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bradnree
10-01-2006, 08:13 PM
Ours are a Toyota Van, a Miata, and a Chevy truck. Love those Larks and 53-54 Coupes. We drove our '60 Lark to Omaha, and are keeping it ready for local shows and South Bend....Brad

rockne10
10-01-2006, 08:31 PM
My daily driver was a 62 Lark, then a 60 Lark convertible, then a 53 Commander Starlight. Then I got a company car and the Studes sat long enough to be unreliable. Then, when I lost the company car, the convertible was pressed back in to service. When Pennsylvania's winters took their toll I bought a 63 Cruiser. Ten years later I finally realized road salt and Studebakers are not a good mix and I opted for a 91 S-10 with a 2.5L Iron Duke and 5-speed manual. It gets me around, hauls what I need and the Studebakers are starting to get the attention they deserve.:)

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 Commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

rockne10
10-01-2006, 08:31 PM
My daily driver was a 62 Lark, then a 60 Lark convertible, then a 53 Commander Starlight. Then I got a company car and the Studes sat long enough to be unreliable. Then, when I lost the company car, the convertible was pressed back in to service. When Pennsylvania's winters took their toll I bought a 63 Cruiser. Ten years later I finally realized road salt and Studebakers are not a good mix and I opted for a 91 S-10 with a 2.5L Iron Duke and 5-speed manual. It gets me around, hauls what I need and the Studebakers are starting to get the attention they deserve.:)

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 Commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/51x2.jpg
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

Studebayker
10-01-2006, 08:34 PM
I'm Basically a Ford man, after owning a couple of Chevys. My wife
and I each own Model A Ford street rods. Ford powered. She has an
Escape. I have a '90 Ranger truck (POS) a '40 ford coupe with a
472 Cadillac in it (not finished), a 1942 Cadillac sedan, and a
1976 Hearse with a 500 in it, to put into the '42, But my first
love is my 1955 president Hardtop.

James K. Clark

Studebayker
10-01-2006, 08:34 PM
I'm Basically a Ford man, after owning a couple of Chevys. My wife
and I each own Model A Ford street rods. Ford powered. She has an
Escape. I have a '90 Ranger truck (POS) a '40 ford coupe with a
472 Cadillac in it (not finished), a 1942 Cadillac sedan, and a
1976 Hearse with a 500 in it, to put into the '42, But my first
love is my 1955 president Hardtop.

James K. Clark

41 Frank
10-01-2006, 09:02 PM
Since I recently retired I am now down to a 2006 Dodge Ram Hemi 1500 quad cab and the wife drives a 2004 Malibu. I used a 1966 Cruiser V8 for a winter car for 10 years while working ,recently sold it as a donor car to restore an identical cruiser owned by an Indiana SDC and forum member.The cruiser in Indiana was the last car the last President of Studebaker (Byers Burlingame) used or owned (not sure).

41 Frank
10-01-2006, 09:02 PM
Since I recently retired I am now down to a 2006 Dodge Ram Hemi 1500 quad cab and the wife drives a 2004 Malibu. I used a 1966 Cruiser V8 for a winter car for 10 years while working ,recently sold it as a donor car to restore an identical cruiser owned by an Indiana SDC and forum member.The cruiser in Indiana was the last car the last President of Studebaker (Byers Burlingame) used or owned (not sure).

tstclr
10-01-2006, 09:06 PM
Our daily driver is an 05 Toyota Matrix (yes, even though I work for GM). My wifes parents stopped driving and gave it to us. I opted out of a company car at work as the taxes are crazy. I put my car allowance towards upkeep. The Matrix is a great vehicle- good on gas, ultra reliable and versatile. It will carry an 8 foot 2x4 without any problems. I know this from experience!:D If I had a comlplaint, it's handling in the snow. Those 17's are coming off this winter and we are investing in snow tires on steel rims!

Todd


63 Lark 2dr Sedan

tstclr
10-01-2006, 09:06 PM
Our daily driver is an 05 Toyota Matrix (yes, even though I work for GM). My wifes parents stopped driving and gave it to us. I opted out of a company car at work as the taxes are crazy. I put my car allowance towards upkeep. The Matrix is a great vehicle- good on gas, ultra reliable and versatile. It will carry an 8 foot 2x4 without any problems. I know this from experience!:D If I had a comlplaint, it's handling in the snow. Those 17's are coming off this winter and we are investing in snow tires on steel rims!

Todd


63 Lark 2dr Sedan

bams50
10-01-2006, 09:13 PM
2000 Lincoln Continental with 235,387 miles
1995 Dodge Conversion Van with 195,445 miles (going to FL again Fri!)
2002 Grand Caravan with 101K (Mama's car)
Various business vehicles

I will have NO foreign brand names in my driveway- or on either of my used car lots! (I'm one of those old-fashioned, outdated patriots) [^]

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
10-01-2006, 09:13 PM
2000 Lincoln Continental with 235,387 miles
1995 Dodge Conversion Van with 195,445 miles (going to FL again Fri!)
2002 Grand Caravan with 101K (Mama's car)
Various business vehicles

I will have NO foreign brand names in my driveway- or on either of my used car lots! (I'm one of those old-fashioned, outdated patriots) [^]

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

okiebob
10-01-2006, 09:24 PM
Hey Brad, how do you like your Miata? I have a 92 Miata with 277,000 miles and still going strong! My wife drives a 2000 Toyota RAV4, But my favorite now is the 60 Lark (4 door). We just got back from Omaha, and I've driven it about 6K in the last 4 or 5 months.
OkieBob


I LOVE MY STUDEBAKERS

okiebob
10-01-2006, 09:24 PM
Hey Brad, how do you like your Miata? I have a 92 Miata with 277,000 miles and still going strong! My wife drives a 2000 Toyota RAV4, But my favorite now is the 60 Lark (4 door). We just got back from Omaha, and I've driven it about 6K in the last 4 or 5 months.
OkieBob


I LOVE MY STUDEBAKERS

bradnree
10-01-2006, 10:06 PM
My wife really likes the '91 Miata, with 30,000 miles because of only 6 months driving per year. I'm too big, too stiff to get in and out of it easily as in '91. We do have choices and sometimes too many. When we bought our Toyota van we drove all the brands and my wife liked the Toyota the best. We've had Chevy vans. Your needs change over time and after working 44 years and retiring we've settled on these for now. If Studebaker cranked up tomorrow and didn't have 37 names to choose from but just 3 models, I'd buy two. Wasn't Omaha something ??? ABSOLUTELY the most convenient car event of over 100 I have attended since starting in 2,000....Brad

bradnree
10-01-2006, 10:06 PM
My wife really likes the '91 Miata, with 30,000 miles because of only 6 months driving per year. I'm too big, too stiff to get in and out of it easily as in '91. We do have choices and sometimes too many. When we bought our Toyota van we drove all the brands and my wife liked the Toyota the best. We've had Chevy vans. Your needs change over time and after working 44 years and retiring we've settled on these for now. If Studebaker cranked up tomorrow and didn't have 37 names to choose from but just 3 models, I'd buy two. Wasn't Omaha something ??? ABSOLUTELY the most convenient car event of over 100 I have attended since starting in 2,000....Brad

StudeDave57
10-02-2006, 12:01 AM
My 'mostly daily' driver for almost 15 years has been Sweet Pea, my '65 Cruiser. I say "mostly" daily driver because during that 15 years I have spent about 2 1/2 years of it on deployments to sea, plus a one year-long overseas tour! So she has gotten a break here and there, but has still managed to log almost 200,000 in those 15 years!!! [:0] :D [^]

I do also drive my '57 Commander from time-to-time over the last five years, but not nearly as much as that Cruiser. And now the Packard is about ready to step up and join the fleet~ I'll let you know how that goes when it happens!!!


StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

StudeDave57
10-02-2006, 12:01 AM
My 'mostly daily' driver for almost 15 years has been Sweet Pea, my '65 Cruiser. I say "mostly" daily driver because during that 15 years I have spent about 2 1/2 years of it on deployments to sea, plus a one year-long overseas tour! So she has gotten a break here and there, but has still managed to log almost 200,000 in those 15 years!!! [:0] :D [^]

I do also drive my '57 Commander from time-to-time over the last five years, but not nearly as much as that Cruiser. And now the Packard is about ready to step up and join the fleet~ I'll let you know how that goes when it happens!!!


StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

Transtar56
10-02-2006, 04:18 AM
My daily driver during the cold months(starting about now) is an 06 Kia Sorento 4WD Suv. So far it been excellent except for fuel milage,but then it wieghs 4500 lbs.
Very capable off road too,and I haven't found enough snow to stop her yet (through last winter).
My summer daily driver is a 04 Harley-Davidson Low Rider, 88 cubic inches of V-twin thunder. Progessive (Screaming Eagle) suspension, Sundownwer seat,high flow carb and tuned exhaust,and yes Virgina, there are no mufflers(G)

Transtar56
10-02-2006, 04:18 AM
My daily driver during the cold months(starting about now) is an 06 Kia Sorento 4WD Suv. So far it been excellent except for fuel milage,but then it wieghs 4500 lbs.
Very capable off road too,and I haven't found enough snow to stop her yet (through last winter).
My summer daily driver is a 04 Harley-Davidson Low Rider, 88 cubic inches of V-twin thunder. Progessive (Screaming Eagle) suspension, Sundownwer seat,high flow carb and tuned exhaust,and yes Virgina, there are no mufflers(G)

mbstude
10-02-2006, 07:10 AM
My daily driver is my '59 Stude Scotsman pickup. I drove my Daytona daily over the summer before I got the truck, and once I got it I tore the Daytona down to be redone. All I have is Studes. Those 3 (well, 2 cars and a rotted hull) Studes are all I have.
I drive a Stude everyday and darn proud of it! [8D]


http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/1_SDC_avatar_coast.jpg

mbstude
10-02-2006, 07:10 AM
My daily driver is my '59 Stude Scotsman pickup. I drove my Daytona daily over the summer before I got the truck, and once I got it I tore the Daytona down to be redone. All I have is Studes. Those 3 (well, 2 cars and a rotted hull) Studes are all I have.
I drive a Stude everyday and darn proud of it! [8D]


http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/1_SDC_avatar_coast.jpg

Commander51
10-02-2006, 08:28 AM
My wife and I have a pair of AWD Pontiac Vibes (Toyota Matrix in plain clothes). Arguably the best car we've ever owned, for what we want in a modern car. With similar tires, I'd take that little guy anywhere I'd take a Jeep, and the fuel economy is phenomenal for an AWD. For anything other than long-distance freeway driving, I'd recommend it without reservation.

Commander51
10-02-2006, 08:28 AM
My wife and I have a pair of AWD Pontiac Vibes (Toyota Matrix in plain clothes). Arguably the best car we've ever owned, for what we want in a modern car. With similar tires, I'd take that little guy anywhere I'd take a Jeep, and the fuel economy is phenomenal for an AWD. For anything other than long-distance freeway driving, I'd recommend it without reservation.

Scott
10-02-2006, 09:05 AM
My Daily driver was my '66 Cruiser until last month, when I got a 1973 VW Beetle (rust free and quite nice). The learning curves on those is steep, though.

Commander, I test drove a new Vibe a couple years ago and was impressed by it until I drove it. I took all of 4 or 5 miles to convince me NOT to consider it. The main thing for me was that I couldn't understand what in the world the engineers were thinking designing it so you had to be revving almost 3000 RPM to go 55 MPH in top gear! It was ridiculous. The engine noise was so obvious and the gearing was so poorly thought out it soured me on the whole car.[xx(]

Scott
10-02-2006, 09:05 AM
My Daily driver was my '66 Cruiser until last month, when I got a 1973 VW Beetle (rust free and quite nice). The learning curves on those is steep, though.

