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    Not Studebaker related (Thank Goodness!) but interesting.

    http://www.break.com/index/time-fire-your-welder.html

    Leonard Shepherd
    http://leonardshepherd.com/


  • #2
    That would tend to ruin one's day at the strip, wouldn't it?

    Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

    Currently driving an '87 Ford F-150, but I dream of having a Hawk one day. Don't we all?
    Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

    KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

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    • #3
      That would tend to ruin one's day at the strip, wouldn't it?

      Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

      Currently driving an '87 Ford F-150, but I dream of having a Hawk one day. Don't we all?
      Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

      KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

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      • #4
        I think he should find someone that CAN weld
        Frank van Doorn
        Omaha, Ne.
        1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
        1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
        1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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        • #5
          I think he should find someone that CAN weld
          Frank van Doorn
          Omaha, Ne.
          1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
          1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
          1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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          • #6
            He obviously didn't have tapered axles![xx(]

            Here's another amazing vid from that same site! Look what you can see at one thousand frames per second![:0]

            http://www.break.com/index/drag_raci...t_1000fps.html

            Miscreant adrift in
            the BerStuda Triangle


            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
            1960 Larkvertible V8
            1958 Provincial wagon
            1953 Commander coupe

            No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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            • #7
              He obviously didn't have tapered axles![xx(]

              Here's another amazing vid from that same site! Look what you can see at one thousand frames per second![:0]

              http://www.break.com/index/drag_raci...t_1000fps.html

              Miscreant adrift in
              the BerStuda Triangle


              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
              1960 Larkvertible V8
              1958 Provincial wagon
              1953 Commander coupe

              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

              Comment


              • #8
                Who says any welds broke?

                Could have more easliy been the actual Heim joints that broke, or the Heim threads that stripped!
                OR...could have been the bolts that secured the ladder bar to the chassis (thru the Heim) also. Plainly...what ever the cause...one side broke before the other side.

                Though...either way...NHRA and I believe the IHRA both require a "loop" (of sorts as a safety feature) to secure any broken Heim joints so that "doesn't" happen. He apparently didn't have the safety features installed!

                Mike

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                • #9
                  Who says any welds broke?

                  Could have more easliy been the actual Heim joints that broke, or the Heim threads that stripped!
                  OR...could have been the bolts that secured the ladder bar to the chassis (thru the Heim) also. Plainly...what ever the cause...one side broke before the other side.

                  Though...either way...NHRA and I believe the IHRA both require a "loop" (of sorts as a safety feature) to secure any broken Heim joints so that "doesn't" happen. He apparently didn't have the safety features installed!

                  Mike

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                  • #10
                    It looks like the four bolts that fasten the ladder bars to the diff plates sheared (or the solid heim ends broke or stripped out). Probably had some Home Depot grade 5 galvanized bolts jammed in there. I've seen that happen on one side where the front (solid) heim end broke. Twisted the rear end 45 degree's and tore up a whole lot more than this Camaro had torn up.
                    Betcha he could have had that Camaro fixed in a day, not counting the driveshaft...
                    Jeff[8D]



                    quote:Originally posted by 41 Frank

                    I think he should find someone that CAN weld
                    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                    Jeff


                    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                    • #11
                      It looks like the four bolts that fasten the ladder bars to the diff plates sheared (or the solid heim ends broke or stripped out). Probably had some Home Depot grade 5 galvanized bolts jammed in there. I've seen that happen on one side where the front (solid) heim end broke. Twisted the rear end 45 degree's and tore up a whole lot more than this Camaro had torn up.
                      Betcha he could have had that Camaro fixed in a day, not counting the driveshaft...
                      Jeff[8D]



                      quote:Originally posted by 41 Frank

                      I think he should find someone that CAN weld
                      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                      Jeff


                      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                      Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                      • #12
                        Interesting to see the Christmas tree green light flashing at 60 cycles per second....
                        Jeff[8D]


                        quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs
                        Here's another amazing vid from that same site! Look what you can see at one thousand frames per second![:0]
                        http://www.break.com/index/drag_raci...t_1000fps.html
                        HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                        Jeff


                        Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                        Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Interesting to see the Christmas tree green light flashing at 60 cycles per second....
                          Jeff[8D]


                          quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs
                          Here's another amazing vid from that same site! Look what you can see at one thousand frames per second![:0]
                          http://www.break.com/index/drag_raci...t_1000fps.html
                          HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                          Jeff


                          Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                          Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Here's an idea of what it's like when I drive our 60 Lark ragtop and take the wife to our favorite breakfast nook in the nearby Sierra Nevadas.[}]

                            http://www.break.com/index/go_speed_racer_go.html

                            Miscreant adrift in
                            the BerStuda Triangle


                            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                            1960 Larkvertible V8
                            1958 Provincial wagon
                            1953 Commander coupe

                            No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Here's an idea of what it's like when I drive our 60 Lark ragtop and take the wife to our favorite breakfast nook in the nearby Sierra Nevadas.[}]

                              http://www.break.com/index/go_speed_racer_go.html

                              Miscreant adrift in
                              the BerStuda Triangle


                              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                              1960 Larkvertible V8
                              1958 Provincial wagon
                              1953 Commander coupe

                              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

                              Comment

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