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Author Topic: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT  (Read 230935 times)

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #735 on: July 03, 2010, 09:14:53 AM »
The Satin lady looks good with a little make up. Good job. :cheers:

Charles Darlin' I don't think it's going to matter what you name her, she's always going to be the Satin Lady to Glen and me!   :-D   She is looking so beautiful, I can imagine how proud you are feeling, especially with knowledge that you didn't take one single shortcut while building her!

Have a great 4th, enjoy your "day off" and I'll see you and your Lady next month!!  Good luck in Loring!

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #736 on: July 03, 2010, 09:26:46 AM »
Charles - Lookin' good! I passed on Heavy Rebel (my one experience there wasn't the best) but if I'd a known you were goin".... Hope to visit in the next couple of weeks (and you should come by next workday in Salisbury and see our car).   vic

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #737 on: July 03, 2010, 09:45:38 AM »
Too shiney ...

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #738 on: July 03, 2010, 09:48:03 AM »
 :cheers: Go gast,,,,,but safely!  She is lookin' goooooooood!        Crow.
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #739 on: July 07, 2010, 07:16:35 PM »
??? what up?
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #740 on: July 08, 2010, 09:13:15 PM »
??? what up?
terry

Terry,

We are just a few days from completing the Stude.  If all goes well I should have pictures of the completed car by the end of this weekend.  I hope to test drive the car around the industrial park this weekend, then hope to get permission to use the 5000 ft runway that is about 15 miles from here.

Working on side windows, naca ducts, door latches and final ride height and then weighing and balancing the car.

Next we have to rig up the 44 ft gooseneck trailer to hold the car, scooter and all tools and equipment,,, my current enclosed 20 ft V Nose is not long enough.

Charles
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #741 on: July 08, 2010, 09:40:49 PM »
Cool I know you have busted your butt.From what I have seen after the run in Maine you should take to the salt,then put it on the show curcit.
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #742 on: July 09, 2010, 08:11:15 PM »
a few updates....

























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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #743 on: July 09, 2010, 08:17:53 PM »
FIRST PROBLEM trying to test drive.

Clutch will not work
Anyone know about hydraulic throwout bearing ??

The clutch pedal feels very very stiff.  So before I started it,,, I put the car in gear and pushed in the clutch and the crew tried to push the car and it would not move,, the clutch is not working.

I have a quartermaster  7.5"  twin disk clutch deal,,, I have a wilwood firewall mount clutch pedal/master cyl and a quarter master hydraulic slave/release bearing.

Anyone have any ideas ??

Charles
« Last Edit: July 09, 2010, 08:21:19 PM by Cajun Kid »
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #744 on: July 09, 2010, 08:23:31 PM »
Did ya check the clutch fluid?   :evil:
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #745 on: July 09, 2010, 08:26:46 PM »
Yes we put fluid in the master cylinder and bled the system.

Must be another problem ????

Charles
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #746 on: July 09, 2010, 08:35:56 PM »
I had a similar problem with my hydraulic release bearing. 10,000 RPM clutch, Howe bearing. It didnt have enough throw. Solved it with a Coleman bearing. Did you intall per
http://www.racingclutches.com/~rclutch/prod_imgs/pdf/900117%20Universal%20Bearing.pdf
Check free play and stroke, note the chart re master cyl dia. and bearing movement. In any case since you have clutch and bearing from same source my first call would be to Quartermaster.
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #747 on: July 09, 2010, 08:44:20 PM »
Charles - Was the clearance on the slave cylinder to clutch fingers set prior to installation of the bellhousing?  Usually recommended at about 0.100".  If so, was the slave fully retracted when the clearance was set?   Slave bled?   Do you have a clutch stop on the pedal?  Often, if the slave cylinder was overtravelled on the first depression of the pedal, the piston will cock in the bore and not retract. Call me tomorrow am with questions; maybe I can get by to help.     vic

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #748 on: July 09, 2010, 08:51:31 PM »
Thanks Vic,

Yes,  we set at .110   and yes we set it before we put in the car... I have no idea about M/C piston or any over travel.   All we did was read and follow the instructions (but to be honest very poorly written and illustrated instructions)

I am clueless on what I am doing here... never used a hydraulic clutch release bearing before...

Charles
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #749 on: July 09, 2010, 08:58:11 PM »
Charles,
I got nothin on the clutch situation, sure you'll get it. Your car turned out top shelf, fit and finish and attention to everything will pay off at the end of the course. Can't wait to see it at Bonneville. :cheers:
Dan

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