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  • Eman
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    Thanks everyone. Stella's got a long way to go, but she's at least headed in the right direction![8D]



    1951 Commander Starlight Coupe (aka "Stella")
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    www.bulletshots.net/blog
    www.alabamastudes.com

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  • 60Lark
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    Eric,
    Sounds like your efforts are starting to pay off, congrats on getting Stella rolling in traffic

    Studebaker Fever
    60 Lark
    51 Champion
    Phil

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  • rockne10
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    Does sound like you need a carb rebuild. Accelerator pump has probably dried up to nuthin'.

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  • Guido
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    Eman,

    With a little more work, she will be "Stellar"!

    Gary

    Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

    1946 M-16 fire truck
    1948 M-16 grain truck
    1949 2R16A grain truck
    1949 2R17A fire truck
    1955 E-38 grain truck
    1957 3E-40 flatbed
    1961 6E-28 grain truck
    1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck
    1962 Champ pickup
    1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
    1964 Avanti R2 4 speed
    1964 Cruiser
    And various other "treasures"

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  • mbstude
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    I knew a guy that had a 55 Prez. State sedan named Ms. Estella. Close enough.

    Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
    South Georgia Chapter
    63 Daytona HT (project)
    51 Stude dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
    52 Commander Starliner (basket case)

    MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars
    http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstude101
    And here: http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstudepagetwo
    And here too: http://photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos

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  • Roscomacaw
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    One of these days you're gonna knuckle under and send me that damned carb so I can make it right.[}]

    That said, congratulations on your perseverance and your accomplishment so far, Eric. We's proud of ya!

    Miscreant at large.

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President 2-dr
    1955 President State
    1951 Champion Biz cpe
    1963 Daytona project FS

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  • Transtar56
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    Heh, I used to call my 54 Commander Coupe Stella, I can't remember why,I guess she just looked like a Stella,whatever to F#$k that means.
    Congrats on your cruise in,keep tinkering with your Stella,and she will eventually inspire you to travel furthur away from home,to go where no Stella has ever gone before.

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    Guest started a topic Made it to my first cruise-in!

    Made it to my first cruise-in!

    There's a monthly cruise-in not far from my house. My goal was to make it there yesterday... and with advice and help from you guys... I did.

    Scared me to death too. That's the furthest I've driven her since getting her last September!

    Between re-wiring, seatbelts, etc. I've been working like a mad man to get Stella back together. Don't get me wrong, I showed up without the back seat in, no door panels, and my rusty, old bumpers, but she WAS there. And I got a good number of folks to come up and either look at her or ask me questions. Funny thing is I stayed right by her side all night to make sure she wasn't going to roll back into the fully restored, museum quality non-Stude behind her![:0] I think she was the only Studebaker there.

    And I still need to find a good tune-up guy because she wanted to hiss and die when accelerating from a stop sign or red light.

    Anyway, just thought I'd update you guys. I may not be working at the world's fastest pace, but I AM proud of what I've done and where she is. Thanks.



    1951 Commander Starlight Coupe (aka "Stella")
    www.bulletshots.net
    www.bulletshots.net/blog
    www.alabamastudes.com

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