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It's time, my hawk is coming out of years of hibernation.....need suggestions

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  • t walgamuth
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    I'd try to verify no valves are stuck before firing it off. Studies seen to like sticking valves when left to sit.

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  • rockne10
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    Originally posted by Andy R. View Post
    "Do something on it each day, no matter how small, and you'll surprise yourself with the progress."
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  • Andy R.
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    The best advice I received from one of our most accomplished reconditioner/restorers was this -

    "Do something on it each day, no matter how small, and you'll surprise yourself with the progress."

    Even just cleaning the grime off an area you intend to work on is satisfying and a relief later when you don't have to degrease yourself every time you touch the thing.

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  • stude1964
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    Well I need to ask what kind of Hawk we are discussing. I see three brake hoses and wonder about the booster, disc, etc. Yes we don't mess with brakes. I'm going through my disc brake set-up on my '64 GT and have found some sources for parts. I'll share when parts are in place.
    Rob in PA.

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  • am not r2
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    Thank you all for the suggestions. Brake hoses, yup and radiator juice...yup . As for as pulling the engine nope. not me. I have reached the point where I know my limitations... I have neither the lift or hoist to pull the engine or tackle the clutch. Those I need to farm out. A leak down test would be a good idea as well...That I can do.
    As for Dave T. I am going to call Northboro soon to see if they can help me with the above.
    Thank you all for the advice. Rich

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  • tsenecal
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    That's what I thought. 50/50 shouldn't need anything else added. To replace the rear main seal, it would be easier to pull the engine, and do it with the crank side up. That will also make the clutch job easier. I'm guessing that it is chattering because it's covered with oil.

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  • Lark Hunter
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    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
    I guess I should not say: while you are in there ... How about pulling the Heads and checking for Cylinder wear?
    Of course that depends on Mileage since Rebuilt, Overhauled or Not etc. so maybe you won't Block me after this!
    I would prescribe a compression and leakdown test before getting the urge to pull heads

    As far as the supposedly ion hangry distilled water? I thought that was accounted for in the coolant's additive package? Like you, I purchase the old school stuff and add my own water... I ain't 100% sure, but thought that the ready-to-drink antifreeze lists distilled water as its other ingredient.

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  • Lou Van Anne
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    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post

    OK, Distilled BAD!
    So WHAT Type of Water do you suppose is in the 50/50 Pre-Mix that most use? Are they going to Buy a Culligan Water Softener to make their Antifreeze?
    What kind of water? South Bend water of course.....keeping 'em original!

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  • StudeRich
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    Originally posted by Videoranger View Post
    "You didn't mention Draining and Refilling the Cooling System with Fresh 50/50% Antifreeze and Distilled Water."
    https://www.hyperlube.com/blog/blog/...ooling-system/
    OK, Distilled BAD!
    So WHAT Type of Water do you suppose is in the 50/50 Pre-Mix that most use? Are they going to Buy a Culligan Water Softener to make their Antifreeze?

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  • jg61hawk
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    This car sat because it was flawed and now has more flaws from sitting...get a competent Studebaker Shop to check everything before a wedding....please. Your NY Chapter is pretty sharp …..ask for help. Mr. Bishop knows his stuff!

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  • jg61hawk
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    You are in NY...call Dave ( close at hand) and find out what is best route to get your car going and SAFE. He has resources.....He may not do it himself but he can direct you...to a very happy place for a car that needs work....

    Studebaker Parts & Services
    Dave & Janet Thibeault
    13 Nick Lane
    Maynard, MA 01754 978-897-3158
    EMAIL

    PARTS AND SERVICES OFFERED For 6 Cylinder or V8 - 1920's to Avanti I

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  • Videoranger
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    "You didn't mention Draining and Refilling the Cooling System with Fresh 50/50% Antifreeze and Distilled Water."
    https://www.hyperlube.com/blog/blog/...ooling-system/

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  • 64V19816
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    Go ahead. Take the “first step”. Even a wash.......once you get going it will all come naturally. Just do it.

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  • StudeRich
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    You didn't mention Draining and Refilling the Cooling System with Fresh 50/50% Antifreeze and Distilled Water.
    I like the DIY, Straight 100% Prestone or Store Brand, getting harder to find but it is out there.

    But really I don't want to overwhelm you but, with a wet Clutch and Bad Pan Gasket and or Main Seal, you really should pull the Engine to do the Timing Cover Gasket, Pan Gasket and Main Seal Combo Job RIGHT. Then you can flush the Block, Replace the Core Plugs THEN Re-fill the Cooling System!

    I know a LOT of work, but you will be MUCH Happier with the result.

    I guess I should not say: while you are in there ... How about pulling the Heads and checking for Cylinder wear?
    Of course that depends on Mileage since Rebuilt, Overhauled or Not etc. so maybe you won't Block me after this!

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  • rockne10
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    Like Skip said, better no run than no stop!

    I still like this article for an overview of a vehicle that has sat for a while; though it is not all inclusive, and others will add sound advice.

    https://studebakerdriversclub.com/wp...Studebaker.pdf

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