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THIS IS A LONG TIME PROJECT
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This is how it started as a find April 26, 2001
Serial # 6032677 Body # 56J-K7 3223
This is how it should end up (Colors may change)
It still has the original interior, be it ever so humble
This is a group of the starters.
We got it home
Look at all the instruments she has
Good old Packard engine Serial # K1622
Water pump wasn't much good
She's in the garage
Dash pad is going to need a little work Huh?
Started stripping inside
Floors are shot
NOW WE START ON THE ENGINE WORK
FIRST IS TO FIND THE STARTER AND GET IT TURNING
NEXT TRICK WAS TO GET SPARKS FLYING
WHILE WAITING FOR PARTS TO ARRIVE STARTED ON BRAKES
NOW THAT WE HAVE SPARKS I NEED FUEL
I FINALLY FOUND THE CORRECT KIT IT IS A PACKARD KIT
WHILE WAITING FOR PARTS THE OIL FILTER SYSTEM WAS REMOVED AND CLEANED
BOUGHT NEW RADIATOR HOSE BUT THEY SENT THE WRONG ONES AND HAD TO BE REORDERED
KEEP AN EYE ON STUDEBAKER INTERNATIONAL WHEN YOU ORDER FROM THEM
MORE FUN. THE EXHAUST SYSTEM HAD A LEAK ON THE LEFT SIDE
I decided to check out the ignition switch and get rid of the additional starter button.
It was kind of tight in there.
Working on the back brakes now and having a hard time getting the left rear drum off.
After fuel pump was rebuilt I lost spark when the starter switch was released. The ballast resistor opened up on me.
Now it was time to check out the generator and voltage regulator, and they worked.
Decided to get the tachometer working
Ended up putting in an electronic one
More to come in the near future
August 27, 2007
Here we go again with the Hawk in it's new home.
Now I have to review old photos to see where everything goes. It's going to be a fun trip.
August 28, 2007
Started cleaning up a few car parts in the work area and gathering all of my documents so I can come up with a plan and proper sequence before I proceed.
August 30, 2007
First minor project is to build a temporary dash with all the goodies on it so I can finish putting everything in working order.
I also found out that all of the locks were frozen solid, and that the ignition switch wasn't happy with the key I had. I spent last night fixing these little problems. Somewhere between removing the ignition switch from the car and installing it in the temporary dash I misplaced four nuts. I had more but sure wonder what I did with the nuts when I took them off.
I have suspended work on the Studebaker, and not certain when I will resume.
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