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  • StudeDave57
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    That guy in that first 'before' picture looks kinda like somebody I know----
    I just can't seem to place that face...
    Where do I know him from???


    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'

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  • StudeDave57
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    That guy in that first 'before' picture looks kinda like somebody I know----
    I just can't seem to place that face...
    Where do I know him from???


    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'

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  • bams50
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    quote: but my job was good to me last year, and so was God [:I]
    No "embarrassed" smilie needed... I couldn't begin to tell you how good He was to me this year.....[:0][^]

    Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131
    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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  • bams50
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    quote: but my job was good to me last year, and so was God [:I]
    No "embarrassed" smilie needed... I couldn't begin to tell you how good He was to me this year.....[:0][^]

    Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131
    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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  • showbizkid
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    Randy, it's a '63. Its original to my car - matches the build sheet!

    I did a rough calculation. Between parts (pistons, rings, bearings, gaskets) and machining (boring, turning the crank, valve job, etc.), I've got a bit under $2k in it. I don't want to put Ken's fee up here because I'm sure he matches his quote to the job, but anyone who wants to know can message me off list.

    Here's the specifics:

    - Cam was in good shape, re-used
    - Crank also in good shape; turned .010 under
    - Block had been rebuilt once prior, so bored .040 over
    - HD Aluminum timing gear replaced fibre gear
    - New crank thrust plate and front hub (Thanks, Mr. Biggs!)
    - rebuilt oil pump
    - New water pump
    - flex plate
    - engine mounts

    Now I just have to get the transmission finished, dial in the bellhousing, rebuild the carb and check out the distributor. I've put more in it than I'd anticipated, but my job was good to me last year, and so was God [:I]

    BTW, here's some "before" shots:



    Can you believe that greasy mess is the same engine? It wasn't even the right color!


    [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

    Clark in San Diego
    '63 F2/Lark Standard
    http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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  • showbizkid
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    Randy, it's a '63. Its original to my car - matches the build sheet!

    I did a rough calculation. Between parts (pistons, rings, bearings, gaskets) and machining (boring, turning the crank, valve job, etc.), I've got a bit under $2k in it. I don't want to put Ken's fee up here because I'm sure he matches his quote to the job, but anyone who wants to know can message me off list.

    Here's the specifics:

    - Cam was in good shape, re-used
    - Crank also in good shape; turned .010 under
    - Block had been rebuilt once prior, so bored .040 over
    - HD Aluminum timing gear replaced fibre gear
    - New crank thrust plate and front hub (Thanks, Mr. Biggs!)
    - rebuilt oil pump
    - New water pump
    - flex plate
    - engine mounts

    Now I just have to get the transmission finished, dial in the bellhousing, rebuild the carb and check out the distributor. I've put more in it than I'd anticipated, but my job was good to me last year, and so was God [:I]

    BTW, here's some "before" shots:



    Can you believe that greasy mess is the same engine? It wasn't even the right color!


    [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

    Clark in San Diego
    '63 F2/Lark Standard
    http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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  • Randy_G
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    Sure looks nice, I am jealous of all that shiney yellow paint! What year 259 is it? Maybe you could just ball park us on how much you got in it! Inquiring minds want to know.

    Randy_G
    www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com

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  • Randy_G
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    Sure looks nice, I am jealous of all that shiney yellow paint! What year 259 is it? Maybe you could just ball park us on how much you got in it! Inquiring minds want to know.

    Randy_G
    www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com

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  • showbizkid
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    quote:Originally posted by hotwheels63r2

    Tell me the torque converter studs are on the crank.
    Yeah, they're there

    quote:Originally posted by Studeclunker

    Also, yes I know I'm nosey, how much?
    I'll write you off-list


    [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

    Clark in San Diego
    '63 F2/Lark Standard
    http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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  • showbizkid
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    quote:Originally posted by hotwheels63r2

    Tell me the torque converter studs are on the crank.
    Yeah, they're there

    quote:Originally posted by Studeclunker

    Also, yes I know I'm nosey, how much?
    I'll write you off-list


    [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

    Clark in San Diego
    '63 F2/Lark Standard
    http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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  • Roscomacaw
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    They're there! Ken wouldn't let the thing out of his shop if they weren't.

    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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    They're there! Ken wouldn't let the thing out of his shop if they weren't.

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


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

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  • StudeDave57
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    Looks like it's time for a 'working party' at Clark's~
    I can testify to this- the food's good!!!
    [:0] [^]


    StudeDave [8D]

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  • StudeDave57
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    Looks like it's time for a 'working party' at Clark's~
    I can testify to this- the food's good!!!
    [:0] [^]


    StudeDave [8D]

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  • studeclunker
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    So, let us know how it runs! Also, yes I know I'm nosey, how much? It's always nice to know of another good Stude-mechanic...

    Oh! I forgot...[:I] Congrats (and in advance) on getting it done and (soon to be) back and running![8D]


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

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