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JDP
07-18-2009, 12:32 PM
I just sold a 63 GT Hawk on ebay, and the new owner wants to drive it from California to Ohio. since the car has only been a occasional daily driver, I would normally suggest shipping the car, but the new owner presents a quandary. He's Bob Stevens editor at large for bunch of Cars & Parts magazines, and he wants to drive it back and write a article on the adventure.
The good news if the old gal makes the trip without a issue, we'll get good press, if the old master cylinder fails on a mountain road, not so much. How do I approach the issue fairly ?



JDP/Maryland

jclary
07-18-2009, 12:42 PM
Good tires, brake inspection, spare parts (including a SDC roster), telephone, GPS, and a wifi capable laptop. Develop an itinerary, share it with the forum and let's make it an event. Let him know as in the "Verizon" commercials, he not only gets a Studebaker...he has the support of the "Studebaker Network!":):):):):):):)

John Clary
Greer, SC
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Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975

studeclunker
07-18-2009, 12:49 PM
Verizon Network??? LOL, I love it, John.:D

At the same time, it does present an opportunity to showcase one of the chief advantages to Studebaker ownership; an excellent support group.

Hmmm... then again... Nah, don't sell the car to the fella. He might let everyone know what a great deal Studebakers are and the prices will go up beyond anything I could afford. Shhhh... don't tell anybody![:o)]

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JDP
07-18-2009, 01:06 PM
quote:Originally posted by jclary

Good tires, brake inspection, spare parts (including a SDC roster), telephone, GPS, and a wifi capable laptop. Develop an itinerary, share it with the forum and let's make it an event. Let him know as in the "Verizon" commercials, he not only gets a Studebaker...he has the support of the "Studebaker Network!":):):):):):):)

John Clary
Greer, SC
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Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975


That's a great idea. I'll send him link to this discussion and he can join us while sharing the adventure. That way at least, he'll have a support network if something goes south. maybe he can even post his route in case he wants a pit stop, and maybe a cold beer. I'll even suggest he might want to include some of the forum comments as he goes.

JDP/Maryland

JDP
07-18-2009, 01:08 PM
quote:Originally posted by studeclunker

Verizon Network??? LOL, I love it, John.:D

At the same time, it does present an opportunity to showcase one of the chief advantages to Studebaker ownership; an excellent support group.

Hmmm... then again... Nah, don't sell the car to the fella. He might let everyone know what a great deal Studebakers are and the prices will go up beyond anything I could afford. Shhhh... don't tell anybody![:o)]

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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?


He did get a great deal, under 7K for a R1 GT is a great deal.

JDP/Maryland

unclemiltie
07-18-2009, 01:34 PM
I would go through the brakes if you have not already done so. I would give him a spare fuel pump, water pump and distributor if I had them. If he does not have a laptop then have him call someone to give occasional posts here and have someone standing by with a roster so they can call locals if he has issues along the way.

Milt

1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
1961 Hawk
1964 Convertable
1967 Avanti
1961 Lark 2 door
1950 Commander Starlight

JDP
07-18-2009, 01:51 PM
quote:Originally posted by unclemiltie

I would go through the brakes if you have not already done so. I would give him a spare fuel pump, water pump and distributor if I had them. If he does not have a laptop then have him call someone to give occasional posts here and have someone standing by with a roster so they can call locals if he has issues along the way.

Milt

1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
1961 Hawk
1964 Convertable
1967 Avanti
1961 Lark 2 door
1950 Commander Starlight




That's up to the new owner. It's a disk brake car, and we could spend %600-$700 just in parts. The car stops fine now, and may for 50,000 miles, or 50. I agree the brakes and tires should be checked. Ceasing to run is a inconvenience, ceasing to stop is a bummer.

JDP/Maryland

Roscomacaw
07-18-2009, 02:04 PM
Well,

It might be pretty boring as article fodder if the car runs like a new one. PLUS, you know this fella's intentions AND his credentials. He's probably had more old car on the road adventures than a number of us here have ever had. (Geez, I could tell a tale about the time we caravaned about 10 collector cars across the southeast in hot weather. This with a motley collection of "collector cars" That ranged from a Ferrari Daytona to a 1925 Locomobile sedan! I learned alot on that adventure, and most of my learnin' weren't about cars!:()

Yes, we've seen (right here of late) tales of folks scoffing at the fickle gods of chance and going to get a car they've never set in in their lives and expecting they'll breeze on a thousand miles or so with maybe no more than needing a couple quarts of oil and some new wiper blades. And we've seen said attempts end in frustration and aggravation.