Commander, I test drove a new Vibe a couple years ago and was impressed by it until I drove it. I took all of 4 or 5 miles to convince me NOT to consider it. The main thing for me was that I couldn't understand what in the world the engineers were thinking designing it so you had to be revving almost 3000 RPM to go 55 MPH in top gear! It was ridiculous. The engine noise was so obvious and the gearing was so poorly thought out it soured me on the whole car.[xx(]

65cruiser
10-02-2006, 09:09 AM
1965 Cruiser. Except when there's salt on the road[}:)] Then I take my wife's Grand Cherokee.

________________________
Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/smstude.jpg

65cruiser
10-02-2006, 09:09 AM
1965 Cruiser. Except when there's salt on the road[}:)] Then I take my wife's Grand Cherokee.

________________________
Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/smstude.jpg

CHAMP
10-02-2006, 09:20 AM
48 Champion! In bad weather I drive a 98 Jeep Cherokee with 265,000 miles.:)

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

CHAMP
10-02-2006, 09:20 AM
48 Champion! In bad weather I drive a 98 Jeep Cherokee with 265,000 miles.:)

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

Rosstude
10-02-2006, 10:18 AM
Mine--1964 Dodge Dart, /6, push button auto. Daily for 13 years now, and about 240,000 miles with me, 310,000 total.
Wife--1957 Stude Provincial. 11,000 miles in it's first year of service. Previously she drove a 66 Wagonaire for about 11 years.

Ross.
Riverside, Ca.
1957 Provincial X2
1958 Transtar
1963 Lark. F.S.

Rosstude
10-02-2006, 10:18 AM
Mine--1964 Dodge Dart, /6, push button auto. Daily for 13 years now, and about 240,000 miles with me, 310,000 total.
Wife--1957 Stude Provincial. 11,000 miles in it's first year of service. Previously she drove a 66 Wagonaire for about 11 years.

Ross.
Riverside, Ca.
1957 Provincial X2
1958 Transtar
1963 Lark. F.S.

Skip Lackie
10-02-2006, 10:48 AM
A small fleet of GM products. Both my wife and I drive to work every day and also do quite a bit of long distance driving, so some flexibiiity is handy. Most days I drive an 89 Camaro Z-28 with 5-speed stick. On really nice days a 95 Camaro Z-28 convertible with 6-speed. In snow and to haul stuff a 95 GMC 4x4 half-ton with a long bed and 5-speed. Peggy drives an 03 Monte Carlo SS -- a nice car, but only available with automatic.
Skip Lackie

Skip Lackie
10-02-2006, 10:48 AM
A small fleet of GM products. Both my wife and I drive to work every day and also do quite a bit of long distance driving, so some flexibiiity is handy. Most days I drive an 89 Camaro Z-28 with 5-speed stick. On really nice days a 95 Camaro Z-28 convertible with 6-speed. In snow and to haul stuff a 95 GMC 4x4 half-ton with a long bed and 5-speed. Peggy drives an 03 Monte Carlo SS -- a nice car, but only available with automatic.
Skip Lackie

raprice
10-02-2006, 11:23 AM
Our daily driver is a Honda CRV. For years, though, I drove mostly Fords. Back when I was in college, I owned a '40 Champion business coupe, then a '51 Commander convertible. Boy, I wish I had that car again.
Rog
'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
10-02-2006, 11:23 AM
Our daily driver is a Honda CRV. For years, though, I drove mostly Fords. Back when I was in college, I owned a '40 Champion business coupe, then a '51 Commander convertible. Boy, I wish I had that car again.
Rog
'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

DilloCrafter
10-02-2006, 12:49 PM
Horse and buggy - I'm Amish.







Just kidding :D

Toyota Corolla. Reliable car, but the fit and plastic parts in the interior are starting to break, and that bugs me. I would rather have a Lark, but I have become spoiled by the modern cars' low maintenance, quick acceleration, fast stopping, comfort, air bags, and whatnot. By the way, Robert, this car was built in North America (Canada, just like Studebakers) [8D]

http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Current_Avacar.gif[/img=left] - DilloCrafter

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

DilloCrafter
10-02-2006, 12:49 PM
Horse and buggy - I'm Amish.







Just kidding :D

Toyota Corolla. Reliable car, but the fit and plastic parts in the interior are starting to break, and that bugs me. I would rather have a Lark, but I have become spoiled by the modern cars' low maintenance, quick acceleration, fast stopping, comfort, air bags, and whatnot. By the way, Robert, this car was built in North America (Canada, just like Studebakers) [8D]

http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Current_Avacar.gif[/img=left] - DilloCrafter

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

61hawk
10-02-2006, 01:33 PM
2004 Toyota Tundra.

For those who refuse to own a "foreign" vehicle, this truck was built in California... the Tacoma I owned before that was built in Indiana. If I don't buy Toyota, then who's going to buy the products made by the US worker making $35/hr. installing tail lights? My other choice is to buy one of those "American made" Fords which are assembled in Mexico by workers making $3/day.

Lee

61hawk
10-02-2006, 01:33 PM
2004 Toyota Tundra.

For those who refuse to own a "foreign" vehicle, this truck was built in California... the Tacoma I owned before that was built in Indiana. If I don't buy Toyota, then who's going to buy the products made by the US worker making $35/hr. installing tail lights? My other choice is to buy one of those "American made" Fords which are assembled in Mexico by workers making $3/day.

Lee

Laemmle
10-02-2006, 01:47 PM
Next to South Bend iron, my wife and I are FoMoCo people....
Have driven full size Merc and Fords for 45 years....only two door examples.....we own the last year of the big two doors...1987...last year we traveled to Williamsberg, Va...developed a problem with the auto drive module.....(pulled into the local Ford/Merc dealer) turns out it was a buried loose wire....the young tech and service mgr for that matter had never seen a two door Gran Marquis!....could not believe the car only had 65k on the clock..(and no it has never been rolled back)

Laemmle
10-02-2006, 01:47 PM
Next to South Bend iron, my wife and I are FoMoCo people....
Have driven full size Merc and Fords for 45 years....only two door examples.....we own the last year of the big two doors...1987...last year we traveled to Williamsberg, Va...developed a problem with the auto drive module.....(pulled into the local Ford/Merc dealer) turns out it was a buried loose wire....the young tech and service mgr for that matter had never seen a two door Gran Marquis!....could not believe the car only had 65k on the clock..(and no it has never been rolled back)

glen
10-02-2006, 02:01 PM
Well after "Charlene", when the
Perkinsville dirt road is not as
well as graded and the ruts and
bumps are reappearing, then it is
a 2004 F150 Super Cab, 4 x 4, with
sucide doors for the back seat area...[8D]

Glen Brose
Chino Valley, AZ
Home of "Charlene"
53 Champion Tudr Sedan
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/StudebakeratBarona.png

glen
10-02-2006, 02:01 PM
Well after "Charlene", when the
Perkinsville dirt road is not as
well as graded and the ruts and
bumps are reappearing, then it is
a 2004 F150 Super Cab, 4 x 4, with
sucide doors for the back seat area...[8D]

Glen Brose
Chino Valley, AZ
Home of "Charlene"
53 Champion Tudr Sedan
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/glen_05/StudebakeratBarona.png

1956 Hawk
10-02-2006, 02:22 PM
My daily driver is a 56 Power Hawk, which is the first car I ever bought. I also own a 62 Lark Cruser which I bought to drive while I restored my Hawk.
David

1956 Hawk
10-02-2006, 02:22 PM
My daily driver is a 56 Power Hawk, which is the first car I ever bought. I also own a 62 Lark Cruser which I bought to drive while I restored my Hawk.
David

mapman
10-02-2006, 03:07 PM
In the driveway are a '57 triumph tr3, a '63 cruiser, a '63 avanti, a '99 ranger and an '89 dodge van. They all get regular use and will never win a trophy. when the snow flies I get out the jeep wagoneer and the '81 dodge 4x4.
Rob

mapman
10-02-2006, 03:07 PM
In the driveway are a '57 triumph tr3, a '63 cruiser, a '63 avanti, a '99 ranger and an '89 dodge van. They all get regular use and will never win a trophy. when the snow flies I get out the jeep wagoneer and the '81 dodge 4x4.
Rob

dclewallen
10-02-2006, 03:13 PM
My daily driver is an 88 Ford Mustang [ex Georgia State Patrol car] with 265.000 mi.

Darryl C. Lewallen Clarkesville, Ga.

dclewallen
10-02-2006, 03:13 PM
My daily driver is an 88 Ford Mustang [ex Georgia State Patrol car] with 265.000 mi.

Darryl C. Lewallen Clarkesville, Ga.

JBOYLE
10-02-2006, 03:20 PM
Summer: Mercedes CLK coupe
Winter & Hauling/towing: Ford Excursion
Wife: Mini Cooper (new version)

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
10-02-2006, 03:20 PM
Summer: Mercedes CLK coupe
Winter & Hauling/towing: Ford Excursion
Wife: Mini Cooper (new version)

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

Swifster
10-02-2006, 03:37 PM
I have a 2001 Ford Ranger with 155,000 on it. Built in New Jersey.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom - Lakeland, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

Michigan Speed - www.michiganspeed.com
Club Hot Rod - www.clubhotrod.com
LS1 Tech - www.ls1tech.com

Swifster
10-02-2006, 03:37 PM
I have a 2001 Ford Ranger with 155,000 on it. Built in New Jersey.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom - Lakeland, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

Michigan Speed - www.michiganspeed.com
Club Hot Rod - www.clubhotrod.com
LS1 Tech - www.ls1tech.com

bams50
10-02-2006, 04:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by DilloCrafter

By the way, Robert, this car was built in North America (Canada, just like Studebakers) [8D]


I know that; that's not what I said... I only drive American brands...

To each his own... I realize where vehicles are made; remember, I'm in the automotive field... and of course I know it's impossible to ONLY buy American products for everything I need... for me, it's principle- I don't feel comfortable driving or selling brand names from countries that would love to see America knocked off it's "high horse"...

If others don't agree, or don't think it matters, or just don't care, that's your right as an American; but for me, and my family, and my business, that's how I do it! :)

I got a chuckle seeing all the people posting foreign brands here- on the same forum where some won't even write Chevy or Ford, like they're dirty words :D[:o)]

P.S. Trivia Question: What was the name of the Japanese commander who masterminded and ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor?

Answer: Hideo TOYOTA.

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
10-02-2006, 04:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by DilloCrafter

By the way, Robert, this car was built in North America (Canada, just like Studebakers) [8D]


I know that; that's not what I said... I only drive American brands...

To each his own... I realize where vehicles are made; remember, I'm in the automotive field... and of course I know it's impossible to ONLY buy American products for everything I need... for me, it's principle- I don't feel comfortable driving or selling brand names from countries that would love to see America knocked off it's "high horse"...

If others don't agree, or don't think it matters, or just don't care, that's your right as an American; but for me, and my family, and my business, that's how I do it! :)

I got a chuckle seeing all the people posting foreign brands here- on the same forum where some won't even write Chevy or Ford, like they're dirty words :D[:o)]

P.S. Trivia Question: What was the name of the Japanese commander who masterminded and ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor?

Answer: Hideo TOYOTA.

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

Bill Pressler
10-02-2006, 04:42 PM
I have an '02 Cavalier coupe, 5-speed, 85K miles, pretty reliable, definitely economical, I think in the dark green with the 15" wheels and aluminum wheels, better-looking than other econoboxes. Bought new; built in Lordstown, OH, about 35 miles down the road from where we live.

