Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

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If it wasn't for the fact that I'm working full time now I'd be cleaning up the barn tomorrow enough to move Nils's coupe up to the balk I use for lifting engines as I wanna get his engine a bit forwars to mount the piece that (as I've been told fasten to the back of the engine) & connects the gas pedal to the carb...
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What a pain...
This is copied over from the Conestoga site.

I had the dash done in semi-gloss black, and mostly together. Then I got a "wild hair", so to speak and thought I'd cover it in vinyl. The first vinyl pattern that I bought, I actually like better, but this looks good with the sun shining on it. It's a "cast" carbon (not mat) fiber look. It looks much like chopped fiberglass mat, only it's chopped carbon fiber and pressed into a mold. That's the look of this vinyl.
For as easy as it looks to do...it took about 1-1/2 hours + to get it finished, not including the molding, which I finished after this picture.

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The Commander dash in my running wagon is light blue like the body. I'll try to add a shot of that one later on.

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So there's a Conestoga site too..? Gonna check that out, thanx Mike!
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Here ya go -
Kinda slow lately, has been actually. I'm the main moderator of the site, beside the owner.

The main Conestoga registry site -
http://studebakerconestoga.com/Studebak ... gistry.htm

The Conestoga forum page -
http://studebakerconestoga.com/phpBB3/index.php

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Oh thanx, I looked at it a wee bit just now, gonna check out more later. I think there's 3 Conestogas in Sweden now; two has been for many years & I think a third one appeared som few years ago.
& this got me thinking about a bright yellow -56 wagon with -55 front clip & Mopar 360 under the hood...
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What, you guys Mopar crazy or sumthin ?

If you know the guy, tell him all wagons are welcome, not just the Conestoga's. That was only a two year car, 54 and 55. So they are petty limited.

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I know the Conestoga is 54-55 only, the reason the -56 came to mind is because it had the sb Mopar, it was in my early days here & I think I even asked if anyone here knew about it as I just had seen a pic of it but nobody seemed to know it.
Otherwise it seems every Studebaker guy is also a chevy guy because that was what Studebaker could afford the last two years, sad when one thinks about what US brand made the best sb V8 engines.
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Waited a few days for help to push Nils's coupe to where I can lift the engine but today I just connected my chain winch & "pulled it myself", but first the Chrysler out:
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Then I made a movie that I might show on surfacebook since I can't post it here, not sure yet about that thou.
So the pulling started:
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& so it was done!:[/b]
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Oh, it's gonna be sooo nice to get this done! Just imagine sitting inside manouvering the engine...
"Sitting"??? No seat yet...
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A non-Studebaker-topic is the two barrel GM carb someone mounted on the Chrysler's engine... Or maby it can be considerd Studebaker-topic thinking about the two last years Studebaker was made..?
Anyway; the bloddy (Oh, I cursed baaad me!) two barrel carb is a mystery to me as I removed the electric choke that wasn't connected anyway & blocked the pipes for the choke stuff & now the engine works as if some ignition cables aint sure if they're gonna carry electricity... I've googled a lot but can't find any explination how it would work with manual choke or how to change it from electric.
Maby I'll just buy gaskets & put the 4-barrel intake on & one of the carbs I have laying... But it used to run so nice before with this li'll carb & I don't need more, I just need it to operate proper!
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Seems I don't have to lift the engine forward to mount the carb linkage, funny I didn't get told by anybody, but it don't matter now as it feels good to move the stuff around & "clean up" a bit!
Thou it makes me wonder how the engineers figured it a good idea to use a head bolt for linkage mount...
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Just looked back at my first posts but the first pictures didn't show, there was just a small green & white thing but nothing happend when I clicked on them.
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As I wrote on the SDC forum I need to make a new rod betweeen the gas pedal & carb linkage, the one that's on the car is for 6-cyl & it's to short as I've seen on these kind of pictures:
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Now I've made this silver painted one
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But the gear linkage for 2:nd & 3:rd gear is in the way so I'm gonna remove that for now to see if the gas works then & when it does & the car drives on 1:st & reverse gear I'll fix a gear rod that works.[/b]
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Good rigging job.

I have used a lot of various brackets and various hardware random pieces that i buy at a marine surplus store and even yard sales .
A cut here , a bend there , a little filing etc . The marine stuff looks good too when done as it's mostly aluminum or stainless etc .
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it ain't worth goin' .

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Isn't this what "Hot Rodding is ?
Make something out of nothing. Make an XX part (boat, tractor, airplane), or in my case, a satellite part (!) fit...a YY car.

This is all part of the fun. The experimentation, the ingenuity, the "I think I can" attitude..!

Go NOX...

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