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showbizkid
12-16-2009, 06:13 PM
OK, first let me just say: :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

I pulled into the driveway about 30 minutes ago after the 11-mile drive home from the trans shop. He did great in city traffic and on the back roads; not once did the temp gage rise above the middle of the range. The transmission shifted beautifully and on one 5% grade I stuck the speedo on 50 and kept it there [8D]

My wife and son were behind me serving as "chase vehicle". Here's a few shots:

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q26/clarknovak/Coming%20Home/DSCN2080.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q26/clarknovak/Coming%20Home/DSCN2085.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q26/clarknovak/Coming%20Home/DSCN2084.jpg

And finally, home:

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q26/clarknovak/Coming%20Home/DSCN2087.jpg

Wooooooo Hooooo!


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
www.studebakersandiego.com

Dick Steinkamp
12-16-2009, 06:15 PM
Congrats! :D

(Love those wheels on it [8D])

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA
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55coupe
12-16-2009, 06:19 PM
Good looking car have fun driving that one.

bige
12-16-2009, 06:22 PM
I was going to say the same thing, nice, aggressive but not overbearing. Cool, vintage look...I love Cragars!

Car looks great on the road.

ErnieR


quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

Congrats! :D

(Love those wheels on it [8D])

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA
http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/IMG_7215-1.jpg http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/IMG_7216-1.jpg


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R2 R5388 @ Macungie 2006________________ 1988 "Beater" Avanti

barnlark
12-16-2009, 06:30 PM
Great pics, Clark! Looks so cool going down the road. Thanks for taking us on the ride. It's gotta feel goooood to have it back.
Man, do I miss California this time of year, though...[8D]

dean pearson
12-16-2009, 06:52 PM
Congrats Clark,
Must be a good feeling to have a fully drivable car.

Looking forward to my ride in it!

Dean.

silverhawk
12-16-2009, 07:29 PM
Congrats! I know the feel, finally getting it back, and taking it for a spin. When I first got my car, I got to listen to my dad talk about how much for fun it is to drive than his '62 6 cylander,LOL! Man, that got old real fast when we took it out for a spin,LOL!

Dylan Wills
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr200/1961lark/My%201961%20studebaker%20lark/Watcomcountyminimeet09andJamesBells.jpg
'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

Invalid User Name
12-16-2009, 07:49 PM
That looks like fun. FWIW, after living in the flat lands of south Florida most of my life I sure would like to spend some time in your neck of the woods.


Doug
Venice, Florida
1950 Champion
9G F1
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/w4jdz/Stu-1.jpg

JGK 940
12-16-2009, 08:50 PM
Makes me wish I were back in Sandy Eggo to share the celebration :D

(...well, almost, anyway [8D])

Congrats. Enjoy. Post pictures. Lots of pictures [:p]

Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

bams50
12-16-2009, 09:17 PM
As one might expect, this Lark fanatic gives a BIG thumbs up![^] Enjoy! http://corvaircenter.com/phorum/images/smileys/smiley15.gif

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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GOD BLESS AMERICA

mbstude
12-16-2009, 09:25 PM
Congrats, Clark. This has been a long time coming for you.

Now, just try and wipe that grin off your face. [^]

Matthew Burnette
Your Friendly Stude Trim Bender
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/th_mouldinnnnn001-1.jpg

ozarkman
12-16-2009, 10:24 PM
You are giving me hope!

I'm just 2 or three years behind you.[:0]

From deep in the Ozarks...

Fred

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af137/ozarklark/OzarkTtrailLogoSmall.jpg http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af137/ozarklark/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg

Cravin
12-16-2009, 11:45 PM
Looking good Clark!

candbstudebakers
12-17-2009, 12:00 AM
I am going to get rid of the back up lights on my 63 standard and use 62 style, to me they look out of place...Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA
canbstudebakers-
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StudeRich
12-17-2009, 12:46 AM
quote:Originally posted by candbstudebakers

I am going to get rid of the back up lights on my 63 standard and use 62 style, to me they look out of place...Bob

Yes, they do...until you add the Regal, Custom, Daytona, & Cruiser deck lid moulding! [:0]

StudeRich

clonelark
12-17-2009, 04:29 AM
That sure look like a fun ride,many smiles from now on

If it wasn't for the last minute i'd never get anything done.
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63larkcustom
12-17-2009, 04:22 PM
Congratulations Clark! Has to feel good looking out the window at the highway after a few years of looking at Barney inside out. Well done.

Dare to be different... Drive your Studebaker!!

showbizkid
12-17-2009, 09:50 PM
Thanks, guys! And yes Bob - it does feel good. My son and I took him down to the gas station for a fill-up for the very first time (10 gallons) and pulled in behind a beautiful '56 Chevy 210 sedan. Gotta say, I think Barney held his own!

Yeah, it's nice to have a driving Stude after so long :)


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
www.studebakersandiego.com