Wife drives an '05 Chevy Uplander minivan, built in Doraville, GA. Pretty smooth, comfortable van. I've had a complaint or two, but I'm a fussy guy!

I buy Chevy out of habit, plus, I tend to like the styling better than others as a whole, they've been reliable in the past, and I have a very good dealer one mile from my house who has done things for free out-of-warranty on occasion for me before. I prefer to drive something from an American company.

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH

Bill Pressler
10-02-2006, 04:42 PM
I have an '02 Cavalier coupe, 5-speed, 85K miles, pretty reliable, definitely economical, I think in the dark green with the 15" wheels and aluminum wheels, better-looking than other econoboxes. Bought new; built in Lordstown, OH, about 35 miles down the road from where we live.

Wife drives an '05 Chevy Uplander minivan, built in Doraville, GA. Pretty smooth, comfortable van. I've had a complaint or two, but I'm a fussy guy!

I buy Chevy out of habit, plus, I tend to like the styling better than others as a whole, they've been reliable in the past, and I have a very good dealer one mile from my house who has done things for free out-of-warranty on occasion for me before. I prefer to drive something from an American company.

Bill Pressler
Kent, OH

Studedude1961
10-02-2006, 05:22 PM
My daily driver is a 1999 Mazda B-Series pickup I bought from my Dad several months ago when he bought a newer truck, and a 1995 Thunderbird that was my late Mother's last new car. I've had it for about 4 years and have put about 75,000 miles on it. Both are very reliable vehicles and a little different for me after driving 1970s and 1980s Buicks for many years. I would love to drive a Studebaker on a daily basis but alas I live in Omaha, which was nice for the International Meet but horrid on Studebakers in the winter due to liberal use of salt.

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
10-02-2006, 05:22 PM
My daily driver is a 1999 Mazda B-Series pickup I bought from my Dad several months ago when he bought a newer truck, and a 1995 Thunderbird that was my late Mother's last new car. I've had it for about 4 years and have put about 75,000 miles on it. Both are very reliable vehicles and a little different for me after driving 1970s and 1980s Buicks for many years. I would love to drive a Studebaker on a daily basis but alas I live in Omaha, which was nice for the International Meet but horrid on Studebakers in the winter due to liberal use of salt.

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

DilloCrafter
10-02-2006, 05:26 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50
I know that; that's not what I said... I only drive American brands...

To each his own... I realize where vehicles are made; remember, I'm in the automotive field... and of course I know it's impossible to ONLY buy American products for everything I need... for me, it's principle- I don't feel comfortable driving or selling brand names from countries that would love to see America knocked off it's "high horse"...

If others don't agree, or don't think it matters, or just don't care, that's your right as an American; but for me, and my family, and my business, that's how I do it! :)

P.S. Trivia Question: What was the name of the Japanese commander who masterminded and ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor?

Answer: Hideo TOYOTA.

Get off your soapbox, friend. The war ended 61 years ago, and Japan has been on our side for a very long time (yeah, I'll admit that if I saw Japanese tourists while visiting the USS Arizona memorial in Pearl Harbor I would feel a bit odd).

With an "American brand only" perspective, one would think we couldn't fill up our tanks with fuel refined from oil sold to us by OPEC countries, most of whom are full of people who DO want to see America not only knocked off its high horse, but utterly destroyed. We should be aware of who our country's real enemies are, and get along with the rest.

Sorry, but you got on a soapbox, so I had to, as well. Go ahead and respond. We'll turn this thread into a flame war, as so many of them have become on this forum, and Mr. Shaw will have to delete it. Sigh...

http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Current_Avacar.gif[/img=left] - DilloCrafter

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

DilloCrafter
10-02-2006, 05:26 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50
I know that; that's not what I said... I only drive American brands...

To each his own... I realize where vehicles are made; remember, I'm in the automotive field... and of course I know it's impossible to ONLY buy American products for everything I need... for me, it's principle- I don't feel comfortable driving or selling brand names from countries that would love to see America knocked off it's "high horse"...

If others don't agree, or don't think it matters, or just don't care, that's your right as an American; but for me, and my family, and my business, that's how I do it! :)

P.S. Trivia Question: What was the name of the Japanese commander who masterminded and ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor?

Answer: Hideo TOYOTA.

Get off your soapbox, friend. The war ended 61 years ago, and Japan has been on our side for a very long time (yeah, I'll admit that if I saw Japanese tourists while visiting the USS Arizona memorial in Pearl Harbor I would feel a bit odd).

With an "American brand only" perspective, one would think we couldn't fill up our tanks with fuel refined from oil sold to us by OPEC countries, most of whom are full of people who DO want to see America not only knocked off its high horse, but utterly destroyed. We should be aware of who our country's real enemies are, and get along with the rest.

Sorry, but you got on a soapbox, so I had to, as well. Go ahead and respond. We'll turn this thread into a flame war, as so many of them have become on this forum, and Mr. Shaw will have to delete it. Sigh...

http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Current_Avacar.gif[/img=left] - DilloCrafter

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

BShaw
10-02-2006, 05:59 PM
This thread is headed in the wrong direction. Turn around and go the other way or take a detour to another forum. Thank you.

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60 Hawk. 49 2R5, 39 Champion
Woodbury, Minnesota

BShaw
10-02-2006, 05:59 PM
This thread is headed in the wrong direction. Turn around and go the other way or take a detour to another forum. Thank you.

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BShaw,Webmaster
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60 Hawk. 49 2R5, 39 Champion
Woodbury, Minnesota

CHAMP
10-02-2006, 06:46 PM
It is so nice to have Mr. Shaw back on the job! Thanks!:)

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

CHAMP
10-02-2006, 06:46 PM
It is so nice to have Mr. Shaw back on the job! Thanks!:)

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

bradnree
10-02-2006, 07:27 PM
Let's keep this site on a positive track. I've seen the negativity on this site, and was called a name on this site which I had to look up in the dictionary. I requested the thread be removed but it was not. So let's be positive. Pretend you are having a conversation in person with a person at a Studebaker event when you post and I'll do the same. Thanks for all of the response to the question!!! I'm going to drive my Lark more !!!!! Isn't this a grrrrrrrreat site........Brad

bradnree
10-02-2006, 07:27 PM
Let's keep this site on a positive track. I've seen the negativity on this site, and was called a name on this site which I had to look up in the dictionary. I requested the thread be removed but it was not. So let's be positive. Pretend you are having a conversation in person with a person at a Studebaker event when you post and I'll do the same. Thanks for all of the response to the question!!! I'm going to drive my Lark more !!!!! Isn't this a grrrrrrrreat site........Brad

bams50
10-02-2006, 08:37 PM
Whoa, Dillo, simma' down! No soapbox here- just a couple old NOS Studebaker parts boxes :D

All I did was respond to the post, including a reason for my choices, and was- and am- done with it... my second post was just to respond seeing you addressed me...

I had no intention of changing the hearts or minds of anyone who read it; and would hope you "know" my style enough by now to know I see no useful purpose in p***ing contests... the idea was to try to let you all get to know a tiny bit more about who I am...

You have your views, and I have mine- as we're both entitled... again, the old computer-anonymity bug has bitten us... I suspect if we were face to face having this discussion you wouldn't be mad; you'd just disagree, we'd shake hands, then I'd buy you a beer- but NO FOREIGN BRANDS!!!.... (j/k!!):D



Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
10-02-2006, 08:37 PM
Whoa, Dillo, simma' down! No soapbox here- just a couple old NOS Studebaker parts boxes :D

All I did was respond to the post, including a reason for my choices, and was- and am- done with it... my second post was just to respond seeing you addressed me...

I had no intention of changing the hearts or minds of anyone who read it; and would hope you "know" my style enough by now to know I see no useful purpose in p***ing contests... the idea was to try to let you all get to know a tiny bit more about who I am...

You have your views, and I have mine- as we're both entitled... again, the old computer-anonymity bug has bitten us... I suspect if we were face to face having this discussion you wouldn't be mad; you'd just disagree, we'd shake hands, then I'd buy you a beer- but NO FOREIGN BRANDS!!!.... (j/k!!):D



Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

DilloCrafter
10-02-2006, 09:03 PM
Okay, okay. I apologize to everyone here for starting to go at it with Robert, and also for standing up for foreigners. I just hope there are no Japanese people turned off by what has been said. And I wouldn't blame them if they never want to ride in a Boeing airplane, seeing as how B-29's dropped the two atomic bombs (which most Americans feel had to be done to save many more lives than were lost - I may agree with that, but I'm trying to keep that opinion to myself).

Let's let bygones be bygones, both here in the forum, and in the greater forum of 20th century history. I feel no guilt driving a Toyota, and Robert should feel no guilt about his opinions, either. And I do agree with Bradnree, who feels we should stick to Studebakers here.

And yes, Mr. Shaw, thank you for coming back to your moderator post. I'll try to behave, being the southern gentlemanly, kind-spirited person that I am. I'll try to keep my stronger opinions to myself when they are outside the scope of the enjoyment of Studebakers, and I hope we can all do similarly, to help make this forum a nicer place for everyone in the world to visit.

http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Current_Avacar.gif[/img=left] - DilloCrafter

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

DilloCrafter
10-02-2006, 09:03 PM
Okay, okay. I apologize to everyone here for starting to go at it with Robert, and also for standing up for foreigners. I just hope there are no Japanese people turned off by what has been said. And I wouldn't blame them if they never want to ride in a Boeing airplane, seeing as how B-29's dropped the two atomic bombs (which most Americans feel had to be done to save many more lives than were lost - I may agree with that, but I'm trying to keep that opinion to myself).

Let's let bygones be bygones, both here in the forum, and in the greater forum of 20th century history. I feel no guilt driving a Toyota, and Robert should feel no guilt about his opinions, either. And I do agree with Bradnree, who feels we should stick to Studebakers here.

And yes, Mr. Shaw, thank you for coming back to your moderator post. I'll try to behave, being the southern gentlemanly, kind-spirited person that I am. I'll try to keep my stronger opinions to myself when they are outside the scope of the enjoyment of Studebakers, and I hope we can all do similarly, to help make this forum a nicer place for everyone in the world to visit.

http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Current_Avacar.gif[/img=left] - DilloCrafter

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

JBOYLE
10-02-2006, 09:08 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50
[P.S. Trivia Question: What was the name of the Japanese commander who masterminded and ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor?

Answer: Hideo TOYOTA.

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1


Just to set the record straight... Sorry the attack was planned by Admiral Yamamoto and the raid was carried out by Admiral Nagumo. I did a paper on the attack back in college, and I don't recall seeing that name mentioned, at least in any prominent role.
The Toyota story sounds suspeciously like the internet story that says Mister Rodgers was a Marine sniper in Vietnam and Captain Kangaroo was a hero in the Pacific in WWII. Just yesterday there was a message from a friend showing patriotic US Army troops in Afghanistan had painted their attack helicopter like an eagle. The trouble is, it was a Russian Mi-24...

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
10-02-2006, 09:08 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50
[P.S. Trivia Question: What was the name of the Japanese commander who masterminded and ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor?

Answer: Hideo TOYOTA.

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1


Just to set the record straight... Sorry the attack was planned by Admiral Yamamoto and the raid was carried out by Admiral Nagumo. I did a paper on the attack back in college, and I don't recall seeing that name mentioned, at least in any prominent role.
The Toyota story sounds suspeciously like the internet story that says Mister Rodgers was a Marine sniper in Vietnam and Captain Kangaroo was a hero in the Pacific in WWII. Just yesterday there was a message from a friend showing patriotic US Army troops in Afghanistan had painted their attack helicopter like an eagle. The trouble is, it was a Russian Mi-24...

