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  • 1960 Studebaker Champ running

    Well we got the old girl running!! Little bit of work yet and down the road we go

  • #2
    Well this is just 1 check off the list
    on to lights !!

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    • #3
      It’s fun getting an old vehicle/engine running that hasn’t in a long time. Enjoy!
      Brakes next. Steering, tires, lights... it’s all fun!

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      • #4
        Love the excitement! Stuff like this makes you smile more than it probably should, and it's 100% legal. Congrats!
        Last edited by Lark Hunter; 04-15-2021, 08:26 PM. Reason: cuz typo...
        Whirling dervish of misinformation.

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        • #5
          Great Job!

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          • #6
            Way to go! Another Champ on the road. Enjoy it. They are good trucks.
            Ed Sallia
            Dundee, OR

            Sol Lucet Omnibus

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            • #7
              one piece of advise I can give from experience. Everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING, that touches brake fluid should be replaced. Period.
              This means hard lines, soft lines, MC, Wheel Cyls, ETC.

              I have a family member who "thinks" he's a 4wheeler, and ended up cross ways on a trail halfway up a mountain for the second time and had to be pulled out by an excavator.
              He's lucky to be alive as the trees stopped him. Reason? Not following the same advice I am giving you. Brake loss and an automatic transmission.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Corbinstein0 View Post
                one piece of advise I can give from experience. Everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING, that touches brake fluid should be replaced. Period.
                This means hard lines, soft lines, MC, Wheel Cyls, ETC.

                I have a family member who "thinks" he's a 4wheeler, and ended up cross ways on a trail halfway up a mountain for the second time and had to be pulled out by an excavator.
                He's lucky to be alive as the trees stopped him. Reason? Not following the same advice I am giving you. Brake loss and an automatic transmission.
                I do rubber lines, wheel and master cylinders are redone unless they have rust pitting, in which case they'll get re-sleeved or replaced. Don't think I've had a steel line give yet. Also will add... Make sure you've got a good functioning parking brake. Not my first pick for an emergency stop, but I have done it once. As an added bonus, that meager braking power will be spread to the front wheels too while in 4 wheel drive.
                Whirling dervish of misinformation.

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                • #9
                  Funny you should mention the parking brake, Tory. That is in our next newsletter for adjusting the parking brake. I took the picture and the instructions from my Studebaker shop manual. It is a good idea also if you have an automatic to engage the parking brake before you put the car in park to eliminate possible parking pawl locking.

                  Bob Miles

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                  • #10
                    I actually had a brand new (resleeved) wheel cyl pop within a mile of the SNM. unfortunately, that soaked the rear linings which made my E-brake ineffective. Running a red light and doing donuts in a parking lot to stop are not my idea of fun in a newly restored 2R5.

                    Anything can happen at any time.

                    after that I converted to a dual pot MC.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the advice, I am going over everything one step at a time.but not that it helps but it is an 3 spd on the tree. But like I stated, everything little by little

                      Thanks for all the help for the newbies

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                      • #12
                        only thing you might do for the 3 on the tree is check the rubber shift bushings for wear and of course the oil.

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                        • #13
                          Any ideas as to where to get an air cleaner?

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