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    I was surfing the web, and came across this: www.angelfire.com/in2/bMc/expeditions.html

    Is is a photo of the old Stude factory, apparently made recently, and which shows 1000+ new engines lined up on the floor. Does anyone here know the story on these? Certainly they ought to be mostly easily repairable. Looks like they have transmissions attached too. I can't believe these are all still sitting there. Anyone kow anything about these?

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    Gotta be a Photo shop hoax. I cant be believe 40+ years after shutdown someone didnt(SASCO or N/A or Standard surplus) didnt salvage these engines.

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    • #3
      Could be, but it doesn't look like a hoax. Funny place to post it if it is. Could be they were tied up in receivership for a long time or something. On the other hand you may be correct. I figured if it's true, some one here or in South Bend might know aboutit.

      jeffrey holmes

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      • #4
        Maybe they're not Studebaker engines. [?] Who knows?[?]

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by Transtar60

          Gotta be a Photo shop hoax. I cant be believe 40+ years after shutdown someone didnt(SASCO or N/A or Standard surplus) didnt salvage these engines.
          Wow! I sure hope it isn't a hoax Charlie. Looks like they're just a couple of bored young guys being nosey, trespassing actually, and stumbled on a place at the old factory that probably was/is secured pretty well because of all those engines. In any event, there MUST be a brave sleuth in the area who would check it out for us. That would settle it. I just wonder how recent the pictures are?

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          • #6
            So what are we doing on the roof of a building? I mean we appreciate the interest n' all, but did safety ever come to mind??
            Interesting, but I don't think such a huge collection would have gone unnoticed


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            • #7
              Anyone recognize the building?
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              • #8
                Gotta be a hoax---old photos, whatever. Still......... Note to dan0: kids that age are rarely interested in safety unless an older person forces the issue. Probably old photos, as, as someone has stated previously, that many engines would be hard to go unnoticed all these years. But someone might take it upon himself to do a little sleuthing.

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                • #9
                  Anybody wanna buy the Brooklyn Bridge?[8D][][}][:0][^]

                  quote:Originally posted by wagone

                  Gotta be a hoax---old photos, whatever. Still......... Note to dan0: kids that age are rarely interested in safety unless an older person forces the issue. Probably old photos, as, as someone has stated previously, that many engines would be hard to go unnoticed all these years. But someone might take it upon himself to do a little sleuthing.

                  wagone and cursed Avanti I
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                  • #10
                    Sam , what is the price?[}]

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                    • #11
                      Hey Curt, the price is right, the shipping is a b++ch though!

                      quote:Originally posted by curt

                      Sam , what is the price?[}]
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                      • #12
                        The engines are not a Photoshop hoax. They are real.

                        The building is The Studebaker Foundry. The photos could have been taken within the last 12 months. The engines are used military surplus diesels of some type. If there aren't thousands of them there, there ARE hundreds.

                        The current owners of The Studebaker Foundry, Underground Pipe and Valve Company, use only a small portion of the foundry for their business. They rent out over half the square footage under roof (such as it is) to various tenants for dead storage. Much of the west part of the original storage area for raw castings on the west side of the building, but still under roof, is being used to store those complete engines for whatever reason.

                        Much as these guys would have had a good time on their urban adventure (been there, done that), I can say with certainty that the Foundry Roof is questionable at best as to structural integrity. It's rotting and rusting fast. They were at more risk of falling through than they may have realized. [] The roof is unusually high due to the nature of foundry operations with overhead cranes and tracks and such: Had those guys fallen through, they probably wouldn't have been able to post those photos from "six feet under." [xx(]BP



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                        • #13
                          But if you look real close, isn't that a row of a dozen or two R3 engines....

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for clearing that up Bob, I knew that they couldnt be thousands (or even dozens<G&gt of new Studebaker engines laying around in there.


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                            • #15
                              Geez - an' April's still some months off![xx(]

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