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

Commander51
10-02-2006, 09:26 PM
Scott, it sounds like you test drove the Vibe with the overdrive switch in the off position. Mine cruise at 55 at about 2100 rpm. I agree with you about the engine noise; another 25 bucks worth of insulation would have been well worth it! But it's a small disadvantage compared to mpg's in the mid-30's and an appetite for dirt roads and grass trails. There are over 500 models of cars for sale in the US each year; I suppose it's because we all have different wants and expectations....

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51 Commander State Sedan
Worthington PA

Commander51
10-02-2006, 09:26 PM
Scott, it sounds like you test drove the Vibe with the overdrive switch in the off position. Mine cruise at 55 at about 2100 rpm. I agree with you about the engine noise; another 25 bucks worth of insulation would have been well worth it! But it's a small disadvantage compared to mpg's in the mid-30's and an appetite for dirt roads and grass trails. There are over 500 models of cars for sale in the US each year; I suppose it's because we all have different wants and expectations....

http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g178/gmail98/th_51CommanderState.jpg
51 Commander State Sedan
Worthington PA

Stude4x4
10-02-2006, 09:59 PM
Next to the Studes (because they're the best). I drive a 2003 Jeep Wrangler which I also use for rock crawling and snow wheeling. My dad drives a 2002 Dodge 3/4 ton H.O. Diesel, 6spd. My mom drives a 2002 Jeep Cherokee. We are Dodge people (if you can't tell).

Jake

-Home of John Studebaker-
http://community.webshots.com/user/Stude4x4

Stude4x4
10-02-2006, 09:59 PM
Next to the Studes (because they're the best). I drive a 2003 Jeep Wrangler which I also use for rock crawling and snow wheeling. My dad drives a 2002 Dodge 3/4 ton H.O. Diesel, 6spd. My mom drives a 2002 Jeep Cherokee. We are Dodge people (if you can't tell).

Jake

-Home of John Studebaker-
http://community.webshots.com/user/Stude4x4

sbca96
10-03-2006, 01:48 AM
Daily drivers : '93 Camaro Z28 230,000 miles, '95 Camaro Z28 167,000,
'95 Impala SS (clone) 215,000 miles. None has had any engine work done
other then valve seals (on the '93) and water pumps, the '93 Camaro
has never had any suspension work done other then shocks and brake
pads - the rotors are still the original ones. Unfortunately, it is
currently out of use due to my wife hitting a curb quite hard, bending
the passenger side knuckle, upper, and lower a-arms. We drive 110+
miles a DAY, so they see a lot of use, and unfortunately abuse.

Tom

sbca96
10-03-2006, 01:48 AM
Daily drivers : '93 Camaro Z28 230,000 miles, '95 Camaro Z28 167,000,
'95 Impala SS (clone) 215,000 miles. None has had any engine work done
other then valve seals (on the '93) and water pumps, the '93 Camaro
has never had any suspension work done other then shocks and brake
pads - the rotors are still the original ones. Unfortunately, it is
currently out of use due to my wife hitting a curb quite hard, bending
the passenger side knuckle, upper, and lower a-arms. We drive 110+
miles a DAY, so they see a lot of use, and unfortunately abuse.

Tom

64V-K7
10-03-2006, 06:33 AM
1992 Acura Vigor. Bought new

64V-K7
10-03-2006, 06:33 AM
1992 Acura Vigor. Bought new

mbstude
10-03-2006, 07:23 AM
quote:In the driveway are a '57 triumph tr3, a '63 cruiser, a '63 avanti, a '99 ranger and an '89 dodge van. They all get regular use and will never win a trophy. when the snow flies I get out the jeep wagoneer and the '81 dodge 4x4.
Rob

Hey, those little Triumph TR3's are cool little cars! I've always admired them and hopefully will have one someday. (Yeah, it'll look odd next to my huge collection of Studes, but... [:o)]) My grandad has a '65 Spitfire, a fun little car, but it needs to be redone again. It's been sitting in that old shed for a while now...


quote:Next to the Studes (because they're the best). I drive a 2003 Jeep Wrangler which I also use for rock crawling and snow wheeling. My dad drives a 2002 Dodge 3/4 ton H.O. Diesel, 6spd. My mom drives a 2002 Jeep Cherokee. We are Dodge people (if you can't tell).

Jake

My grandad's a Dodge guy too. (Next to all his Studes, that is) His daily driver was a late 90's Dodge 1500 with 318 and 5 speed. It's starting to get a little tired and things are breaking so he just bought a late model Chevy dually with a diesel and 5 speed. So far, and though he's only had it a couple of months, it's proved itself to be one of the worst trucks he's ever owned. Something is breaking and when we finally get one thing fixed, something else goes. The list is to long to put here. [:0]
The best truck he's ever had (next to Studes and those IH trucks he drove in the '60's and '70's) has been a '85 Dodge 3/4 ton 4x4 with 318 and four speed. It has 270,000 and never had anything other than a clutch put in it. It's wore about slam ou now though. One day, he has plans to strip it of it's Dodge body and put a custom made extended cab Studebaker C-cab and 8 foot Stude box on it, and dress it up to look like those '58 Packard trucks. We'll see...


http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/1_SDC_avatar_coast.jpg

mbstude
10-03-2006, 07:23 AM
quote:In the driveway are a '57 triumph tr3, a '63 cruiser, a '63 avanti, a '99 ranger and an '89 dodge van. They all get regular use and will never win a trophy. when the snow flies I get out the jeep wagoneer and the '81 dodge 4x4.
Rob

Hey, those little Triumph TR3's are cool little cars! I've always admired them and hopefully will have one someday. (Yeah, it'll look odd next to my huge collection of Studes, but... [:o)]) My grandad has a '65 Spitfire, a fun little car, but it needs to be redone again. It's been sitting in that old shed for a while now...


quote:Next to the Studes (because they're the best). I drive a 2003 Jeep Wrangler which I also use for rock crawling and snow wheeling. My dad drives a 2002 Dodge 3/4 ton H.O. Diesel, 6spd. My mom drives a 2002 Jeep Cherokee. We are Dodge people (if you can't tell).

Jake

My grandad's a Dodge guy too. (Next to all his Studes, that is) His daily driver was a late 90's Dodge 1500 with 318 and 5 speed. It's starting to get a little tired and things are breaking so he just bought a late model Chevy dually with a diesel and 5 speed. So far, and though he's only had it a couple of months, it's proved itself to be one of the worst trucks he's ever owned. Something is breaking and when we finally get one thing fixed, something else goes. The list is to long to put here. [:0]
The best truck he's ever had (next to Studes and those IH trucks he drove in the '60's and '70's) has been a '85 Dodge 3/4 ton 4x4 with 318 and four speed. It has 270,000 and never had anything other than a clutch put in it. It's wore about slam ou now though. One day, he has plans to strip it of it's Dodge body and put a custom made extended cab Studebaker C-cab and 8 foot Stude box on it, and dress it up to look like those '58 Packard trucks. We'll see...


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N8N
10-03-2006, 08:00 AM
Current daily driver is a company-provided Chevy Impala, which I find kind of uninspiring. Previous DD was a Porsche 944 which I still own. Prior to that, in order of acquisition:

'02 VW GTI 1.8T
'88 VW GTI 16V
'84 VW Scirocco
'84 VW Rabbit GTI
'67 Dodge Dart

Other than the Dart, I think there's a pattern there... loved all the VW's although the 16V was uncharacteristically problematic (it was a "barn car")

Current Stude is my '55 coupe with R1/4-speed; still under construction.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

N8N
10-03-2006, 08:00 AM
Current daily driver is a company-provided Chevy Impala, which I find kind of uninspiring. Previous DD was a Porsche 944 which I still own. Prior to that, in order of acquisition:

'02 VW GTI 1.8T
'88 VW GTI 16V
'84 VW Scirocco
'84 VW Rabbit GTI
'67 Dodge Dart

Other than the Dart, I think there's a pattern there... loved all the VW's although the 16V was uncharacteristically problematic (it was a "barn car")

Current Stude is my '55 coupe with R1/4-speed; still under construction.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

arkiejazz
10-03-2006, 11:28 AM
'63 Champ 1/2 ton

steve blake

arkiejazz
10-03-2006, 11:28 AM
'63 Champ 1/2 ton

steve blake

N8N
10-03-2006, 01:01 PM
JBoyle, you are correct, the planning for the Pearl Harbor attack was done by Imperial Admiral Isoroku (sp?) Yamamoto and the attack fleet was commanded by Admiral Nagumo. Yamamoto was actually well aware of the probable consequences of the attack and only planned it because he was ordered to do so; he was personally opposed to the idea. He has been quoted as saying after the attack "We have awakened a sleeping giant and have instilled in him a terrible resolve." (yes, I googled the last; I don't have a memory quite that good.

As for the "Toyota" legend; I seriously doubt that there was anyone named Toyota involved as the original name of the company that produced the "Toyota" car was the TOYODA loom works, founded by Sakichi Toyoda in the late 1800s. I'm not even sure if "Toyota" is a real Japanese name or not; AFAIK it is just a modification of "Toyoda" supposedly to make it more pleasant to Western ears.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

N8N
10-03-2006, 01:01 PM
JBoyle, you are correct, the planning for the Pearl Harbor attack was done by Imperial Admiral Isoroku (sp?) Yamamoto and the attack fleet was commanded by Admiral Nagumo. Yamamoto was actually well aware of the probable consequences of the attack and only planned it because he was ordered to do so; he was personally opposed to the idea. He has been quoted as saying after the attack "We have awakened a sleeping giant and have instilled in him a terrible resolve." (yes, I googled the last; I don't have a memory quite that good.

As for the "Toyota" legend; I seriously doubt that there was anyone named Toyota involved as the original name of the company that produced the "Toyota" car was the TOYODA loom works, founded by Sakichi Toyoda in the late 1800s. I'm not even sure if "Toyota" is a real Japanese name or not; AFAIK it is just a modification of "Toyoda" supposedly to make it more pleasant to Western ears.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

Stude4x4
10-03-2006, 01:56 PM
quote: he just bought a late model Chevy dually with a diesel and 5 speed. So far, and though he's only had it a couple of months, it's proved itself to be one of the worst trucks he's ever owned. Something is breaking and when we finally get one thing fixed, something else goes.

Hey matt what year is the chevy? The older diesels were junk. And personally I don't care for the new ones either. I tow equipment a lot for my job and I've used a dodge diesel, a studebaker and a new chevy duramax. The dodge pulls the best. There is nothing that beats the old cummins. (except maybe a 3406 CAT or a detroit diesel)

-Home of John Studebaker-
http://community.webshots.com/user/Stude4x4

Stude4x4
10-03-2006, 01:56 PM
quote: he just bought a late model Chevy dually with a diesel and 5 speed. So far, and though he's only had it a couple of months, it's proved itself to be one of the worst trucks he's ever owned. Something is breaking and when we finally get one thing fixed, something else goes.

Hey matt what year is the chevy? The older diesels were junk. And personally I don't care for the new ones either. I tow equipment a lot for my job and I've used a dodge diesel, a studebaker and a new chevy duramax. The dodge pulls the best. There is nothing that beats the old cummins. (except maybe a 3406 CAT or a detroit diesel)

-Home of John Studebaker-
http://community.webshots.com/user/Stude4x4

Transtar56
10-03-2006, 02:17 PM
Hey Matt, if you think Studes keep your hands greasy, wait till you get a TR3. Ive never owned one, but owned several British motorcycles, Nortons,and B.S.A.'s.
You know how to tell when a guys riding a British bike when you meet on the road?
When he waves at you, you notice his arms greasy right to the elbow.
The new Triumphs are great though I hear.

