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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by stude-1923, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Here are some picts of my studebaker 1923 special six conv when i picked her up. I am the second registered owner of this factory runner. She now has rubber and I am working on her as time and money permits. She has all her parts and the wrinkles you would expect in a 90 year old. She will just fit inside a 16' Penske box truck. Wheels are 32X4 with 33 X 41/2 tires. Original wood paint, except the hood, engine trans etc... Her nose was painted white in 34 when she went to Haaavard so she is an edgumacated ol girl. She has a 34 Chevy Distributor with the mechanical advance as opposed to the factory manual spark advance on the steering column. 6volt system both hand crank and battery operated. A buddy of mine is going to lend me a set of picks for the trans lock and ignition. If the odometer is right she has about 34K miles on her. Leather interior wool carpet, ragtop is ok. Will need to hit the how to section to bend a new oak bow for the top frame. All in all a neat old broad. When the guy came out to do the serial number inspection he about had kittens...

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  2. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 29,186

    Jalopy Joker

    so, going to restore or modify?
  3. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,314

    from California

  4. cmyhtrod
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 360

    from ct

    Very nice....

  5. Molonewolf
    Joined: Jan 22, 2012
    Posts: 195


    Should be fun!
  6. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    Sweet. You ought to find a coonskin coat and Harvard pennant.
  7. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 29,081


    NICE! There were some famous Train Robbers the Newton Brothers that used Studebakers as get away cars, very fast cars in their day. What series is yours? i think there were three different size engines offered. Please keep us updated on the project. Bob ...Here is a link:
  8. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,617

    Rusty O'Toole

    In those days the big Studebaker was so popular with bootleggers it was known as the Whiskey Six. Big and powerful, they could carry a load far and fast yet they were not flashy or conspicuous.
  9. aircap
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,663


    Whiskey Six... great name for a band.
  10. Wiskey Six.....good name there...good luck with yer Studie.....
  11. flamed34
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 796

    Member'll appreciate my '22 in my album. Phenomenal body/top...just no chassis. It sat in a barn since before 1960 and only shows slightly over 19,XXX miles on it. I'm still trying to decide whether to restore or make a unique hot rod.

    This link may work:
  12. Cool car, curious to see what you are going to do with it.

  13. Ditto ... ;)

  14. For now get her fix what is broken and take her for a drive. A bath would help and try to determine what she needs. See if I can get parts or make them. There is a 24 ford running around town here that looks stock save for the sound of the 302. I have a box of stuff to go through to see what I am lacking. The man I got her from, his father, worked on the manhattan project. Nick, the son, new Hans Bethe, Enrico Fermie and Oppenheimer and played with his kids. I am leaning toward doing very little to her now just because of the history involved.

    Down the road I am not sure. My end up having to sell her due to the econ.
  15. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 2,794


    Like the Studebaker real good. From the looks of things you have a real sound car there in many ways. I bet it wouldn't take much to make it run.

    Used to work in LA weekly until about the time LANS took over. Too bad I'm not still there to see your buggy. Like the history with it too. My old man worked there during WWII and I still don't know what he did....It's a secret.

    Let me know if you need a hand getting it going and a road trip might be in order.

  16. going to try to get her ready for the may car show at the museum in alb. even if she doe not run yet, i'll haul her down and pull her out of the trailer just so people can see the past. looking for a source of 4 quarter yellow pine or white oak. going to try to hit some of the wood places in alb this weekend. i have a crushed running board.

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