Still (Bob, if you're reading...:D) a simple preparedness kit and assuring that the tires and hoses look duty-worthy can alleviate alot of angst before it even develops. A fuel pump, a water pump, belts and relevant ignition parts - and, of course, the few basic tools that one might require to install any of these parts - and you can drive with confidence.
All the stuff I mentioned can fit in a shoebox and hide in the trunk. If it were me, I'd have more tools, a set of cheap jumper cables and maybe a small gas can - or a jug that can double as a water container OR gas can.

But yeah, the "Studebaker Network", like Verizon, stretches from horizon to horizon. I'd be waiting for his call, but I suspect he won't be passing my way.[^]

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

Alan
07-18-2009, 02:48 PM
John, Where is the guy leaving from in Cal? And if someone brakes down near me they can always call, if it isn't 3:00 in the morning.

50Champ
07-18-2009, 02:58 PM
If this guy knows anything about old cars-and he probably does-he knows that taking a 46 year old car on a 2000+ mile trip in the middle of summer can be an adventure, especially if he just bought it. He knows it was purchased "as is" and he's probably not going to blame anyone but himself if it overheats driving through 120 degree (in the sun) heat in Death Valley, CA or in Arizona, or if the brakes give out, or if the engine blows up. It wasn't the seller's idea to have him drive it back to Ohio so don't get all stressed out worrying about him. He's probably done it before and he knows what he's doing....

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1950 Champion 2 Dr. Sedan

jclary
07-18-2009, 03:03 PM
Whoa Guys, I was not suggesting "giving" him anything. When I meant "support" I was not talking about your slacker grown kid that comes to visit just to raid your refrigerator...Give him a list of suggestions about what to take with him, offer some "horn blowing" waves and maybe a cup of coffee along the way, and be ready to assist in case the need arises. After all, we don't want to create what I call a "comer & goer"...over the years I have seen several "comer & goers"...they are the ones who buy a Studebaker, expect all other Studebaker folks to help fix it up for nothing, and then get their feelings hurt because no one worships them profusely for just showing up at meal time. When everything don't go their way...they go.

My suggestion was just to give him a good welcome, encouragement, and try to make sure that we ensure a greater chance of success and minimize the chances of problems.:)

John Clary
Greer, SC
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Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975

4961Studebaker
07-18-2009, 04:50 PM
quote:Originally posted by jclary

Good tires, brake inspection, spare parts (including a SDC roster), telephone, GPS, and a wifi capable laptop. Develop an itinerary, share it with the forum and let's make it an event. Let him know as in the "Verizon" commercials, he not only gets a Studebaker...he has the support of the "Studebaker Network!":):):):):):):)

John Clary
Greer, SC


I like it!, not only is he getting the car, he knows the group is watching, and ready to help. Albeit, that if he starts the trip with JDP's concerns he can't blame any mishaps on the Make,. Keep us informed.

ChopStu
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satdoc2
07-18-2009, 05:26 PM
Tell him not to mention what he paid for it. Some one else might want to sell their Studebaker for what they are worth
Allen

JDP
07-18-2009, 05:50 PM
quote:Originally posted by Alan

John, Where is the guy leaving from in Cal? And if someone brakes down near me they can always call, if it isn't 3:00 in the morning.


Elverta Ca, but he'll be a week or two.

JDP/Maryland

JDP
07-18-2009, 05:54 PM
quote:Originally posted by 50Champ

If this guy knows anything about old cars-and he probably does-he knows that taking a 46 year old car on a 2000+ mile trip in the middle of summer can be an adventure, especially if he just bought it. He knows it was purchased "as is" and he's probably not going to blame anyone but himself if it overheats driving through 120 degree (in the sun) heat in Death Valley, CA or in Arizona, or if the brakes give out, or if the engine blows up. It wasn't the seller's idea to have him drive it back to Ohio so don't get all stressed out worrying about him. He's probably done it before and he knows what he's doing....

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1950 Champion 2 Dr. Sedan




Well, it's not his first adventure, he's done it with other old cars and I'm sure can swing a wrench. He's buying spares without my suggestion and with the forums help, he should have another adventure.
s I.