Transtar56
10-03-2006, 02:17 PM
Hey Matt, if you think Studes keep your hands greasy, wait till you get a TR3. Ive never owned one, but owned several British motorcycles, Nortons,and B.S.A.'s.
You know how to tell when a guys riding a British bike when you meet on the road?
When he waves at you, you notice his arms greasy right to the elbow.
The new Triumphs are great though I hear.

Guido
10-03-2006, 02:38 PM
quote: The dodge pulls the best. There is nothing that beats the old cummins. (except maybe a 3406 CAT or a detroit diesel).
If you drive a Studebaker, you should feel at home with a slathering and leaking GM diesel. I never owned one in a vehicle, but do have a 4-71 power unit on my sawmill.



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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 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; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
10-03-2006, 02:38 PM
quote: The dodge pulls the best. There is nothing that beats the old cummins. (except maybe a 3406 CAT or a detroit diesel).
If you drive a Studebaker, you should feel at home with a slathering and leaking GM diesel. I never owned one in a vehicle, but do have a 4-71 power unit on my sawmill.



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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 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; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

wagons westward
10-03-2006, 03:32 PM
My new daily driver(now the brakes are done)is going to be my 1960 Lark wagon ....I drove it today and it was a dandy ride through town.Got 6 compliments today alone....And the drive was super .It actually stopped smoking after a few miles.LOVIN' IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wagons westward
10-03-2006, 03:32 PM
My new daily driver(now the brakes are done)is going to be my 1960 Lark wagon ....I drove it today and it was a dandy ride through town.Got 6 compliments today alone....And the drive was super .It actually stopped smoking after a few miles.LOVIN' IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

moigy
10-03-2006, 03:57 PM
I regularly drive a 1999 Lexus RX300 and a 1993 Infiniti J30. My Studebaker, a 1964 R1 SuperHawk sits mostly in the garage (what a pity).

moigy
10-03-2006, 03:57 PM
I regularly drive a 1999 Lexus RX300 and a 1993 Infiniti J30. My Studebaker, a 1964 R1 SuperHawk sits mostly in the garage (what a pity).

8E45E
10-03-2006, 06:37 PM
As it stands, I currently drive an '84 GMC Sierra Grande. So far, its been a great, reliable workhorse and Studebaker parts hauler. Again, road salt is the main reason I won't drive a Studebaker year round here.

Craig

8E45E
10-03-2006, 06:37 PM
As it stands, I currently drive an '84 GMC Sierra Grande. So far, its been a great, reliable workhorse and Studebaker parts hauler. Again, road salt is the main reason I won't drive a Studebaker year round here.

Craig

Scott
10-03-2006, 07:10 PM
Commander, you might be right about driving without the overdrive on the Vibe. I don't remember any such thing on the one I tried. I think was a 5 speed (but it might have been 4). Anyway, if I missed that feature then it was my fault, but I thought the engine noise was tad too much at any speed - just really bad at cruising speed.

What I really DID like about the Vibe was the dashboard and instruments. They were tres cool!

Scott
10-03-2006, 07:10 PM
Commander, you might be right about driving without the overdrive on the Vibe. I don't remember any such thing on the one I tried. I think was a 5 speed (but it might have been 4). Anyway, if I missed that feature then it was my fault, but I thought the engine noise was tad too much at any speed - just really bad at cruising speed.

What I really DID like about the Vibe was the dashboard and instruments. They were tres cool!

63larkcustom
10-03-2006, 07:33 PM
My daily driver(when i'm not driving various rental cars due unusual electrical issues) is an 02 Audi A6. As soon as i can get the Lark back together am planning on using it for the purpose as I'm quite sure even at 43yrs old, it will be much more reliable.

Bob Sporner
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/63larkcustom/PictureorVideo006.jpg

63larkcustom
10-03-2006, 07:33 PM
My daily driver(when i'm not driving various rental cars due unusual electrical issues) is an 02 Audi A6. As soon as i can get the Lark back together am planning on using it for the purpose as I'm quite sure even at 43yrs old, it will be much more reliable.

Bob Sporner
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m190/63larkcustom/PictureorVideo006.jpg

studegary
10-03-2006, 08:18 PM
To directly answer the posted question - Acura and Chrysler.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

studegary
10-03-2006, 08:18 PM
To directly answer the posted question - Acura and Chrysler.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

nm dude
10-03-2006, 08:43 PM
`03 VW New Beetle convertible, `03 Dodge Neon, `06 Chrysler Town & Country van, `77 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, `63 Studebaker champ

nm dude
10-03-2006, 08:43 PM
`03 VW New Beetle convertible, `03 Dodge Neon, `06 Chrysler Town & Country van, `77 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, `63 Studebaker champ

Randy_G
10-03-2006, 09:01 PM
I have a 2005 Chevy crew cab half ton, as for my project it's a 1986 Chevy Monte Carlo SS that I have owned for going on 18 years. The old girl is getting a new engine in the coming months something thats been long over due. Since I have started driving well over 30 years ago I've owned 10 Chevys, 4 Fords, 2 Dodges and 1 Oldsmobile. I keep looking for my first Studebaker and I will find it, how does Mr. Biggs put it they find him. I say drive what you like your the one making payments and putting gas in it. The picture on my profile I have fondly named Studerust, I found it online and figure that is the condition my future Stude will be when I find her.

http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/studerustII.jpg Randy_G
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

Randy_G
10-03-2006, 09:01 PM
I have a 2005 Chevy crew cab half ton, as for my project it's a 1986 Chevy Monte Carlo SS that I have owned for going on 18 years. The old girl is getting a new engine in the coming months something thats been long over due. Since I have started driving well over 30 years ago I've owned 10 Chevys, 4 Fords, 2 Dodges and 1 Oldsmobile. I keep looking for my first Studebaker and I will find it, how does Mr. Biggs put it they find him. I say drive what you like your the one making payments and putting gas in it. The picture on my profile I have fondly named Studerust, I found it online and figure that is the condition my future Stude will be when I find her.

http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/studerustII.jpg Randy_G
www.automotivehistoryonline.com

60Stude
10-03-2006, 10:30 PM
Besides Studebakers, my other love affair is another now orphaned brand, Oldsmobile.

My driver is a 1993 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight, with the supercharged 3800 V6. A very fast, comfortable ride. 175K and no signs of giving up yet.

My wife drives a 1992 Olds Eighty-Eight Royale LS, a formerly grandma owned car with 69K on the clock.

I have had a string of Oldsmobiles over the years. The 3800 is virtually bulletproof. I retired a 1991 Ninety-Eight a year ago with 302K on the clock and I still see it around town.

Besides my '60 Lark wagon and the Oldsmobiles, I have a '77 Nova and a '57 F-100, all are licensed and drivable.

Mike

60Stude
10-03-2006, 10:30 PM
Besides Studebakers, my other love affair is another now orphaned brand, Oldsmobile.

My driver is a 1993 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight, with the supercharged 3800 V6. A very fast, comfortable ride. 175K and no signs of giving up yet.

My wife drives a 1992 Olds Eighty-Eight Royale LS, a formerly grandma owned car with 69K on the clock.

I have had a string of Oldsmobiles over the years. The 3800 is virtually bulletproof. I retired a 1991 Ninety-Eight a year ago with 302K on the clock and I still see it around town.

Besides my '60 Lark wagon and the Oldsmobiles, I have a '77 Nova and a '57 F-100, all are licensed and drivable.

Mike

cabrina
10-03-2006, 10:48 PM
Monday thru Friday driver 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix with over 170,000 miles, whining transmission that the dealer can't seem to hear, no air and a radio whose volume is controlled by poltergists.

Weekend driver 2006 Ford Mustang with pony package. Cool car! As fun to drive as the old 64 1/2 I once had. What can I say . . . I love playing with the My Color dash. Orange when the Vols win, green for St. Patty's day, etc.

Hoping to ditch the Pontiac when I retire in favor of the 50 Stude bullet nose. We'll see how the restoration goes.

Cabrina

cabrina
10-03-2006, 10:48 PM
Monday thru Friday driver 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix with over 170,000 miles, whining transmission that the dealer can't seem to hear, no air and a radio whose volume is controlled by poltergists.

Weekend driver 2006 Ford Mustang with pony package. Cool car! As fun to drive as the old 64 1/2 I once had. What can I say . . . I love playing with the My Color dash. Orange when the Vols win, green for St. Patty's day, etc.

Hoping to ditch the Pontiac when I retire in favor of the 50 Stude bullet nose. We'll see how the restoration goes.

Cabrina

Blue 15G
10-04-2006, 06:42 AM
My daily driver is a 2000 Chrysler Concorde with the 2.7 V-6. Positives: 24 mpg in daily driving and 30 on a trip which is excellent for the size of the car. You could put a cow in the trunk and have room leftover. Plenty of power too. Negatives: I have driven Chrysler products as daily drivers since the early 70s, even through their (supposedly) shaky years. All were excellent cars. But the flimsy build quality and shockingly cheap construction details on this one make me think it's time to shop other brands next time. Chrysler should be ashamed of this car.

"I'd Rather Be Driving My Studebaker". Sounds like a good bumper sticker. Oops, that's right, someone already came out with that!

Blue 15G
10-04-2006, 06:42 AM
My daily driver is a 2000 Chrysler Concorde with the 2.7 V-6. Positives: 24 mpg in daily driving and 30 on a trip which is excellent for the size of the car. You could put a cow in the trunk and have room leftover. Plenty of power too. Negatives: I have driven Chrysler products as daily drivers since the early 70s, even through their (supposedly) shaky years. All were excellent cars. But the flimsy build quality and shockingly cheap construction details on this one make me think it's time to shop other brands next time. Chrysler should be ashamed of this car.

"I'd Rather Be Driving My Studebaker". Sounds like a good bumper sticker. Oops, that's right, someone already came out with that!

mbstude
10-04-2006, 07:15 AM
quote:Hey matt what year is the chevy? The older diesels were junk. And personally I don't care for the new ones either. I tow equipment a lot for my job and I've used a dodge diesel, a studebaker and a new chevy duramax. The dodge pulls the best. There is nothing that beats the old cummins. (except maybe a 3406 CAT or a detroit diesel)

The Chevy is a '95, but the engine is supposedly almost new with only 30,000 miles or so on it. It does run and pull great, when it ain't broke down. My grandad just reported a day or so ago that it just shut off and won't crank back up. He's been driving his '98 Dodge. :D
He bought the Chevy to haul his crew to far off job sites, but so far it hasn't been worth it. Maybe he can turn it around if thing keep breaking. However, it can't all be said bad for the truck. It DID pull a certain '51 2R16 flat bed dump truck a 100 miles each way for the last GA State meet. [^]




http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/1_SDC_avatar_coast.jpg

mbstude
10-04-2006, 07:15 AM
quote:Hey matt what year is the chevy? The older diesels were junk. And personally I don't care for the new ones either. I tow equipment a lot for my job and I've used a dodge diesel, a studebaker and a new chevy duramax. The dodge pulls the best. There is nothing that beats the old cummins. (except maybe a 3406 CAT or a detroit diesel)

The Chevy is a '95, but the engine is supposedly almost new with only 30,000 miles or so on it. It does run and pull great, when it ain't broke down. My grandad just reported a day or so ago that it just shut off and won't crank back up. He's been driving his '98 Dodge. :D
He bought the Chevy to haul his crew to far off job sites, but so far it hasn't been worth it. Maybe he can turn it around if thing keep breaking. However, it can't all be said bad for the truck. It DID pull a certain '51 2R16 flat bed dump truck a 100 miles each way for the last GA State meet. [^]




http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/1_SDC_avatar_coast.jpg

CKOT
10-04-2006, 09:45 AM
Chrysler (Pacifica), Honda (Civic), and Dodge(magnum)

CKOT
10-04-2006, 09:45 AM
Chrysler (Pacifica), Honda (Civic), and Dodge(magnum)

Green53
10-04-2006, 10:15 AM
98 Chrysler Sebring convertible and a 92 Cadillac DeVille. Usually have the 64 Avanti and 53 modified out on a regular basis as well.
Denny L

Green53
10-04-2006, 10:15 AM
98 Chrysler Sebring convertible and a 92 Cadillac DeVille. Usually have the 64 Avanti and 53 modified out on a regular basis as well.
Denny L

moigy
10-04-2006, 10:49 AM
It is a shame that many of us still think that there is an "American" manufacturer of automobiles, at least in terms of the major producers. Chrysler is now Daimler-Chrysler, based in Germany.
Ford and GM bring in parts from all over the world. They do it to screw American workers by setting up plants overseas or else buying directly from the foreign countries. That is what made Studebaker so important. It was designed, sourced, assembled and finished here in the United States.

moigy
10-04-2006, 10:49 AM
It is a shame that many of us still think that there is an "American" manufacturer of automobiles, at least in terms of the major producers. Chrysler is now Daimler-Chrysler, based in Germany.
Ford and GM bring in parts from all over the world. They do it to screw American workers by setting up plants overseas or else buying directly from the foreign countries. That is what made Studebaker so important. It was designed, sourced, assembled and finished here in the United States.

