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  • The Parkview Lives!

    I started the '56 Parkview today. I had to turn it over for a bit to get the gas up to the carb. It sputtered and then purred along like it had just been champing at the bit to get going. Sounded great! Actually sounded better than any of the others I have.

    Unfortuneately, the pump in the carb started spraying gas all over the motor, so I had to shut it off. Pity, it sounded so good. I'll be able to get it going tomorrow. I pulled apart another carb and put the pump into the '56. Funny, there was practically no change (other than the side draft) between a '64 carb and a '56. Carb works fine now. Actually idles better than any other 2bbl I own.

    It's so hard to believe that Studebaker was only able to sell three thousand and change of these. It's such a nice car. Runs rings around the Chevy my Mum used to have. No seatbelts though. Must fix that.

    I just can't wait to drive this! I was feeling a bit depressed because of losing my job. Just looking at this car lifts my spirits. Can't stop grinning every time I look at it. Flat broke, but happy.




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

  • #2
    Well, after rebuilding the carb with parts from my numerous other 2bbls (vindication for any packrat), fixing numerous leaks and small problems, and finally starting and getting the car back onto the driveway, I drove the Parkview up to the house. What a sweet car![:X] The shifting is backwards to what I'm used to. But that's ok. The clutch is awfully soft as well. Still, the car starts, runs and goes. There's a host of things to fix and redo on her, but what a sweetheart![:X]

    Flat broke, but happy! Just can't stop grinning...


    Lotsa Larks!
    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
    Ron Smith
    Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
    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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    • #3
      Well, after rebuilding the carb with parts from my numerous other 2bbls (vindication for any packrat), fixing numerous leaks and small problems, and finally starting and getting the car back onto the driveway, I drove the Parkview up to the house. What a sweet car![:X] The shifting is backwards to what I'm used to. But that's ok. The clutch is awfully soft as well. Still, the car starts, runs and goes. There's a host of things to fix and redo on her, but what a sweetheart![:X]

      Flat broke, but happy! Just can't stop grinning...


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

      Comment


      • #4
        Hey, good for u. Guess we can all relate to elated feelings of owning a collector car. It's what we live for. It's what we spend all the time and energy for. That feeling. One question tho. U indicate that it's a stick shift, with a different shifting pattern? Or ur just not used to a three on the tree? Take it easy, and have some more fun tomorrow. U deserve it.

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        • #5
          Hey, good for u. Guess we can all relate to elated feelings of owning a collector car. It's what we live for. It's what we spend all the time and energy for. That feeling. One question tho. U indicate that it's a stick shift, with a different shifting pattern? Or ur just not used to a three on the tree? Take it easy, and have some more fun tomorrow. U deserve it.

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          • #6
            The shifting pattern is Pull back and up for reverse down for first. My '64 Commander wagon and '62 Champ were just up for reverse and down for first. Then it was pull back then up for second, down for third. The Parkview is reversed of the others.


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

            Comment


            • #7
              The shifting pattern is Pull back and up for reverse down for first. My '64 Commander wagon and '62 Champ were just up for reverse and down for first. Then it was pull back then up for second, down for third. The Parkview is reversed of the others.


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

              Comment


              • #8
                Isn't it just the standard H pattern?
                R 2
                N
                1 3

                Mabel 1949 Champion
                1957 Silverhawk
                1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
                Gus 1958 Transtar
                61 Lark VIII
                Fresno,Ca
                Mabel 1949 Champion
                Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
                Gus 1958 Transtar
                The Prez 1955 President State
                Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
                Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
                Fresno,Ca

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                • #9
                  Isn't it just the standard H pattern?
                  R 2
                  N
                  1 3

                  Mabel 1949 Champion
                  1957 Silverhawk
                  1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
                  Gus 1958 Transtar
                  61 Lark VIII
                  Fresno,Ca
                  Mabel 1949 Champion
                  Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
                  Gus 1958 Transtar
                  The Prez 1955 President State
                  Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
                  Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
                  Fresno,Ca

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                  • #10
                    Well... yeah, sorta.
                    My Champ and the Commander wagon were:
                    <center>2--R
                    -N-
                    3--1</center>
                    The Parkview is:
                    <center>R--2
                    -N-
                    1--3</center>
                    Just the opposite. Yes a standard H pattern. Still different in the applications of the corners, if you catch my drift...

