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41 Frank
07-30-2006, 08:05 PM
Just a few items in addition to what is in August TW.
Batteries & fuel tanks must be secure. If running slicks car must have driveshaft loop.If you run quicker then 8.50 in the 8th mile you must wear helmet Snell 95 or newer. Real fast stuff 6.39 or quicker needs chassis certification and competition license. In addition to these items a radiator overflow catch can is usually required at tracks.

mbstude
07-30-2006, 08:24 PM
I don't think my dump truck will be quite that fast...



Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut. Hazlehurst, Georgia
63 Daytona HT
51 2R16 dump truck
52 Commander Starliner (will trade for another Stude <g>)

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar.jpg

41 Frank
07-30-2006, 08:33 PM
Bring it anyway Matthew, a few years ago in South Bend a couple of guys brought their diesel Stude trucks to the drags during the SDC meet.

wagone
07-30-2006, 08:34 PM
What August Turning Wheels. Tomorrow is only the 31st of July. I'll not likely see my issue until some of you are expecting your September issue! Some of you are likely through with your August issue and could mail it to me and I'd still see it sooner than the regular delivery. Oh well, I can't afford to buy anything anyway--so what difference does it make? None!

mbstude
07-30-2006, 08:48 PM
quote:Bring it anyway Matthew, a few years ago in South Bend a couple of guys brought their diesel Stude trucks to the drags during the SDC meet.

I won'tbe there this year. But, So. Bend '07 is definite. The Daytona will make that trip. It's a looong ride in a 2R16...

BTW, my grandad has a Stephen Cade on VHS hitting the strip in a early 50's Stude dump truck with sand body and all! What a sight! Only Stephen...
(BTW, he's been known to drag race the 1911 Flanders runabout against the 1913 Studebaker ...)
The 1911: http://community.webshots.com/photo/452672271/1452699732074401068zCgJwB
The 1913: http://community.webshots.com/photo/452672271/1452695463074401068JzKSAF

Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut. Hazlehurst, Georgia
63 Daytona HT
51 2R16 dump truck
52 Commander Starliner (will trade for another Stude <g>)

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar.jpg

mbstude
07-30-2006, 08:54 PM
I love this picture. :D

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/Staged_Mooresville_2.jpg

Gary Ash's '48 M5 up against Rick Courtier's 56 Transtar.

Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut. Hazlehurst, Georgia
63 Daytona HT
51 2R16 dump truck
52 Commander Starliner (will trade for another Stude <g>)

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
07-30-2006, 10:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by 41 Frank
If you run quicker then 8.50 in the 8th mile you must wear helmet Snell 95 or newer.


8.5 eighth mile = about low to mid 13's for you quarter milers.



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

Randy_G
07-31-2006, 06:20 PM
I love the paint job on the 56 transtar is that a factory option or a creative owner?

Randy_G

www.automotivehistoryonline.com

Guido
07-31-2006, 07:16 PM
quote:Originally posted by Randy_G

I love the paint job on the 56 transtar is that a factory option or a creative owner?
Randy,

If my memory is correct, two toned paint schemes debuted in 1955 with the bottom half being a dark color and the top being white. The line of demarcation was on a straight line running forward from the top of the bed and included all of the front fenders.

I believe the paint scheme in Matt's picture was a 1956 only option as the '57 Transtar's had the bottom color from the bed seam down and in the design of a flattened check mark across the door defined by a chrome strip.

I suspect that our young Stude archivist has examples in his files.

You guys need to talk trucks more often where I can add something meaningful to the mix! :D

Gary

Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

1946 M-16 fire truck
1948 M-16 grain truck
1949 2R16A grain truck
1949 2R17A fire truck
1955 E-38 grain truck
1957 3E-40 flatbed
1961 6E-28 grain truck
1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck
1962 7E-7 Champ pickup
1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
1964 Avanti R2 4 speed
1964 Cruiser
And various other "treasures"
Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond & Louisa, Va.