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  • Mr.Biggs - the rest of the story.

    I wrote all but the first coupe paragraphs of this a few years back. Let's see if you like it.

    "It was a dark and stormy night. Bilbo Biggs was working in his new shop
    building on a new Studebaker carburetor, known only to him, and was
    impatiently looking forward to testing it out.
    Intent on his work, Biggs scarcely noticed
    the lovely Marie enter his blacksmith shop. His loyal
    dog Speedster took the opportunity of the open door
    to slip out into the warm spring sunshine.
    The lovely Marie gazed longingly at Biggs' ruggedly handsome profile as
    nimble fingers of the world's
    greatest carburetor inventor finished the last critical
    adjustment. She dared not interrupt him and was just
    grateful just to be in his presence. Her sultry brown
    eyes rolled upward at the sheer ecstasy of his
    inventor's charisma. Her clear olive skinned flushed
    and she let out an small moan and her body shuddered
    as Biggs beckoned her closer.
    Completely unaware of the lovely Marie's attraction
    to him, Biggs proceeded to explain the carburetor's
    possible applications of the carburetor in the next century.
    "Darling!", he exclaimed, "Just look at this. Eli Whitney
    and Samuel Fulton were wrong. Doing it this way is going to revolutionize
    the soon-to-be world of automobiles.
    Biggs was innocently oblivious to the blinking look of bewilderment on the lovely Marie's charming face. Of course, that look was there because Marie had never heard of the word "automobile".

    Biggs had tried, unsuccessfully, to interest the Studebaker brothers in his
    invention. He'd been trying to sell them on his invention since 1874. It was true that he'd found himself in a rare moment of speechlessness when the brothers asked Bilbo just HOW such a device might be fitted to a horse.[xx(] That confounding inquiry had temporarily shelved Bilbo's work on a fuel moderator device.
    Now,
    in the 4th year of a new century (1904), it appeared they might relent to at
    least hearing Biggs' proposals. Even if that relent were to come about in horse-before-the-cart fashion!

    You see, the brothers had given the nod to fitting one of the (then) new-fangled Gasoline
    motors to one of their buggies. Already, the success of their electric
    vehicles were causing somewhat of a charged atmosphere.
    Their creedo "Always Give More Than You Promise" and the lesser known
    byline "Ahead of Their Time" made the brothers consider getting on the
    horseless bugg....er, bandwagon.
    The very first Studebaker gasoline-powered cars were 2-cylinder models
    known as the "202". Now, in spite of their resistance to Biggs' constant persuasions up to 1904,
    the Brothers had given free reign to an in-house tinkerer (already in their employ) to develop a
    viable control unit for these early gas buggies. This was in no small part
    due to said "inventor" (one Jedediah Tuttle) being
    an in-law of the clan. Although Jedediah had a primary job of keeping the
    kiln fires roaring, he'd often spend his lunch periods in the company
    foundry. There he learned the intricacies of one, two, and four barrels. Not
    to be confused with various variants of carburetors, these barrels (Oak in
    most cases) contained the different metals, in powder form, that were mixed
    to make alloys.
    Now, while the brothers never observed Jedediah's results first-hand,
    they did get feedback from the foundry foreman as to his doings. And while
    he was a bit surprized when he got called to corporate offices one day,
    Jedediah quickly surmized he was either gonna get a promotion or a formal
    invite to the prayer barbeque the brothers held each sunday.
    So he was, to say the least, caught off guard when John and Peter
    abruptly asked Jedediah if he thought he could devise a fuel-dispensing unit
    that would enable more refined control of the gas motor than the existing
    method of ignition on - ignition off.
    Without hesitation, Jedediah accepted their challenge. He toiled, day and
    night, in a tiny, dirty corner of the foundry shop. While he co
    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

  • #2
    quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

    Mr.Biggs asks: "Would you like to hear more???[}]

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle!!

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    Too much time on your hands again Bob?
    Love it anyhow- please finish the story.

    [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
    sigpic
    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

      Mr.Biggs asks: "Would you like to hear more???[}]

      Miscreant adrift in
      the BerStuda Triangle!!

      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
      1960 Larkvertible V8
      1958 Provincial wagon
      1953 Commander coupe
      Too much time on your hands again Bob?
      Love it anyhow- please finish the story.

      [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
      sigpic
      Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
      '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

        I wrote all but the first coupe paragraphs of this a few years back. Let's see if you like it.

        Mr.Biggs asks: "Would you like to hear more???[}]

        Miscreant adrift in
        the BerStuda Triangle!!

        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
        1960 Larkvertible V8
        1958 Provincial wagon
        1953 Commander coupe
        [] YES, YES, more...and quickly, too: Many of us will not be able to rest our weary bones until we hear "the rest of the story..." BP
        We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

        Ayn Rand:
        "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

        G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

          I wrote all but the first coupe paragraphs of this a few years back. Let's see if you like it.

          Mr.Biggs asks: "Would you like to hear more???[}]

          Miscreant adrift in
          the BerStuda Triangle!!

          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
          1960 Larkvertible V8
          1958 Provincial wagon
          1953 Commander coupe
          [] YES, YES, more...and quickly, too: Many of us will not be able to rest our weary bones until we hear "the rest of the story..." BP
          We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

          Ayn Rand:
          "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

          G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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          • #6
            Yes ,Yes, more, more,time is moving along here in the central time zone.I won't be able to close my eyes tonight unless the outcome becomes known forthwith.
            Frank van Doorn
            Omaha, Ne.
            1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
            1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
            1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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            • #7
              Yes ,Yes, more, more,time is moving along here in the central time zone.I won't be able to close my eyes tonight unless the outcome becomes known forthwith.
              Frank van Doorn
              Omaha, Ne.
              1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
              1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
              1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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              • #8
                Man! you guys seem to think this is something for Readers Digest! Installments - installments![}]

                OK , so.....


                Miscreant adrift in
                the BerStuda Triangle!!

                1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                1960 Larkvertible V8
                1958 Provincial wagon
                1953 Commander coupe
                No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Man! you guys seem to think this is something for Readers Digest! Installments - installments![}]

                  OK , so.....


                  Miscreant adrift in
                  the BerStuda Triangle!!

                  1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                  1960 Larkvertible V8
                  1958 Provincial wagon
                  1953 Commander coupe
                  No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    oh Darn!! Let's hear the rest of it!!

                    steve blake
                    http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
                    http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh
                    steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
                    http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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                    • #11
                      oh Darn!! Let's hear the rest of it!!

                      steve blake
                      http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
                      http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh
                      steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
                      http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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                      • #12
                        You left a "t" out of the word "fittings".[)] But, that's what editors are for.

                        Brad Johnson
                        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                        33 Rockne 10
                        51 Commander Starlight
                        53 Commander Starlight

                        previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser
                        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                        sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                        • #13
                          You left a "t" out of the word "fittings".[)] But, that's what editors are for.

                          Brad Johnson
                          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                          33 Rockne 10
                          51 Commander Starlight
                          53 Commander Starlight

                          previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser
                          "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                          Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                          sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                          • #14
                            Good going.


                            Lark Parker
                            aka Trim Trader
                            Frankfort IN
                            sigpic
                            Lark Parker --Just an innocent possum strolling down life's highway.

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                            • #15
                              Good going.


                              Lark Parker
                              aka Trim Trader
                              Frankfort IN
                              sigpic
                              Lark Parker --Just an innocent possum strolling down life's highway.

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