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    Richard Quinn
    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review
    Richard Quinn
    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

  • #2
    Very nice! Thanks for posting!

    Dylan Wills
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    '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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    • #3
      OK, I'll bite... why are there 5 oil fillers??

      <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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      • #4
        Interesting, it's got Avanti type plug wiring brackets without the stainless covers in a Lark Type car.

        Enlarged, it looks like the body tag streamer says: SPD, and the Body tag says: 64V that's all I can read! [:0]

        That would be the 4 Speed streamer (tag).

        All R3's and R4's have 5 BREATHER Caps, it's not about the filling, it's about the BREATHING! [^] To prevent crankcase pressure.

        If it were built for sale, it would have a Studebaker/Prestolite Electronic Ignition (heatsink)box.

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

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        • #5
          Believe it or not, the Hotrod magazine(I think it was the one with the Bonneville run in it) Lark also had that type of plug wiring brackets also. I always wondered why they never just went ahead and made those mainstream with the other R powered cars(non Avanti's), instead of just the R4's like they did here. It would have cleaned up the plug wire rat's nest back there quite nicely. And yes, the R3 and R4's have that many breathers to alleviate the crankcase pressure . The valve covers though do make a nice addition to the R2's, if you can fit them.

          [IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010531-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
          [IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010550-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
          [IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=right]
          [IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201964%20Studebaker%20Commander%20R2/P1010168.jpg[/IMG=right]

          1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
          1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
          1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
          1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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          • #6
            Richard, is the photo a factory issue? Thanks for posting the photos. Very educational. jimmijim

            Stude Junkie+++++++Do it right the f$$$$ Time. Never mind. Just do it right. When youre done your done. You'll know it.
            sigpicAnything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member

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            • #7
              I wonder why the cover is missing from the voltage regulator???

              Craig

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              • #8
                Chrome valley cover? Air filters just fitted for picture purposes (the actual filter housing would cover most everything on top up)?

                These kind of pictures are a gold mine - wish I had a shot of both my Studebakers from the factory like this...

                <center>60S-W4 - 7E7-122
                </center>

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

                  Interesting, it's got Avanti type plug wiring brackets without the stainless covers in a Lark Type car.

                  Enlarged, it looks like the body tag streamer says: SPD, and the Body tag says: 64V that's all I can read! [:0]

                  That would be the 4 Speed streamer (tag).

                  All R3's and R4's have 5 BREATHER Caps, it's not about the filling, it's about the BREATHING! [^] To prevent crankcase pressure.

                  If it were built for sale, it would have a Studebaker/Prestolite Electronic Ignition (heatsink)box.

                  StudeRich
                  The R3/R4 have thicker, hi performance wires that won't fit under the stainless covers.

                  JDP/Maryland
                  JDP Maryland

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                  • #10
                    Nice looking piece of machinery. I didnt realize the R-4's came with a fan shroud. Did other R series also? The radiator looks to be flat black, I thought they came as either semi-gloss or gloss black. Somebody wanna pop the cowl drain tube back into the firewall? With that open hole, a mouse may get inside. [8D]


                    1949 2R17
                    R is for Rusty

                    In the middle of Minnesota
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                    In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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                    • #11
                      There has been a lot of disagreement on the finish of the master cylinder cover when judging disc brake equipped cars. It sure looks painted (black) in this picture.

                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                      • #12
                        Isn't that because it's suppost to be black ?



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                        Home of the Fried Green Tomato
                        "IF YOU WANT THE SMILES YOU NEED TO DO THE MILES "

                        1960 Champ
                        1964 Daytona HT
                        1966 Daytona SS
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                        Home of the Fried Green Tomato

                        "IF YOU WANT THE SMILES YOU NEED TO DO THE MILES "

                        1960 Champ , 1966 Daytona , 1965 Daytona Wagonaire

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by 2R5

                          Isn't that because it's suppost to be black ?


                          I think so, but a lot of judges think that it should be natural metal finish.

                          Gary L.
                          Wappinger, NY

                          SDC member since 1968
                          Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                          Gary L.
                          Wappinger, NY

                          SDC member since 1968
                          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                          • #14
                            It IS the CORRECT galvanized finish, just light or flash reflecting off of the black from the wiindshield washer bottle and the brake booster! You can see that it is lighter than the master Cyl. [:0]

                            There were no BLACK master Cylinder lids.

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

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                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

                              It IS the CORRECT galvanized finish, just light or flash reflecting off of the black from the wiindshield washer bottle and the brake booster! You can see that it is lighter than the master Cyl. [:0]

                              There were no BLACK master Cylinder lids.

                              StudeRich
                              This one looks black to me. Maybe somebody decided to be creative.


                              1949 2R17
                              R is for Rusty

                              In the middle of Minnesota
                              sigpic
                              In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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