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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2011, 07:53:17 AM »

John, the National Studebaker Show is in Springfield, Missouri this June. I will be looking for your car.
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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2011, 09:17:25 AM »

John,,, wow  looking VERY good.. Keep it up and hope to see you run this fall.

Charles
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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2011, 04:33:15 PM »

Hello Charles.  We went to Ocean City last week and our room number was 805, a very familiar number. R. John.
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« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2011, 10:21:37 PM »

John-

What can you tell me about your front suspension. I have mine mocked up, but yours looks real nice.

Will
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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2011, 05:30:10 AM »

Will.

It is an extensively modified super street stuff kit.  Any information I have you are welcome to; many details are provided before I changed the name from 53 Stude-Chevy.

If you want more pictures or any other information, let me know as I can take a fender off and give you the latest, which is complete, I hope - I have not yet installed the spiral springs. 

Lift stops have been added (shown as red), ball joints have been spot welded so they will not come loose under hard bumps at high speed, and I bought a new set of upper A arms with steel-cross supports vice aluminum, probably not needed but this car is being designed to go very fast - not saying it will go fast or I will but that is the design.

It seems like a good setup, we seem to have a handle on what has to be done.  There are some important items to consider in this arrangement like engine setback, engine height, lowered spindles or not, frame reinforcement, caster range, etc.

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« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2011, 07:42:54 AM »

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         I'd like to know more about your front suspension?  Where did you get the A-arms, who's spindles, rack-n-pinion???  etc.

   Thanks,  RICK
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« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2011, 08:24:24 AM »

Rick.

It is from Slick Street Stuff, on the internet with photos, comes with most all the parts needed for a bolt-on type installation with rack-steering box, uppers, lowers, spindles, attachment brackets, etc.  My a-arms had to be replaced because they were not the right length and steel AVCO cross shafts were only available from one parts company out west; AVCO makes many arms in aluminum cross-shafts but not steel in the size needed.  You may NOT need to replace the a-arms if the kit is purchased.  I originally purchased the lowered spindles and they were completely out in camber - not useable (I do not know why that was the case).  Note too, I had custom brake caliper attachments made by Strange Engineering (Very nice people to work with) so I could install their disc brakes.  Overall, it may be the only stock system available and seems to quite work well after mods, but I have not yet driven the car. 

All this learning cost a lot of money and grey cells so if you go that route get back to me if you if you like. Steve Kramer did the work and TIG, knows this front, and I am sure would answer any questions. 

If you look at the Internet picture and compare with my car, you can see the tubes and TIG largely for strengthening, fitment, and safety.  I'm using QA tapered springs and QA adjustable shocks.

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« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2011, 03:27:20 PM »

Shown are a few pictures of the electrical system.


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« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2011, 07:13:50 PM »

Looks like a lot to a guy that has one circuit to start the starter, and one to get the mag on.
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« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2011, 08:45:27 AM »

Rick and Will.

I found a couple more pics of the front-end taken during the build.  

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« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2011, 09:38:14 AM »

How much camber is in it?  Looking really sweet!
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« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2011, 03:31:53 PM »

TNX.

There is quite a bit of + and - camber and at least 8 degrees caster, probably more with a little work.  I'm trying to minimize the scrub radius.

Any recommendations on an initial setup?

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« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2011, 03:50:37 PM »

Sorry, don't know what I was thinking.  How much caster are you running?  We have over 15 degrees in our car. cheers  I see you have 8.  Thanks. afro
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« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2011, 06:31:13 PM »

John,  8 degrees should be a good starting point for your type os set up.  I have mine at 9 degrees and can add or subtract 4 to 5 from there,,, However I am staying with 9 as the car works great as is,,, no matter over the bumps at Maxton or the glass like smoothness at Loring..

Hope to see you finish that thing soon,,, as I knew it wood ,,,looking real good.

Charles
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« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2011, 06:22:25 AM »

Charles and bvillercr.

Thanks for the information on caster settings.

The transmission cross-member has been reinforced from earlier pictures, the bellhousing has been installed, and the fitment transmission case has been mated to the bellhousing.

R.
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