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southbend
12-12-2013, 06:50 AM
Looks like this car is pretty solid and would make a good daily driver for someone. Seller will reveal the reserve if you call him and is open to a BIN price. And the opening bid is only 5 bucks! LOTS of photos, too.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Studebaker-Other-Runs-Drives-Great-Body-Interior-Good-Overall-1961-blue-runs-drives-great-body-/390723240352?forcerrptr=true&hash=item5af8eb81a0&item=390723240352&pt=US_Cars_Trucks

Seller also has a rare unrestored '60 Edsel up for auction. (I'm a big Edsel fan, too. Once had a '59 Ranger 4dr sedan with a 6 and auto trans). Currently at $2475.00 with reserve not yet met. Again, lots of photos. This would also be a cool daily driver.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Edsel-Ranger-Runs-Drives-1-of-777-Body-Interior-Good-Cond-1960-green-runs-drives-1-of-777-body-/390719533525?forcerrptr=true&hash=item5af8b2f1d5&item=390719533525&pt=US_Cars_Trucks

WinM1895
12-12-2013, 07:18 AM
Seller typo'd the VIN on the Lark as 62S.

I wouldn't consider driving a 1960 Edsel in today's world as a DD, because 'crash parts' are slim and none.

62champ
12-12-2013, 07:22 AM
Don't look like too bad a pair - at least it does not seem like they are trying to cover anything up with the number of photos presented.

Not too familiar with FOMOCO sixes on the era, but is this a clear fuel bowl on the carburetor?

http://img.autorevo.com/1960-edsel-ranger-derry-nh-4804028/530126-57-large.jpg

southbend
12-12-2013, 07:33 AM
Don't look like too bad a pair - at least it does not seem like they are trying to cover anything up with the number of photos presented.

Not too familiar with FOMOCO sixes on the era, but is this a clear fuel bowl on the carburetor?

http://img.autorevo.com/1960-edsel-ranger-derry-nh-4804028/530126-57-large.jpg

Yes, that's a glass bowl. I think this was the same "Mileage Maker" 6 that was used in the '59s. My '59 had the 6 in it and had the glass bowl. Had to sell it before I really got it roadworthy, so I don't know how well they performed, especially when married to the 2 speed auto tranny, as was mine. Imagine it doesn't set any speed records with the auto or the 3 on the tree, but the MPG is probably decent.

southbend
12-12-2013, 07:40 AM
Seller typo'd the VIN on the Lark as 62S.

I wouldn't consider driving a 1960 Edsel in today's world as a DD, because 'crash parts' are slim and none.

True, especially of the trim parts, the trunk lid and tail lights, etc. But the 59s and 60s were basically Fords. The 58s were much more uniquely Edsel. Maybe we should move this discussion to "Stove Huggers" since it's non-Studebaker related?

62champ
12-12-2013, 07:41 AM
Thanks Mark.

One of my years in graduate school I drove my great-grandparents 1959 Ford Galaxie town sedan. It was a 60K mile original car - 332/Cruise-a-matic/PS - and sadly - vacuum wipers... The 332 (I am told) was only available with the 2 brl and it would routinely give 17 to 19 mpg - and rode like a big cushy bean bag.

WinM1895
12-12-2013, 08:15 AM
Don't look like too bad a pair - at least it does not seem like they are trying to cover anything up with the number of photos presented.

Not too familiar with FOMOCO sixes on the era, but is this a clear fuel bowl on the carburetor?

http://img.autorevo.com/1960-edsel-ranger-derry-nh-4804028/530126-57-large.jpg
Glass bowls used on Holley carbs, 223 Mileage Maker 6 installed 1954/64, this engine replaced the 215 used 1952/53.

The inline fuel filter would not have been there originally as the ceramic fuel filter was inside a glass bowl that attached to the fuel pump.

I wonder if the fuel pump still retains its glass bowl...and filter? 1964/76 fuel filter is corrugated paper and fits inside a canister that threads onto the pump.

Back then...and today, some people are unaware, so they install inline filters.

And btw, this head and valve cover are not original. In 1960, FoMoCo changed the valve cover and the way it's mounted to the head.

1952/53 215 & 1954/59 223: Valve cover retained to head with two studs. 1960/64 223: Valve cover retained to head with 8 bolts.

jackb
12-12-2013, 01:11 PM
......good and honest representations.....looks like a rattle can cover job all around.....