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Roscomacaw
03-07-2007, 05:11 PM
Classic in the sense that lotsa good moments played out thru the course of it.
I went up to Three Rivers this AM to retrieve a free 61 Lark front clip. This'll go on the 61 Cruiser I'm working on.
Before I left, I took a few minutes to re-secure the valve covers on the '61 so I could start it up after having adjusted the valves last night. What a difference a hundred thousandths or so makes![:I] She sounds N I C E now! All I have to do is check the timing and twiddle the idle mixture screws an she ought to be sweet-natured as an innocent, young scoolgirl.[:X]
The drive to Three Rivers was nice. Pete's first real drive of any distance. We got there without any problems and StudeKen showed me the Wagonaire hulk I was gonna be gettin' later in the day (bein' towed to my place). It was a bittersweet day for me as Ken and wife are leaving California for some place in Oregon. Can't say as I blame him for leaving. That little mountain town is senic but there's just not much to keep Ken's tools busy and that affects the "bottom line". I'm gonna miss having a good "gearhead" Stude buddy close by. His sense of humor always has ya on the ready to catch some levity Ken slips into a conversation.:D
Anyway, we loaded up the 61 front clip in Pete's bed and I headed back down the hill, so to speak. About halfway home, I saw a truck 'n trailer comin' towards me with what LOOKED LIKE a Studebaker farm wagon on the trailer! Gleamingly painted Green and yellow, once it had passed, I wondered if it were an early Lemon-Lime Speedster, or maybe an early John Deere! Wish I'd had a chance to really look at it close.
Once home, I unloaded the front clip and parked Pete round front again. The tow truck driver was gonna be lookin' for Pete as a "landmark" for delivery of the Wagonaire hulk. I hadn't been inside but a few minutes when I heard the tow truck out front. The driver helped me get the hulk out back by the shop and we stood around reminiscing a bit about old times. He, more than me, since he's still haulin' cars around at 80 years old!
While we stood talking, an unmistakeable melody started butting in on our conversation. I turned and looked skyward as a beautiful Waco biplane crept along right over us! Low and slow, it's dark blue and white color scheme stood out against the pale blue yonder. We both stood mute and watched as the time traveller's radial throbbed a vibrant song and disappeared to the north.[^]
Man, if I don't do another thing all day - the day's been a winner.;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

lstude
03-07-2007, 05:58 PM
You ought to be a poet! What a nice story.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
03-07-2007, 05:58 PM
You ought to be a poet! What a nice story.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

studelover
03-07-2007, 06:13 PM
I could see what you were talking about, fasinating!

Studebakers forever!

studelover
03-07-2007, 06:13 PM
I could see what you were talking about, fasinating!

Studebakers forever!

costatlc
03-07-2007, 07:18 PM
Hi Biggs,

The family and I were headed down the hill to Woodlake for some Chinese food when I saw you coming up towards the dam at about 11:30 or so. It's a pretty good little hill and from the speed you were coming up at me it appears that Pete is doing pretty good with that transplant.

Too bad to hear about Ken moving but California's loss is Oregon's gain I imagine. Ol' Pat that you mention (not by name) in your posting was the guy here in Three Rivers that hooked me up with Ken. Good guy (likes Studebakers too).

It was cool seeing you and Pete on the road today. Here's a couple of pictures that I have of the characters in your posting to add "color".

Here's Pat:
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h259/costatlc/PatTow.jpg

This here is Studebaker Ken:
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h259/costatlc/StudeKen.jpg

Take care and maybe we'll run into each other some other time around town.



Tom
Three Rivers, CA
1955 Commander 4 dr

costatlc
03-07-2007, 07:18 PM
Hi Biggs,

The family and I were headed down the hill to Woodlake for some Chinese food when I saw you coming up towards the dam at about 11:30 or so. It's a pretty good little hill and from the speed you were coming up at me it appears that Pete is doing pretty good with that transplant.

Too bad to hear about Ken moving but California's loss is Oregon's gain I imagine. Ol' Pat that you mention (not by name) in your posting was the guy here in Three Rivers that hooked me up with Ken. Good guy (likes Studebakers too).

It was cool seeing you and Pete on the road today. Here's a couple of pictures that I have of the characters in your posting to add "color".

Here's Pat:
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h259/costatlc/PatTow.jpg

This here is Studebaker Ken:
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h259/costatlc/StudeKen.jpg

Take care and maybe we'll run into each other some other time around town.



Tom
Three Rivers, CA
1955 Commander 4 dr

arkiejazz
03-07-2007, 07:50 PM
[:o)]Bob, what a day to savor! And such magic in your pen(keyboard)![:o)]

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

arkiejazz
03-07-2007, 07:50 PM
[:o)]Bob, what a day to savor! And such magic in your pen(keyboard)![:o)]

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

Dick Clemens
03-07-2007, 08:54 PM
Bob this post should be sent to the T/W editor for the magazine. Wish I could express myself as well as you did.

