Monday, March 31, 2008

Studebaker Door Panels and Kick Pads

"Doc" will return from the shop this week with a reconditioned carb and ready to drive. Also, we ordered four door panels and two kick pads from Loga Enterprises. The interior parts should arrive in two to three weeks.

Visit Loga Enterprises for Studebaker parts.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

How Stuff Works - 1950 Studebaker Champion

There's a great article on How Stuff Works about the history and functions of the 1950 Studebaker Champion.

View the article on How Stuff Works now.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Jay Leno's Your Garage - Studebaker Champion

Jay Leno of the "Tonight Show" is known as an avid classic car collector. His "Your Garage" website allows collectors to post pictures of their cars online. The link below shows one of the mint Studebaker Champion's on the Jay Leno Garage website.

View Jay Leno's "Your Garage" website.

Monday, March 10, 2008

First Ride - 1950 Studebaker Champion

The Studebaker Champion, "Doc," just came back from the shop where they refreshed all of the fluids, rewired the the dash, and installed seat belts.

The idle is a bit low or the carb isn't getting enough air, because we're stalling out a bit more than we'd like. Otherwise, the car rides beautifully. Being a Gen-Xer, I'm not used to the amount of heat coming through the floor of older cars. And ABS brakes sure are a luxury compared to the the old-style brakes.

Our drive was a bit turbulent, but I can see my Dad and I cruising in no time. Overall, a really great experience and exactly what I wanted from this father/son project.

Until next drive.

Monday, March 3, 2008

1939 Time Magazine Article about the Studebaker Champion

"The Studebaker Champion has been trained down by smart engineering until it weighs 500 Ibs. less than its rivals. Studebaker swears this has brought no structural weakness, no less safety."

Read the TIME article about the Studebaker Champion.

Sunday, March 2, 2008