Studebaker US6 "Frozen In Time" (Engine Overhaul)
In the summer of 2009 this 1945 Studebaker US6 was brought back to life and
driven 75 miles back to civilization after being abandoned in the remote
Alaskan wilderness and "frozen in time" for two decades. Now in June 2013
the old war horse is getting some much needed TLC and a new lease on life.
This truck was built on May 23, 1945 -the day Himmler commits suicide.
1962 Studebaker Lark Daytona "289 OHV 4 speed Manual Hardtop"
1962 Studebaker Lark Daytona. Early 60's Hardtop gasser with the original
studebaker 289 OHV motor and T10 4 speed manual on the floor. This Stud
also features dual 2 chamber flowmasters with Exhaust knockouts located up near the front
fenders. This is a VERY rare car, and i've yet to see another one like
1963 Studebaker Lark starts up
After 2 years of catch-as-catch-can work, the newly rebuilt engine in my
'63 Lark 2-door sedan fires up. Woo hoo... the sweet sound of s Studebaker
Turbo MegaSquirt Studebaker gets a record @ SpeedWeek 2008
Gary Hart and crew (Mike and Richard Collison along with Mike's wife
Shirley, Gary's wife Sandy, and Jerry Hoffmann) headed back out to the land
of wide open salt at Bonneville Raceway this year for SpeedWeek 2008 to try
again for the AA/BGALT record, and this time Gary brings it home! Check
this video out for an in car view of the record breaking pass, complete
with overlay of the radio calls made of the times as they were called out.
The car is a 53 Studebaker with a 515ci big-block Merlin and twin Garrett
turbo's. Put down just over 700whp and
about 750wtq on a MustangDyno at 10psi and we
had the Boost at 13.5psi for this
record run so you could add another 100 or so to both of those numbers, at
See the web page linked above for more info on the car, or this page for
more details on our trip to SpeedWeek 2008 and the process of what it took
to get the record, and then step it up even faster (he took the same record twice this
Bought this truck last year,I now have the new steering box and coolant
hoses installed and have fabricated alternator brackets and done eletrical
The truck had an axillary transmission at one time which is gone now as
well as the T-case so I built a 90 inch drive shaft connecting the five
speed to the mid-differential.
I believe that the engine may be the Hercules JXLD - 339 cubes instead of
the oridginal WW II Hercules JXD - 320 cubes.
The truck has had massive rear axles installed and was converted to 10 hole
This truck's frame rails were also fish plated to haul a huge refer box (I
would guess, with "Lupoi Produce" on the doors) - someone put a LOT of work
into this unit at one time, it was last licensed in 1959.
1960 Studebaker Lark Convertible Red SumtFG021613
Lark had the drop on the Falcon, Valiant and Corvair in that it hit the
market as a 1959 model, one year earlier than the offerings from the "big
3"! In addition, Lark offered a stationwagon and convertible version
besides the sedan! Larks continued through 1963, then underwent a name
change and finally were out of production during the 1966 model year. It's
really a shame..they offered a 6 and V8 and were competitive...too bad it
didn't last, the company that had started by making Conestoga wagons in the
Studebaker Woody Fastback Custom at SEMA from Eastwood
Check out this interview from SEMA 2013 in Las Vegas. The guys from
Eastwood get an up close look at the amazing '51 Stude Woody that was built
by Hill's Rod & Custom in California. It features incredible wood work as
well as a 390 cid Ford Edsel V8 with a rare injection system that was
designed by aircraft engineers and featured on the cover of Hot Rod
magazine in 1959. This was one of the most popular cars at SEMA and we're
sure you'll be impressed after you watch the video.
Eastwood has everything you need to do the job right when you're restoring
your car, truck or motorcycle - welders, plasma cutters, powder coating
supplies, abrasive blasters and media, hand tools, rust solutions, paint
and paint guns, specialty paints and coatings, metal fab tools and more!
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First Test Drive of a 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk
She goes, she stops, she's legal. Dorothy's on the road folks with a
maniac at the wheel... watch out. In this episode, Tool Dude Tony take's
Dorothy out for her first spin in over 6 years.
This is another episode in the '57 Studebaker Silver Hawk Restoration
Project. Here is a link to the playlist of all my videos in this series:
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