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    Quote Originally Posted by F100Jay View Post
    One hell of a cool looking car...and the results at the strip are good. looks a fun day
    Thanks Jay, funny I was expecting the car to give me grief of some kind as she is a work in progress, but she ran very well. She's basically a cruiser but i've got the bug now so look out for some faster times!

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    I wouldn't spend too much time fhinking it the conv/cam causing the stalling, the stuff is almost stock.
    Idle circuits or timing is maybe the problem.
    I run (for 15years) a '500 inch solid cam in a 383ci with stock conv and 3.23 gears, goes 12.70s in a 3500lb car with a 650cfm d/p.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 68roadrunner View Post
    I wouldn't spend too much time fhinking it the conv/cam causing the stalling, the stuff is almost stock.
    Idle circuits or timing is maybe the problem.
    I run (for 15years) a '500 inch solid cam in a 383ci with stock conv and 3.23 gears, goes 12.70s in a 3500lb car with a 650cfm d/p.
    Funny that I hear people with big ish cams and stock converters who have no problems, others are a dog. I've got the new converter anyhow so I'll fit it with the new ratchet shifter and see how she runs. Then i'll look into the carb.

    12.7, good time mate

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    Another pic from Shaky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stude Star View Post
    Thanks Jay, funny I was expecting the car to give me grief of some kind as she is a work in progress, but she ran very well. She's basically a cruiser but i've got the bug now so look out for some faster times!
    Thats a slippery slope You always want more power. I used to run an evo in a sprint series. Started stock, then it was 350bhp...then 440 bhp...then 573bhp...When i got rid, i was very close to trying to push it towards 7-800bhp... You can never have too much power

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    What is the car mate? is it a commander? Im not up on studebakers. Its so radical looking, i love that nose.

    Iv got a 1928 Erskine in storage in bits that belonged to my old man, among a few other vintage cars.

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    Yeah racing gets pretty addictive! Your Evo must have been super quick? My '71 vette is way quicker than the Stude, that's the quick one, the Stude is a cruiser and i'll only get a bit more out of her with sensible mods, 13.5 will be about the end of it.

    It's a '51 Champion Starlight Coupe. The rear window is what makes it a Starlight. They did a 4 door, a 2 door sedan, 2 door starlight and a 2 door business coupe (3 person coupe) with a bench seat,oh and a convertible.
    The Starlight is the most desirable (other than the convertible) and distinctive shape, although we had a business coupe and it's actually a nicer flowing car than the Starlight. We were going to sell the Starlight and mod the Business coupe at one point but the blue one has had so much money and parts throw at it that it'd work out very expensive to do the red one (business coupe).

    Here's how the blue one looked originally


    Here's the business coupe we had.



    The Commander is bigger and not as nice IMHO.

    The 50 and 51 Champions (bullet nosed studes) look the same but are very different and not much is interchangeable on the front ends




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    I see what you mean about the coupe flowing better, the starlight looks a little like its got two front ends lol. Such an interesting design though, like a 40's plane. I really like it.

    Cars come a long way since you had it. Im now looking on ebay for one lol.

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    Yeah, it's based on the P38 fighter (amongst other things)

    The business coupe would make a great pro tourer, we were going to put a big wing on the back like a top fueler!

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    What's in your collection Jay? That Erskine is an oldy, any plans for it?

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