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  • #46
    Originally posted by Lark Hunter View Post

    Am looking forward to reading about this car . Toward the end of my senior year in high school and beyond, I owned a highly optioned 1978 LeSabre Custom 4 dr; which on the face of it, doesn't sound like much. It was very sharp looking, though! Two tone dark metallic red with gold pinstripe, 15x7 Buick Rallye Wheels, sport mirrors, dark tinted windows, and no vinyl top. It had a med-dark red interior, and *almost* every option in the book. Was powered by a 403 Olds; top engine option that year... complete with "fuel economy" indicator lights on the face of the gas gauge- one lit up green to let you know you were getting poor gas mileage, and another illuminated amber when it was worse. I really loved that car, and it was a comfortable place to be... I even spread out and did homework assignments in the Buick on occasion, as it was a much more relaxed place to be than trying to stay out of the path of a frequently raging step mother at home Had a good stereo, map and reading lights everywhere, and a large analog clock on the dash to keep me from getting reamed for arriving home late.
    Tory,

    When I get my copy, I will bring it to the April SAC board meeting so you can see the magazine and read the article.

    Bob Miles

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    • #47
      Originally posted by 6hk71400 View Post

      Tory,

      When I get my copy, I will bring it to the April SAC board meeting so you can see the magazine and read the article.

      Bob Miles
      Thank ya kindly, Bob!
      Whirling dervish of misinformation.

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      • #48
        Dang; and a friend just gave me subscriptions to all 3 Hemmings’ as a retirement gift.

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        • #49
          Got mine today!! Will open it tonight, came in a really nice cardboard mailer.
          Paul
          Winston-Salem, NC
          Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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          • #50
            Originally posted by r1lark View Post
            Got mine today!! Will open it tonight, came in a really nice cardboard mailer.
            So, Paul; how did you like it? BP
            We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

            Ayn Rand:
            "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

            G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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            • #51
              Still reading it. Started on the Tucker article, very interesting so far. I'm retired, so I don't have as much free time as I used to for reading , too busy (seriously).

              Couple of observations......
              The font is larger than most all the other magazines, and the spacing between lines is larger. I guess they know a lot of folks with poorer eyesight will be reading it. ​​​​​

              The paper is heavier as you said, but not quite as nice as Rodders Journal.

              The cover has an interesting and pleasing texture.
              Paul
              Winston-Salem, NC
              Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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              • #52
                Received my copy today, arrived in perfect shape. Lovely design, very substantial feel. Great articles & pictures, very well done.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by 6hk71400 View Post
                  Bob and Don,

                  Thanks for the information. Turning Wheels has a low percentage of advertisement if you do include classified. The content is always outstanding. I just got notification that my issue #1 is being shipped for Crankshaft. I will update when it gets to my home.

                  Bob Miles
                  I received my first copy of Crankshaft today. Left at the front door as the carrier did not attempt to bend it to fit in the box. It won't bend, it came Media Mail, which is a special Fourth Class rate but the cost was $3.45 and the weight was 1 1/2 pounds. Safely packaged and undamaged and sealed up so that no one could read it.

                  This is really not a magazine at 144 pages. It is more like a book that comes as installments on automotive history. As a car crazy young person, I checked out many books from the school library and city main library on car history. When I saw the article about the FRP, I hadn't seen anything since the mid 60's about that car! As there is so much about the past years since the automobile came on the scene, the material to write about will be unlimited.

                  I look forward to my next issue even though I spent just a hour perusing the articles before I need to eat lunch. After I eat, and wash my hands, I will look at the rest of my daily things to do then decide what I can put off to go back reading.

                  I look forward to covering our Studebakers. Soon as my one year expires, I will renew

                  Bob Miles

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                  • #54
                    I finally got to read a little of this magazine. It is unusual, bigger and heavier stock than any other magazine, especially the cover!

                    One thing I REALLY love- the articles are printed start to finish; that is, none of the two columns with (turn to page 54) at the bottom, then you get a half page and get (turn to page 80), and so on. It has always annoyed me to have to rifle back and forth through magazines just to read the articles. None of that here. And another bonus is that (so far) every page ends in a full sentence, perfect for us piecemeal readers. I didn't realize how much I appreciated these details until I had them back.

                    Stories start to finish, very few ads, and on high quality paper. I don't see how it can last and prosper long term.
                    Proud NON-CASO

                    I do not prize the word "cheap." It is not a badge of honor...it is a symbol of despair. ~ William McKinley

                    If it is decreed that I should go down, then let me go down linked with the truth - let me die in the advocacy of what is just and right.- Lincoln

                    GOD BLESS AMERICA

                    Ephesians 6:10-17
                    Romans 15:13
                    Deuteronomy 31:6
                    Proverbs 28:1

                    Illegitimi non carborundum

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                    • #55
                      Thank you for your opinion Bob. It is nice to know that if it does not prosper, the series will last long term and probably become collectores items like Automotive Quarterly.

                      I will support Crankshaft for as long as it last, or as long as I last. When the only exercise I get is pushing 70 I count my each days as a blessing. In January, my only exercise will be pushing 71

                      Bob Miles

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                      • #56
                        I ordered the first issue only off the website. It came very quickly. I throughly enjoyed it from cover to cover. Well written quality publication. Will definitely subscribe...Mike
                        Mike - Assistant Editor, Turning Wheels
                        Fort Worth, TX


                        1964 Avanti R2 #R-4986

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                        • #57
                          T.A. in Marana,
                          "Was powered by a 403 Olds".
                          Several years ago I heavily modified an Oldsmobile 403 CID 6.6L and it was incredible for a small block. With a bore of 4.351" it produced unbelievable torque. I used W30 much larger valves, extensive head work, Mondello camshaft, Performer intake etc. and it was no slouch. For a time when things were stifled due to emissions, it was a very understated motor. I installed it in a 1986 Full Size Oldsmobile wagon originally equipped with an anemic smog laden 307 CID. Living at the time in Greater Vancouver, we had the same emission regulations and testing as California. I was able to meet and exceed the specifications mandated for the 307 WITHOUT ANY EMISSION CONTROL EQUIPMENT other than the PCV valve, with almost 100 cubic inches more.
                          It was a dream to drive.
                          Bill

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