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  • '53 Coupe; identify one more hole?

    There's a 1/4" hole in the floorboard/firewall, 1" below the accelerator boot. I have no clue.
    I thought it may be for the grommet/cable that releases the chute.[)]
    Thanks for your patience.
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    '33 Rockne 10,
    '51 Commander Starlight,
    '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
    '56 Sky Hawk

  • #2
    OD kick down switch.

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    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by Alan

      OD kick down switch.
      Isn't that for the guide (eye) for the e-brake cable? I have never seen a Stude. with the switch on the floor like a Ford, always, on the Carb. linkage.


      StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        I believe StudeRich is correct. It' close there.
        If you have access to a parts manual, it will
        show this and other little tid bits.

        Tex E. Grier

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        • #5
          Mine is also an automatic. If it were standard, I believe the kickdown would still be on the throttle bellcrank. There is a guide for the E-brake (a small J-bolt) fitted through two holes just fore of the accelerator pedal.
          Perhaps, as Jim said, there never was anything there; good way to get moisture in to the carpet.
          Everything that needs installed is installed and, the only thing out of place is that hole. Maybe I'll stuff a little dum-dum in it before laying the Dynamat.
          "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

          Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
          '33 Rockne 10,
          '51 Commander Starlight,
          '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
          '56 Sky Hawk

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          • #6
            My 53 Commander Coupe it 100% original and unfettered and that's where the OD switch is mounted! Blew my mind when I saw that the first time!

            Likewise, the 2R5 I took the engine out of last week - kickdown switch was under the gas pedal.[:0]

            STILL lots to learn about Studes!

            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
            1963 Cruiser
            1960 Larkvertible V8
            1958 Provincial wagon
            1953 Commander coupe
            1957 President two door

            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
              That is where mine was on the 53K. Happy to think mine isn't the only freak.

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              • #8
                I also have a pair of unidentified holes in the floor of the 57 Silverhawk I just bought. Maybe if I describe them accurately enough, someone on this forum might be able to assist me with their identification. They are similar but not identical, one on each side; with rather irregular edges sporting a brown jagged appearance and large enough to put your foot thru...

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                • #9
                  Sounds like metal eating termites to me.

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                  • #10
                    Buddy, your car didn't come with the option of floors.

                    Matthew Burnette
                    Hazlehurst, GA

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                    • #11
                      Umm, a previous owner must have removed my floor delete plates. Are they interchangeable; left to right?

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                      • #12
                        Depends if it's LHC or RHC.[)]

                        Thanks to respondents.

                        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                        '33 Rockne 10,
                        '51 Commander Starlight,
                        '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
                        '56 Sky Hawk

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