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    As with most folks, winter is a good time to do maintenance on my Studebaker as the weather is not the best for driving. As I have been out of work for awhile, I had even more time to get a few things done to the Transtar. This is even a bigger deal for me as I am no mechanic and usually need to carefully follow the shop manual when doing anything more than an oil or air filter change! (and there are numerous times when a job is done twice or three times to get it right) [:0]

    The first phase of this project is now finished and the truck was started and checked this morning to ensure I got things done right.
    He fired up very nicely, everything serviced or replaced worked and nothing leaked! Here's the rundown: New Generator and Regulator, New (recored) radiator, new water pump, new 180F thermostat (replaced the 160F), new pertronix ignition, new plugs, ignition wires, serviced/adjusted carburetor, new fan belt, new battery cables, cleaned and painted various bits and pieces removed from the engine and surrounding area. Here are a couple of pics...





    Phase 2 will include installing a new Climatizer and a new instrument panel (and cleaning the firewall!). At that time various decals in the engine room will be installed as well.

    <h5>Mark
    '57 Transtar Deluxe
    Vancouver Island Chapter
    http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>


    Mark Hayden
    '66 Commander
    Zone Coordinator
    Pacific Can-Am Zone

  • #2
    Wow Good Job

    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
    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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    • #3
      Looks really nice. The decals will set it off.

      Tex E. Grier

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      • #4
        Show us the entire truck no that we have seen the motoring parts.



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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by Bullet

          Show us the entire truck no that we have seen the motoring parts.
          Thanks for the positive feedback folks... Bullet, the entire truck is shown in my signature pic.

          <h5>Mark
          '57 Transtar Deluxe
          Vancouver Island Chapter
          http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>


          Mark Hayden
          '66 Commander
          Zone Coordinator
          Pacific Can-Am Zone

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          • #6
            Nicely done!!

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            • #7
              "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

              Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
              sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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              • #8
                Nice job Mark! [^]

                You Canucks must have your own secret Electrical Parts factory up there somewhere! [:0] I have rarely seen the H.D. Tan type Dist. caps before, but NEVER GRAY and Wires to match! What's that about?

                All of my Stude. Vendor parts are Black.

                StudeRich
                StudeRich
                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

                  Nice job Mark! [^]

                  You Canucks must have your own secret Electrical Parts factory up there somewhere! [:0] I have rarely seen the H.D. Tan type Dist. caps before, but NEVER GRAY and Wires to match! What's that about?

                  All of my Stude. Vendor parts are Black.

                  StudeRich
                  Thanks Rich! The distributor cap I got from a member down in Victoria (BC) who had it sitting around for a few years. The ignition wires I bought off eBay shortly after I got the truck - I think they came from a fellow in Florida.
                  I think the gray and black matches nicely with the silver/black engine colours... Not planned ahead of time - and NOT the correct engine colours for an early '57, but the truck has many things that are not quite correct for a 3E series, so I thought what the heck?
                  The deciding factor on colour is simply that I can get high temp silver/gray and gloss black paint quite reasonable locally.

                  <h5>Mark
                  '57 Transtar Deluxe
                  Vancouver Island Chapter
                  http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>


                  Mark Hayden
                  '66 Commander
                  Zone Coordinator
                  Pacific Can-Am Zone

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                  • #10
                    Well thats one thing we can be thankful of the winter season is getting to are To Do list and leaving the entire summer months to enjoying our Studebakers from behind the wheel[8D]

                    Tom

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                    • #11
                      Looking good, Mark, but what's this about winter? Whatchatrynado? Scare Craig away?[}][:0]

                      Terry

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by dictator27

                        Looking good, Mark, but what's this about winter? Whatchatrynado? Scare Craig away?[}][:0]

                        Terry
                        Well... we did have snow 1 day in December! Certainly nothing like last year!! [:0]

                        <h5>Mark
                        '57 Transtar Deluxe
                        Vancouver Island Chapter
                        http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>


                        Mark Hayden
                        '66 Commander
                        Zone Coordinator
                        Pacific Can-Am Zone

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                        • #13
                          Looks great! And I LOVE those spark plug wires! I think I'll keep an eye out for a set for mine, to go with MY silver engine,LOL!

                          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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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by silverhawk

                            Looks great! And I LOVE those spark plug wires! I think I'll keep an eye out for a set for mine, to go with MY silver engine,LOL!

                            Dylan Wills
                            Thanks Dylan - Here is the box the Ignition Wires came in to assist you in your search!

                            <h5>Mark
                            '57 Transtar Deluxe
                            Vancouver Island Chapter
                            http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>


                            Mark Hayden
                            '66 Commander
                            Zone Coordinator
                            Pacific Can-Am Zone

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