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Author Topic: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT  (Read 233985 times)

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Offline Cajun Kid

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Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« on: March 20, 2009, 07:19:57 PM »
After a slow winter we are just beginning the disassembly. We have ordered the front end, rear end and all brakes and suspension. Monday we will order all the frame and cage tubing. Hope to get the rest of the body off and to the media blaster next week. Then we will use the stock frame as a guide to build the new one.

Here are a few pics so far. (in my signature line you can link to my photobucket and see more)

How the 53 Studebaker Champion drove in to the shop.



On the lift


Front end removal




« Last Edit: August 17, 2009, 09:41:08 PM by Cajun Kid »
ECTA Record Holder Maxton
E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
OHIO
B/CGALT, C/CGALT

LTA Record Holder and 200 Club Member
A/CBFALT, B/CBFALT, C/CBFALT, C/CFALT, C/CGALT,   E/CGALT, E/CFALT

Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Loring 204.109mph

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - Studebaker Begins, Finally !!
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009, 07:24:34 PM »
Hey Charles. Looks great. I love the big tires.  :-P
Looks like you have your work cut out for you. See you in a couple weeks.

Eric
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - Studebaker Begins, Finally !!
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009, 07:26:16 PM »
More Pics


Fitting wheels in to measure for rear end width

Rear leaf springs 2" off the floor, will get it low, not using leafs on new chassis,, either 4 bar or Nascar style trailing arms (still working on setup)











« Last Edit: March 20, 2009, 07:59:14 PM by Cajun Kid »
ECTA Record Holder Maxton
E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
OHIO
B/CGALT, C/CGALT

LTA Record Holder and 200 Club Member
A/CBFALT, B/CBFALT, C/CBFALT, C/CFALT, C/CGALT,   E/CGALT, E/CFALT

Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Loring 204.109mph

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - Studebaker Begins, Finally !!
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009, 07:27:28 PM »
Eric, let's hope for 65 degrees and 2 MPH tail wind in 2 weeks,, see you then.
ECTA Record Holder Maxton
E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
OHIO
B/CGALT, C/CGALT

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A/CBFALT, B/CBFALT, C/CBFALT, C/CFALT, C/CGALT,   E/CGALT, E/CFALT

Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Loring 204.109mph

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - Studebaker Begins, Finally !!
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2009, 07:29:50 PM »
Motor removal






Last body mount bolt removal



ECTA Record Holder Maxton
E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
OHIO
B/CGALT, C/CGALT

LTA Record Holder and 200 Club Member
A/CBFALT, B/CBFALT, C/CBFALT, C/CFALT, C/CGALT,   E/CGALT, E/CFALT

Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Loring 204.109mph

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - Studebaker Begins, Finally !!
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2009, 07:32:29 PM »
Eric,

Notice the blue wheels we used to mock in for rear end measurement ?

These are the wheels we used on the Vicky for her first meet, before I got the red ones and the moon discs put on.. For Maxton, they seemed to work well... For the salt, I will need much better tires.
ECTA Record Holder Maxton
E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
OHIO
B/CGALT, C/CGALT

LTA Record Holder and 200 Club Member
A/CBFALT, B/CBFALT, C/CBFALT, C/CFALT, C/CGALT,   E/CGALT, E/CFALT

Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Loring 204.109mph

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - Studebaker Begins, Finally !!
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2009, 07:49:13 PM »
You mean your not going to run the fancy XT120 radials that came with it ?
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - Studebaker Begins, Finally !!
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2009, 07:53:29 PM »
I think those wheels and tires are mid 1970's era ?  As well as the extra wide rear end and rear air shock and rake? 
 I out grew that look by 1980...  :cheers:
« Last Edit: March 20, 2009, 07:59:48 PM by Cajun Kid »
ECTA Record Holder Maxton
E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
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A/CBFALT, B/CBFALT, C/CBFALT, C/CFALT, C/CGALT,   E/CGALT, E/CFALT

Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Loring 204.109mph

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - Studebaker Begins, Finally !!
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2009, 12:24:23 AM »
Very nice CK, if you use the trailing arms with a nice low stance does that mean notching the floor? What's the specs again, E/CALT?
Looking forward to this build.
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - Studebaker Begins, Finally !!
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2009, 08:18:57 AM »
That looks like a great project Charles. Since I'm not a "car guy", I really look forward to build diaries like this as I learn something every step of the way. Thanks, keep'em coming. :cheers:
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - Studebaker Begins, Finally !!
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2009, 09:34:45 AM »
Is the rear axle set back from stock? I think the center of the wheels should be in the middle of the wheel well.

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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2009, 09:58:23 AM »
DW,,, look close, there is no rear end in the pics with the blue wheels... we just put them under the car and lowered the body to check clearence and get a rear end width.

But you are correct, the wheels should and will be centered in wheel well,,to original wheelbase specifications of 120.5"

Charles
ECTA Record Holder Maxton
E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
OHIO
B/CGALT, C/CGALT

LTA Record Holder and 200 Club Member
A/CBFALT, B/CBFALT, C/CBFALT, C/CFALT, C/CGALT,   E/CGALT, E/CFALT

Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Loring 204.109mph

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - Studebaker Begins, Finally !!
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2009, 10:04:39 AM »
Hey Basher,

Not sure about how low we can go with trailing arms and notching the floor ?  I will check the rule book again,,,

But from my "understanding"  running  "altered" is like "modified"  and we can modify the trunk and rear floor ?

Anyone out there in LSR land know ?  (chime in please before I do the wrong thing)

Charles
ECTA Record Holder Maxton
E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
OHIO
B/CGALT, C/CGALT

LTA Record Holder and 200 Club Member
A/CBFALT, B/CBFALT, C/CBFALT, C/CFALT, C/CGALT,   E/CGALT, E/CFALT

Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Loring 204.109mph

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - Studebaker Begins, Finally !!
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2009, 12:21:21 PM »
Ok Charles, I thought that may be the the deal with the rear end.

Thanks,
DW

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - Studebaker Begins, Finally !!
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2009, 07:48:54 AM »
'Bout time you got going! Spending too much time on making money and fancyin' up the shop and not enough on building  :evil: We started the GRMR on Feb. 9th (chassis) and body should be substantially complete in a week or so. You need to stop by on your way home from Maxton (I'll be @ AutoFair and then home on Sunday) and see what's goin' on here. vic