An attempt to do what hot-rodding is really about!
With spiritual guidance from the venerable Dick Datson, I have embarked on a
quest to build a true DUE CENTO type of vehicle. This is based on a 50'
Studebaker Starlight coupe' which I "woke up" after a long
sleep last year. It needed the usual things done including replacement of
the differential with a stronger one from a Mustang II (8" front bolt with
3.40:1 ratio). After running it for the summer, it gave up a rod (but
despite a hole in the block) ran on five cylinders to its winter resting
spot. I decided to rebuild a 47' motor, again a 169" flathead 6, but
this time with an added "Blow-Thru" 2.2 liter TO-3 turbo from a
Chrysler Lebaron..... The story is ongoing and the car is expected to hit the
snow covered streets of
Below is a photo depiction of the project as it continues. A number of these pictures will be interesting only to someone who really wants to try duplicating my project. I will divide it into chapters
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