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    Back in my "save every nickle I could days" I always changed my own oil. One time, after draining the crank case, I filed it up...all five quarts no less...before remembering to replace the drain plug....
    Lou Van Anne
    62 Champ
    64 R2 GT Hawk
    79 Avanti II

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    Working to fix oil leaks, an effort in futility...

    I did set one on fire once.
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    • #3
      Selling my 1963 Lark Daytona Wagonaire.
      sigpic1957 Packard Clipper Country Sedan

      "There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer"
      Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
      "I have a great memory for forgetting things" Number 1 son, Lee Chan

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      • #4
        Allowing a guy to sell back to me a stude that I was glad to get rid of....

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        • #5
          Back when I was 18 or 19 and "knew everything", I thought it would be a great idea to lube the rear axle to allow the Hub & Drum Assembly to "slide on" nice-n-easy!
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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          • #6
            Removing and reinstalling a T85 in my Champ balanced on a garage jack while lying on my back in a gravel driveway. A lot of other things, but after all wisdom comes from the dumb things we do.
            American iron, real old school
            With two tone paint, it sure is cool

            Its got 8 cylinders and uses them all
            With an overdrive that just won't stall

            With a 4 barrel carb and dual exhausts
            With 4.23 gears it can really get lost

            Its got safety belts and I ain't scared
            The brakes are good and the tires are fair.

            Tried to sell her, but got no taker
            I"ll just keep driving my Studebaker

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Lou Van Anne View Post
              Back in my "save every nickle I could days" I always changed my own oil. One time, after draining the crank case, I filed it up...all five quarts no less...before remembering to replace the drain plug....
              That's okay Lou, it was eventually going to leak out anyway.
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              In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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              • #8
                Aside from putting out the flaming firewall insulation in my disco suit?

                After purchasing my little house, I drove my most valuable car (same car as in the disco story) into the garage - and the front wheels promptly went through the floor. That got my heart racing! Before the self recriminations blossomed into full bloom, I put the car in reverse and gunned it. Pop! It came right out of the hole in the floor.

                It seems that the original wooden floor of the garage held the car, but the wooden floor of the garage extension was not built to the same standards. I saw to that the next day.
                RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 57pack View Post
                  Selling my 1963 Lark Daytona Wagonaire.
                  Yeah, brother... selling my 1964 Wagonaire. Sheesh, what a dummy.
                  sigpicsals54

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                  • #10
                    Me too, selling it
                    Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

                    40 Champion 4 door*
                    50 Champion 2 door*
                    53 Commander K Auto*
                    53 Commander K overdrive*
                    55 President Speedster
                    62 GT 4Speed*
                    63 Avanti R1*
                    64 Champ 1/2 ton

                    * Formerly owned

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Lou Van Anne View Post
                      Back in my "save every nickle I could days" I always changed my own oil. One time, after draining the crank case, I filed it up...all five quarts no less...before remembering to replace the drain plug....
                      It happened to me not long ago but it was not with my Studebaker. Of course, the bucket wasn't large enough to hold the old oil and the fresh one, so you can figure out what happened next. Did I tell you I had carpet in my garage?
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                      • #12
                        Selling my 60 Lark Regal HT.
                        Ron Dame
                        '63 Champ

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ron Dame View Post
                          Selling my 60 Lark Regal HT.
                          Was that the one that I used to own?
                          Skip Lackie

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                          • #14
                            Sonya says I haven't begun to scratch the surface of the boners I've pulled over the years....

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                            • #15
                              According to my wife, buying the '53, according to me, selling it (eons ago). No more Stude sales after that though, I learned my lesson. (Much to my wife's chagrin.) Now my wife say's when I die, the funeral is at 10:00, the auction is at 12:00, and the moving van arrives at 2:00.
                              Corley

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