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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #480 on: February 25, 2010, 04:59:40 PM »
Chas - call me before you blow it apart. I wanna see it. My schedule flexible this weekend.   vic

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #481 on: February 26, 2010, 07:35:52 PM »
Vic,  we will not take the stude apart till this Friday/Saturday.

I will call you later in the week.

Take care and talk soon.

Charles
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E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #482 on: February 26, 2010, 07:42:38 PM »
Well the work resumes,,,,

Today Me and Larry made some progress.

We mounted the radiator, final fit the front end,,, worked on the hood mounts and pins,,, The hood to fender fit is not as good as I like,,, So Larry has some glass work to do.  I would have thought buying the complete one piece glass front end and hood from the same place,, it would have fit better.. I guess the fit is average,,, but  not to our usual quality or expectations.. Oh well just adds another day to the schedule.

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

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #483 on: March 05, 2010, 05:17:39 PM »
More progress today,,, but slow and tedious,,,

I HATE BODY WORK and FIBERGLASS WORK..

Joe came by and  helped me fit the hood,, then Larry and I worked on getting all the body lines and gaps as tight and perfects as possible,,, Did I say I hate FIBERGLASS WORK,,,, I am still spitting out that dust...

The Hood and One Piece Front End,, even though they came from same manufacturer,,,, sure needed some help in fitting well,,, I may be to picky,,,???

It's fpr sure,,, we will NOT be ready for April and Maxton with the Stude,,, I will be there with the Vicky,,,

Stude will be there in June, Sept, Oct.... Loring in July/Aug and SW (if she does well and LTA and I have the cash)

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E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #484 on: March 06, 2010, 11:33:24 AM »
Fitting the hood/eliminating the big gaps cannot be overlooked if you want to go real fast @ the Salt. You know that; don't think of it as being too picky. Concentrate the effort on the things that affect the speed.     vic

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #485 on: March 06, 2010, 12:15:24 PM »
  Charles, the problem is probably not in the manufacture.  Studebakers had ill fitting front ends, and even the steel ones seldom line up.
  You are trying to fill a gap of up to a half inch on each side of the stock hood, and they fit worse at the grill area
  My suggestion would be to fit the fenders and hood at the firewall, line it up at the grills, and fill the rest......................Bob
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #486 on: March 06, 2010, 02:37:48 PM »
Bob,

Yes that is what we are doing...


Vic,,, thanks for your help and suggestons

V
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #487 on: March 28, 2010, 07:59:31 PM »
OK, a few more pics of our progress before we take apart and go to paint.

Front End Gaps and Hood Fixed (also eye bolts for tow bar / tie downetc..)


Underside of chassis


Rolled outside to breath fresh air


Rear Driveshaft loop and path for fuel line


1/4" wall tubing for fuel line to run in as passes by bellhousing. trans area


Rear Panhard bar and mounts














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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
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Fastest Standing Mile at Loring 204.109mph

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #488 on: March 28, 2010, 08:18:20 PM »
Hey CK, Looks like great progress, your fiberglass hood fit is super, not an easy task. Great to see your on it.
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #489 on: March 28, 2010, 10:14:17 PM »
Thanks HS,

Yeah we had to cut, bend, and add glass to fit hood nice and tight.  We should have be able to finish a few chassis items and then remove the body this week.  Then take a break to get the Vicky and the Race Trailer ready for Maxton. Once we get back from Maxton then go FULL SPEED ahead on final paint and reassembly, then the tedious wiring,plumbing and interior finish....Oh my a lot is behind us, bit still a bunch to do.

Charles
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E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
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B/CGALT, C/CGALT

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

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #490 on: March 28, 2010, 10:29:53 PM »
Hey charles its looking good can't wait to see it in person. Still looking like maxton in May?    Sam

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #491 on: March 28, 2010, 11:14:50 PM »
Great work. Business like , neat and functional.......... once you get that paint scheme on it it's gonna be a beautiful thing, tough and purposeful.......

For a "new guy" you've really landed some big punches....... , just your diary is a valuable resource for anyone doing what you are.....

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #492 on: March 29, 2010, 10:06:12 AM »
Charles --

I see we're using the same brand rear shocks.

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #493 on: March 29, 2010, 10:25:16 AM »
Charles --

I see we're using the same brand rear shocks.

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #494 on: March 29, 2010, 10:49:07 AM »
 :cheers: As usual Charles, you amaze me!  It is a pleasure watching the Stude progress, knowing I will get to see the fruition of your labors in Bonneville!  As always, the quality of yours, and your teams work is impeccable!   Looking forward to seeing you on the Salt!      Crow.
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