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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #675 on: June 10, 2010, 08:15:00 AM »
Aint this fun stuff??????

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #676 on: June 10, 2010, 08:45:17 AM »
Rob---good point  I run Gear Vendor OD units set up to freewheel just for that reason.  I have blown up twice once on the salt at 230+ and once on the dirt at about 170--

no lost tires :-D  no circular braking :-)
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #677 on: June 11, 2010, 09:30:00 PM »
Engine was not delivered today as promised,,, held us a bit.. Engine should be here around 8:30 to 9:00 in the morning.  If so, we can then work on getting the clutch set up and transmission mated back to engine, then drop them back in as a unit.  Hope to have all that done so we can finish plumbing the brakes and fuel system.

Spent half my day chasing down parts, more time driving and hunting parts than actual time spent on the car.

Oh well hope tomorrow works out as planned.

Charles
« Last Edit: June 11, 2010, 10:06:36 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 - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #678 on: June 12, 2010, 04:38:36 AM »
What engine are you starting with Charles?
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #679 on: June 12, 2010, 05:43:34 PM »
What engine are you starting with Charles?

Eric, I  am going to use the "E" motor (255 cu. in. SBC)  that I used in 2008...  Did a Cam Change, Header Change, Trans Change and Some More Head Work and Porting.

Today was a good day, just Larry and I in the shop from 8:00am the 1:30 (before it got so hot) We got the entire brake system plumbed, the fuel tank mounted, fuel cut off and fuel filter mounted. Parachute Mounted and Release Cable routed and mounted. Started on some electrical..mounted battery box and vent tubes, mounted MSD Ignition Box.

OK , more updates later....

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
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B/CGALT, C/CGALT

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Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #680 on: June 12, 2010, 06:23:28 PM »
way to go!!!    sounds like the begining of a thrash   :-D
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #681 on: June 14, 2010, 06:22:55 PM »
 New back glass rubber and glass put back in today.. Have not decided on new laminated safety windshield or buying some 3/16 MR10 scratch resistant Lexan,,,, Both will cost about the same,, Since I have brand new windshield rubber and trim,, I am leaning towards that (as well as ease of installation, as well as matching the rear)

Brian delivered my motor today, Larry finished  plumbing the fuel lines. I ordered my new Moon Disks, and hope they come in soon so can have time to clear powder coat them before Maxton,, if not I will borrow the Moon's  from the Vicky and powder coat the new ones before install on the Studebaker.

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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

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #682 on: June 19, 2010, 01:10:02 PM »
It has been very hot here, making progress, but still some much to get done if we are to make it to Maxton next week.

Motor and Transmission are installed, all electrical is done, all fuel system is plumbed..more info and pics to come later.

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
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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 - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #683 on: June 19, 2010, 07:32:01 PM »
Charles ... looking forward to Maxton ... but now my Silverado is acting up ... not sure what it is ... wont turn over ... I am thinking something stupid like neutral safety switch ...

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #684 on: June 19, 2010, 09:30:58 PM »
Joe, maybe you should check the battery  :evil: :evil:

See you at Maxton,, I will be there and It is still ify on the Stude making it,,, no way we can get the Red Scallops taped out and painted and lettering done,,, but we may get it running and buttoned up by Friday,,..

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

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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 - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #685 on: June 20, 2010, 12:18:13 AM »
C'mon- I will be lettering the class designation and the one sponsor on the Escort on Thursday night at some hotel on the way down. Of course, I would imagine your do your lettering with something other that a rattlecan and paper stencils.  :-D

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #686 on: June 20, 2010, 08:24:52 AM »
Charles,

      Your attention to appearance and detail is top shelf but the lights won't read the scallops.  If you can get it together, run it to get some seat time in and shake out any bugs [fire ants?].

Hemi,

     You have the fever and the right spirit antedote for sure, all the best for a great first meet.

Everyone,

      Have a safe, fun, and fast meet.  Regretfully missing another one, looking forward to getting back soon as I can.

                             Ed

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #687 on: June 20, 2010, 08:34:46 AM »
Ed,

You are correct about how picky I am and how I like everything to be perfect before the car runs.  But with next weekend being my only chance to run the car "local" before hauling 22 hours to Loring in July and even a longer haul to B'Ville in Aug or Sept... I guess we will bring it for tech and a few shakedown passes "if able" to,,, we will not let the final graphics and paint to keep us away,,, as long as we are finished mechanically we will be there.  (we may pull a 6am to 10pm day on Tues and Thur, and make final decision on Friday)

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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

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

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Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #688 on: June 20, 2010, 09:06:05 AM »
A few more Pics as of yesterday.. We only worked 6 hours yesterday, the heat all week has just drained the energy from Me and Larry. (plus a few Gremlins showed up and derailed our progress)   Stupid me put the front A arm shock plates on upside down and the front end was to high ( I noticed it was a bit high, but thought after the engine was in it would settle down.. I was wrong)that was a 90 minute delay and a very frustrating "re do" compounded by the 98 degree inside temps.. Oh well, that problem was resolved and work continues.


Right Rear Quarter


Left Rear Quarter


Larry fishing wires through dash grommet


MSD and Switch wiring in switch pod


1 inch hex lugs installed.


Fire Bottle Pull Cables


Steering back in


Engine back in





I hope Larry and get Radiator and cooling system plumbed and ready tomorrow so we can test the engine late tomorrow or early Tuesday,,, Hopefully some more and major progress updates by mid week.

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
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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 - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #689 on: June 20, 2010, 09:22:10 AM »
Charles, Very nice work, thanks for sharing the build!  Tony   :cheers:
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