JDP/Maryland

Laemmle
07-18-2009, 06:25 PM
Good to have the following in the trunk:

Water Pump
Fuel Pump
Gas Filter
Points &Cond
Coil
cap&rotor
spare brake rubber hoses

small tach & dwell meter, feeler guages.
gallons of water

N8N
07-18-2009, 06:26 PM
Someone send him an SDC roster and tell him to bring a laptop with these forums bookmarked!

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
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rockne10
07-18-2009, 06:26 PM
John,
With Bob's credentials, he's been there, done that.

I would prep the car as if I were the one doing the driving and expect that he expects an adventure.

Lark Parker
07-18-2009, 06:35 PM
He should wear a dime in the front of his loafers in case he needs to make an emergency pay phone call.

LP

jclary
07-18-2009, 06:51 PM
quote:Originally posted by Lark Parker

He should wear a dime in the front of his loafers in case he needs to make an emergency pay phone call.

LP

Hey...I know a lot of us old car guys are somewhat living in the past, but where do you find a pay phone these days, and can you even ding the bell with only a dime anymore?:):):)

John Clary
Greer, SC
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Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975

JDP
07-18-2009, 06:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10

John,
With Bob's credentials, he's been there, done that.

I would prep the car as if I were the one doing the driving and expect that he expects an adventure.


I don't know if he's budgeting any prep time. I spent 2 days prepping a 64 Cruiser for a round trip from Md to Dallas, not even a hiccup, but I was younger.

JDP/Maryland

jclary
07-18-2009, 07:10 PM
:)A couple of local forum members (Wolfie and She Wolf) are planning to go from South Carolina to Kansas (or is it Nebraska?) to pick up and drive home a Champ farm truck he just bought on eBay. That should also be a great adventure to share with us. An experience worthy of the Studebaker spirit. I wish them well and hope they share their stories along the way.:):):)

John Clary
Greer, SC
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Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975

58PackardWagon
07-18-2009, 07:13 PM
All it needs is a good set of brakes. If it has great breaks.....go for it!

57 & 58 Packards and Larks

JDP
07-18-2009, 07:34 PM
quote:Originally posted by jclary

:)A couple of local forum members (Wolfie and She Wolf) are planning to go from South Carolina to Kansas (or is it Nebraska?) to pick up and drive home a Champ farm truck he just bought on eBay. That should also be a great adventure to share with us. An experience worthy of the Studebaker spirit. I wish them well and hope they share their stories along the way.:):):)

John Clary
Greer, SC
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Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975


I drove a Studebaker stake truck from South Bend to Md many years ago, but I just recently stopped vibrating.:)

JDP/Maryland

Lark Parker
07-18-2009, 08:14 PM
All this prep advice and not even one spare quart of high zinc oil???

LP

shifter4
07-18-2009, 09:12 PM
I have had an accident. that most likely I could have a avoided,if a little hole had not developed in the brake line. Point is that a tiny hole in a single chamber MC system means that's all she wrote. Might put it on a lift and eyeball it real good line- wise.

BShaw
07-18-2009, 11:31 PM
You long time forum members might remember back in 2005 when the forum was deeply involved in helping a fellow drive his newly purchased 53 Champion from California to upstate New York. The journey kept a lot of us on the edge of our seats and a few members going above and beyond.

For you newer members it's still a good read.
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=578&SearchTerms=cross,country

Here's the still-active link to the website the owner's brother set up to chronicle the trip as well.
http://www.schiesshouse.com/where.htm

BShaw, Webmaster
webmaster@studebakerdriversclub.com
Woodbury, Minnesota

Canadoug
07-19-2009, 12:36 AM
credit card ...cell phone ...let's go !

55s
07-19-2009, 09:09 AM
Brakes are important to stop.

Other than that, most problems are always imagined. Even if a problem does happen, there are lots of parts, good advice and mechanics along the way.

I once went on a family adventure to Florida with a very high mileage Plymouth Voyager van. It was safe, but my thinking was that if it did "expire" along the way, I would probably just abandon the car, rent something to get me to where I wanted to go, or just buy something different. The van performed flawlessly, and I returned home a few thousand miles later without incident.

All problems can be resolved with time, patience, money and a few tools.

Let the adventure begin!

