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  • Roscomacaw
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    John,

    I'd forgotten to close the rear vent windows and when the President was at the critical transition thru the sound barrier, the shock wave caused a pressure differential that broke the instrument glasses![:0]

    BTW, for any of you that are guessing, I did this with overinflated bias ply tires. Radial's grippiness proved to be a hindrance after Mach .5

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

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  • Roscomacaw
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    John,

    I'd forgotten to close the rear vent windows and when the President was at the critical transition thru the sound barrier, the shock wave caused a pressure differential that broke the instrument glasses![:0]

    BTW, for any of you that are guessing, I did this with overinflated bias ply tires. Radial's grippiness proved to be a hindrance after Mach .5

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

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  • Johnnywiffer
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    Man!! That Prez went so fast it cracked the lens!! Now THAT is fast!

    John

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  • Johnnywiffer
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    Man!! That Prez went so fast it cracked the lens!! Now THAT is fast!

    John

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  • Blue 15G
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    quote:Originally posted by studebakerjeff

    I had my 50 champion up to 180 but the visor blew off.


    Jeff

    1950 Champion business coupe
    Home of Marshall
    Must have fallen off of a cliff. Or, you loaded the trunk full of TNT.

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  • Blue 15G
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    quote:Originally posted by studebakerjeff

    I had my 50 champion up to 180 but the visor blew off.


    Jeff

    1950 Champion business coupe
    Home of Marshall
    Must have fallen off of a cliff. Or, you loaded the trunk full of TNT.

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  • studebakerjeff
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    I had my 50 champion up to 180 but the visor blew off.


    Jeff

    1950 Champion business coupe
    Home of Marshall

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  • studebakerjeff
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    I had my 50 champion up to 180 but the visor blew off.


    Jeff

    1950 Champion business coupe
    Home of Marshall

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  • Roscomacaw
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    Obviously, the President sedans could outrun the Speedsters. Maybe because the Speedsters were loaded down with all those extras![:0]

    [img] http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/.../31/speedo.jpg [/img]

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

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  • Roscomacaw
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    Obviously, the President sedans could outrun the Speedsters. Maybe because the Speedsters were loaded down with all those extras![:0]

    [img] http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/.../31/speedo.jpg [/img]

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

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  • JDP
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    The Speedster speedo is one year only because of the lighting.

    JDP/Maryland


    63 GT R2
    63 Avanti R1
    63 Daytona convert
    63 Lark 2 door
    62 Lark 2 door
    60 Lark HT-60Hawk
    59 3E truck
    58 Starlight
    52 & 53 Starliner
    51 Commander

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  • JDP
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    The Speedster speedo is one year only because of the lighting.

    JDP/Maryland


    63 GT R2
    63 Avanti R1
    63 Daytona convert
    63 Lark 2 door
    62 Lark 2 door
    60 Lark HT-60Hawk
    59 3E truck
    58 Starlight
    52 & 53 Starliner
    51 Commander

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  • Johnnywiffer
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    Naw...here's one for a '51.



    Oops...sorry....metric.

    John

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  • Johnnywiffer
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    Naw...here's one for a '51.



    Oops...sorry....metric.

    John

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  • lstude
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    I think all the Golden Hawks had 160 MPH speedometers.

    Leonard Shepherd
    http://leonardshepherd.com/

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