarks


Dick, thanks for the advice. No I have not checked them. I don't really hear a bearing noise. Repack them, or replace them?

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH
'63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1
'64 Daytona Hardtop

BobPalma
06-06-2009, 07:20 AM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

I did the same thing back in 1985 at a Studebaker meet in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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Leonard Shepherd


:) Leonard: Any chance what appears to be a white Daytona Wagonaire in the extreme upper left of your photo is the 1964 model from the DC/Fredericksburg area that was for sale in Turning Wheels a couple months ago? 'Sure looks like it might have been. (I wish I could have bought it back then, before it was "improved" so much!;)) :DBP

barnlark
06-06-2009, 07:39 AM
Leave it to you, BP, to spot that Wagonaire in that picture. I was just going to ask Leonard how he went back in time in 1985 and got shorter. :D

DEEPNHOCK
06-06-2009, 07:45 AM
The only 'bad' show is the one you don't go to....

Now, 'which' show you go to can make a big difference.
Limiting one's self to 'Stude Only' shows means you will be going to see the same people over and over (which is fine if that is what you like)..

But stretching out (like this show) is a lot of fun...
To use Ol' Dave's phrase... "Good on ya!"[:p]
Jeff[8D]

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Dick Clemens
06-06-2009, 07:51 AM
Pull and check. Many times it's
not caught until the wheel fails. Good luck!

studedick from the lower Ozarks

DEEPNHOCK
06-06-2009, 08:48 AM
If the guy replacing the tie rod end didn't check the adjustment (toe in) you could have that steering wheel crooked syndrome....
And if he got it 'way' off, you'd get a tire scrub that is hard on the tire, and hard on the wheel bearings.
Set your tire 'straight ahead) ...The one 'not' on the new tie rod end side...
Measure your 'toe in'....
(Type in 'measuring toe in' on Google....Lot's of easy methods there..)
Stude service manual has toe in alignment spec's...
(IIRC, it's 1/8th inch)
Don't remove the steering wheel and put it back on straight...
If you do that you will get a harder turn going one way more than the other way...
Service manual has good procedures on that also...
HTIH
Jeff[8D]
PS: Remove, clean, and inspect your wheel bearings.
Replace if necessary...
ALWAYS put in new wheel seals.
Wheel bearing maintenance should be the number two thing done after the number one thing...brakes......





quote:Originally posted by Dick Clemens

Bill; Have you checked the wheel bearings? They will cause a hot wheel problem.

Dick, thanks for the advice. No I have not checked them. I don't really hear a bearing noise. Repack them, or replace them?
Bill Pressler[/br]

BobPalma
06-06-2009, 08:52 AM
quote:Originally posted by barnlark

Leave it to you, BP, to spot that Wagonaire in that picture. I was just going to ask Leonard how he went back in time in 1985 and got shorter. :D


:) 'Probably Leonard's son Wes, Dave. (It's Saturday, so Leonard will likely sleep in until 11:00 AM or so.[:0];) When he wakens and gets on the Forum, he'll solve the mystery.[}:)]) :DBP

jeryst
06-06-2009, 12:14 PM
Check that the wheel bearings are not too tight.

Also, even new brakes can fail if the vehicle is not used for a while. If they truly were replaced, make sure they were not adjusted up too tight as well.