Paul

wolfie
07-19-2009, 09:42 AM
[quote]Originally posted by jclary

:)A couple of local forum members (Wolfie and She Wolf) are planning to go from South Carolina to Kansas (or is it Nebraska?) to pick up and drive home a Champ farm truck he just bought on eBay. That should also be a great adventure to share with us. An experience worthy of the Studebaker spirit. I wish them well and hope they share their stories along the way.:):):)

John Clary
Greer, SC
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Its in Kansas. Please watch for us. We are flying out the 10th to bring it back. We will travel pretty much straight across I-40. Steve

jclary
07-19-2009, 11:45 AM
Back in the late '50's my older brother and a bunch of other marines arrived in San Francisco after a year of various assignments in the Pacific. They had 30 day leave before reporting to their new assignment at camp lejeune, NC. Instead of buying plane or bus tickets, they got together...bought a car...and headed east. Three thousand miles...several purchased used and discarded cars later...they had memories, friendships, and tall tales that lasted a lifetime. My brother died in August, 2007:(. I never tired of hearing about that trip.:):):)

John Clary
Greer, SC
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Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975

jnormanh
07-19-2009, 12:30 PM
I'd take out out, run it hard for 25 miles, and if no problems show up, I'd do nothing else but a look over to spot any leaks.

Carrying spare parts is almost always a waste of time. You can have all the ign, carb and cooling parts you'll ever need, and a wheel brg or u-joint will go.

He's a big boy, so I'd say "I've looked it over, and I've driven it hard, and there's nothing I'm aware of that will cause trouble on the road, but there is no guarantee. None at all."

Dick Clemens
07-19-2009, 01:38 PM
Any body remember BABY and the trip to South Bend and home to Arkansas from Minnesota. 7 Gals. oil and an altenator repair. Would do it again if I had the chance.

studedick from the lower Ozarks

jedmu0940
07-19-2009, 02:04 PM
JDP, I am amazed that you need help here afer selling,I don't know
maybe a gazillion cars on ebay including the one I bought.Having
said all this my 55 Stude Speedster that was restored in 83 was a
great running piece until out of the blue the Hydroboost started
sucking all the break fluid into the intake manifold-suddenly
no brakes. If this car has Hydroboost and is an older restoration
I would have him block off the vacuum to this unit or check the
fluid at every stop.I drove my Speedster for two years with the
vacuum line pluged(no power brakes)until I replaced the unit this
June.
JRE

1955 SPEEDSTER LEMON/LIME
1955 SPEEDSTER RED & WHITE
1964 R2 GT HAWK (SID)
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Kenmike2
07-19-2009, 04:02 PM
I'll cover him through AZ with service at my shop or on the road.
If he has problems, e-mail or call 928-970-1562 and I'll do whatever it takes to get him goin again. Have him travel with a roster and the "travels guide" published by SDC. Contact Larry Swanson.
OK where's our New Mexico, Texas, Kansas etc volunteers????
Regards Ken Michael www.studebakersonly.com Payson, AZ

JDP
07-19-2009, 04:28 PM
quote:Originally posted by jedmu0940

JDP, I am amazed that you need help here afer selling,I don't know
maybe a gazillion cars on ebay including the one I bought.Having
said all this my 55 Stude Speedster that was restored in 83 was a
great running piece until out of the blue the Hydroboost started
sucking all the break fluid into the intake manifold-suddenly
no brakes. If this car has Hydroboost and is an older restoration
I would have him block off the vacuum to this unit or check the
fluid at every stop.I drove my Speedster for two years with the
vacuum line pluged(no power brakes)until I replaced the unit this
June.
JRE


1955 SPEEDSTER LEMON/LIME
1955 SPEEDSTER RED & WHITE
1964 R2 GT HAWK (SID)
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n376/jedmuspeedster/dscf3061sized.jpg
http://s337.photobucket.com/albums/n376/jedmuspeedster/th_A3-1.jpg
http://s337.photobucket.com/albums/n376/jedmuspeedster/th_5f_12.jpg




It's been years since I drove a Studebaker cross country, or had anyone that bought one of mine do it. This is the best source of real world experience.

JDP/Maryland

50Champ
07-19-2009, 04:50 PM
Where in Ohio is he going? If he takes I-71 between Louisville, KY and Cincinnati he'll be within half a mile of my house when he passes exit 17. Does he have his route mapped out yet? If so can you post it here?

