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  • sals54
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    Normally the engine number would be stamped in that same area as the cloverleaf, but as this is a factory replacement, no number was stamped. I've heard that some would get stamped in the same engine number as the original, but I don't know if that would have been done by the Dealer or perhaps by the owner.

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  • GThawkwind
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    Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
    Randy, a clover-leaf block is one that denotes an engine built to heavy-duty specifications.

    It simply has a little clover leaf stamped into the machined pad where the engine's serial number is normally stamped. I'm sorry I don't have a photo to attach, but the clover leaf is about the same size as the numbers and letters you commonly see stamped on that pad.

    There may or may not be other digits stamped there as well, depending on whether the engine was built for the production line or for service stock to be shipped out and used as a replacement engine. BP
    How much value does that add to the car if its factory ? and I know it's a dumb question but where is the engine serial number on a hawk like that

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  • 8E45E
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    Originally posted by sals54 View Post
    I added this to the original post, but here as well to bump it to the top.

    I just got the production order in the mail today. Sadly, not listed on the factory order. Its an original CA car that apparently spent its entire life here in Northern CA. The Skytop almost certainly was a dealer installed item, as it has all the earmarks of being done as per factory specs that I've seen on other Skytop cars. The headliner is still in very good condition, as is the Skytop itself. I'm prepping it for ebay, but will not attempt to do any extreme work on the car. It already runs and drives and stops decently. Needs some cosmetics which I will leave for the new owner. Wish me luck, eh?
    That's encouraging! Three weeks is not bad at all considering how many P.O's they have to go through.

    Craig

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  • sals54
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    I added this to the original post, but here as well to bump it to the top.

    I just got the production order in the mail today. Sadly, not listed on the factory order. Its an original CA car that apparently spent its entire life here in Northern CA. The Skytop almost certainly was a dealer installed item, as it has all the earmarks of being done as per factory specs that I've seen on other Skytop cars. The headliner is still in very good condition, as is the Skytop itself. I'm prepping it for ebay, but will not attempt to do any extreme work on the car. It already runs and drives and stops decently. Needs some cosmetics which I will leave for the new owner. Wish me luck, eh?

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  • jimmijim8
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    I ain't LION Sal.

    Fill that hole. Frankenstein type headliner install. cheers jimmijim
    Originally posted by sals54 View Post
    Hey guys, jimmijim is a kidder, as am I. No cutting or torching is going on for this roof. We were just yankin each other's chains.
    I will be requesting a purchase order for this car from the Museum. Then we'll see if its factory or dealer.

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  • sals54
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    Originally posted by Welcome View Post
    'Sherwood'non-executive elevator in the SNM Archives building.

    PS: Sincere apologies to sals54 for hi-jack-ing his thread!
    Hey, Hijack away if you wish. Its been fascinating to learn about the inner workings of the Temple of Studedom.
    So, are you really the guy who does the search for the production orders????? If so, then what day of the month are the searches going on for this month???
    I'm dyin on the vine waiting. And its only been a day and a half. I grew up in the days when waiting was the name of the game and a person just had to deal with it, but for cryin out loud, I gave that up a long time ago. Now I've become an impatient search sleuth.

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  • avantilover
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    Thanks will post should I be visiting
    i

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  • Welcome
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    Originally posted by avantilover View Post
    >>>Never been to SB or Indiana for that matter, one day I hope, but with my luck the museum would be closed for renovations that day LOL.
    IFIF'in existence'YOU through what certainly has to be called "Studebaker Disneyland"

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  • avantilover
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    Originally posted by studefan View Post
    This is a statement from the museum. Production orders are pulled once a month. Catch them a day before the pull and you get it right away. Catch them the day after the pull and you wait a month.
    Once a month, you have to be kidding, is it really that hard to locate them or do they just not have enough staff.

    Never been to SB or Indiana for that matter, one day I hope, but with my luck the museum would be closed for renovations that day LOL.

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  • Welcome
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    Originally posted by jclary View Post
    Hey! I'd love to go and observe that! Heck...I'd even volunteer to pull the wagon. After all...it's a museum...living in the past is their business.>>><<<...don't forget to thank the one legged guy.
    Thanks for your kind offer, John!!!

    I’m not 1-legged …at least as yet …but I do 'hobble' a little!!!

    As for my goat, 'Sherwood' …yes I can use all the help I can get as he does not like getting in & out of our non-executive elevator in the SNM Archives building.


    PS: Sincere apologies to sals54 for hi-jack-ing his thread!
    Last edited by Welcome; 01-11-2013, 05:35 PM. Reason: Apology added

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  • jclary
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    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
    I think they send a one legged Guy riding in a Studebaker Goat Wagon to go up and down the isles looking with a candle!!
    Hey! I'd love to go and observe that! Heck...I'd even volunteer to pull the wagon. After all...it's a museum...living in the past is their business.

    Don't push it...who knows, someday when Holograms are perfected and common...they might just decide it is cheaper to scrap the cars and replace them with cheap 3-D Holograms. Relax...go smell a rose...polish some chrome...restitch some upholstery...and after the paperwork arrives...don't forget to thank the one legged guy.

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  • studefan
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    This is a statement from the museum. Production orders are pulled once a month. Catch them a day before the pull and you get it right away. Catch them the day after the pull and you wait a month.

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  • avantilover
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    I think Stu Chapman told the person in charge but maybe they don't care.
    Posting this from my kobo arc tablet what a great device.

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  • thunderations
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    I didn't realise that out of country orders had to be phoned in. That does seem to be antiquated in this cyberspace age. I know that paypal charges a heefty fee, but it would be better then loosing orders. When I travel out of country, my credit cards are honored and the foriegn currency is converted to US dollars. Strange that it doesn't work with out of country credit cards. Has anyone asked the SNM to look into getting out of country credit cards approved? Might be as simple as checking with the bank.
    Originally posted by avantilover View Post
    Not if you are from overseas, as it asks (or maybe that has now changed) for you to enter your US State, naturally neither Christophe nor I can do do.

    International

    Canadian and International Orders

    Our website is not able to process Canadian or International orders. Please place your order by calling the Museum Store at (574) 235-9714.

    I'm sorry but in 2013 this is absolutely pathetic, small town museum living in yesterday's world.

    Bad luck museum, you keep your items and lose any chance for donations, I'll keep my money.

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  • avantilover
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    Not if you are from overseas, as it asks (or maybe that has now changed) for you to enter your US State, naturally neither Christophe nor I can do do.

    International

    Canadian and International Orders

    Our website is not able to process Canadian or International orders. Please place your order by calling the Museum Store at (574) 235-9714.

    I'm sorry but in 2013 this is absolutely pathetic, small town museum living in yesterday's world.

    Bad luck museum, you keep your items and lose any chance for donations, I'll keep my money.
    Last edited by avantilover; 01-11-2013, 11:56 AM.

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