Mark Huston

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  1. Mark Huston

    Show me your Foliage!

    Today I took my 1929 Studebaker President out for a drive in the foothills. Stopped in the old gold town of Campo Seco. The trees are still not yet ready to turn fall colors here in Northern California.
  2. Mark Huston

    Free is good, right?

    Should be no problem getting it running again it ran when parked in 1986. It might take longer to clear off the moss to see where your going.
  3. Mark Huston

    Car Logo Quiz...

    I managed to guess my way to 44. Some of cars I had never heard of before.
  4. Here are pictures I took in 2016 at the Ironstone Concours of a 1905 Studebaker Electric Stan Hope for comparison.
  5. Mark Huston

    When did cars get adjustable front seats?

    My 1929 Studebaker President has both an adjustable front seat and an adjustable steering column.
  6. Mark Huston

    Identification of old auto needed please

    It looks very much like a Dodge. I am not an expert on Dodge cars so I can't say what year other than it appears to be around a 1919.
  7. Mark Huston

    Doing dumb things, who has done this?

    In 1977, I took my date to a movie at the drive in theater using my 1956 Studebaker President. The movie was a waste of time and about half way through my date and I decided to leave. I fired up the V8, put the car in gear, hit the gas, the car hesitated for a moment, and then a loud crashing sound. I had forgotten to take the speaker off of the right rear door window. When I looked in the back seat it was covered with broken window glass along with the speaker. My date kept the drive in theater speaker - hung it on her bedroom wall like trophy. I got the humiliation along with the privilege of paying a new door window.
  8. My experience with "bicycle" type wireless lights is that they only work intimately and unreliably with my 1929 Studebaker President sedan with 135" wheelbase. The cars body restricts the signal and distance from the drivers seat to the rear bumper is to far for bicycle wireless lights. Has anyone tried, or have experience with, the LED wireless tail and directional lights offered by www.swifttailights.com? https://swifthitch.com/collections/swift-taillights The are asking $488 (front & rear) or $239 (rear only) which appears to be worth it if they are reliable. My only concern with wireless is how reliably they work with a long wheelbase sedan.
  9. Mark Huston

    In honor of Father’s Day

    The senior assisted living facility where my father lives had a Fathers Day car show today. I took my 1929 Studebaker President. Some of the residents are over 100 years old. They really enjoyed seeing my 1929. I got to talk to many of the residents and relive with them the memories of cars older than mine that they had when they were just old used cars.
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    In honor of Father’s Day

    In 1966 my dad bought a new Chevrolet 3/4 ton truck, long bed custom camper special with 327 cid, auto, and 4 barrel carb. He kept it until recently when he gave it to my younger brother who just started to restore it to like new condition with the intention of giving it to his son when he is old enough to drive. My nephew is three years old which means my brother has 13 years to get the truck restored. Attached is a picture of my brothers, and I, with the Chevy truck when new. My oldest brother is on the left, younger brother in the middle, and I am on the right. The second picture was taken about a month ago when my dad was released from a long stay in a nursing home. Dad is in the middle, with my younger brother on the right and his son, the next owner of the truck, is on the left. I guess you could say three generations and one truck. My young nephew calls the truck "my truck" and one time managed to start the truck all by himself - at the age of three. My brother did not know his son had started the truck until he heard the engine rev.
  11. Mark Huston

    1929 Buick Model 29-26 Business Coupe Parts

    Nice looking 1929. What is the make and model of your 1929? Folks need to know that in order to point you in the right direction.
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    Yard Art in Montana

    Here in my little home town of Galt, California there is an old home with a large shop building in front surrounded by a freeway and commercial buildings. The guy likes old trucks and tractors. He has a couple that have been turned into large planters on either side of his property up near the road.
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    Yard Art in Montana

    My brother is in Great Falls, Montana and sent me a couple of pictures from his visit. I especially like the one with the Easter Bunnies in the front seat.
  14. Mark Huston

    Great Classic Sedans

    Being a fan of the Full Classic era Studebaker President my favorite is the very low production 1932 Studebaker President St. Regis Brougham.
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    which one do you most regret missing?

    In 2013. I was down for several months because of surgery and decided to use the time to search for some missing parts for my 1929 FE President Brougham. I sent a parts wanted letter to everyone listed in the Antique Studebaker Club who was listed with a 1929-30 President. That letter resulted in the owner of the 1930 President Victoria contacting me stating he had no parts but he would sell the car. He was an elderly gentleman who had restored the car many years earlier and was now selling off his collector cars. Unfortunately, the timing was not right for me and I could not swing the $40K firm price he wanted for it. The car was worth what he wanted for it. The car was located near West Peterson and he inspected it and took it for a test drive. West gave a very positive review of the cars condition and test drive. I sure someone is enjoying it now. As as a result of my parts wanted letter I located and bought a parts car and have nearly all of the missing parts I was looking for.