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  • '28 Studebaker rat rod on eBay

    Surfing through the new listings on eBay turned this one up: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Stude...spagenameZWDVW

    Interesting looking car; the workmanship looks pretty decent, but why, oh why did he elect to use a Morris Minor flathead engine with a 4 speed crashbox transmission? Look up "gormless" in the dictionary, and you'll see a picture of a Morris Minor flathead. A '63 Wagonaire with a six automatic and a full load of Weight Watchers "before" models could probably beat that "hot rod" in a drag.

    Looks like he went out of his way to use obscure and hard to find parts in his project. Maybe that's why it's unfinished.

    It would look good with a Stude V8 between the frame rails.

    I also fail to see how he can possibly call it a "George Barris-style" custom. Barris sure built some off-beat cars, but they were always impeccably finished.

    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

  • #2
    I kinda like it! There's some pretty creative ideas and execution going on there. But you're right, that Morris engine should be lake-bottom ballast.


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    Clark in San Diego
    '63 F2/Lark Standard
    www.studebakersandiego.com
    http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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    • #3
      I kinda like it! There's some pretty creative ideas and execution going on there. But you're right, that Morris engine should be lake-bottom ballast.


      [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

      Clark in San Diego
      '63 F2/Lark Standard
      www.studebakersandiego.com
      http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

      Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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      • #4

        I like the wheels. That's cause I need a set. Notice the spinners, second time this week I've seen them on wire wheels. The first time was in person at the shop.

        Ebon...


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        • #5

          I like the wheels. That's cause I need a set. Notice the spinners, second time this week I've seen them on wire wheels. The first time was in person at the shop.

          Ebon...


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          • #6
            Personally I just can't get the whole "rat rod" thing... although it WOULD be simple to just spray-bomb my 59 Lark flat black, throw away the hubcaps, and paint the wheels red, and call it "in style"...

            Just not for me...[xx(]

            Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
            Parish, central NY 13131
            http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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            • #7
              Personally I just can't get the whole "rat rod" thing... although it WOULD be simple to just spray-bomb my 59 Lark flat black, throw away the hubcaps, and paint the wheels red, and call it "in style"...

              Just not for me...[xx(]

              Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
              Parish, central NY 13131
              http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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              • #8
                I like this thing. He has a very short engine compartment that was I guess designed for the Morris Minor engine. I wonder what else would fit in there? Maybe a hot rodded Champion six w/three spd overdrive tranny. He has used a lot of BMC parts, I wonder why.

                Joe Roberts
                Joe Roberts
                '61 R1 Champ
                '65 Cruiser
                Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                • #9
                  I like this thing. He has a very short engine compartment that was I guess designed for the Morris Minor engine. I wonder what else would fit in there? Maybe a hot rodded Champion six w/three spd overdrive tranny. He has used a lot of BMC parts, I wonder why.

                  Joe Roberts
                  Joe Roberts
                  '61 R1 Champ
                  '65 Cruiser
                  Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by JRoberts
                    I wonder what else would fit in there? Maybe a hot rodded Champion six
                    I'm pretty sure a 6...even a little Champion 6...wouldn't fit where that 4 is. Maybe a V860?

                    I like it! Even with the Morris flathead. I don't think I'd fit in it, however.




                    Dick Steinkamp
                    Bellingham, WA

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by JRoberts
                      I wonder what else would fit in there? Maybe a hot rodded Champion six
                      I'm pretty sure a 6...even a little Champion 6...wouldn't fit where that 4 is. Maybe a V860?

                      I like it! Even with the Morris flathead. I don't think I'd fit in it, however.




                      Dick Steinkamp
                      Bellingham, WA

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                      • #12
                        Being over 6 feet tall, I have a hard time even driving a Model A pickup. I have to hunch over and my knees are to my chest. I would never fit into this contraption.


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                        • #13
                          Being over 6 feet tall, I have a hard time even driving a Model A pickup. I have to hunch over and my knees are to my chest. I would never fit into this contraption.


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