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  • My 54 coupe is roadworthy!

    warning, video!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJIYcW-XS58

    The car ran great, but needs bleeding of the brakes. Apparently the rear isn't bolted down tight enough because when I did the burnout I sheared off part of one spring pad and tore apart the cups on the universal joint. That is the clanging at the end...
    Alex Nelsen, certified Studebaker nut.
    Driving a 1954 Champion Coupe powered by a Chrysler 383.
    Lizella, GA

  • #2
    Sounds great Alex! Two things abut burnouts -- they help identify the weak links, and they can be expensive<G>. (But most all of us sneak one in now and then.......)
    Paul
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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    • #3
      Hey Alex, nice car. I have a 54 Champion owner's manual if you're interested.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by r1lark View Post
        Sounds great Alex! Two things abut burnouts -- they help identify the weak links, and they can be expensive<G>. (But most all of us sneak one in now and then.......)
        I know that I will do many burn outs and it is better to find out the problem now instead of when I am at the strip...
        Alex Nelsen, certified Studebaker nut.
        Driving a 1954 Champion Coupe powered by a Chrysler 383.
        Lizella, GA

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        • #5
          Best sounding 54 on this forum i`m sure . .

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          • #6
            Nope, You're not the first to have that happen. Been there, done that. A few bucks, as long as the pinion/u-joint mount is ok) and a couple of hours work.

            The video is great motivation, thanks for posting.

            Bob

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            • #7
              Looks like you and I are going to get on the road by spring or before. Maybe we can meet in the middle one day soon.

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              • #8
                Congratulations!! Driving it for the first time has to be a rush.
                Pat Dilling
                Olivehurst, CA
                Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


                LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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                • #9
                  Looks Good Alex! hope you get all the small bugs worked out and get her finished for next season.
                  Good roads
                  Brian
                  Brian Woods
                  woodysrods@shaw.ca
                  1946 M Series (Shop Truck)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Flashback View Post
                    Looks like you and I are going to get on the road by spring or before. Maybe we can meet in the middle one day soon.
                    Our goal is to make it to the Fla. meet in March, to drive the car there.
                    Alex Nelsen, certified Studebaker nut.
                    Driving a 1954 Champion Coupe powered by a Chrysler 383.
                    Lizella, GA

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by aarrggh View Post
                      Best sounding 54 on this forum i`m sure . .
                      All it needs is a .509/.509 hydraulic roller lifter cam and it will sound perfect.
                      Alex Nelsen, certified Studebaker nut.
                      Driving a 1954 Champion Coupe powered by a Chrysler 383.
                      Lizella, GA

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                      • #12
                        Don't forget the So.Ea. Zone meet will be in Tifton Ga. Mar 19. Just down the road from you. Hope to see you there.
                        Neil Thornton

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