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    Last week I ordered some stuff from Carb kit for a marvel-schleber carb (for a '48 moline Z tractor), and some brake parts for my own '53. I have a Ford Maverick rear end in my car and over the winter one of the wheel cylinders made a puddle on the garage floor. The drum on that side tends to get stuck on the axle flange and this time I bent it getting it off. Decided to just get 2 new drums, wheel cylinders, shoes, and a spring kit. I'd previously cheaped out on this and just had the drums dusted off and put new seals in the cylinders from the junkyard axle.

    Maybe I will get this car out of the garage after a year(!) and be at the zone meet in WI this September....

    Any rate, the parts came in 3 shipments and the last box was on my porch when I got home from work today.

    As folks who order from Rockauto will know, they usually toss in a tool box or garage beer fridge magnet featuring a customer's car.

    Got one in the first box the other day and was surprised to find a 2nd one lurking almost un-noticed in the box I got today. Glad I spotted it.

    Congratulations Duane!

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    Jeff in ND

  • #2
    Cool beans, Duane. Congratulations. BP
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    • #3
      Jeff, those magnets are intended for covering rust holes in old cars.
      Send in a photo of your Studebaker and the Moline too, and maybe they will be applied to future magnets. I hope to see you in September!
      In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.


      • #4
        I have received several boxes of parts from Rock Auto over the past couple of months. Each box had from one to three of those car magnets in them. I have not been lucky enough to receive any Studebaker magnets yet.
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer


        • #5
          Thanks guys! The only parts from Rock Auto on the '53 are the lug nuts & the electric fuel pump I use to prime it.. but I got a bunch of magnets and every once in a while someone who knows me tell me they now have my car in their possession.
          The magnet also works on hotel room doors, so you can find your room down a long hall. The hotel in Dover had composite doors, so it was on my door frame there.
          See you in Menomonie in September!


          • #6
            Nice! That's pretty cool no matter how you slice it.

            Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" |


            • #7
              That is great exposure for the Marque. Too cool!
              Ed Sallia
              Dundee, OR

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