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1950 Champion 2 Dr. Sedan

Roscomacaw
07-19-2009, 04:50 PM
Nothing personal, but it sorta cracks me up - the different checks and overhauls suggested as precautionary measures! Basically, this guy should just drop it by some resto shop in California and have them call him when the car's ready for a road trip.[B)]

Fer god's sake JDP, take this innocent boob by the hand and tell him about vapor-lock, single-circuit brake systems, snap-worthy tapered axles, and how the lack of engineered-in "crush zones" can threaten one's lifespan![xx(]

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

bridgegaurd
07-19-2009, 07:17 PM
Awhile back i bid on one of your vehicles, and asked that same question. And you advised me about driving it cross country. So i dropped out.

I still kick my proverbial for not going for it. It would have been a long hard ride but it would have been an adventure i wish i hadn't of missed.
My usual theory on this kind of thing is ya buys your ticket youse take the ride. Sometimes you eat the bear sometimes it eats you. But it sure beats sitting in a chair watching the boob tube.

I say check it out and if it feels good DO IT.

jclary
07-19-2009, 07:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

I just sold a 63 GT Hawk on ebay, and the new owner ... Bob Stevens editor at large for bunch of Cars & Parts magazines, and he wants to drive it back and write a article on the adventure.
The good news if the old gal makes the trip without a issue, we'll get good press, if the old master cylinder fails on a mountain road, not so much. How do I approach the issue fairly ?



JDP/Maryland



Hey folks...I think some of us have sorta missed the point here. Perhaps because of reading only a couple of the last posts and failing to see the bigger picture. The new owner of this car is certainly no novice...what we have here is an opportunity to cast the SDC in a good role. I know we have our shortcomings, but few auto organizations have our potential for support and the absolute fun that comes with it. With this new Studebaker owner's profession, and connections...we have an opportunity to expose our organization and elevate our positives. It could be a good recruitment tool to help further our growth and attractiveness as a club. Perhaps JDP could share the offers of support with Bob Stevens and lets wait for the response. Could be a load of fun! After Bob Shaw shared the link to a similar trip that happened before I discovered this forum...I lost another hour of sleep last night reading it. It was a blast.:):):)

John Clary
Greer, SC
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Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975

clonelark
07-19-2009, 07:45 PM
Make the trip, he'll love the adventure even if it doesn't go 100%. If he knows cars as said here he has no worries, just check it before he leaves. Take water oil and gas and watch the temp gauge carefully. keep in touch with this forum and we'll get him there.

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satdoc2
07-19-2009, 07:57 PM
I bought a 57 Silver Hawk from Orange County CA 3 years ago. My wife and I flew there and I drove it back to Uvalde, TX. This was during august. We left at noon and drove across the desert all the way Seligman, AZ Spent the night and ate breakfast at the Buzzard cafe. Drove to son's house in Grants NM. Had a bracket welded that was cracked on the AC, charged it and drove the next day to TX. Only problem was the headlight switch, which I wired direct to get lights. Of coarse I bought my wife a gallon of water when we left CA to bath her face while we crossed the very hot desert. She was happy when we got the AC fixed. She calls the trip "our great adventure". I'm looking forward to doing it again if I can beat JDP to a good deal.
Allen

Kenmike2
07-21-2009, 12:37 AM
I have bought and drove an Avanti from San Diego to New Orleans and a Champ P/U from Tucson to New Orleans.
The truck quit running in the first 65 miles. Coil tower burned through and shorted out to one of the secondary posts.
The Avanti made the trip no problem, then I started the remanufacture, pulled the disk calipers that had been sleeved, one of the four sleeves had the piston frozen solid inside and thus the sleeve was acting as the piston and was completely mobile inside the caliper bore. I was probably only several brake applications away from blowing that piston/sleeve right out of the cylinder!
It can be done but take tools and spare parts.
REgards
Ken Michael

Rich
07-21-2009, 01:25 AM
One would think Bob Stevens is plugged into the latest computer gadgets. He probably often submits articles remotely. Which means he should be able to log onto the SDC forum and post his daily diary and expected route. Those along the way could post their contact info - just in case (best if done before he leaves). Others of us might be able to offer helpful hints if Bob suspects trouble. At a minimum, John, please ask him to advise his expected route and timetable. With that, we could establish those along the route that may be available when he passes nearby. If he takes the contact info with him that would be best, but if he has a contact person (his wife/office?), they could contact John or the forum for emergency help. No matter what he does with this info, I suspect we'd all pitch in to help anyone adventurous enough to take a Stude cross country.

