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About starlightcoupe

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  1. I don't have any problem with that either. Drive and enjoy. But, if someone asked you to post a photo of the 232 engine as you indicated, I would be curious if their reason would be for other than authenticity. It's not like you are advertising it for sale. If they told you WHY they wanted an engine photo, curiosity would be satisfied.
  2. STARLIGHT, not starlite. Really looks clean but, for authenticity, the engine color is entirely wrong. And it appears you've bypassed the heater and defroster. Appears to be a good candidate for a heat & A/C unit from Vintage Air.
  3. The lens you are looking for was listed by Studebaker as part# 301901. I broke one of mine many years ago and found replacements from a vendor specializing in antique auto lamps and lenses. I don't remember who. Your favorite search engine might turn up a number of possibilities. Proper identification is important. I'm certain these same lamps were used on more than just the Rocknes. The lens is a 9-3/16" circle.
  4. I would suspect Mr. Quinn will have a salesman's reference handy for 1940.
  5. Did you have the shoes relined during the restoration? I had very poor brakes on my Rockne even after doing all the correct adjusting. Sent my shoes to Dave Thibeault for relining and they are now practically like standard hydraulic brakes.
  6. Be certain your brakes are correctly adjusted inside the drums and eccentrics. No adjustment of the turnbuckles in the cables should ever be required.
  7. I don't; but, now that we've identified the part as # 510068, perhaps Mr. Kapteyn does. Stephen Allen lists them as well.
  8. Your Model '10' Rockne is referred to as a Model 31 for parts reference in the Studebaker parts catalogs. Is this what you are looking for?
  9. That trim is on most, if not all Studebakers of the era. Even the low priced '33 Rockne.
  10. It's easy to understand Rockne model confusion. Though I suspect the logic of their designations is long lost to history. The two prototypes produced by Ralph Vail and Roy Cole were never called Rocknes. In fact, I don't believe anyone knows if they were ever called anything. They were produced by Vail and Cole under contract to Willys-Overland. And when W-O determined not to produce them, the two engineers got to keep the prototypes. One day as Vail was out driving his, he decided to stop in South Bend and show it to Albert Erskine, who drove it and agreed to make it a Studebaker product that same day. To name the new product a Rockne, in homage to Knute Rockne, was an afterthought, as Knute was killed on March 31, 1931; and the first Rocknes did not roll off the assembly line for another nine months. The 1932 Rockne of Vail-Cole design was marketed as the Model '65'; but in the Studebaker Parts depot it was a Model 30. The 1933 Rockne of Vail-Cole design was marketed as the Model '10'; but in the Studebaker Parts depot it was a Model 31. To further confuse matters, Barney Roos was assigned the task of outfitting the Studebaker Model '54' to be a larger model Rockne, and designated the Model '75'; which is identified in the Parts Depot as a Model 41. I'm sure that clears things up. 🥴 So, those parts would NOT be from a 1931 Rockne. But they COULD be Model 31 parts, in which case they would be from a 1933 Model '10'.
  11. In most instances I too prefer authenticity. This one has never been restored. Other than maintenance items, it is just as it left the factory.
  12. Here are images from John's first inquiry.
  13. I don't know if the splines would be the same, or if Angelo is looking for originality. Here's the '41 Champion wheel and the '41 Commander Skyway/President.