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  • vespa4
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    thanks all, i'll joined first thing. i've atached a pic of the beast. there is really nothing in it, no radio, no air, no split seats, no nothin' the numbers are 61V-y6 1785 if anyone can decipher that.

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  • studeclunker
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    Welcome to the club. Please join, if you haven't already. The club newsletter, Turning Wheels, will blow your socks off!

    Two good sources for parts:

    Studebaker International
    97 North 150 West
    Greenfield, In 46140-8562
    317-462-3124

    Studebaker Autoparts Sales Corp (SASCO)
    410 Sample Street
    South Bend, IN 46601
    800-722-4295
    574-287-3381

    These are the largest parts houses available. They are not by any means the only suppliers. You will find soon that Studebakers are possibly the best supplied and supported classic car extant. Turning Wheels has a tremendous amount of usefull information in it's pages along with ads from many vendors of parts, supplies, and services.


    Lotsa Larks!
    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
    Ron Smith
    Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

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  • studeclunker
    replied
    Welcome to the club. Please join, if you haven't already. The club newsletter, Turning Wheels, will blow your socks off!

    Two good sources for parts:

    Studebaker International
    97 North 150 West
    Greenfield, In 46140-8562
    317-462-3124

    Studebaker Autoparts Sales Corp (SASCO)
    410 Sample Street
    South Bend, IN 46601
    800-722-4295
    574-287-3381

    These are the largest parts houses available. They are not by any means the only suppliers. You will find soon that Studebakers are possibly the best supplied and supported classic car extant. Turning Wheels has a tremendous amount of usefull information in it's pages along with ads from many vendors of parts, supplies, and services.


    Lotsa Larks!
    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
    Ron Smith
    Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

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  • studegary
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    First thing, join the Studebaker Drivers Club, from this site. It is only $19.95 for new members and includes 12 publications.

    Out of curiosity, is your '61 Cruiser the standard 259 V8 or the optional 289 V8 and does the car have factory air conditioning?

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

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  • studegary
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    First thing, join the Studebaker Drivers Club, from this site. It is only $19.95 for new members and includes 12 publications.

    Out of curiosity, is your '61 Cruiser the standard 259 V8 or the optional 289 V8 and does the car have factory air conditioning?

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

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  • Randy_G
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    Welcome to the Forum! another one falls victim to the Studebug

    Randy_G
    South Bend or Bust 2007!
    God I miss chrome on cars [V]
    www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com

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  • Randy_G
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    Welcome to the Forum! another one falls victim to the Studebug

    Randy_G
    South Bend or Bust 2007!
    God I miss chrome on cars [V]
    www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com

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  • mapman
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    Welcome!
    You'll find a lot of great people and advice on this forum. Join the SDC and recieve a fantastic monthly mag with ads and articles that are second to none. Parts are available at reasonable prices from many sources. If you have specific questions you'll want to include more information on which model you have, such as engine, trim, interior etc. People here just love to see new cars and enthusiasts show up. On your firewall on the right side above the heater hoses are some tags that will give you a lot of the information you will need to work from. The cars serial # is on the drivers door post. The engine # is stamped on the front of the top of the engine block. It may be covered in grease.
    Enjoy your car and you will find a lot of new friends here. Everyone likes to see pictures of the cars too if you have them.
    Rob

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  • mapman
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    Welcome!
    You'll find a lot of great people and advice on this forum. Join the SDC and recieve a fantastic monthly mag with ads and articles that are second to none. Parts are available at reasonable prices from many sources. If you have specific questions you'll want to include more information on which model you have, such as engine, trim, interior etc. People here just love to see new cars and enthusiasts show up. On your firewall on the right side above the heater hoses are some tags that will give you a lot of the information you will need to work from. The cars serial # is on the drivers door post. The engine # is stamped on the front of the top of the engine block. It may be covered in grease.
    Enjoy your car and you will find a lot of new friends here. Everyone likes to see pictures of the cars too if you have them.
    Rob

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  • DilloCrafter
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    Welcome, Geoff! And congrats on your new Lark.

    The best way to poke around here for info on these kinds of items is to use the Search function, and restrict your search to the Technical Talk side of the forum. All these car parts have been discussed thoroughly enough in that Technical forum area that you can find really good advice via a search. And of course, feel free to ask those kinds of questions over in the Technical Talk forum, when you haven't found an answer with a search.

    Most will tell you to take care of the brakes before you try driving the car. Good advice. Also, what comes to my mind is the things like fuel pump and carburetor - have they been replaced/rebuilt with newer style rubber parts that can withstand our modern, often alcohol-laden gasoline? If not, you'll see leaking gaskets in time.

    You have found a fun car, and you have come to a great resource. Keep us posted on how the car is doing, and show us some pictures whenever you are ready to.


    [img=left]http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]DilloCrafter

    1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
    The Red-Headed Amazon
    Deep in the heart of Texas

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  • DilloCrafter
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    Welcome, Geoff! And congrats on your new Lark.

    The best way to poke around here for info on these kinds of items is to use the Search function, and restrict your search to the Technical Talk side of the forum. All these car parts have been discussed thoroughly enough in that Technical forum area that you can find really good advice via a search. And of course, feel free to ask those kinds of questions over in the Technical Talk forum, when you haven't found an answer with a search.

    Most will tell you to take care of the brakes before you try driving the car. Good advice. Also, what comes to my mind is the things like fuel pump and carburetor - have they been replaced/rebuilt with newer style rubber parts that can withstand our modern, often alcohol-laden gasoline? If not, you'll see leaking gaskets in time.

    You have found a fun car, and you have come to a great resource. Keep us posted on how the car is doing, and show us some pictures whenever you are ready to.


    [img=left]http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]DilloCrafter

    1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
    The Red-Headed Amazon
    Deep in the heart of Texas

    Leave a comment:


  • vespa4
    started a topic hello all... newbie alert

    hello all... newbie alert

    So we picked up a 4-door 1961 Lark Cruiser in original condition recently and since I am new to old cars, I am sure to have a lot of questions so bear with me.

    fuel tank has been flushed, new fuel pump, radiator is flushed but had a hole in it, oil pump is cleaned, transmission is clean and the carb has been rebuilt. it runs well and yard drives, so next on my list is check brakes and bearings. replace brake lines, replace the tires and add a new exhaust.

    i am still poking around here looking for resources and best replacement parts so any advice or things i overlooked would be appreciated. i could also use one uber-hard-to-get tail light lens and chrome ring for this car. thanks much and i'm glad i found this forum!

    geoff


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