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1956 Hawk
WELCOME TO THE SITE ... JUST LIKE THIS OLD EARTH THIS SITE IS GETTING OLDER, MORE COMPLEX AND SLOWER TO LOAD ... IT'S WORTH THE WAIT ...BE SURE TO REFRESH EACH PAGE TO SEE AND HEAR THE LATEST ADDITIONS

[Under Construction]

This site is under constant change

If there are buttons here use them to get around the Site

Did you ever listen to these radios?

See "Pictures" for more old time radios

THIS IS A LONG TIME PROJECT

CLICK ON PICTURES TO ENLARGE

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

starter hidden.jpg (46600 bytes) starter hole.jpg (30720 bytes) starter done.jpg (36729 bytes)

NEXT TRICK WAS TO GET SPARKS FLYING

coil wiring.jpg (34788 bytes) old dist cap 1.jpg (36497 bytes) old dist cap 2.jpg (49247 bytes)

old pts and rotor.jpg (41187 bytes) new plugs wires 1.jpg (44185 bytes)

WHILE WAITING FOR PARTS TO ARRIVE STARTED ON BRAKES

fnt brake whl cyl 1.jpg (29683 bytes) fnt brake whl cyl 2.jpg (35949 bytes) fnt brake new whl cyl 1.jpg (43273 bytes)

fnt brake new whl cyl 2.jpg (28418 bytes) fnt brake new whl cyl 3.jpg (54314 bytes)

NOW THAT WE HAVE SPARKS I NEED FUEL

fuel line to carb.jpg (37152 bytes) fuel pump 1.jpg (40840 bytes) fuel pump 2.jpg (43064 bytes)

fuel pump 2.jpg (43064 bytes) fuel pump 3.jpg (45376 bytes) wrong fuel pump kit.jpg (28089 bytes)

I FINALLY FOUND THE CORRECT KIT IT IS A PACKARD KIT

fuel pump kit.jpg (48894 bytes) fuel pump OLD 1.jpg (63131 bytes) 

WHILE WAITING FOR PARTS THE OIL FILTER SYSTEM WAS REMOVED AND CLEANED

oil filter clean.jpg (48306 bytes)

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

manifold extension.jpg (46116 bytes) exh heat valve.jpg (69412 bytes) exhaust pipe.jpg (60311 bytes)

I decided to check out the ignition switch and get rid of the additional starter button.

ign sw 3.JPG (24645 bytes) ign sw 1.JPG (15989 bytes)

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.

ballast res 1.JPG (24701 bytes) ballast res 3.JPG (26783 bytes)

Now it was time to check out the generator and voltage regulator, and they worked.

gen belt 1.JPG (22265 bytes) volt reg 1.JPG (20904 bytes)

Decided to get the tachometer working

tachometer 2.JPG (26219 bytes) tachometer 4.JPG (24197 bytes)

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.

September 2007

I have suspended work on the Studebaker, and not certain when I will resume.

 

 

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