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Lark Parker
07-17-2009, 09:10 PM
Yep. It must be true.
Guy told me this at a charity car show a few weeks ago. I quizzed him to be sure he was referring to Howard Hughes aircraft(?) and he was certain. I was properly impressed but never let on I knew that such amazing things were just standard level work by our Studebaker National Museum staff.

Unfortunately I didn't see it when I went to the museum.
In Cedar Rapids I asked Andy Beckman where it was --- he said he hid it in the annex.

It should make the Harley Davidson and Lincoln exhibits look puny when they taxi it out. [:0] I think the Lincoln exhibit may be there through the end of the year. Check the SNM website for the exhibit schedule before you go, don't take my word for it.

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jclary
07-17-2009, 09:31 PM
Sure...Sure!...I don't see how you missed it. It's right next to the newly constructed SASCO building. You know, under the "Breezeway" that connects the SNM to the SASCO parts re-manufacturing complex.:)

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Roscomacaw
07-17-2009, 10:48 PM
Yeah, and that Spruce Goosey thing was powered by 8 prototypical Stude V8s! Seems fitting it's on loan to the museeum![^]

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1960 Larkvertible V8
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1953 Commander coupe
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studeclunker
07-18-2009, 12:28 AM
I wonder, did Albus Dumbledore or perhaps Arnold Weasley have something to do with the exhibit? Otherwise, the old bird wouldn't fit in the building, being considerably wider and longer. The old Goose is rediculously huge. Albus and Mr Weasley would have to be involved with transport too.;)

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Roscomacaw
07-18-2009, 09:20 AM
Clunk, don't kill this with all those non-essential details.[xx(]

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1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

studeclunker
07-18-2009, 12:40 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Clunk, don't kill this with all those non-essential details.[xx(]



LOL!:D

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doug
07-18-2009, 01:50 PM
Will they fly it there or truck it?

Bullet
07-18-2009, 03:31 PM
The real HH Spruce Goose is on display in McMinville, OR at the Evergreen air museum. The road to the coast goes right past it.

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Deaf Mute
07-18-2009, 04:09 PM
Haven't you ever heard of Bonsai? That works on trees... it ought to work on wooden planes.

duane miller

raprice
07-18-2009, 04:11 PM
For a moment, I thought it was April Fools Day. Whew!
Rog

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JeffDeWitt
07-18-2009, 05:48 PM
quote:Originally posted by studeclunker

I wonder, did Albus Dumbledore or perhaps Arnold Weasley have something to do with the exhibit? Otherwise, the old bird wouldn't fit in the building, being considerably wider and longer. The old Goose is rediculously huge. Albus and Mr Weasley would have to be involved with transport too.;)



I was thinking they might have used the tesseract technology from Heinlein's "-and he built a crooked house-"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22%E2%80%94And_He_Built_a_Crooked_House%E2%80%94%22

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royvaldez
07-19-2009, 03:01 PM
While attending Studebaker auction at Amity, or, I made my way at the that museum which housed the spruce goose. They wanted an extra $50.00 to go directly into the main control room. They said that nobody wanted it. They almost parted it out.