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  • Transtar56
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    Interesting. I was driving some local back roads today breaking in the new tires on my Hog,when I saw spotted on the side of the road a very old Model T,(actually a model TT) 1-ton truck.There was another motorcycle rider stopped talking to the owner,so I turned around and came back for a look.
    It was a 1918 model,came from the factory as a chassis only,the old guy had some cataloges or mabey an owners manual,it showed the rig as it was delivered,no cab,not even a cowl,and no seat,just a big barrel type gas tank to sit on untill you built a seat.It had electric start though. Quite different than buying a new F-350.As we talked about old cars I told him of my interest in Studebakers.The other guy said something about a pink Lark thats in the area,Ive seen it,305 Chev engine in it.Both these guys,even though they were into old cars,both asked,"didn't Studebaker always use Chev engines?"
    Hard to understand why so many folk think that way even though they only used the GM block for two years.You rarely meet someone who says"Didn't they always use Packard engines?",well they did for one year.Guess it was a lot longer ago and in much smaller numbers,but it amazes me how so many people think that all Studebakers came with Chev engines.

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  • 52hawk
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    Gary,that does make sense-maybe because Ford is so much bigger.Maybe the general public has heard much more about Fords 'flop'..and they see a car they've never seen before---must be an edsel???
    Rockne,we're still trying to figure out who built 'Studebakers!!but at least we know Ford built the engines!!!

    LaSalle,Il
    61Hawk
    60Lark

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  • 52hawk
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    Gary,that does make sense-maybe because Ford is so much bigger.Maybe the general public has heard much more about Fords 'flop'..and they see a car they've never seen before---must be an edsel???
    Rockne,we're still trying to figure out who built 'Studebakers!!but at least we know Ford built the engines!!!

    LaSalle,Il
    61Hawk
    60Lark

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  • studegary
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    Many people think of Edsels when they see a '50s-'60s car that they are not familiar with or they often relate Studebakers not being made anymore to being like Edsel. I can't see where this comes from. Studebaker made vehicles for 114 years and Edsels were only made for three model years.

    Gary L.
    1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

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  • studegary
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    Many people think of Edsels when they see a '50s-'60s car that they are not familiar with or they often relate Studebakers not being made anymore to being like Edsel. I can't see where this comes from. Studebaker made vehicles for 114 years and Edsels were only made for three model years.

    Gary L.
    1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

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  • rockne10
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    "I can see it's a Studebaker but, who made it?"[:0]

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  • rockne10
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    "I can see it's a Studebaker but, who made it?"[:0]

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  • 52hawk
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    stupid questions revisited

    I know we've done this topic,but I just have to tell this one.
    Yesterday,a guy about 45-50 yrs old,asked me if the Lark is an old EDSEL. EDSEL!!! And I had just finished installing the 'Studebaker' and the 'Lark viii' emblems on the car. After investing over 60 hours in this car,I'm glad I can 'vent' here,it wouldn't be a good idea to tell a customer: No you dumb &^*#$%!!! IT's a @#!%^& Rambler!!!

    LaSalle,Il
    61Hawk
    60Lark
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