Rich

Richard Morris
Renton, WA
64 Avanti R-1 #5367
90 Avanti 4-door #78

candbstudebakers
07-21-2009, 02:06 AM
I have made that type of trip many times and always in my Chevy pick up with the car on my trailer, better gas milage, air, confort in my leather seats, still carry 2 spairs for the trailer, and for some reason it still is an adventure, people always ask about what ever Studebaker is on the trailer, my team or 4 - chevy pick up, trailer, mayself and either Pat Mallim or Ian Mackellar, still always an adventure could write a book about each trip, go for it , it will make nice reading...Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

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bams50
07-21-2009, 05:47 AM
quote:Originally posted by candbstudebakers

I have made that type of trip many times and always in my Chevy pick up with the car on my trailer, better gas milage, air, confort in my leather seats, still carry 2 spairs for the trailer, and for some reason it still is an adventure could write a book about each trip

I sure agree Bob. I always use a Conversion Van and my trusty tow dolly. A/C, iPod, gas mileage, plus a sofa bed and TV when I want to rest and stretch out. Best of all it's the safest way! Depending on some 40-50 year old single-pot brake system doesn't sound fun to me... maybe I'm just getting old[:o)] I bring two new mounted tires for the towed vehicle, pull the drive shaft if it's an auto. trans, check the gear oil, and go! Way over 20K miles with this setup over the years[^]

Most recent trip was last week to CeRap... almost 2000 miles round trip. Towed one car out and brought one back... no problems, and loved it as always- can't wait for the next one! I told Linda about the Hawk I bought in CA while at CeRap and she asked if I was going to just continue West and get it:D

A cross-country road trip in an unknown Studebaker would certainly be an adventure... just not sure I'd want to do it.

Maybe I'm just getting old:D

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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JDP
07-29-2009, 04:04 PM
Just spoke to Bob the new owner and he promised to log on and introduce himself soon, and share his cross country adventure.

JDP/Maryland

JDP
12-06-2009, 11:49 AM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

I just sold a 63 GT Hawk on ebay, and the new owner wants to drive it from California to Ohio. since the car has only been a occasional daily driver, I would normally suggest shipping the car, but the new owner presents a quandary. He's Bob Stevens editor at large for bunch of Cars & Parts magazines, and he wants to drive it back and write a article on the adventure.
The good news if the old gal makes the trip without a issue, we'll get good press, if the old master cylinder fails on a mountain road, not so much. How do I approach the issue fairly ?



JDP/Maryland



UPDATE: Bob flew in with his mechanic to pick up the GT, and he had preshipped a boatload of parts to start east. He had mentioned to Sal that he's really rather have a 4 speed, so Sal (being Sal) sold him a friends 4 speed GT he was storing too. Bob, asked Sal to help sell my GT he'd just bought and paid for, so I'll be relisting it soon.
Bob will still have his adventure, but I'm off the hook. We asked him to post here if he needed help, but so far, no news on the trip.

JDP/Maryland

Swifster
12-06-2009, 11:55 AM
That's too bad as far as him not leaving a little blurb with us. It would definitely be interesting. When the Daytona makes the Route 66 trip, blogs and pictures all the way around!

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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

1964 Studebaker Commander 170-1V, 3-speed w/OD (Cost to Date: $623.67)

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/01-01-05TheStartingPoint.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/07-17-07FrontClipRemoved.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/08-06-29.jpg

buddymander
12-06-2009, 11:58 AM
I say "Get in, shuT up and hang On"

JDP
12-06-2009, 12:06 PM
quote:Originally posted by Swifster

That's too bad as far as him not leaving a little blurb with us. It would definitely be interesting. When the Daytona makes the Route 66 trip, blogs and pictures all the way around!

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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

1964 Studebaker Commander 170-1V, 3-speed w/OD (Cost to Date: $623.67)

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/01-01-05TheStartingPoint.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/07-17-07FrontClipRemoved.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/08-06-29.jpg


I tried several times to get him to log on and introduce himself, but no luck.

JDP/Maryland

grobb284
12-06-2009, 12:35 PM
[quote]Originally posted by 50Champ

Where in Ohio is he going? If he takes I-71 between Louisville, KY and Cincinnati he'll be within half a mile of my house when he passes exit 17. Does he have his route mapped out yet? If so can you post it here?

I don't know this, but perhaps Sidney, Ohio?

I believe he bought some small dog dish Tri-Five Chevy hubcaps from me several years ago. Very nice fellow if the same gentleman.

1963 Studebaker Avanti: LS1 motor and T-56 transmission have been moved rearward, set up as a two seat coupe with independent rear suspension.