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    Electrical: That probably means your Packard Hawk has power...

    That probably means your Packard Hawk has power steering, as that makes the horn wire different than standard steering. That's probably a "duh!" comment because all Packard Hawks probably have power...
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    Electrical: Good thing it was a fly-back set and not a static...

    Good thing it was a fly-back set and not a static deflection 7" CRT with an oscillator High voltage power supply. Those can be lethal.
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    That is really impressive. I've been looking...

    That is really impressive. I've been looking forward to seeing it for a long time. What did you use for the rear pillars? They look just like stock pillars. Incredible body work!
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    Body: Either that, or the shaft is broken and the...

    Either that, or the shaft is broken and the spring is in the bottom of the door.
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    Engine: It would be nice if the seller told you the...

    It would be nice if the seller told you the actual part number, so it could be looked up in the parts catalog.

    Two barrel air cleaners can be made into four barrel air cleaners by modifying the...
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    Fuel System: Wow! Desert sand, power steering, power disk...

    Wow! Desert sand, power steering, power disk brakes. That's quite a car and a great find.

    Welcome to the forum.

    Since you are new to Studebakers, please do not fall into the trap of thinking...
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    Rear Axle: Ha! That gave me a chuckle. :)

    Ha! That gave me a chuckle. :)
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    Body: Please let us know what you find. I am curious...

    Please let us know what you find. I am curious and others are too.
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    Engine: Since you are putting in into a 53, why not paint...

    Since you are putting in into a 53, why not paint it the 53 green, so it looks right under the hood?
  10. Transmission: When you are out on the road, can you floor the...

    When you are out on the road, can you floor the accelerator and feel it downshift? My 60 sometimes feels like it did not shift to third, but downshifts when I floor it.
  11. Engine: Welcome to the forum. Since you are new to...

    Welcome to the forum.

    Since you are new to Studebakers, please do not fall into the trap of thinking they are poorly designed cars. They are actually very well designed and really do not need to...
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    Brakes: If you look at the later brakes, around 62 -63 or...

    If you look at the later brakes, around 62 -63 or so, they added self adjusters to the existing brake system. A casual glance at the parts catalog looks like those parts would be simple add-ons, but...
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    Electrical: True, but if an OZ4 was bad, the speaker would...

    True, but if an OZ4 was bad, the speaker would not hum. Something else is going on in this radio.
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    Fuel System: What happens if you loosen the wing nut on the...

    What happens if you loosen the wing nut on the top of the air cleaner and dribble a shot glass or two of fuel down into the carburetor? Will it start then?
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    Electrical: Randomly replacing parts is a favorite activity...

    Randomly replacing parts is a favorite activity of many forum members and visitors alike. :)

    Seriously, do you hear any crackle or hum from the speaker?

    If you decide to send it off to someone...
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    Agreed. Plus... Teach him/her how to...

    Agreed. Plus...
    Teach him/her how to troubleshoot - to find the REAL problem - and he/she can fix anything. He/she can even teach others eventually.
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    Check your PMs.

    Check your PMs.
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    This is an excellent thread, but there is another...

    This is an excellent thread, but there is another side to this same question.

    Someone asks "what is wrong with my car?" We ask for more information about the car or the symptoms and they do not...
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    The 50 Commander was a similar design to all of...

    The 50 Commander was a similar design to all of the 51 and later suspension.

    The actual answer to your question is 1951. There were subtle changes over the years, like rubber A arm bushings in...
  20. You are most welcome Henry.

    You are most welcome Henry.
  21. No, it won't fit as is. The problem is in the...

    No, it won't fit as is.

    The problem is in the carburetor base mount configuration.

    47-52 has a symmetrical mount, while 53-58 has what I call a "D" shaped mount. The carburetor bases are...
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    Cool/Heat: Don't expect a lot from the defroster. It's...

    Don't expect a lot from the defroster. It's design is not like the ones in modern cars.
  23. Electrical: I do not know about the prewar cars, but all the...

    I do not know about the prewar cars, but all the postwar six volt Studebakers use the battery size called Group One.
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    The 57 Chevrolet is the most obvious.

    The 57 Chevrolet is the most obvious.
  25. Electrical: Let us know how that goes. Hopefully it is...

    Let us know how that goes.

    Hopefully it is the starter and not some other component.

    Hopefully also, the rebuilder does better work than some of the hacks that used to be in business around...
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