Dick Clemens
03-07-2007, 08:54 PM
Bob this post should be sent to the T/W editor for the magazine. Wish I could express myself as well as you did.

rockne10
03-07-2007, 09:02 PM
I would hope Art can reprint Mr. Biggs March 7 entry from "46000 Posts Here" in TURNING WHEELS for all members to enjoy. It may be a story but ya hafta believe Biggs has been there. I REALLY enjoyed it, Bob. Thanks.

rockne10
03-07-2007, 09:02 PM
I would hope Art can reprint Mr. Biggs March 7 entry from "46000 Posts Here" in TURNING WHEELS for all members to enjoy. It may be a story but ya hafta believe Biggs has been there. I REALLY enjoyed it, Bob. Thanks.

Dick Steinkamp
03-07-2007, 09:16 PM
Tom,
That is one beau-ti-ful '55 C-dan [:p].

The engine compartment is to die for [8D]



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
03-07-2007, 09:16 PM
Tom,
That is one beau-ti-ful '55 C-dan [:p].

The engine compartment is to die for [8D]



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

showbizkid
03-07-2007, 10:30 PM
That is a gorgeous car, Tom! Amazing all the Stude lovers clustered in Visalia or thereabouts ;)

Sad to hear Ken is moving north. I've been proselytizing for him - that'll put a crimp in it :(

And hey, a question - what's the deal with that lot full of old Lincolns there in Three Rivers? There's a decent selection of vintage tin there; I especially like the '58 Premiere. Is that car really violet?


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

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

showbizkid
03-07-2007, 10:30 PM
That is a gorgeous car, Tom! Amazing all the Stude lovers clustered in Visalia or thereabouts ;)

Sad to hear Ken is moving north. I've been proselytizing for him - that'll put a crimp in it :(

And hey, a question - what's the deal with that lot full of old Lincolns there in Three Rivers? There's a decent selection of vintage tin there; I especially like the '58 Premiere. Is that car really violet?


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

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

go-studebaker
03-08-2007, 07:14 AM
Hi Mr Bigs,
now a Waco biplane passing by is not something that even I would recognize. However it reminds me of when I went to visit a Studebaker owner named John Trelor in Adelaide South Australia in about 1997 on the weekend of the first Bay to Birdwood rally for apres 1950 cars.

In the corner of his huge garage in downtown Adelaide was a 1936 Waco biplane with the mainplanes sitting off to the side. He was going to refabric cover the wings. He and his brother bought flying machine in the early 60's and used it up until the late 1990's to fly up to their country station on the Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales border. Since he was in his 70's he was going to have problems re passing his pilots licence. He did not really care as he was going to keep flying anyway with or without a licence. Now that is the kind of attitude I like.

I wonder if you get any old blokes wearing hats in the sky that wont pull over to let you pass or just fly slow.

He also owned a beutiful 1927 President sedan and a 29 Commander, amoungst other cars.

Not to funny but a little human interest story.

I drove my 63 Lark to work on Monaday with the wrong rego plates on it so I deserve a slap or two as well.

Rearguards
Greg



Greg Diffen
Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1988 Avanti Convertible

go-studebaker
03-08-2007, 07:14 AM
Hi Mr Bigs,
now a Waco biplane passing by is not something that even I would recognize. However it reminds me of when I went to visit a Studebaker owner named John Trelor in Adelaide South Australia in about 1997 on the weekend of the first Bay to Birdwood rally for apres 1950 cars.

In the corner of his huge garage in downtown Adelaide was a 1936 Waco biplane with the mainplanes sitting off to the side. He was going to refabric cover the wings. He and his brother bought flying machine in the early 60's and used it up until the late 1990's to fly up to their country station on the Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales border. Since he was in his 70's he was going to have problems re passing his pilots licence. He did not really care as he was going to keep flying anyway with or without a licence. Now that is the kind of attitude I like.

I wonder if you get any old blokes wearing hats in the sky that wont pull over to let you pass or just fly slow.

He also owned a beutiful 1927 President sedan and a 29 Commander, amoungst other cars.

Not to funny but a little human interest story.

I drove my 63 Lark to work on Monaday with the wrong rego plates on it so I deserve a slap or two as well.

