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kurtruk
07-20-2008, 05:46 PM
While making my daily deliveries, I noticed two shopping carts full of auto manuals sitting next to an auto parts store dumpster. Mostly Mitchell products, some new Chiltons for individual models in the 80's, and some Motor's Manuals that had been through a fire. I figured since they were next to the dumpster...they must be getting thrown out. I picked a few Motor's manuals and went about my day. Stopped in later that day to inquire about the "manuals in the shopping carts. Were they for the taking?" "Oh, those went in the dumpster today. Help yourself--if ya wanna dig through the dumpster." In I went. All I decided that was worth keeping were the Motor's manuals. I am giving away the three Motor's Flat Rate & Parts manuals. These are NOT the Repair manuals (I'll give those away later when I decide which ones I'm keeping). While not as useful as the repair manuals, they are worthwhile having for the info they contain. They include: Engine numbers, serial numbers, wheel alignment specs., engine specs., tune up specs., labor and parts prices, part numbers with prices, and interchangeable parts info. These books at some point went through a fire. A little sooty on the covers and edges of some pages. Still very useful--just not trophy pieces for that wall of books behind your executive desk that no one has ever read;), but looks good during that TV interview[^].

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These are the three I have to give away:
1963: Covers domestic cars and trucks (Including Stude trucks) from 1955 to 1963. BTW---as an example of what it includes, a bumper for 56-57 Hawks was priced at $30.50. To R & R and Overhaul the Stude V-8 (that includes rebore cylinders with boring bar, renew pistons, rings, pins, main and rod bearings and grind valves. V-8 labor was $241.50. Parts cost was $125.15 fo 62-63 V-8 and $128.55 for Jet Thrust.

1965: Covers domestic cars and trucks (plus Volkswagen) 1958 to 1965, but Stude only through 1964:(

1967: Covers domestic cars and trucks (plus Volkswagen) 1960 to 1967 BUT NO STUDES. Already dropped them[}:)]

ONE PER PERSON. Respond here as to which one you want. First come, first served. I will put these in a USPS Flat Rate box so every one pays the same. Send me a check for $10.00 (to cover Flat Rate box postage). US addresses only, sorry. Hope this works out.

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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Chris Pile
07-20-2008, 07:27 PM
Thanks for saving them!

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

rockinhawk
07-20-2008, 08:45 PM
I love that picture of the feet sticking out from under the car. I'v been there, done that. First as the kid,with my dad, then as the father, then as the grandpa.


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
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Anne F. Goodman
07-20-2008, 09:55 PM
Finally I get to see the Stude that he is working on. Kurt is in our club haven't had the pleasure of seeing his Stude yet. One Day when its finished it will get to come to a Meeting.

Mabel 1949 Champion
1957 Silverhawk
1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
Gus 1958 Transtar
1955 President State
Fresno,Ca
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Swifster
07-21-2008, 01:38 PM
Hey Kurt, I'll take the 1967 manual. I'd be interested in the other two if no one steps up. I still use these old manuals when dealing with old cars in the insurance biz. E-mail me your address...



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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

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kurtruk
07-21-2008, 05:58 PM
OK. The '67 Manual goes to Tom/Swifster. And if no one else requests the others, he can have them, too.

Anyone[?]Anyone[?]Bueller[?][?]

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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54-61-62
07-21-2008, 07:47 PM
I'd like the 1963 one, please if it's still available.
Thanks

kurtruk
07-22-2008, 09:31 PM
The '63 Manual goes to 54-61-62.

One left. Anyone for the '65?

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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goodkarmech
07-25-2008, 05:39 PM
If there isn't anyone ahead of me for it, I'd like the last one please.

Al Reed
North Bay Area, CA

kurtruk
07-25-2008, 07:07 PM
And so the last one goes to Al Reed (is that goodkarma[?])
I'll E-mail you.

I will start another post when I have the Repair Manuals ready for giveaway.

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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Roscomacaw
07-25-2008, 07:26 PM
Ya know Kurt.... if there were any old parts books - books from various parts makers like Moog or Carter or Standard or ANY of that sort of book... they do well on ebay. Guys that have parts to sell can be crippled in their efforts to do so if they don't have the books to identify what they've got and what it fits.
I bought out the stock of a long-dead foreign auto parts place a few years back. If the books to identify the stuff hadn't been in the deal I probably would've passed on it. But having the catalogs made it easy for me to peddle the stuff and I made my $300 dollar investment back many times over.:D

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

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