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  • More Panamericana - Studes at speed

    Javier sent me this link. Mostly Studes flat out in this year's race...

    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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    That last race reminds me of how much that race has changed since the days Mickey Thompson ran it, trying to miss cattle and farmers who knew nothing of the race. Great stuff!
    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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    • #3
      They sure don't sound like any Studebaker V8 that I have owned! My Overdrive equipped 55 was busy at 4,800 rpm in direct drive but quieter in overdrive at 3,600 rpm. Again this was 1969 on the uninhabited area north of Bell Road in Phoenix when I wanted to see what the car would do. I am glad of the statue of limitations is past!
      Bob Miles
      Tucson AZ

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      • #4
        They sure don't sound like any Studebaker V8 that I have owned!
        Most of them sounded like Bowtie bellybuttons to me, but one was definitely a big block Blue Oval.
        The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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        • #5
          Almost all of them sounded like quick change rear ends also. It's been over 35 years since my racing involvement, so the sounds I recognize might be something else, but that whine as they go by reminds me of those rears. Thanks for these posts Dick, I really enjoy watching them. Bill

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          • #6
            Thanks for posting Dick.
            Why so many Studes I wonder?

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            • #7
              Because they're the cars that win
              Mark L

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              • #8
                Dick:

                Again, thanks for posting.... tempestan

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                • #9
                  Somewhat related.

                  http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/...n-tribute-car/

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                  • #10
                    At least one of those cars sounded like it has forced induction (supercharger) under the hood. That was a pretty awesome ride-along!

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                    • #11
                      Without being familiar with those individual cars, I can tell you that the rules dictate no forced induction (single four barrel only) and a maximum of 305 cubic inches. The engines in the Studes are typically small block Chevies which are allowed under the rules because of the engines used in the '65-'66 Canadian made cars. Some have been run using stock engines (don't know about this year) but that's in the Turismo Producione class not in the Turismo Mayor class that wins all the races. I don't think quick change rear ends are allowed and they all use 5 speed trannys and 4 wheel disc brakes. The chassis/running gear will typically be worked over by current or former NASCAR builders.
                      Manuel J. Martinez
                      Baton Rouge, LA

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                      • #12
                        Here's the rule book...

                        http://www.lacarrerapanamericana.com...15-ingles1.pdf

                        See page 121 section 16.2

                        305 CID is correct for 6 cylinder cars. The limit for V8s is 366 CID

                        A single 600 CFM carb for V8s

                        Top speed is limited to 145 through a combination of RPM limit, tire size, and gearing.
                        Dick Steinkamp
                        Bellingham, WA

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                        • #13
                          Thanks Dick for the post. Always inspiring.

                          Here some results for the first days. Studebakers do dominate as usual.

                          http://www.lacarrerapanamericana.com...-FINALES-1.pdf


                          Need to keep this race on my bucket list!


                          Pekka
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                          1960 Lark VIII Regal convertible - 1964 Daytona Wagonaire

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                          • #14
                            Amazed me that when the Amazon turned over nobody came to help, usually they show pictures of a lot of people helping the crashed cars.
                            But this wasn't a US-made car.
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                            Josephine
                            -55
                            Champion V8
                            4d sedan

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                            • #15
                              So no blowers or stock motors... And the chassis's are all modern front clips and rears coils? That would make some sort of awesome daily driver! LOL...

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