My Half A$$ Studebaker Rebuild

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by vtwin, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Slow progress this weekend. I did work on a couple of the bikes. The starter on "The Mighty Tempter" is oil fouled and I took it apart for cleaning, one of the brushes was worn more than the other. I am ordering new brushes as I'm exhausted from push starting the bike. I miss kick starters. Replaced the rear tire on the little TS100 so I can get it ready for our small bike ride up Mt. Hamilton in a couple weeks. Last year I got a flat tire 4 miles away from lunch, the new tire and tube should be good.


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  2. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    I wanted to mount the seat I got for free so long ago. Just messing around with the mounts on the left and right seats I was able to cobble the correct combination to mount the seat using the original left front mounting hole that also is supported by the frame and the left rear seat belt mounting hole.

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    This foot came from the rear of the passenger seat and matches perfectly to the seat belt hole on the left rear. Reasonable to believe the one I removed from this side can go on the passenger side to match up.
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  3. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Original front mounting hole and rear seat belt hole.

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    Right rear mounting. This foot was originally on the left side rail it worked out great on this application. I only had to drill two holes on this side to mount the seat and one in the rail to shift a footing and it's pretty much in. I do want to reinforce this side with some extra plate steel. But I think it really worked out well for very little investment in time and money. I plan on having these seats reupholstered in the original material and save these covers for my actual daily driver as they are the same seats.
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  4. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Went down the Youtube rabbit hole and came across this...




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  5. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    The plastic bits look like GM to me.
  6. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Ford Transit Connect.
  7. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    The brake hoses came today and went ahead and installed them.

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    Both sides are in, but having issues bleeding. I am thinking the residual valves may have something to do with it. I am depressing the brake pedal and the fluid is rushing back into the master enough to have a geyser![​IMG] I am thinking of removing them as the fronts are locking up and I'm thinking the valve isn't releasing the fluid to retract the pads. The rears all seem to be locked up. Once the geyser stops, the rotors can rotate once again.
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  8. cheeseyboy

    cheeseyboy Been here awhile

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  9. superscott

    superscott Been here awhile

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    Just gravity bleed it, take the top off of the master cylinder and open the bleeders. The fluid should start flowing shortly
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  10. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    No Studebaker work. I did replace the crappy taillamps on the cheapo Harbor Freight trailer.

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    They are mounted so low, they end up hitting things while I'm moving the trailer around to mount onto the hitch.

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    This is the same scrap aluminum I picked up and used for my proportioning valve.

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  11. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    I needed the trailer for my club ride today up Mt. Hamilton. Yep, the same one as last year when I got a flat tire.


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    Made it the 80+ miles over the highest point in south bay and over to "The Junction" for lunch and back on a 100cc bike. Tiring, but fun!

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    Just some of the bikes that attended.
  12. High Hope

    High Hope World's Best Dog Supporter

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    vtwin, that reminds me of an outlaw biker gang that terrorized Monterey while I was living there. 40 and 50-year olds riding Honda Monkey 50cc and 70cc minibikes, with the occasional Kawi, Suzuki, or Italian Indian thrown in the mix. They'd buzz around, stop to discuss the latest Chinese 150cc engines, and generally have a roaring time. I wanted to join the gang but figured that my Yam FJR1300 wouldn’t really fit in. :lol3

    PS, your endeavor to save a Studie is a great story. I cant wait to see the car out in its element!
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  13. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Chris, they make NEW Monkeys now and Super Cubs, both with 125cc and fuel injection!

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    We even had an original Van Van! (RV90?) Purchased for $125 at a garage sale.

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    This showed up at the farm down the road last week.
  15. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Sunday, it was breakfast and the Corvette Show!

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    Sadly, the new 2020 mid engine didn't make a showing, something about a strike or something.[​IMG]
  16. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    I spent a lot of time at the show as a good friend of mine joined us. By the time I got home, I could only put a little time in the Hawk. With my wife helping to bleed the brakes, I was able to finally get a good pedal and the brakes no longer hang up.


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    I put the front wheels on to get ready to load the front end and secure the control arms since the car needs to be on the ground.
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  17. Nailhead

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    I saw that in Boulder in 2013.
  18. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Amazing how long some jobs take without accomplishing much.

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    New bushings for the sway bar.

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    Pressing bushing in.

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    It took three hours to get it placed with the bushings seeming to be twice as large and hard as rocks to fit into the holders. I also realized I did not get new bolts for this job.
  19. MrBob

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    It looks Jurassic.
  20. Nailhead

    Nailhead Inclusion Rider

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    I remember replacing sway bar bushings in a VW Dasher being very much the same.

    "Amazing how long some jobs take without accomplishing much" could be the new name of my IH thread.
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