JBOYLE
10-04-2006, 11:14 AM
I like American cars/trucks, but this foreign bashing isn't going to do anything except make the UAW and their "pre-owned" (or at least leased) politicians happy.

If America doesn't make cars people want (why cant we make a reasonably priced sports car, or a first rate Camry or Corolla competitor...and why were the Japanese first with Hybrids?), that are well made by reasonably paid workers (labor costs helped kill Studebaker), the foreign cars will continue to harass Detroit. And you have to admit it, since the import boom began, American cars have improved because of the increased competition.
To me, the main issue isn't keeping American brand names in business, it's making sure there is an American manufacturing sector...aka "Middle Class". And the foreign owned plants in Kentucky, Indinia and Texas employ tax paying Americans. If you're griping about dollars going off-shore, that's another matter...and the UAW better start banning Dodges and Jeeps from its parking lot along with Toyotas.

Remember, we buy goods overseas, they buy goods from us. The guys in Detroit may not be happy, but the American workers employed by Boeing and their thousand or so subcontractors are happy with foreign trade.




63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
10-04-2006, 11:14 AM
I like American cars/trucks, but this foreign bashing isn't going to do anything except make the UAW and their "pre-owned" (or at least leased) politicians happy.

If America doesn't make cars people want (why cant we make a reasonably priced sports car, or a first rate Camry or Corolla competitor...and why were the Japanese first with Hybrids?), that are well made by reasonably paid workers (labor costs helped kill Studebaker), the foreign cars will continue to harass Detroit. And you have to admit it, since the import boom began, American cars have improved because of the increased competition.
To me, the main issue isn't keeping American brand names in business, it's making sure there is an American manufacturing sector...aka "Middle Class". And the foreign owned plants in Kentucky, Indinia and Texas employ tax paying Americans. If you're griping about dollars going off-shore, that's another matter...and the UAW better start banning Dodges and Jeeps from its parking lot along with Toyotas.

Remember, we buy goods overseas, they buy goods from us. The guys in Detroit may not be happy, but the American workers employed by Boeing and their thousand or so subcontractors are happy with foreign trade.




63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

sbca96
10-04-2006, 01:48 PM
I am doing MY best not to comment on the import vs American car
angle that this thread has taken. Please guys, leave it alone.:D[:p];)

Tom

sbca96
10-04-2006, 01:48 PM
I am doing MY best not to comment on the import vs American car
angle that this thread has taken. Please guys, leave it alone.:D[:p];)

Tom

larkvi
10-04-2006, 04:41 PM
quote:Originally posted by sbca96

I am doing MY best not to comment on the import vs American car
angle that this thread has taken. Please guys, leave it alone.:D[:p];)

Tom


Good idea. I'm almost afraid to tell everyone my daily driver: it was made outside the US by a non-US company (that DOES build some of its models in the US) that has its origins in a company that built weapons that were used against the US.

Would it appease people to know it has a Hill Holder clutch? [?];)

Ed

larkvi
10-04-2006, 04:41 PM
quote:Originally posted by sbca96

I am doing MY best not to comment on the import vs American car
angle that this thread has taken. Please guys, leave it alone.:D[:p];)

Tom


Good idea. I'm almost afraid to tell everyone my daily driver: it was made outside the US by a non-US company (that DOES build some of its models in the US) that has its origins in a company that built weapons that were used against the US.

Would it appease people to know it has a Hill Holder clutch? [?];)

Ed

danweb
10-04-2006, 04:54 PM
My daily driver is a 62 GT Hawk, My wife`s is an 02 explorer. I also
have an 03 Yamaha Roadstar that I use when the mood strikes me.


Dan
62 GT Hawk

danweb
10-04-2006, 04:54 PM
My daily driver is a 62 GT Hawk, My wife`s is an 02 explorer. I also
have an 03 Yamaha Roadstar that I use when the mood strikes me.


Dan
62 GT Hawk

Studedude
10-04-2006, 07:41 PM
quote:Originally posted by sbca96

I am doing MY best not to comment on the import vs American car
angle that this thread has taken. Please guys, leave it alone.:D[:p];)Kiss my grits! I agree with Tom!

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www.davesplaceinc.com

Studedude
10-04-2006, 07:41 PM
quote:Originally posted by sbca96

I am doing MY best not to comment on the import vs American car
angle that this thread has taken. Please guys, leave it alone.:D[:p];)Kiss my grits! I agree with Tom!

http://www.davesplaceinc.com/sdcforum/logo.jpg
www.davesplaceinc.com

moigy
10-04-2006, 08:21 PM
Labor costs did not kill Studebaker. Studebaker, as an automobile company, was sold out by Wall Street. Studebaker still exists. It is called "Studebaker-Worthington Leasing Corporation". They provide financing for industrial equipment. The Financiers at Studebaker Corporation decided to "diversify" their assets. They invested in other businesses, such as Gravely Tractors and Worthington Equipment. Who knows what would have happened if they stayed focused on their primary product - automobiles. The only ones who were screwed were the workers and the city of South Bend.

moigy
10-04-2006, 08:21 PM
Labor costs did not kill Studebaker. Studebaker, as an automobile company, was sold out by Wall Street. Studebaker still exists. It is called "Studebaker-Worthington Leasing Corporation". They provide financing for industrial equipment. The Financiers at Studebaker Corporation decided to "diversify" their assets. They invested in other businesses, such as Gravely Tractors and Worthington Equipment. Who knows what would have happened if they stayed focused on their primary product - automobiles. The only ones who were screwed were the workers and the city of South Bend.

Lenny R2
10-04-2006, 08:26 PM
My daily drivers are 94 toyota pickup,03 toyota tundra,87 chevy
pick up.My wife has a 03 camry.We also have a 1964 AVANTI R2.
It is not a daily driver.We take it to cruise nights&car shows
also to SDC club meetings.

Lenny

Lenny R2
10-04-2006, 08:26 PM
My daily drivers are 94 toyota pickup,03 toyota tundra,87 chevy
pick up.My wife has a 03 camry.We also have a 1964 AVANTI R2.
It is not a daily driver.We take it to cruise nights&car shows
also to SDC club meetings.

Lenny

Daan
10-04-2006, 09:29 PM
No Stude (yet)
91 Miata in summer (135K)
94 Dodge Shadow in winter (187K)
and I thought I was the only one who liked Studebakers AND Miatas at the same time!

http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i44/DansStudes/

Daan
10-04-2006, 09:29 PM
No Stude (yet)
91 Miata in summer (135K)
94 Dodge Shadow in winter (187K)
and I thought I was the only one who liked Studebakers AND Miatas at the same time!

http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i44/DansStudes/

Michael
10-05-2006, 07:46 AM
1990 Miata and 1953 Commander Starlight during the summer
and 2003 BMW 525 Touring and 2003 Ford Focus during
the winter and when it rains.

Michael

Michael
10-05-2006, 07:46 AM
1990 Miata and 1953 Commander Starlight during the summer
and 2003 BMW 525 Touring and 2003 Ford Focus during
the winter and when it rains.

Michael

53k
10-05-2006, 09:53 AM
I recently bought an '03 Acura MDX (SUV)- the first used car I have bought since 1959 as a primary car. I needed to replace our too-small, high miles '01 Olds Bravada and the local GM dealer had taken the Acura in trade on a new Caddie SRX (?). It was such a cream puff that I couldn't resist. I got the touring edition model with autmatic everything (even rain sensor wipers) and a navigation system. I couldn't have afforded its $45,000 new price, but with only 30,000 miles... I now understand why people love them- 260 hp, seven-passenger capable, moderate off-road capable, super quiet and comfortable. We just got back from a nearly 6,000-mile trip- about 23 mpg overall. My other driver is a '95 Dodge Ram 2500 V-10 which has been a very good truck- decent mileage for 488 cubic inches, very smooth and strong. It runs just as well at 104,000 as it ever did.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

53k
10-05-2006, 09:53 AM
I recently bought an '03 Acura MDX (SUV)- the first used car I have bought since 1959 as a primary car. I needed to replace our too-small, high miles '01 Olds Bravada and the local GM dealer had taken the Acura in trade on a new Caddie SRX (?). It was such a cream puff that I couldn't resist. I got the touring edition model with autmatic everything (even rain sensor wipers) and a navigation system. I couldn't have afforded its $45,000 new price, but with only 30,000 miles... I now understand why people love them- 260 hp, seven-passenger capable, moderate off-road capable, super quiet and comfortable. We just got back from a nearly 6,000-mile trip- about 23 mpg overall. My other driver is a '95 Dodge Ram 2500 V-10 which has been a very good truck- decent mileage for 488 cubic inches, very smooth and strong. It runs just as well at 104,000 as it ever did.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

Guido
10-05-2006, 11:23 AM
So Paul, what will you be driving to Chester's on Sunday???

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 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; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
10-05-2006, 11:23 AM
So Paul, what will you be driving to Chester's on Sunday???

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 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; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Chris Collins
10-05-2006, 11:40 AM
My daily driver is a 1997 Mercury Cougar 30th Anniversary edition with 106K miles. The "occasional" driver is a 1996 Chevy Impala SS with 49K miles.

Chris Collins
63 Avanti R-2
66 Cruiser

Chris Collins
10-05-2006, 11:40 AM
My daily driver is a 1997 Mercury Cougar 30th Anniversary edition with 106K miles. The "occasional" driver is a 1996 Chevy Impala SS with 49K miles.

Chris Collins
63 Avanti R-2
66 Cruiser

Bill Elbert
10-05-2006, 02:27 PM
I am fortunate to live out in the "tulies" in West Texas, my commute to the small (15 seniors) high school where I teach is 8 miles, so I drive either my 57 3E11 Transtar Deluxe or my 58 Champion 4 door. The kids really enjoy my old cars/trucks and collectively probably know more about studes than any other high school in the US! Heaven on earth for me would be to have an AC in one of them though, those after school trips home in 100+ temps are a bear as you get older.