Rearguards
Greg



Greg Diffen
Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1988 Avanti Convertible

Roscomacaw
03-08-2007, 10:18 AM
Thanks all, for the kind words. It was just a good day yesterday and by the time I stopped to do a quick playback in me head, it seemed to have more points of light than most.[:p] That's why I called it a "Classic Day".[^]

Tom, yes - it's good to have Pete on the road again, even if he wasn't down all that long. Other Studes may come and go, but fate willing, the truck will be with me to the last. I love the sporty cars alot, but I'm a big fan of utility. Pete draws praise just about everywhere I go and yet, I can throw some plywood, tools, Stude parts - whatever - in the back and have him serve me while he gets adored! What more could I ask for.:D BTW - all the praise your 55 gets is well deserved!;)

Greg, my late Uncle Val passed away at age 80. I loved the guy because it was he that spawned my love of airplanes. He'd been a naval aviator in WWII (too late to see any combat) and once he was let go, he brought home a number of those old, black silouette models that they'd use to learn to spot and identify other planes in the air. Not long after I learned to speak well, Uncle Val had me to where he could flash one of those models from behind his back and I could call out what sort it was just as quick! Messerschmitt! Zero! P-40! FW-190![:I] Heh - now that I think about it, it's a game I STILL play with myself - YEARS after Uncle Val got me started. I don't necessarily look up at EVERY plane that flys over now, but the unmistakable song of a radial engine will still motivate me to take a gander.[:p]
BTW, Uncle Val dropped dead while polishing the spinner on his 1948 Globe Swift. He would have wanted it to happen exactly that way. And he did fly without a license in his later years, although towards the end it was more about keeping his old bird in perfect condition than keeping it aloft.
When I still lived in Georgia, I'd taught myself the art of damascening (making the "engine turned" effect for decoration on metal) in the course of working on a Mercedes 540K. My Uncle found out about it and asked that I do an instrument panel face for his Swift. New Swifts had come with that from the factory and his plane's panel had been changed some time in it's past. So I made him a new panel with some aluminum sheet and cut all the holes in it per a pattern he'd provided. It was a point of pride when he sent me a photo of the panel I'd made - installed in his gleaming airplane.[8D]
Tying this yammer all together with a Studebaker thread, I think it was my uncle's fostering of a love for airplanes that's led me to a life-long love of Studebakers. After his passing, one of his sons sent me a box with a note that said: "Dad had this on his desk. We thought you might like to have it." In the box was a Franklin Mint, scale model 57 Golden Hawk.[:I]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
03-08-2007, 10:18 AM
Thanks all, for the kind words. It was just a good day yesterday and by the time I stopped to do a quick playback in me head, it seemed to have more points of light than most.[:p] That's why I called it a "Classic Day".[^]

Tom, yes - it's good to have Pete on the road again, even if he wasn't down all that long. Other Studes may come and go, but fate willing, the truck will be with me to the last. I love the sporty cars alot, but I'm a big fan of utility. Pete draws praise just about everywhere I go and yet, I can throw some plywood, tools, Stude parts - whatever - in the back and have him serve me while he gets adored! What more could I ask for.:D BTW - all the praise your 55 gets is well deserved!;)

Greg, my late Uncle Val passed away at age 80. I loved the guy because it was he that spawned my love of airplanes. He'd been a naval aviator in WWII (too late to see any combat) and once he was let go, he brought home a number of those old, black silouette models that they'd use to learn to spot and identify other planes in the air. Not long after I learned to speak well, Uncle Val had me to where he could flash one of those models from behind his back and I could call out what sort it was just as quick! Messerschmitt! Zero! P-40! FW-190![:I] Heh - now that I think about it, it's a game I STILL play with myself - YEARS after Uncle Val got me started. I don't necessarily look up at EVERY plane that flys over now, but the unmistakable song of a radial engine will still motivate me to take a gander.[:p]
BTW, Uncle Val dropped dead while polishing the spinner on his 1948 Globe Swift. He would have wanted it to happen exactly that way. And he did fly without a license in his later years, although towards the end it was more about keeping his old bird in perfect condition than keeping it aloft.
When I still lived in Georgia, I'd taught myself the art of damascening (making the "engine turned" effect for decoration on metal) in the course of working on a Mercedes 540K. My Uncle found out about it and asked that I do an instrument panel face for his Swift. New Swifts had come with that from the factory and his plane's panel had been changed some time in it's past. So I made him a new panel with some aluminum sheet and cut all the holes in it per a pattern he'd provided. It was a point of pride when he sent me a photo of the panel I'd made - installed in his gleaming airplane.[8D]
Tying this yammer all together with a Studebaker thread, I think it was my uncle's fostering of a love for airplanes that's led me to a life-long love of Studebakers. After his passing, one of his sons sent me a box with a note that said: "Dad had this on his desk. We thought you might like to have it." In the box was a Franklin Mint, scale model 57 Golden Hawk.[:I]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

costatlc
03-08-2007, 10:23 AM
Dick and Clark: Thanks so much for the kind comments on that "55 Commander. I didn't intend to hi-jack Bob's post but I thought those pictures tied into his story nicely. I'm glad you enjoyed them - I sure get a kick out of Bob's stories.