                    For instance, to back up with the Champ I just shove the shifting lever straight up. With the Parkview, if I do that it goes into second. If I want to put the wagon into reverse I have to pull back on the lever then push up. Having to think hurts...[:I][8)][)]

                    Another nice thing about this wagon is the clutch pedal. You don't have to be an athlete to push the clutch in, like my Champ. The truck's clutch pedal is really stiff. My '64 Commander wagon was too. Come to think of it, I think GrandMum's wagon's clutch was stiffer than the Parkview's too... Then again, I was eleven, so that makes it almost forty years ago.[:I] I was lucky to even reach, let alone be able to depress the clutch properly...[8)]

                    How about Gus compared to Mabel, Annie? Do you find such a difference in the shifting pattern and clutch?


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

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Well... yeah, sorta.
                      My Champ and the Commander wagon were:
                      <center>2--R
                      -N-
                      3--1</center>
                      The Parkview is:
                      <center>R--2
                      -N-
                      1--3</center>
                      Just the opposite. Yes a standard H pattern. Still different in the applications of the corners, if you catch my drift...

                      For instance, to back up with the Champ I just shove the shifting lever straight up. With the Parkview, if I do that it goes into second. If I want to put the wagon into reverse I have to pull back on the lever then push up. Having to think hurts...[:I][8)][)]

                      Another nice thing about this wagon is the clutch pedal. You don't have to be an athlete to push the clutch in, like my Champ. The truck's clutch pedal is really stiff. My '64 Commander wagon was too. Come to think of it, I think GrandMum's wagon's clutch was stiffer than the Parkview's too... Then again, I was eleven, so that makes it almost forty years ago.[:I] I was lucky to even reach, let alone be able to depress the clutch properly...[8)]

                      How about Gus compared to Mabel, Annie? Do you find such a difference in the shifting pattern and clutch?


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

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Ron, the pattern in your wagon is how ALL 3 speeds are supposed to be, the linkage or something must be messed up in your Champ and Commander. There's a '56 Power Hawk around here with the same pattern as your Champ, but it was converted to floor shift before we got it. I went to move it one day, and boy was I confused!!

                        Anyways... Great job on such a cool car! The '56 wagons are some of the prettiest wagons, IMO. I've always liked the '56 sedan styling over the '57-'58. (Ducking from StudeDave and Mr. Biggs!!!) It's so nice when they just 'work' like they're supposed to!

                        ___________________________________________

                        Matthew Burnette
                        Hazlehurst, Georgia
                        '59 Scotsman PU
                        '63 Daytona HT



                        http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/

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                        • #13
                          Ron, the pattern in your wagon is how ALL 3 speeds are supposed to be, the linkage or something must be messed up in your Champ and Commander. There's a '56 Power Hawk around here with the same pattern as your Champ, but it was converted to floor shift before we got it. I went to move it one day, and boy was I confused!!

                          Anyways... Great job on such a cool car! The '56 wagons are some of the prettiest wagons, IMO. I've always liked the '56 sedan styling over the '57-'58. (Ducking from StudeDave and Mr. Biggs!!!) It's so nice when they just 'work' like they're supposed to!

                          ___________________________________________

                          Matthew Burnette
                          Hazlehurst, Georgia
                          '59 Scotsman PU
                          '63 Daytona HT



                          http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by mbstude

                            The '56 wagons are some of the prettiest wagons, IMO. I've always liked the '56 sedan styling over the '57-'58. (Ducking from StudeDave and Mr. Biggs!!!)
                            ___________________________________________

                            Matthew Burnette
                            Hazlehurst, Georgia
                            You'd better be 'ducking'!!!!! [:0] [:0] [)]

                            StudeDave [8D]
                            V/P San Diego County SDC
                            San Diego, Ca


                            '54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
                            '57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
                            '57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
                            '57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
                            '58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
                            '65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'
                            StudeDave '57
                            US Navy (retired)

                            3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                            SDC Member since 1985

                            past President
                            Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                            San Diego Chapter SDC

                            past Vice President
                            San Diego Chapter SDC
                            North Florida Chapter SDC

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                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by mbstude

                              The '56 wagons are some of the prettiest wagons, IMO. I've always liked the '56 sedan styling over the '57-'58. (Ducking from StudeDave and Mr. Biggs!!!)
                              ___________________________________________

                              Matthew Burnette
                              Hazlehurst, Georgia
                              You'd better be 'ducking'!!!!! [:0] [:0] [)]

                              StudeDave [8D]
                              V/P San Diego County SDC
                              San Diego, Ca


                              '54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
                              '57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
                              '57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
                              '57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
                              '58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
                              '65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'
                              StudeDave '57
                              US Navy (retired)

                              3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                              SDC Member since 1985

                              past President
                              Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                              San Diego Chapter SDC

                              past Vice President
                              San Diego Chapter SDC
                              North Florida Chapter SDC

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