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Studebaker Wheel
02-26-2010, 01:25 PM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/From%20the%20Archives/40champeconomycarforum.jpg?t=1267212147

Paint option for your '40 Champion.

Richard Quinn
Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

Michidan
02-26-2010, 01:48 PM
So many photos were taken in that spot! Richard, compile a book of nothing but shots in front of this building, and we can watch the years go by.

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Chris_Dresbach
02-26-2010, 02:07 PM
Nice!!!:D:D:D

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N

BRUCESTUDE
02-26-2010, 10:23 PM
BACK IN THE GLORY DAYS!!!:D

JunkYardDog
02-26-2010, 10:45 PM
I had a 40 Chevy it got about 23 MPG. I'm guessing this Champ had O.D. which my Chevy didn't have. I love my Studebaker's but I venture to guess the 216 Chevy from 0 to 50 would kick our little Champions 170's butt.

Studebaker Wheel
02-26-2010, 11:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by JunkYardDog

I had a 40 Chevy it got about 23 MPG. I'm guessing this Champ had O.D. which my Chevy didn't have. I love my Studebaker's but I venture to guess the 216 Chevy from 0 to 50 would kick our little Champions 170's butt.


I would venture to guess you are wrong. Something called power to weight ratio. The Chevy had 85 h.p. to the Champs 78 but the Chevy weighed 650 lbs more than the Champion and the engine (including the clutch and transmission) in the Chevy was actually 255 lbs heavier!! The Chevy had 17.2% less horsepower per car weight than did the Champion. The Champ Six was used extensively in midget racing clear up to the late '50's because of its light weight and favorable horsepower to weight ratio.

Get that old Stovebolt out and lets do some racing!!

Richard Quinn
Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

Chris_Dresbach
02-26-2010, 11:45 PM
quote:Originally posted by Michidan

So many photos were taken in that spot! Richard, compile a book of nothing but shots in front of this building, and we can watch the years go by.

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http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/andminbldg.jpg
Same place today. It has changed a little over the years![:0]

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N

HAWK64
02-26-2010, 11:54 PM
Dick,
Love your temperature gauge up on the brick wall adjacent to the right side door. Do you know if the two plaques on the left side survived?

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"QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER"
MELBOURNE.

Studebaker Wheel
02-27-2010, 01:06 AM
Yes Jim, I believe they are in the museum. Are you suggesting they should be placed back on the building along with my thermometer? They would probably last less than 24 hours!!

Richard Quinn
Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

avantilover
02-27-2010, 03:43 AM
Interesting as I see it did 408 Miles per hour?

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

BobGlasscock
02-27-2010, 07:41 AM
That 408 mile per hour was about the first thing I noticed, also. Am guessing we can't see a decimal point.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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52-fan
02-27-2010, 07:41 AM
After a closer look, I think it says 40.8 miles per hour.
RE the pictures. In the first picture, is the Champion parked on a sidewalk or was the street changed drastically in later years?

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg"In the heart of Arkansas."
1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas

R2Andrea
02-27-2010, 09:23 AM
Main Street was lowered in front of the Administration Building to provide additional clearence under the rail road overpass.

R2Andy

COMMANDERPINK1
02-27-2010, 09:26 AM
Were the roads of a higher quality back in the day to achieve 408 mph:)

Tom

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Studebaker Wheel
02-27-2010, 10:43 AM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/From%20the%20Archives/40champeconomycloseup.jpg?t=1267288982

Richard Quinn
Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

Chris_Dresbach
02-27-2010, 11:36 AM
I must have good eyes, I can see the decimal point in the first picture.[8D]

Chris Dresbach
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1940 Champion two door.
Parts of the 1952 Model N