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  • I found the weak link

    Started up my 53 Saturday, and drove it out of
    the garage, around the yard. (no brakes yet) AND,
    the story goes on. There is a two lane blacktop right
    beside my house. I just couldn't resist pulling out
    there, for a quick burnout. Traction masters not on,
    and neither are the shocks connected (I get so tired
    of being stupid). Wheel hop, BAM, broke transmission!
    Now, I need a low and reverse slide gear, and a cluster
    gear for a T-86. NO, I don't think the transmission is
    the weak link, IT'S ME!!!!!!!!

    Tex E. Grier

  • #2
    The weak link is the dip stick driving.I have some t-86 trans and could pull one apart and send parts needed shipping the full trans is heavy and most are not over drive..Bob

    Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

    Castro Valley, CA
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    • #3
      Tex, I have a T-86 apart in the shop. I'll look and see what there is of it. Those two pieces would easily fit in a Priority Mail flat rate box and travel anywhere in the US for $11 bucks.


      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
      1963 Cruiser
      1960 Larkvertible V8
      1958 Provincial wagon
      1953 Commander coupe
      1957 President two door

      No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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      • #4
        Sorry for your misfortune.

        If it wasn't for the last minute i'd never get anything done.
        101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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        • #5
          I guess none of the rest of us have done anything like that, at least not more than once. I had the shocks and bars hooked up and still found things break.
          Klif

          55 Speedster
          63 Avanti R2
          63 Lark R2
          55 Speedster/Street Machine
          63 Avanti R2
          64 Convertible R1

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by clonelark

            Sorry for your misfortune.

            If it wasn't for the last minute i'd never get anything done.
            I don't have anything to say, really, but sure do want to see more of this spring bouncing. That is so cool!

            '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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            • #7
              Looks like Steinkamp worked on this spring with a hacksaw or a cutting torch![}]


              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
              1963 Cruiser
              1960 Larkvertible V8
              1958 Provincial wagon
              1953 Commander coupe
              1957 President two door

              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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              • #8
                had a 1967 Camaro big block couldn't keep first gear because of wheel hop. Went through 5 Muncie's be fore I put slapper bars on and cured the problem beside the loose screw behind the wheel.

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                • #9
                  Sorry about the damage, but don't blame ya for enjoying the car! Hope your repair goes well, and can you post some pics of your car sometime? It sounds like alot of fun!

                  Dylan Wills

                  '61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon
                  Dylan Wills
                  Everett, Wa.


                  1961 Lark 4 door wagon
                  1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
                  1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
                  1914 Ford Model T

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                  • #10
                    I'm glad to here you have fun with your car. Sounds like something that I would do. At least it happened at home.
                    One time when I was out racing at the night drags with all the kids. I had replaced on OE u-joint that started making a little noise with a Kragen replacement. Coming out of a good Studebaker type 2nd gear burnout, the rear u-joint broke! This snapped the tail shaft housing off the FOM. The spectators were a little disappointed wanting to see the Stude race the kids. I made a call and my brother whom brought me another housing and some trans fluid. I installed it at the track with the old u joint that I'd thrown in the trunk. The crowd loved it when they saw the Lark back for action within a couple hours.

                    Gordon

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