As far as those old Lincoln's go Clark, the last time I talked with Pat he said that all but 1 or 2 of the cars around his place are for sale. If you're ever up this way I would recommend stopping in to talk with Pat but make sure you set aside at least an hour or two. I've run to town for a gallon of milk only to make a "quick" stop to visit Pat and end up gone for hours - wife hates that! I can't confirm the color from memory but if you like, I can run down and snap a couple of photos for you. Pat has a Muntz there too that's pretty cool. Like this: http://www.madmanmuntzmovie.com/index.php?m=14&s=0&d=26&ds=12

In regards to the Studes and Stude Lovers around here; I'm not sure if it's in the water or if it goes back to a really great dealership years ago. :) I thought here in Three Rivers we had a good Studebaker to people ratio. Since we're only about 3,000 total and I know of 4 Studebakers running around town I thought we were doing pretty good. Of course, Ken's departure really hurts that rato. [:o)]

Tom
Three Rivers, CA
1955 Commander 4 dr

costatlc
03-08-2007, 10:23 AM
Dick and Clark: Thanks so much for the kind comments on that "55 Commander. I didn't intend to hi-jack Bob's post but I thought those pictures tied into his story nicely. I'm glad you enjoyed them - I sure get a kick out of Bob's stories.

As far as those old Lincoln's go Clark, the last time I talked with Pat he said that all but 1 or 2 of the cars around his place are for sale. If you're ever up this way I would recommend stopping in to talk with Pat but make sure you set aside at least an hour or two. I've run to town for a gallon of milk only to make a "quick" stop to visit Pat and end up gone for hours - wife hates that! I can't confirm the color from memory but if you like, I can run down and snap a couple of photos for you. Pat has a Muntz there too that's pretty cool. Like this: http://www.madmanmuntzmovie.com/index.php?m=14&s=0&d=26&ds=12

In regards to the Studes and Stude Lovers around here; I'm not sure if it's in the water or if it goes back to a really great dealership years ago. :) I thought here in Three Rivers we had a good Studebaker to people ratio. Since we're only about 3,000 total and I know of 4 Studebakers running around town I thought we were doing pretty good. Of course, Ken's departure really hurts that rato. [:o)]

Tom
Three Rivers, CA
1955 Commander 4 dr

costatlc
03-08-2007, 10:31 AM
Bob, I'm sure glad to hear that you're going to be with Pete 'till the end. As long as you're in the area we'll always keep an eye out for Stude Bob coming down the road. You should have heard the noise in our mini-van when I announced to my 3 boys (all under 5 yrs old) - "Hey guys it's StudeBob! Look at the Studebaker!" I guess that how "it" start too. ("It" being the love of Studebakers)

Tom
Three Rivers, CA
1955 Commander 4 dr

costatlc
03-08-2007, 10:31 AM
Bob, I'm sure glad to hear that you're going to be with Pete 'till the end. As long as you're in the area we'll always keep an eye out for Stude Bob coming down the road. You should have heard the noise in our mini-van when I announced to my 3 boys (all under 5 yrs old) - "Hey guys it's StudeBob! Look at the Studebaker!" I guess that how "it" start too. ("It" being the love of Studebakers)

Tom
Three Rivers, CA
1955 Commander 4 dr

studeclunker
03-08-2007, 12:11 PM
Where in Oregon is Ken going? He's not going to like the taxes there! But hey? That put's him (I hope) closer to me? Hey Bob! Tell Ken he's welcome to stop in Lewiston on the way up north!

Tom, is that the G-E-O-R-G-E-O-U-S '55 that's on U-tube? Sure is a beautiful car. A true Studebaker, unlike my studeclunkers around here.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
03-08-2007, 12:11 PM
Where in Oregon is Ken going? He's not going to like the taxes there! But hey? That put's him (I hope) closer to me? Hey Bob! Tell Ken he's welcome to stop in Lewiston on the way up north!

Tom, is that the G-E-O-R-G-E-O-U-S '55 that's on U-tube? Sure is a beautiful car. A true Studebaker, unlike my studeclunkers around here.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

costatlc
03-08-2007, 02:50 PM
Well Ron I think you're in luck... Ken's headed for the Medford area! I'm sure it's going to be crazy for him the next month or so but he's looking forward to setting up shop in Oregon.

And yes, that's the same car on YouTube. Thanks for the nice words. :D

Tom
Three Rivers, CA
1955 Commander 4 dr

costatlc
03-08-2007, 02:50 PM
Well Ron I think you're in luck... Ken's headed for the Medford area! I'm sure it's going to be crazy for him the next month or so but he's looking forward to setting up shop in Oregon.

And yes, that's the same car on YouTube. Thanks for the nice words. :D

Tom
Three Rivers, CA
1955 Commander 4 dr