Bill Elbert
10-05-2006, 02:27 PM
I am fortunate to live out in the "tulies" in West Texas, my commute to the small (15 seniors) high school where I teach is 8 miles, so I drive either my 57 3E11 Transtar Deluxe or my 58 Champion 4 door. The kids really enjoy my old cars/trucks and collectively probably know more about studes than any other high school in the US! Heaven on earth for me would be to have an AC in one of them though, those after school trips home in 100+ temps are a bear as you get older.

Dick Steinkamp
10-05-2006, 02:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by Bill Elbert
Heaven on earth for me would be to have an AC in one of them though, those after school trips home in 100+ temps are a bear as you get older.


Go see Ebon down in Harlingen (he posts here as raliway). Ebon's an absolute expert on air conditioning Studes (and anything else for that matter)



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

Dick Steinkamp
10-05-2006, 02:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by Bill Elbert
Heaven on earth for me would be to have an AC in one of them though, those after school trips home in 100+ temps are a bear as you get older.


Go see Ebon down in Harlingen (he posts here as raliway). Ebon's an absolute expert on air conditioning Studes (and anything else for that matter)



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

N8N
10-05-2006, 04:46 PM
quote:and I thought I was the only one who liked Studebakers AND Miatas at the same time!

My mom has a first series Miata; there's nothing wrong with that car that a supercharger wouldn't fix. I actually like the little thing; just don't have a need for one as there's a 944 in my driveway.

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

N8N
10-05-2006, 04:46 PM
quote:and I thought I was the only one who liked Studebakers AND Miatas at the same time!

My mom has a first series Miata; there's nothing wrong with that car that a supercharger wouldn't fix. I actually like the little thing; just don't have a need for one as there's a 944 in my driveway.

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

sbca96
10-05-2006, 05:38 PM
Again keeping my personal opinions about the Miata & others to myself,
here is something that those who like Studebakers AND Miatas might be
interested in seeing the possibilities[:0]:

http://www.m1stang.com/

Tom

sbca96
10-05-2006, 05:38 PM
Again keeping my personal opinions about the Miata & others to myself,
here is something that those who like Studebakers AND Miatas might be
interested in seeing the possibilities[:0]:

http://www.m1stang.com/

Tom

N8N
10-05-2006, 07:17 PM
Here's something similar, but completely different:

http://www.monstermiata.com/

I think I like this one better. Unfortunately for the Stude-content of this thread, I don't think I'd want to try a *Stude* 289 in a Miata, although the F*rd 289 looks right at home.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

N8N
10-05-2006, 07:17 PM
Here's something similar, but completely different:

http://www.monstermiata.com/

I think I like this one better. Unfortunately for the Stude-content of this thread, I don't think I'd want to try a *Stude* 289 in a Miata, although the F*rd 289 looks right at home.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

moigy
10-06-2006, 12:04 AM
To those of you who own 1990 Miata's:
There is a critical design flaw in the crankshaft. It is at the extension where the pulleys drive the auxilliary equipment. If the Woodruff key is not carefully installed, there will be play and the crankshaft extension will break and the engine will be history. It happened to mine, even though all the maintenance work was done by a Miata dealer. The problem was rectified for new cars in the later 1990 - 1993 models. I, and others like me, got no satisfaction from Mazda.

After sitting for years, we finally put a new crate engine into it. My son has it in New York, but we may bring it down to Maryland and use it there.

Mike

moigy
10-06-2006, 12:04 AM
To those of you who own 1990 Miata's:
There is a critical design flaw in the crankshaft. It is at the extension where the pulleys drive the auxilliary equipment. If the Woodruff key is not carefully installed, there will be play and the crankshaft extension will break and the engine will be history. It happened to mine, even though all the maintenance work was done by a Miata dealer. The problem was rectified for new cars in the later 1990 - 1993 models. I, and others like me, got no satisfaction from Mazda.

After sitting for years, we finally put a new crate engine into it. My son has it in New York, but we may bring it down to Maryland and use it there.

Mike

sbca96
10-06-2006, 12:47 AM
Nate,

The Studebaker version was called the Excalibur.;)[8D]:D

http://acg.site.voila.fr/album_raid_suisse_paris_2004/photos/066_Excalibur_Roadster_1965.jpg

Wow .. someone modeled one on computer in 3D :

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=2293367

http://monkeyhertz.com/misc_stuff/excalibur_hood_shot.jpg

Sorry ... off topic ... but strangely .. still on topic...;)

Tom

sbca96
10-06-2006, 12:47 AM
Nate,

The Studebaker version was called the Excalibur.;)[8D]:D

http://acg.site.voila.fr/album_raid_suisse_paris_2004/photos/066_Excalibur_Roadster_1965.jpg

Wow .. someone modeled one on computer in 3D :

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=2293367

http://monkeyhertz.com/misc_stuff/excalibur_hood_shot.jpg

Sorry ... off topic ... but strangely .. still on topic...;)

Tom

mbstude
10-06-2006, 07:15 AM
quote:I am fortunate to live out in the "tulies" in West Texas, my commute to the small (15 seniors) high school where I teach is 8 miles, so I drive either my 57 3E11 Transtar Deluxe or my 58 Champion 4 door. The kids really enjoy my old cars/trucks and collectively probably know more about studes than any other high school in the US! Heaven on earth for me would be to have an AC in one of them though, those after school trips home in 100+ temps are a bear as you get older.

Dang, and I thought I was the only one who drove a late model C cab to High School everyday! [:o)]
One of our former chapter members was a school principle for years, and he drove his pristine '52 Champ 4 door to school quite regularly, until he retired and sold the car a couple of years back.

Oh, by the way, those Excalibers are SWEET! I'd LOVE to have one with an R4 in it. (OK, who wouldn't) [8D] But I here the prices are pretty tall for them. [V]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/1_SDC_avatar_coast.jpg

mbstude
10-06-2006, 07:15 AM
quote:I am fortunate to live out in the "tulies" in West Texas, my commute to the small (15 seniors) high school where I teach is 8 miles, so I drive either my 57 3E11 Transtar Deluxe or my 58 Champion 4 door. The kids really enjoy my old cars/trucks and collectively probably know more about studes than any other high school in the US! Heaven on earth for me would be to have an AC in one of them though, those after school trips home in 100+ temps are a bear as you get older.

Dang, and I thought I was the only one who drove a late model C cab to High School everyday! [:o)]
One of our former chapter members was a school principle for years, and he drove his pristine '52 Champ 4 door to school quite regularly, until he retired and sold the car a couple of years back.

Oh, by the way, those Excalibers are SWEET! I'd LOVE to have one with an R4 in it. (OK, who wouldn't) [8D] But I here the prices are pretty tall for them. [V]

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/1_SDC_avatar_coast.jpg

53k
10-06-2006, 09:35 AM
quote:Originally posted by Guido

So Paul, what will you be driving to Chester's on Sunday???

I had planned to drive the convertible, but I still haven't run down a rattle that sounds like suspension. I want to be sure something doesn't fall off. I know the rear spring bushings are shot, but I don't know if they could be that noisy. And, I need to replace the rear brake shoes due to the very uneven wear (the thin ends are nearly metal to metal). So, I'll probably drive the Brand A.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

53k
10-06-2006, 09:35 AM
quote:Originally posted by Guido

So Paul, what will you be driving to Chester's on Sunday???

I had planned to drive the convertible, but I still haven't run down a rattle that sounds like suspension. I want to be sure something doesn't fall off. I know the rear spring bushings are shot, but I don't know if they could be that noisy. And, I need to replace the rear brake shoes due to the very uneven wear (the thin ends are nearly metal to metal). So, I'll probably drive the Brand A.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

N8N
10-06-2006, 10:26 AM
you know that rear shoes for a V-8 are a FLAPS item, right? It's only the fronts that are hard to find.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

N8N
10-06-2006, 10:26 AM
you know that rear shoes for a V-8 are a FLAPS item, right? It's only the fronts that are hard to find.

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

tirebiter4659
10-06-2006, 10:43 AM
My daily drivers are a 1954 Attastude pickup and a 1958 Ford pickup. Yesterday I pulled 2 Stude pickups and a 1959 Chev pickup about 100 miles each to become objects de art at a ranch. Probably the last time in history that a 1958 Ford will be seen yanking a 1958 Chev down the highway......

tirebiter4659
10-06-2006, 10:43 AM
My daily drivers are a 1954 Attastude pickup and a 1958 Ford pickup. Yesterday I pulled 2 Stude pickups and a 1959 Chev pickup about 100 miles each to become objects de art at a ranch. Probably the last time in history that a 1958 Ford will be seen yanking a 1958 Chev down the highway......

Kurt
10-06-2006, 03:57 PM
Our daily drivers are a 2002 Chrysler town and Country. This is our second Chrysler minivan. Our first one went 160000 miles with no trouble, until we hit a deer. We also have a 1999 Ford Escort ZX2,cute reliable little car, but it sure is cheaply built. I drive a 2005 Chevy 4X4 pick up truck as a company vehicle. None of them are near as fun to drive as the old 51 Commander.

Kurt
10-06-2006, 03:57 PM
Our daily drivers are a 2002 Chrysler town and Country. This is our second Chrysler minivan. Our first one went 160000 miles with no trouble, until we hit a deer. We also have a 1999 Ford Escort ZX2,cute reliable little car, but it sure is cheaply built. I drive a 2005 Chevy 4X4 pick up truck as a company vehicle. None of them are near as fun to drive as the old 51 Commander.

53k
10-06-2006, 06:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by N8N

you know that rear shoes for a V-8 are a FLAPS item, right? It's only the fronts that are hard to find.
nate
--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

Thanks. I was thinking that they were, but I haven't followed up. I think I have a NAPA number somewhere- planning to check the local NAPA Monday.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

53k
10-06-2006, 06:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by N8N

you know that rear shoes for a V-8 are a FLAPS item, right? It's only the fronts that are hard to find.
nate
--
55 Commander Starlight
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

Thanks. I was thinking that they were, but I haven't followed up. I think I have a NAPA number somewhere- planning to check the local NAPA Monday.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

studeclunker
10-06-2006, 11:23 PM
Currently, I drive a '71 GMC 2500 beater. It's primer grey and gets me around. It'll hopefully get me to Charlotte later this month. All of my Studes are currently down. So instead of driving my beloved Studeclunkers, it's just an old Shove-it-or-leave-it (aka: [u]G</u>rimy [u]M</u>angled [u]C</u>rap).

LarkVI is that a Subaru?

I don't mind the foreign make bashing (undeserved though it may be), but the labour bashing is getting old. I guess the American public is spoiled with it's five day work week, overtime pay, health benefits (where available), worker's comp, Department Of Transportation, etc, etc, ad naseum. All of these things are dirivative of the Union Movement. I.O. you can thank the unions for them. I suppose the Studebaker employees were pampered. Still, one can't place the blame for this company's demise on their shoulders. The company hadn't turned out a truely new car since 1953.
The Lark was just a re-skinned version of the same old thing. A car company that has no true design improvements will run out of gas eventually. I love the Larks dearly. But my grandmum paid a ten to fifteen percent penalty to buy her Regal wagon over the lower priced Ford, Chevy, and Chrysler products.

By the by, October's TW has a positive mention of the SB workforce. If I might be permitted to quote Bob Palma:


quote:In 1963, Studebaker was strapped financially. Engine manufacturing was being done with worn machines or those in poor repair. It is a tribute to the workforce that they did as well as they did; machining in most engines is reasonably accurate.
Amen.

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

studeclunker
10-06-2006, 11:23 PM
Currently, I drive a '71 GMC 2500 beater. It's primer grey and gets me around. It'll hopefully get me to Charlotte later this month. All of my Studes are currently down. So instead of driving my beloved Studeclunkers, it's just an old Shove-it-or-leave-it (aka: [u]G</u>rimy [u]M</u>angled [u]C</u>rap).

