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  • Another crusher bound 53

    I bought this 53 back in April. It was borderline saving then and a few days after I got it home, a tornado hit and blew a big oak over the quarters and top. That sent it over the edge. So, today was an unusually beautiful day here (74 and sunny). So I took off work and my Grandson and I started stripping. Here's a few shots.







    As you could see it is a champion, but it has a 51-52 V/8



    It had a really nice steering wheel.


  • #2
    There is definately a line where saving is just not worth it.
    I love that carb. What is the model on those L shaped carbs? I am pretty sure they are Strombergs, but I am curious what model?
    I have a WW on my 289 and a UVB26AA on my 232, but I love the look of those.
    Do they perform well?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kmac530 View Post
      What is the model on those L shaped carbs? I am pretty sure they are Strombergs, but I am curious what model?
      They are indeed Strombergs; either AAUVB-26 or WWUVL-26.
      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      '33 Rockne 10,
      '51 Commander Starlight,
      '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
      '56 Sky Hawk

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      • #4
        You saved tha O/D tranny, right?
        Proud NON-CASO

        I do not prize the word "cheap." It is not a badge of honor...it is a symbol of despair. ~ William McKinley

        If it is decreed that I should go down, then let me go down linked with the truth - let me die in the advocacy of what is just and right.- Lincoln

        GOD BLESS AMERICA

        Ephesians 6:10-17
        Romans 15:13
        Deuteronomy 31:6
        Proverbs 28:1

        Illegitimi non carborundum

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kmac530 View Post
          There is definately a line where saving is just not worth it.
          I love that carb. What is the model on those L shaped carbs? I am pretty sure they are Strombergs, but I am curious what model?
          I have a WW on my 289 and a UVB26AA on my 232, but I love the look of those.
          Do they perform well?
          I had a pair on the Kart Hauler...



          It ran just fine ...

          Dick Steinkamp
          Bellingham, WA

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          • #6
            Dick, what mufflers did you run on that car?

            I'm trying to figure out what mufflers to run with my Silvertone duals on the Wagon.

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            • #7
              Dick, I always assumed that car was a trailer queen only,as I've only seen pics of it in shows, guess I was wrong.
              Sounds good.

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              • #8
                Flashback, sorry to see this happen too your car, tough break.

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                • #9
                  Even a queen needs someone to ride her; otherwise, there would be no line of succession.
                  "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                  Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                  Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                  '33 Rockne 10,
                  '51 Commander Starlight,
                  '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
                  '56 Sky Hawk

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                  • #10
                    Valiant effort on your part but it looks like that helper of yours is the one doin all the work !

                    Thats very cool.

                    Dean.

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                    • #11
                      Sure like the gold engine treatment on the hauler!



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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dean pearson View Post
                        Valiant effort on your part but it looks like that helper of yours is the one doin all the work !
                        Handsome young feller, too!
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                        Dave Lester

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Studedude View Post
                          Sure like the gold engine treatment on the hauler!



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                          All my best ideas are stolen from friends



                          Plenty of good and desirable parts on that '53 Starliner, Tex. It's a shame a tree fell on it, but the parts that are left will make some other C/K owners very happy (and put some money in your pocket to boot).
                          Last edited by Dick Steinkamp; 12-15-2011, 07:49 AM.
                          Dick Steinkamp
                          Bellingham, WA

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                          • #14
                            Hi Dick, tried to pm you but your mail box was full. Good to see you are well and not giving up on Studebakers or the forum.

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                            • #15
                              Tex, check your pm's, I sent you a list. BTW, nice pictures.

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