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  • Rollin in my Stoode! Posted new Pictures#:-)

    The champ is rollin! Got it started on Thursday and worked out the bugs to get it running well. Seems that some insect had moved into the fuel line. They had set up house in a one-way valve sort of way. Unfortuneately, that was the wrong way. Cleared that out this morning. Thursday and Friday I tinkered with the distributor and it's components (running on a two gallon can). So today I was able to take it to the gas station and the post office. Tooled around town and it climbed up the hill to my house like a goat. THE CHAMP IS ROLLIN!! Rollin! Rollin! Rollin in my Stuuuude! YAY... WOO HOO!

    This is the first time in over a year that the Champ has been on the road. Maybe as much as two years.

    Still have to sort out the brakes though, registration, insurance, I think the carb(Holly 650 cfm) will have to be re-jetted...[xx(]


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

  • #2
    Congratulations Ron, I wish I could say the same for my 52. Can we see some pics?

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

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    • #3
      Congratulations Ron, I wish I could say the same for my 52. Can we see some pics?

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

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      • #4
        I'll see if I can borrow Connie's camera tomorrow.

        Does anyone know if changing the oil in the transmission (manual 3-speed) will make it 'sing' a little softer. It really does a good immitation of Kate Smith in first gear. This isn't new. The old fellow has always been a singer. Well, maybe more like Neil Diamond. It has that rich raspy sound to it. Not that I think there's anything wrong, it's just... loud.


        Lotsa Larks!
        K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
        Ron Smith
        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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        • #5
          I'll see if I can borrow Connie's camera tomorrow.

          Does anyone know if changing the oil in the transmission (manual 3-speed) will make it 'sing' a little softer. It really does a good immitation of Kate Smith in first gear. This isn't new. The old fellow has always been a singer. Well, maybe more like Neil Diamond. It has that rich raspy sound to it. Not that I think there's anything wrong, it's just... loud.


          Lotsa Larks!
          K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
          Ron Smith
          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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          • #6
            Ron, if it starts sounding like Louis Armstrong, then you have a problem

            steve blake
            http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
            http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh
            steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
            http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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            • #7
              Ron, if it starts sounding like Louis Armstrong, then you have a problem

              steve blake
              http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
              http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh
              steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
              http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by arkiejazz

                Ron, if it starts sounding like Louis Armstrong, then you have a problem

                steve blake
                http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
                http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh
                Now, now, Steve. Louis' horn playing could never be described as rough. His vocals, maybe, but only in his old age.[8D]

                Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
                Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by arkiejazz

                  Ron, if it starts sounding like Louis Armstrong, then you have a problem

                  steve blake
                  http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
                  http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh
                  Now, now, Steve. Louis' horn playing could never be described as rough. His vocals, maybe, but only in his old age.[8D]

                  Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
                  Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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                  • #10
                    Don't wait till it sounds like AC/DC (G)

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                    • #11
                      Don't wait till it sounds like AC/DC (G)

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                      • #12
                        Take that car for try outs in Nashville. I can hear it now, Clunker and his # one seller , top hummer for the past two weeks. Glad you got the car running!

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                        • #13
                          Take that car for try outs in Nashville. I can hear it now, Clunker and his # one seller , top hummer for the past two weeks. Glad you got the car running!

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                          • #14
                            Hey Ron,

                            Congrats on getting your Champ running on it's on power again!
                            Is the Champ going to replace your "ol jimmy"?
                            Have you found "homes" for the "52 and the white Champ yet?

                            George
                            65 Commander 2door
                            64 Wagonaire 3 now!
                            63 Champ
                            63 GT Hawk
                            51 Champion Starlight Coupe
                            George King
                            Grants Pass, Oregon
                            64 Station Wagon with fixed roof (Canadian Car)

                            66 Station Wagon with fixed roof. Project car, complete For Sale...

                            64 Wagonaire sliding roof South Bend car. For Sale...

                            63 GT Hawk

                            51 Champion Starlight Coupe For Sale...

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                            • #15
                              Hey Ron,

                              Congrats on getting your Champ running on it's on power again!
                              Is the Champ going to replace your "ol jimmy"?
                              Have you found "homes" for the "52 and the white Champ yet?

                              George
                              65 Commander 2door
                              64 Wagonaire 3 now!
                              63 Champ
                              63 GT Hawk
                              51 Champion Starlight Coupe
                              George King
                              Grants Pass, Oregon
                              64 Station Wagon with fixed roof (Canadian Car)

                              66 Station Wagon with fixed roof. Project car, complete For Sale...

                              64 Wagonaire sliding roof South Bend car. For Sale...

                              63 GT Hawk

                              51 Champion Starlight Coupe For Sale...

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