LarkVI is that a Subaru?

I don't mind the foreign make bashing (undeserved though it may be), but the labour bashing is getting old. I guess the American public is spoiled with it's five day work week, overtime pay, health benefits (where available), worker's comp, Department Of Transportation, etc, etc, ad naseum. All of these things are dirivative of the Union Movement. I.O. you can thank the unions for them. I suppose the Studebaker employees were pampered. Still, one can't place the blame for this company's demise on their shoulders. The company hadn't turned out a truely new car since 1953.
The Lark was just a re-skinned version of the same old thing. A car company that has no true design improvements will run out of gas eventually. I love the Larks dearly. But my grandmum paid a ten to fifteen percent penalty to buy her Regal wagon over the lower priced Ford, Chevy, and Chrysler products.

By the by, October's TW has a positive mention of the SB workforce. If I might be permitted to quote Bob Palma:


quote:In 1963, Studebaker was strapped financially. Engine manufacturing was being done with worn machines or those in poor repair. It is a tribute to the workforce that they did as well as they did; machining in most engines is reasonably accurate.
Amen.

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

53k
10-07-2006, 10:43 AM
quote:Originally posted by CKOT

Chrysler (Pacifica), Honda (Civic), and Dodge(magnum)

We tried ut an '06 Pacifica an generally liked it. However, the rear visibility was very poor and I kept hitting my head on the extremely raked door post when getting in (yes, I'm very clumsy:)). Went with an Acura MDX instead.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

53k
10-07-2006, 10:43 AM
quote:Originally posted by CKOT

Chrysler (Pacifica), Honda (Civic), and Dodge(magnum)

We tried ut an '06 Pacifica an generally liked it. However, the rear visibility was very poor and I kept hitting my head on the extremely raked door post when getting in (yes, I'm very clumsy:)). Went with an Acura MDX instead.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

studecrazy
10-07-2006, 02:57 PM
Currently, a 1987 Pontiac Safari 9 pasenger wagon that i picked up from a man entering assisted living,It is what i need in the way of room for my auction treasures,very reliable and starts with the first turn of the key!

studecrazy
10-07-2006, 02:57 PM
Currently, a 1987 Pontiac Safari 9 pasenger wagon that i picked up from a man entering assisted living,It is what i need in the way of room for my auction treasures,very reliable and starts with the first turn of the key!

bradnree
10-10-2006, 01:13 PM
Thank you for your many posts so far. It's interesting to see that we drive so many types which would be expected......Brad

bradnree
10-10-2006, 01:13 PM
Thank you for your many posts so far. It's interesting to see that we drive so many types which would be expected......Brad

larkvi
10-10-2006, 02:34 PM
quote:Originally posted by studeclunker
LarkVI is that a Subaru?

Yes, specifically a Forester XT. Foresters are the only Subaru model - and as far as I know the only car* currently available - with a Hill Holder clutch.

Ed

* I write "car" because that's what it is; the VIN plate lists it as 'passenger car.' Even though it's marketed as a small SUV, it's really a tall wagon.

larkvi
10-10-2006, 02:34 PM
quote:Originally posted by studeclunker
LarkVI is that a Subaru?

Yes, specifically a Forester XT. Foresters are the only Subaru model - and as far as I know the only car* currently available - with a Hill Holder clutch.

Ed

* I write "car" because that's what it is; the VIN plate lists it as 'passenger car.' Even though it's marketed as a small SUV, it's really a tall wagon.

Daan
10-11-2006, 10:21 AM
quote:Originally posted by moigy

To those of you who own 1990 Miata's:
There is a critical design flaw in the crankshaft.
Mike


AH, the dreaded "short-nose crank". I got lucky in that my Miata is a late enough 91 that I have a "good" crank. I found out about the crank issue after I got the car, otherwise I might have gotten a later one.

Oh yeah, what does "FLAPS" mean?

http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i44/DansStudes/

Daan
10-11-2006, 10:21 AM
quote:Originally posted by moigy

To those of you who own 1990 Miata's:
There is a critical design flaw in the crankshaft.
Mike


AH, the dreaded "short-nose crank". I got lucky in that my Miata is a late enough 91 that I have a "good" crank. I found out about the crank issue after I got the car, otherwise I might have gotten a later one.

Oh yeah, what does "FLAPS" mean?

http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i44/DansStudes/

259man
10-11-2006, 11:25 AM
As I understand it,

Friendly
Local
Auto
Parts
Store

Our daily drivers are a 2003 Toyota Camry (mine) and a 1999 Cavalier (my wife's). We're very pleased with both of them and we love our Larks, too! :)



Tom

259man
10-11-2006, 11:25 AM
As I understand it,

Friendly
Local
Auto
Parts
Store

Our daily drivers are a 2003 Toyota Camry (mine) and a 1999 Cavalier (my wife's). We're very pleased with both of them and we love our Larks, too! :)



Tom

gordr
10-11-2006, 12:54 PM
My main "daily driver" is a '96 Chevy 3/4 ton Diesel Suburban. Four wheel drive; need to have that for my job in the oil patch. I'm delighted with it, and it's great for trailer towing, too. It's predecessor was an '85 half-ton Diesel Suburban. I still have it, and it still runs, but the tin worms have been chowing down on it:(

I also have a '93 Mercury Topaz coupe, 4 cylinder, 5 speed. I use it sometimes for trips to the city, when I know I don't have much to tote. It's a perfectly good car, and not rusty or beat up, but it's not very appealing to me, and I drive it way too little.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

gordr
10-11-2006, 12:54 PM
My main "daily driver" is a '96 Chevy 3/4 ton Diesel Suburban. Four wheel drive; need to have that for my job in the oil patch. I'm delighted with it, and it's great for trailer towing, too. It's predecessor was an '85 half-ton Diesel Suburban. I still have it, and it still runs, but the tin worms have been chowing down on it:(

I also have a '93 Mercury Topaz coupe, 4 cylinder, 5 speed. I use it sometimes for trips to the city, when I know I don't have much to tote. It's a perfectly good car, and not rusty or beat up, but it's not very appealing to me, and I drive it way too little.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

bige
10-11-2006, 06:12 PM
Me an '06 Chevy Trailblazer, the wife an '06 Malibu Maxx. I've been a Sales Manager for new car dealers for 20+ years and have driven whatever the company gave me. I'm at a Chevy dealer now so it's Chevies this time around. When I have to pay for a car I lease so I can keep any cash around for Avanti parts or other interesting rides. Generally, though if I have to pay for a car it's usually a GM product.

R2 R5388

bige
10-11-2006, 06:12 PM
Me an '06 Chevy Trailblazer, the wife an '06 Malibu Maxx. I've been a Sales Manager for new car dealers for 20+ years and have driven whatever the company gave me. I'm at a Chevy dealer now so it's Chevies this time around. When I have to pay for a car I lease so I can keep any cash around for Avanti parts or other interesting rides. Generally, though if I have to pay for a car it's usually a GM product.

R2 R5388

steve_smith54
10-12-2006, 06:14 PM
Two 1981 Buick Skylarks. One has 127,000 miles and one with 225,000. One with 225,000 miles looks bad but runs well. They are unique in that they both have manual transaxle. Most were automatic.

steve_smith54
10-12-2006, 06:14 PM
Two 1981 Buick Skylarks. One has 127,000 miles and one with 225,000. One with 225,000 miles looks bad but runs well. They are unique in that they both have manual transaxle. Most were automatic.

Avantiguy
10-12-2006, 08:17 PM
2006 Buick Lacrosse and a 2002 Impala LS here. The Lacrosse is smooth and quiet but doesn't quite have the punch of the Impala. (Both have 3800 V6's) However, the Lacrosse isn't broken in good yet.

Been considering a new Deville or a Hyundai Azera.

Bill Sapp
Hamlet NC

Avantiguy
10-12-2006, 08:17 PM
2006 Buick Lacrosse and a 2002 Impala LS here. The Lacrosse is smooth and quiet but doesn't quite have the punch of the Impala. (Both have 3800 V6's) However, the Lacrosse isn't broken in good yet.

Been considering a new Deville or a Hyundai Azera.

Bill Sapp
Hamlet NC

Transtar56
10-12-2006, 09:09 PM
"I don't mind the foreign make bashing (undeserved though it may be), but the labour bashing is getting old. I guess the American public is spoiled with it's five day work week, overtime pay, health benefits (where available), worker's comp, Department Of Transportation, etc, etc, ad naseum. All of these things are dirivative of the Union Movement. I.O. you can thank the unions for them."
Yea and you can also thank the unions for a decent standard of living for those lucky enough to belong to a good one.
Do you think the companys would be willing to share the wealth with thier minnions witout unions?
Talk to a guy working at Wal-Mart.
Unions are what made America and Canada the prosperous countrys they are,and without them we'd still be poor while the managers drove thier new Lexus to work.

Transtar56
10-12-2006, 09:09 PM
"I don't mind the foreign make bashing (undeserved though it may be), but the labour bashing is getting old. I guess the American public is spoiled with it's five day work week, overtime pay, health benefits (where available), worker's comp, Department Of Transportation, etc, etc, ad naseum. All of these things are dirivative of the Union Movement. I.O. you can thank the unions for them."
Yea and you can also thank the unions for a decent standard of living for those lucky enough to belong to a good one.
Do you think the companys would be willing to share the wealth with thier minnions witout unions?
Talk to a guy working at Wal-Mart.
Unions are what made America and Canada the prosperous countrys they are,and without them we'd still be poor while the managers drove thier new Lexus to work.

sbca96
10-13-2006, 11:14 AM
I'm getting REALLY tempted to reply to foreign cars & now Unions![}:)]

Tom

sbca96
10-13-2006, 11:14 AM
I'm getting REALLY tempted to reply to foreign cars & now Unions![}:)]

Tom

Roscomacaw
10-13-2006, 11:43 AM
There's a '57 Transtar in the driveway. If I wanna go anywhere today, that's what I'll be driving. If IT doesn't feel like going, then I'm stranded here.

Of course, I could dust off the long-dormant Lark in the shop and take it for a spin, but the primary ride is the Transtar. No reason for it not to be.[8D]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

Roscomacaw
10-13-2006, 11:43 AM
There's a '57 Transtar in the driveway. If I wanna go anywhere today, that's what I'll be driving. If IT doesn't feel like going, then I'm stranded here.

Of course, I could dust off the long-dormant Lark in the shop and take it for a spin, but the primary ride is the Transtar. No reason for it not to be.[8D]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

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

bams50
10-13-2006, 07:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by Transtar56
[brTalk to a guy working at Wal-Mart.


Took your advice and asked my sister, who's worked at Wal-Mart for 4 years... loves the job, benefits, and profit-sharing plan... while telling the unions who want to move in to take a hike.

Wal-Mart never has any shortage of job applicants- or customers; seems they've got it right to me...


Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
10-13-2006, 07:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by Transtar56
[brTalk to a guy working at Wal-Mart.


Took your advice and asked my sister, who's worked at Wal-Mart for 4 years... loves the job, benefits, and profit-sharing plan... while telling the unions who want to move in to take a hike.

Wal-Mart never has any shortage of job applicants- or customers; seems they've got it right to me...


Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

BShaw
10-14-2006, 09:56 AM
Oh-kee-doh-kee. We've reached the end of the rope (at least mine) on this topic. It is locked and ended.

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BShaw
10-14-2006, 09:56 AM
Oh-kee-doh-kee. We've reached the end of the rope (at least mine) on this topic. It is locked and ended.

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BShaw,Webmaster
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60 Hawk. 49 2R5, 39 Champion
Woodbury, Minnesota