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  • rockinhawk
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    Found the exhaust leak that made him sick. Tried to fix it. Made it worse! It was a blown gasket where the head pipe botls to the manifold. Naturally I broke the stud. Rounded up another manifold, got it ready for new studs and got some new gaskets. now just have to find time to replace it.

    We did get some of the windows to go up and down. It won't make it to SB, but we hope to have it at the Fla State meet this year.

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  • crazylark
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    Originally posted by Flashback View Post
    Glad you are a lot better Josh. Welcome to the forum.
    thanks everybody im glad to be welcomed to the forum.

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  • Flashback
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    Glad you are a lot better Josh. Welcome to the forum.

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  • mbstude
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    Originally posted by crazylark View Post
    Yeah im feeling much better now if south bend could come any quicker
    Welcome to the Forum kid.

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  • crazylark
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    Yeah im feeling much better now if south bend could come any quicker

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  • 52 Ragtop
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    Must of had some of that "smart southern" rasin'!! <G>

    Jim

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  • rockinhawk
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    Thanks for all the WELL WISHES everyone, Josh is doing much better now. Looking into a different type of treatment that was reccomended here. Josh seems receptive to the idea.
    We have been working on his car each afternoon. Got 2 of the windows working. Removed the regulator from another and rebuilt it but havn't got it back in yet. At least he can get some fresh air.

    Every once in awhile Josh will sigh and say"I just love my car." That makes it all worth while for me.

    School ended for him Tuesday so he has been going to work with me and his Dad. When it came time to pay off today He told me to just keep his pay untill we went to South Bend. He says he is going to work all summer nd not draw his pay so he will have a pocketful of money to spend on parts.
    But then he wanted to stop by the local parts store. He needed a few things but didn't have any money so ha says "Papa, can you get this for me?"
    I tell you this kid is slick! Reminds me of another kid that usta hang out with me.

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  • Flashback
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    Glad to hear Josh is better and you found the leak. He sounds tough. Memories he will have from all this, are what I have in my mind from my Dad and Grandad. GREAT memories. I am the Grandad now, and I know, I still have the memories.

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  • Studewannabe
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    Mr. Thornton, he will remember all those mishaps fondly
    in years to come.Wish i still had my Grandpa today to hear what
    he thought of the cars in his days.
    He taught me to drive in a Holden HA pickup.
    Hope Josh feels better soon.

    Regards,
    Peet

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  • Bob Andrews
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    Originally posted by rockinhawk View Post
    Josh has been to the ER for several Studebaker related incidents.
    At age 2 He drank gas from a Mountain Dew bottle I was using to prime a carb.
    At age 4 He sliced his foot on a piece of rusty metal.
    At age 7 Asthma triggered by dust from sanding.
    At age 10 Stitches from a starter falling on his head.
    Now at 12 Asthma triggered by exhaust fumes.
    Neil, that is my kind of kid. And, my kind of life. Seems like too many kids are sheltered in the text and Facebook and video game world. Those scars will just add character. Good for him- and his Grampa!

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  • rockinhawk
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    Found the leak!! Blown gasket where head pipe bolts to right manifold. i guess we broke it loose when we picked the motor up.

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  • rockinhawk
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    Joshua is doing much better today. Turns out the ER Doctor is a former Studebaker owner.
    Josh has been to the ER for several Studebaker related incidents.
    At age 2 He drank gas from a Mountain Dew bottle I was using to prime a carb.
    At age 4 He sliced his foot on a piece of rusty metal.
    At age 7 Asthma triggered by dust from sanding.
    At age 10 Stitches from a starter falling on his head.
    Now at 12 Asthma triggered by exhaust fumes.

    Yet he still loves his car! He's one tough and cool kid. He is looking forward to his first trip to South Bend This year.

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  • Lenny R2
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    Hi Neal, hope Josh will be feeling better soon

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  • dean pearson
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    Could be just the dust and dirt kicked up on the back roads too ?
    Hope all is better by now !

    Dean.

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  • showbizkid
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    I'm all too familiar with what asthma will do to you. I hope he recovers quickly.

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