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JDP
03-03-2010, 04:35 PM
Sal is starting to play with the 56 President. Not a show car, but just a nice honest, unmolested example.
http://www.stude.com/56/

JDP/Maryland

Maine Hawk
03-04-2010, 01:07 PM
WOW!! Sure is beautiful!! I'd be proud to have her & Work on her!! Love the color combination!! Very Very 50's!!

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u272/frajan84/fjhawk2.jpg

JDP
03-04-2010, 01:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by Maine Hawk

WOW!! Sure is beautiful!! I'd be proud to have her & Work on her!! Love the color combination!! Very Very 50's!!

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u272/frajan84/fjhawk2.jpg



$3500 before we do more, and you can work in her at will.:)

JDP/Maryland

Studedude1961
03-04-2010, 03:01 PM
"Resist temptation resist temptation" talking to myself here. One of my favorite Studebakers, model and year!

Studedude1961

StudeSchack
03-04-2010, 03:12 PM
John,
Which coast is it on?

Ted
'57 Champion

If you have the time (no photos by me): http://fiveprime.org/hivemind/Tags/studebaker

John and Tracy Smith
03-04-2010, 04:18 PM
Too bad we don't have room for another President. I'm sure that George would love an older sister! ~Tracy :)

John and Tracy Smith
Queen Creek Arizona
http://1955studebaker.blogspot.com/

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56H-Y6
03-04-2010, 06:25 PM
Hi

Sweet original '56 Vice-President! Easterns would love to still find them that nice here.

I'd love to find a fully-equipped '56 President Classic in that condition.

Steve

fstst56
03-04-2010, 09:40 PM
I like that color.

Wish I lived closer and wish it was a President Classic.

Oh well, don't have room for anymore anyway.

clonelark
03-05-2010, 06:50 AM
Those head lights look like they would take out several ribs if ever hit by one crossing the street.

http://i49.tinypic.com/20zsg13.jpg

CKOT
03-05-2010, 11:24 AM
powertrain, other photos?

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u317/chief120865/signature9_07_final-1.jpg

JDP
03-05-2010, 11:40 AM
quote:Originally posted by CKOT

powertrain, other photos?

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u317/chief120865/signature9_07_final-1.jpg


289 V8, overdrive. Sal can post more pictures of what you want to see.

JDP/Maryland

PackardV8
03-05-2010, 12:42 PM
For whatever reason, that '56 President will outrun most Hawks.

thnx, jack vines

PackardV8

StudeRich
03-05-2010, 01:45 PM
quote:Originally posted by PackardV8

For whatever reason, that '56 President will outrun most Hawks.
thnx, jack vines/Cut/

Yeah Jack, I wonder what the chances are of our beloved T-85 O.D. being in there? [:p]
I have seen '56-'57 non-President Classics that actually had the H.D. T-85 instead of the T-86! [^] [:p]

All Classics with the standard 225 H.P. 289 have them, but not ALL other 289's.

StudeRich

bdeloughy
03-05-2010, 05:54 PM
trade ya a 62 lark regal for it :D
really like that car!

"Oppurtunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work" Thomas Edison

N8N
03-05-2010, 06:11 PM
It *is* a nice car, and yet again, JDP has a car that if it were in his driveway I'd probably whip out the checkbook... probably a good thing, now that I think about it, that most of the nice ones are in CA. BUT... I'm not so sure I'd trade a '62 Lark Regal for it; IMHO the '61-62 Lark dash is the nicest Stude sedan dash since '55, I like the '62 rear end better than '61, and think that the Regal trim was the nicest looking exterior trim in '62. So that'd be a car I'd be tempted to keep as well!

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

sals54
03-05-2010, 08:37 PM
I got the engine to fire today. It still has a weak spark. I'm sorting it out, but it seems that every time I change something out, there is another hurdle to cross. First new wires, then new plugs, then changed out the distributor, then the coil, then the starter solenoid cuz the old one pooped out. Still weak. It'll barely start. And won't keep running. Now the battery is dead. Once its charged overnite, I'll try again in the morning.

sals54
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/NewSignature.jpg

sals54
03-06-2010, 06:08 PM
I've got to quit working on my friends Chevy. So here I am banging my head against the wall trying to sort out this car that won't run. Now you must understand that I've only been working on Studes for 40 years, so I know I still have a lot to learn.... but for some reason, when I was setting the distributor I put the No 1 piston up to TDC, by putting my finger over the spark plug hole and waiting for it to "spit" back at me. Done. Now we're ready to set the distributor. Well, I missed the mark on the dampner, so I rotated it around one more turn to get the mark just right..... OOOoooops. I set the distributor 180* out. Now here comes the Chevy part. After I got the dist back around, I put the cap on and for some reason I noticed that the 8 wire was going the wrong way...... OOOOoooops again. I had the cap wired backwards too. Maybe that was why it was puking out the carb and belching out the tailpipe. Now, I finally get the car running, and Oh No. Its got a huge THUNK-THUNK-THUNK coming out of the front of the engine. My first thought is: Well one of those connecting rods is trying to jump out off the crankshaft. There goes the Ole' President. Suddenly I notice the generator that I had disconnected and had swung over to the fender to get it out of the way. I wonder if, maybe? Could it be? I hope it is! I hooked up the fanbelt to the generator and bolted it in place and miraculously, the bad connecting rod was fixed ! ! ! ! ! No more THUNK-THUNK-THUNK. I wish all con rods were repaired so easily. HHhhhhmmmmmm. I guess I need to take a refresher course on Stude auto mechanics. Stude Tune Up 101. Now the car runs like a top and sounds awesome. Whew. Dodged a bullet on that one, eh?

sals54
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/NewSignature.jpg

sals54
03-08-2010, 01:08 AM
Took the President out for a very short drive today. I jerry-rigged a gas can and it started right up. Idles nicely, even got the brakes pumped up. I only drove it around the front pasture, but the torque on this car is great. It has fabulous throttle response. It feels like it just wants to leap onto the highway. I can't wait to get this on the road and get the overdrive engaged. This is going to be an excellent driver. I'd never driven a big Stude sedan before. Even considering its size, it feels like its ready to launch.

sals54
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/sals54/NewSignature.jpg