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  • There’s a story here…

    But I can’t figure out what it could have been…

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  • #2
    Yep, those fuel leaks are hard to find sometimes.
    DT Holder - Bakersfield CA, USA
    1950 Commander ("Resto-Mod" in progress)

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    • #3
      Float stuck; then used too big a hammer?
      Brad Johnson,
      SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight. '53 Commander Starlight
      '56 Sky Hawk in process

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      • #4
        It was the Rats!!!
        RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.


        10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
        4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
        5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon

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        • #5
          I should add, there’s a burn hole in the hood almost directly above it.

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          • #6
            It had a backfire?
            "Man plans, God laughs".

            Anon

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            • #7
              That is what happens when you run ethanol laced gas in a carbureted engine.


              Bill

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              • #8
                It looks more like a corrosion issue to me. Was there a bunch of junk in the engine comparment? A burn mark on the hood could have been a small carb fire, but with an open float bowl the fire would likely have been intense enough to do far more damage than what can be seen in the pic.

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                • #9
                  The Plugs are out to find out WHY it won't run!

                  But seriously that former Rats Nest would have contributed considerably to all that serious Corrosion.
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                  Last edited by StudeRich; 05-04-2022, 11:13 PM.
                  StudeRich
                  Second Generation Stude Driver,
                  Proud '54 Starliner Owner
                  SDC Member Since 1967

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                  • #10
                    Plugs are out to see if I can salvage the engine at all…. Sat for a week with Marvel Mystery Oil down the holes, and the engine is turning freely.

                    The only real damage the mice did was eating through all six plug wires. 😂

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
                      The Plugs are out to find out WHY it won't run!

                      But seriously that former Rats Nest would have contributed considerably to all that serious Corrosion.
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                      You call that a rat's nest? Why, there aren't even any pine cones and it should have sticks the size of your fingers at least! Little beggers move into everything that has sat still more than a day around here.

                      That carb is... scary.

                      Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                      Ron Smith
                      Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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