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  • jjones
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    And the nicest person I have ever had the pleasure to do business with.

    Jeff Jones

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  • Roscomacaw
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    Ted's an inspiration to every strata and strain of Studebaker enthusiast. No two ways about it.[^]

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

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  • Roscomacaw
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    Ted's an inspiration to every strata and strain of Studebaker enthusiast. No two ways about it.[^]

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

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  • lstude
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    Congratulations Ted! Here are some pics of the Chicken Hawk at the Atlantic Zone Meet last summer.





    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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  • lstude
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    Congratulations Ted! Here are some pics of the Chicken Hawk at the Atlantic Zone Meet last summer.





    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    I am modifying my SDC International Meet travel plans to begin at National Trail Raceway outside Columbus, Ohio June 15/16/17 and then head on over to South Bend for the IM June 17-23.....
    You betcha!
    Jeff[8D]
    The track is only 267 miles from the host hotel and it isn't even ten miles out of my way.






    DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
    Brooklet, Georgia
    '37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
    '37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
    '61 Hawk (project)
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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    I am modifying my SDC International Meet travel plans to begin at National Trail Raceway outside Columbus, Ohio June 15/16/17 and then head on over to South Bend for the IM June 17-23.....
    You betcha!
    Jeff[8D]
    The track is only 267 miles from the host hotel and it isn't even ten miles out of my way.






    DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
    Brooklet, Georgia
    '37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
    '37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
    '61 Hawk (project)
    http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

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  • JDP
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    I 1964, I was drag racing my 63 Hawk, but you unlike Ted, was not winning anything. <g> Evan then, I'd heard of Ted, but did not have the honor of meeting him until he popped in on the Studebaker News group.


    JDP
    Arnold Md.
    Studebaker On The Net
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    My Ebay Items
    http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

    64 GT hawk
    63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
    63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
    63 Avanti R1
    63 Daytona convert
    63 Lark 2 door
    62 Lark 2 door
    60 Hawk
    59 3E truck
    52 Starlight
    52 Starliner
    51 Commander

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  • JDP
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    I 1964, I was drag racing my 63 Hawk, but you unlike Ted, was not winning anything. <g> Evan then, I'd heard of Ted, but did not have the honor of meeting him until he popped in on the Studebaker News group.


    JDP
    Arnold Md.
    Studebaker On The Net
    http://stude.com
    My Ebay Items
    http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

    64 GT hawk
    63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
    63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
    63 Avanti R1
    63 Daytona convert
    63 Lark 2 door
    62 Lark 2 door
    60 Hawk
    59 3E truck
    52 Starlight
    52 Starliner
    51 Commander

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  • BobPalma
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    [}] The article mentions Ted having won his class Seven Times in Eleven tries. The record needs to be set straight on this: He actually won EIGHT times in eleven tries , but was disqualified after the 1964 win. You can read about it on Page 8 of the March 1996 Turning Wheels.

    He was disqualified after his 1964 win for having an alleged .003 -yes, three thousandths - overbore. [:0] He had not touched the engine block or pistons since passing "tech" as runner-up in class at the 1963 National Drags and he had also passed an Official NHRA tear-down tech at The Muncie Dragway only two weeks before the questioned 1964 championship win tear-down at Indianapolis Raceway Park!

    Yep; NHRA's own tech certified the bore legal at The Muncie Dragway in August 1964, but two weeks later it was disqualified as an overbore without Ted's having touched anything! NHRA higher-ups wouldn't reconsider.

    Ted did get a lengthy letter-to-the-editor published in a subsequent Hot Rod magazine about the incident. (No, I didn't ghost-write it. [}])

    JP, you said you've never seen Ted mad. Well, to paraphrase the promo for the movie American Grafitti, "Where were you in '62 -er, '64?" (Probably South Bend, I realize...but, according to the most sensitive seismographs available at the time, Ted's ground-pounding stomps were recorded only as far north as 1.3 miles south of the Marshall/Fulton County Line along U.S.31 above Rochester IN on the way to South Bend. One of those Historical Roadside Markers denoted the exact spot for many years, but was unceremoniously removed when they "four-laned" U. S. 31 to South Bend years ago. )

    Cheers. BP

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  • BobPalma
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    [}] The article mentions Ted having won his class Seven Times in Eleven tries. The record needs to be set straight on this: He actually won EIGHT times in eleven tries , but was disqualified after the 1964 win. You can read about it on Page 8 of the March 1996 Turning Wheels.

    He was disqualified after his 1964 win for having an alleged .003 -yes, three thousandths - overbore. [:0] He had not touched the engine block or pistons since passing "tech" as runner-up in class at the 1963 National Drags and he had also passed an Official NHRA tear-down tech at The Muncie Dragway only two weeks before the questioned 1964 championship win tear-down at Indianapolis Raceway Park!

    Yep; NHRA's own tech certified the bore legal at The Muncie Dragway in August 1964, but two weeks later it was disqualified as an overbore without Ted's having touched anything! NHRA higher-ups wouldn't reconsider.

    Ted did get a lengthy letter-to-the-editor published in a subsequent Hot Rod magazine about the incident. (No, I didn't ghost-write it. [}])

    JP, you said you've never seen Ted mad. Well, to paraphrase the promo for the movie American Grafitti, "Where were you in '62 -er, '64?" (Probably South Bend, I realize...but, according to the most sensitive seismographs available at the time, Ted's ground-pounding stomps were recorded only as far north as 1.3 miles south of the Marshall/Fulton County Line along U.S.31 above Rochester IN on the way to South Bend. One of those Historical Roadside Markers denoted the exact spot for many years, but was unceremoniously removed when they "four-laned" U. S. 31 to South Bend years ago. )

    Cheers. BP

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  • Dick Steinkamp
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    Well deserved. A true Studebaker hot rod hero [^]




    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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  • Dick Steinkamp
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    Well deserved. A true Studebaker hot rod hero [^]




    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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  • JDP
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    You could not find a better ambassador for the Studebaker hobby then Ted. He is both great at what he does and humble in so doing. Ted has been helpful to one and all and I've never heard a sour note from him. The closest he ever comes is when someone knocks his love of the Studebaker V8.
    It is nearly impossible to over estimate how nice a guy Ted Harbit is and he deserves every honor he can get.


    JDP
    Arnold Md.
    Studebaker On The Net
    http://stude.com
    My Ebay Items
    http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

    64 GT hawk
    63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
    63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
    63 Avanti R1
    63 Daytona convert
    63 Lark 2 door
    62 Lark 2 door
    60 Hawk
    59 3E truck
    52 Starlight
    52 Starliner
    51 Commander

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  • JDP
    replied
    You could not find a better ambassador for the Studebaker hobby then Ted. He is both great at what he does and humble in so doing. Ted has been helpful to one and all and I've never heard a sour note from him. The closest he ever comes is when someone knocks his love of the Studebaker V8.
    It is nearly impossible to over estimate how nice a guy Ted Harbit is and he deserves every honor he can get.


    JDP
    Arnold Md.
    Studebaker On The Net
    http://stude.com
    My Ebay Items
    http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

    64 GT hawk
    63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black)
    63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
    63 Avanti R1
    63 Daytona convert
    63 Lark 2 door
    62 Lark 2 door
    60 Hawk
    59 3E truck
    52 Starlight
    52 Starliner
    51 Commander

    Leave a comment:

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