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    I love the fact you’re using the original bezel!...

    I love the fact you’re using the original bezel! Just so, so sad when I look in a vintage car and see the original dash replaced with a slab of aluminum with some random round gauges in it. This is...
  2. Thread: Radio Flyerl

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    Well, today I got the car back from the paint...

    Well, today I got the car back from the paint shop, looking better than new. Here’s a couple shots of how much of the previous owner’s paint job that we had to strip off8223682237and a couple more of...
  3. Brakes: As far as your firewall reservoir goes, here’s...

    As far as your firewall reservoir goes, here’s an idea to keep the firewall looking stock (to the untrained eye...). Get an old firewall mounted single brake master cylinder. Gut it, and tap threads...
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    Engine: 2 Barrel carbs with 3-bolt flange

    Hey Dudes! I just picked up this rare intake manifold with an eye towards putting it on my ‘50 Land Cruiser.81994It’s an Edmunds. 245 Commander 6. Wondering about carburetor recommendations for it....
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    Rear Axle: Easier way to tell if it’s got twin traction:...

    Easier way to tell if it’s got twin traction: with transmission in neutral, just rotate one axle. If the other axle turns the opposite way, it’s NOT twin traction. If the other axle turns the SAME...
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    Well! You just took me to school! That is so...

    Well! You just took me to school! That is so fascinating I actually had to get out of bed, go out to the shop, and look. Sure enough... missing the “2”. So I have a reproduction, which is fine with...
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    Guys— it IS aluminum. Absolutely for sure. Magnet...

    Guys— it IS aluminum. Absolutely for sure. Magnet won’t stick, weighs half as much as a cast iron one Which I have several of. Previous owner had it painted super-glossy Silver, so if I post a...
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    Aluminum intake— Factory?

    I recently bought another Hawk to restore, a ‘61. Numbers matching 289, but has a stock appearing aluminum intake manifold, AFB style. Has the firing order cast onto it in the normal place, and what...
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    Exhaust: Well today I ordered a SS exhaust system...

    Well today I ordered a SS exhaust system including mufflers from Myer Studebaker in Ohio. According to Jon Myer, there is no interference issues with this system. Since they sell their very own 700R4...
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    Exhaust: 700R4 interference?

    Restoring a '61 Hawk which is all original, 289, stock rear end, etc, but I'm in the process of converting it to a GM 700R4 automatic. I was going to order an exhaust system from Parks Pipes or...
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    New young enthusiast

    Today I helped my Neighbor get the new car I found for their 15 year old son to build as a father-son project this summer. We took my trailer and brought home this very straight ‘62 GT.8099380994...
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    ‘61 Hawk Bucket seats are somewhat hard to find,...

    ‘61 Hawk Bucket seats are somewhat hard to find, but are wide and comfortable. And correct looking. ‘62-‘64 Hawk buckets are narrower, but have a spiffy little center console that fits between them....
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    I have had pretty good luck with rockauto.com...

    I have had pretty good luck with rockauto.com with very low prices, and most importantly, PHOTOGRAPHS of the parts so you can verify they are right before ordering. Just got new brake shoes for my...
  14. That’s cool! I like it!

    That’s cool! I like it!
  15. Thread: GT Hawkamino

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    GT Hawkamino

    My friend in a nearby town has several project cars in his yard, and I find this one to be interesting. Although it’s crudely done, the lines I think work pretty well, and if someone built one like...
  16. Thread: Radio Flyerl

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    Today I got the freshly rebuilt 700R4 installed...

    Today I got the freshly rebuilt 700R4 installed to the back of the engine. Used an adapter that I purchased from Fairborn Studebaker. It’s good quality, excellent fit, good instructions, and a...
  17. Thread: Radio Flyerl

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    Radio Flyerl

    That is the name my grandson chose for our new ‘63 Wagonaire project (he’s 16). Since it’s a “Litttle Red Wagon”, I think we’ll keep it! Anyway, we are pretty excited to have found this car. It’s a...
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    I am in the process of restoring a '63 Daytona...

    I am in the process of restoring a '63 Daytona Wagonaire: red, blk and white interior, 3rd row seat, roof rack. 289, etc. Very nice car. And I'm switching out the Flightomatic for a 700R4. When...
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    I don’t see any pictures, so I don’t believe it.:)

    I don’t see any pictures, so I don’t believe it.:)
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    Here’s some pictures of the visor on our ‘50 Land...

    Here’s some pictures of the visor on our ‘50 Land Cruiser. I believe it’s been on the car since 1950. 77962779637796477965The brackets are slightly different from the ones already posted, though they...
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    My '50 Land Cruiser with stand up spare looks...

    My '50 Land Cruiser with stand up spare looks very much like this, although I should go out tomorrow and have a better look at it... I think the material is the same, too. If I remember, I'll shoot a...
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    Love the Whites and Wires!

    Love the Whites and Wires!
  23. Thread: Somebody Else

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    Somebody Else

    My wife and I were just talking about finding a competent builder to custom-build a TH700R4 for our 289 Wagonaire. I’m not a really great transmission guy, and told her we might need to find somebody...
  24. Someone who’s good with a bead-roller could form...

    Someone who’s good with a bead-roller could form a patch section to replace the bottom few inches... Classic should consider making this patch-panel!
  25. There aren’t very many of these cars left....

    There aren’t very many of these cars left. Weren’t many to begin with, for that matter... I guess we Stude people are so used to having rare cars we don’t give it a second thought, but compared to...
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