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    So I am perusing a 1955 Motor Trend and find a small ad
    Reads as follows:
    "Drive a Morgan Studebaker and eat nobody's dust.
    Boast new rugged power,better economy,flashing get-away.
    Get parts list,pics,hop-up info,tune up tips
    all for 50 cents with Double Your Money Certificate
    worth $1 on buys.Tell whether for V-8 or Champion.
    Frank Morgan Co.Dept BL-8
    Marysville California"


    So I wonder...anyone remember this guy or hear of him?
    Mono mind in a stereo world

  • #2
    Well.....I get reminded more and more often that I'm becoming an old-timer [B)], but in 1955 I wasn't old enough to actually BUY Morgan stuff (or even drive a car yet, for that matter). But I recall that the 6 cylinder Studebaker guru Bill Cathcart did an article in Turning Wheels some time ago, discussing performance modifications for the Champion 6. In his article he mentions the Morgan company. IIRC, they made dual carb intake manifolds, special cams, aluminum cylinder heads, etc. for the Champion 6. I seem to recall Mr. Cathcart stating that little is known about what happened to Morgan or the company as the years went by.

    Dave Bonn
    Valencia, PA
    '54 Champion Starliner

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    • #3
      I think I have seen it in one of my old magazines, but it may take me a while to find it.

      Leonard Shepherd
      http://leonardshepherd.com/

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      • #4
        There are Morgan ads in the 53 Hot Rod magazines. I just read one yesterday. I believe it was May issue. It's at the office and I am out sick today, so I can't be sure of the month.

        Tex in Alabama
        53 Coupe

        Tex E. Grier

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        • #5
          I haven't found the Morgan ad, but I found these interesting ones.



          Standard Surplus is now SASCO



          Leonard Shepherd
          http://leonardshepherd.com/

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          • #6
            John McKusick owned Precision Tool, (Stu-V) till he sold it to Dave Livesay and his partner. It is still in business, but not building Stude stuff anymore.

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            • #7
              I just did one of his intakes for a customer, and am doing the head now..
              Jeff[8D]
              Here's a pic...




              quote:Originally posted by Blue 15G

              Well.....I get reminded more and more often that I'm becoming an old-timer [B)], but in 1955 I wasn't old enough to actually BUY Morgan stuff (or even drive a car yet, for that matter). But I recall that the 6 cylinder Studebaker guru Bill Cathcart did an article in Turning Wheels some time ago, discussing performance modifications for the Champion 6. In his article he mentions the Morgan company. IIRC, they made dual carb intake manifolds, special cams, aluminum cylinder heads, etc. for the Champion 6. I seem to recall Mr. Cathcart stating that little is known about what happened to Morgan or the company as the years went by.

              Dave Bonn
              Valencia, PA
              '54 Champion Starliner
              HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

              Jeff


              Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



              Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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              • #8
                Thanks for these photos guys. I appreciate you sharing. I likum'


                Tex in Alabama
                53 C Coupe

                Tex E. Grier

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                • #9



                  Smallest ad in the magazine!

                  Richard Quinn
                  editor: Antique Studebaker Review
                  Richard Quinn
                  Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

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                  • #10
                    I cant find the magazine any more,but remember reading an add in the back of one like Car Life from late 1955 about a California Dealer offering Speedsters with supercharging ,the same brand that laterbecame Paxton.They promised 130 mph top speed,and 0 to 60 in 8 seconds flat.

                    NEIL G. CENTRAL PA
                    NEIL G.

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                    • #11
                      I know there is speedometer error, but I remember my mom driving our Speedster past 120. Heck, when my 1964 Commander was newer, it easily did 120 plus too.

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by 55s

                        I know there is speedometer error, but I remember my mom driving our Speedster past 120. Heck, when my 1964 Commander was newer, it easily did 120 plus too.
                        My, my, my. The older I get, the faster I was.[]

                        Jerry Forrester
                        Douglasville, Georgia
                        Be sure to check out my eBay store
                        http://stores.ebay.com/CHROME-CHROME-CHROME_ and my EZ33 store http://tinyurl.com/2g2j88
                        for your shiny Stude stuff


                        More pix of Leo the '55 Pres HT here...http://tinyurl.com/2gj6cu
                        Jerry Forrester
                        Forrester's Chrome
                        Douglasville, Georgia

                        See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                        • #13
                          I've seen a street road with a Stude V-8 that had a Morgan multi-carb intake. I believe it had six carbs on it. Use the laid over Strombergs, it looked real nice. There was another street rod in a couple of the rodding magazines a while back that had a Morgan intake with 4 carbs like the ad posted earlier.

                          Joe Roberts
                          '61 R1 Champ
                          '65 Cruiser
                          Editor of "The Down Easterner"
                          Eastern North Carolina Chapter
                          Joe Roberts
                          '61 R1 Champ
                          '65 Cruiser
                          Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                          • #14
                            I have an old brochure from a 1961 Asphalt Angels car show that I attended in Richmond. There is a picture of a 6 carb Studebaker engine. Too bad you can't see the details.




                            Leonard Shepherd
                            http://leonardshepherd.com/

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                            • #15
                              Jeff,

                              What happened to your thumb[?] I'll bet it hurt.[B)] Hope you had better luck with your work conflict this coming weekend. Hope to see you there.

                              Dan Miller
                              Atlanta, GA

                              [img=left]http://static.flickr.com/57/228744729_7aff5f0118_m.jpg[/img=left]
                              Road Racers turn left AND right.

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