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  1. Wow, some of y'all are being really hard on this guy. After the reception he got from some of you, when he said he might 'street rod' it, is it any wonder he hasn't posted on this thread any more? BTW, I looked and he visited the AACA forum 10 hours ago, so he's still active, just not on this thread.
  2. Thanks Nate for the pics. I didn't know this was a process that can be done at home. Great job!
  3. Congrats on the engine start! I enjoy following your progress via your posts.
  4. Nate, if you get a chance, I would really love to see a pic of the finished stitching. Thanks!
  5. The small plates are to block off the heat riser passages. Having the heat riser passages blocked won't effect the drivability of the car once it is warmed up unless you plan on driving it a lot in cold weather. However, it may take a lot longer for the automatic choke to open fully. Blocking off the heat riser passages is done frequently on collector cars that won't be driven in really cold weather. I don't do it, but others do. Are you still using the heat riser valve? As to the starter, are you sure that is actually a 6 volt starter? Or is it maybe a 12 volt starter? As to the RTV all over the intake gaskets, if the gaskets are new and the head and manifold surfaces are clean and smooth, all that mess should not be needed. A Studebaker V8 uses very similar gaskets, and I've never had a problem with them. I do, however, give them a good coat of Copper Coat spray prior to installing them.
  6. Great progress, soon you will hear that engine run! Are you making your own harness, or using a pre-made one?
  7. Good score on the engine Fleetwood! Looking forward to more reports on your progress getting it all back together.
  8. Please note that this thread is 10 years old, and "98blackss" is no longer registered as a member of this site, so I wouldn't expect an answer from them. But hopefully one of the knowledgeable Studebaker folks that frequent this forum can answer your question.
  9. Leather is looking great! Amazing what some loving care can do for old leather.
  10. Wow, looks great! And you must use the fastest painter in the country, sent it middle of March and got it back at the end of April!!!
  11. Ouch! And I bet those Sprint exhaust manifolds don't grow on trees either.
  12. Very nice! I had been wondering what was going on with the CD8 Roadster, thanks for the update.
  13. Great article in the latest Collectible Automobile magazine about the Pontiac OHC 6.
  14. Jake, my post on the SDC Forum got a response today from the main Admin. Hopefully you will hear from him soon. Here is what he said: "What happens is, if you haven’t been signed in for a long period of time (usually more than a year), the system deactivate your account and if it remains inactive for another year, deletes it. If I receive a request through the admin account to turn it back on, I can. i’ll look up Bryan’s account and see what I can do. Thanks for the ping."
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