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I've always loved Studebakers.

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Posted on January 11, 2017 at 20:12:45
Michael Samra
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I would love one of the Hawks.I like this one as well even tho it isn't a Hawk.








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Way cool..., posted on January 11, 2017 at 20:53:26
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...much more so than that '49 Ford you posted.

 

RE: I've always loved Studebakers., posted on January 11, 2017 at 20:56:15
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I thought the 53/54 Champions were hot,

 

Nice., posted on January 11, 2017 at 21:07:43
hcman
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My late brother in law had a similar one with that body on an early Chevrolet Monte Carlo chassis. Cool car but not nearly as nice as that one.

 

RE: I've always loved Studebakers., posted on January 12, 2017 at 06:48:30
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A relative had a Studebaker back in the day. He said it was, and I quote, "the biggest piece of crap" ever.

Now, Crosley. Now THAT was a car. LOL My Dad had one when I was a little tyke.

:)

 

Powered by Ford!, posted on January 12, 2017 at 07:58:01
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Love the Ford small block V8. So glad it's not just another Chevy 350!
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RE: Powered by Ford!, posted on January 12, 2017 at 10:15:01
Michael Samra
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I hear you on that.I'm a Ford man from A to Z.I will give credit to GM for the LS engines because they used the architecture of the Ford Windsor engines in many ways and even the original Y block.They no longer use the siamese exhaust ports as they did on the SBC and they use a 10 bolt pattern with almost identical placement.

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RE: Way cool..., posted on January 12, 2017 at 10:16:17
Michael Samra
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I want a 37 to 39 Packard tho.

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'39 Packard, posted on January 12, 2017 at 10:35:59
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Do not even remind me of when I had the chance to buy a '39 Packard hearse.

I'm still kickin' myself about that!

:)

 

RE: '39 Packard, posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:13:17
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...I learned to drive in a 1952 Packard - I'd prefer a '56.

 

Me too, posted on January 13, 2017 at 06:23:32
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I knew an old guy that raced them in the 50's. My dad had one before I was born and referred to it as the Stupidbaker.


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Chevy looked to . . . the Y block?? Wow., posted on January 13, 2017 at 09:09:52
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I had no idea anyone would reach back to the Ford Y Block for a new engine design. I always heard it was kind of a dog that filled the gap between the flat head and the small blocks and big blocks of later years. That's fascinating.

My favorite Ford engine is probably the FE big block. I had a 1966 Galaxie 500XL convertible with a 352. Not very fast, but I loved it. My Holy Grail car is the 1966 Galaxie 7-Liter convertible with the 428. I love everything about that car! I want it in fire engine red with white interior please. Thank you. ;-)
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RE: I've always loved Studebakers., posted on January 13, 2017 at 11:12:43
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Mid 50's Commander also the super hawks were great looking cars I always thought never owned one.

 

Commander, posted on January 13, 2017 at 11:13:28
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RE: I've always loved Studebakers., posted on January 13, 2017 at 11:28:48
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I saw one of these in the flesh the other day., posted on January 14, 2017 at 14:53:06
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