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  • 11 Second Studebaker HOT ROD Magazine Article from 12/73 issue

    I don't know if it was ever posted, but I just found this magazine article while cleaning up the ol STUDE collection.

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    • #3
      Lots of good information about the build in that article. My brother Dan was running Studebakers down in the same area about the same time and may have met Mike. It looks like Mike did his homework and squeezed an impressive 500 ponies out of that Studebaker engine. He also did a good job of getting the power to the rear wheels. Anyone want to try and copy that build? Sounds like fun!
      Ed Sallia
      Dundee, OR

      Sol Lucet Omnibus

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      • #4
        Thank you for posting a great read Raymond..
        rawise

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        • #5
          I think that car is still around today??

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          • #6
            I have that magazine somewhere. Wished I could do that, but at the time there was no way.
            "In the heart of Arkansas."
            Searcy, Arkansas
            1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
            1952 2R pickup

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            • #7
              A Quick image search found this.

              https://www.flickr.com/photos/dakota...31628/sizes/l/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by creegster View Post
                To sweet & historic to be stored outdoors in a public storage facility

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                • #9
                  Looks like something other than Dana 44 under the rear end. Maybe a Ford 9"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JoeHall View Post
                    Looks like something other than Dana 44 under the rear end. Maybe a Ford 9"
                    The article says, it's a "'57 Pontiac housing. With spool & Axels, from Henery's".

                    Mark
                    Last edited by S2Deluxe; 02-12-2020, 08:39 PM.
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                    S2Deluxe = (5H - C3).

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                    • #11
                      I was a HRM subscriber when I was in high school (Class of '74), but I don't remember this article. Of course, in those days I was more into muscle cars.
                      The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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                      • #12
                        Was that a 4 door that got shaved, or a 2 door sedan?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mrs K Corbin View Post
                          Was that a 4 door that got shaved, or a 2 door sedan?
                          Looks like a 2-door sedan.
                          Ed Sallia
                          Dundee, OR

                          Sol Lucet Omnibus

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for posting this. I was happy to see that he has a straight axle. I'm putting one in my Challenger over this winter! It seems like his engine would really be screaming at 121mph with that 5.13:1 rear gear! I don't know his tire diameter, but I have much smaller 9/28/15s and I'm turning about 6200rpms at the end of the 1/4 mile with a 4.27:1.
                            I really enjoyed this post.
                            Thanks,
                            Richard
                            The annual all Studebaker Nationals and Orphan Car Drag Race is Saturday May 27th 2017 9:00 am at Brown County Dragway in Bean Blossom, Indiana. "Studebaker Drag Racing you can't beat it" For more information contact Richard Poe

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                            • #15
                              I bought a Magazine with that article, 1972. I wrote to Mike Salamunovich about building my 62 Daytona into a Street Rod with a straight axle frontend like his drag car.
                              I called Mike in 2016 and he still has Studebakers but not the 59 Studependous.

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