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  • I wonder whose truck this is

    http://www.thefair.com/state-fair

  • #2
    Nice looking M Series!

    That one is a heavier truck with a longer wheelbase than Dick Steinkamp's Truck he sold, but is the same colors.
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dwain G. View Post
      Dwain: I wrote to the State Fair folks asking about the truck. Here is the reply:

      From: Stacy Van Horne <stacyv@thefair.com>
      Subject: RE: Studebaker Truck Washington State Fair poster
      Frank-
      It’s ours…we (The Fair) own it.

      Stacy Van Horne
      Public Relations Manager

      Washington State Fair Events Center | www.thefair.com
      110 9th Avenue SW | Puyallup, WA 98371
      P: 253.841.5024 | C: 253.312.4481
      StacyV@thefair.com

      Washington State Spring Fair, April 11-14, 2019 | Washington State Fair, Aug. 30 – Sept. 22, 2019 (Closed Tuesdays & Sept. 4)

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      • #4
        Thank you Frank! It never occurred to me to just ask the fair people.

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        • #5
          When l see one of these, a well-done M16, l get all doe-eyed and l want one. But then reality sets in - l have no place to put one. l've already had an M5, and she (Jeannie) was a pretty temptress, but time march on and l needed something faster.

          Which brings up the question : If an M16 has a two-speed rear diff, what is the sweet-spot cruising speed?

          Thanks
          Roger Hill


          60 Lark Vlll, hardtop, black/red, Power Kit, 3 spd. - "Juliette"
          61 Champ Deluxe, 6, black/red, o/d, long box. - "Jeri"
          Junior Wagon - "Junior"

          "In the end, dear undertaker,
          Ride me in a Studebaker"

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          • #6
            Nice catch Dwain! I too lust after these larger Stude trucks, then I think about cost of tires, rough ride, low hiway speeds......
            Glad the WWSF has one that they can share!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by STEWDI View Post
              When l see one of these, a well-done M16, l get all doe-eyed and l want one. But then reality sets in - l have no place to put one. l've already had an M5, and she (Jeannie) was a pretty temptress, but time march on and l needed something faster.

              Which brings up the question : If an M16 has a two-speed rear diff, what is the sweet-spot cruising speed?

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              Can't speak for every big Stude truck, but a two-speed rear axle usually just gives you a second, much lower, ratio -- while the high ratio goes up only marginally -- or not at all. So a good cruising speed for an M16 remains around 45 mph.
              Skip Lackie

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