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  • Birthday 09/29/1950

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    Managed to graduate from whatever I endeavored. Now beyond that!
  1. starlightcoupe

    Studebakers, never to late to learn.

    They actually had great V-8's in to the sixties but, it's the general consensus in the Studebaker world that the 170 Champion Six is much preferred with a standard transmission, preferably with overdrive if it's to be used on the open road.
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    Tire Cover

    Ernie Loga was making them for the rear spare on the Rocknes. I would suspect he might have patterns for the side deluxe mounts as well. Worth checking.
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    Piston Identification Help ?

    George indicates his computer prevents him from a current response but the pistons turn out to be 1929 Commander 8 Model FD, with 250.4 cid.
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    Big Six aluminum head

    And, just for clarity, the "Commander Six" is not the "Big Six." Two immensely different engines. I believe the "Big Six", with 241.6 cid, production ended sometime around 1929-30; while what is referred to as the "Commander Six" made its debut in the 1932 Rockne "65" at 189.8 cid, and lasted in to 1961 at 245 cid.
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    1963 Avanti Rear Main Seal - HELP PLEASE!

    Questions on post war Studebakers get a lot more traffic on the Studebaker Drivers Club Forum. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/
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    33 Rockne Fuel Pump rebuild

    Dave Thibeault (T-bow) did mine the same time he did the carb. It didn't really need it but I figured with the ethanol in gasoline these days why take a chance and, since the carb was already out, access to the pump was a breeze.
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    A new photo op on N. Broad Street, Philly, PA

    The article link provides SOME history. I'm sure much more is available through local sources.
  8. Here's a new photo op location on N. Broad St in Philadelphia. http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/inga_saffron/a-studebaker-showroom-returns-to-north-philadelphia-this-time-without-the-cars-20180318.html
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    Are the Post WWII to mid 1950s Cars In Again?

    I've owned a '53 Studebaker Commander Starlight Coupe for 42 years, and a '51 Commander Starlight for 31 years; hence my screen name. I was never aware they were "out", let alone coming back in. The newest family arrival is the '33 Rockne. It arrived the year after the '51.
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    On this date, March 19, 1931

    On this date, March 19, 1931, Studebaker named coach of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish Knute Rockne to be their Manager of Sales Promotion. Twelve days later he would perish in a plane crash near Bazaar, Kansas. The first Rockne would role off the line in Detroit the following December.
  11. On this date, March 19, 1931, Studebaker named coach of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish Knute Rockne to be their Manager of Sales Promotion. Twelve days later he would perish in a plane crash near Bazaar, Kansas. The first Rockne would role off the line in Detroit the following December.
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    On this date, March 17, 1966, ...

    For those unfamiliar with Stu Chapman, he was the Director of Advertising & Public Relations for the Studebaker Corporation's automotive division in Canada until its demise in 1966.
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    On this date, March 17, 1966, ...

    As well as Guelph, Onan, Gravely, Schafer, Wagner Electric, Clarke, and others too numerous to mention.
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    On this date, March 17, 1966, ...

    On this date, March 17, 1966, the very last Studebaker rolled off the line in Hamilton, Ontario. From that day forward the Studebaker Corporation began to enjoy greater profitability. Many people are still under the impression Studebaker went out of business. There never has been any truth to that rumor.
  15. On this date, March 17, 1966, the very last Studebaker rolled off the line in Hamilton, Ontario. From that day forward the Studebaker Corporation began to enjoy greater profitability. Many people are still under the impression Studebaker went out of business. There never has been any truth to that rumor.