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WOW!....Tomorrow I'm going to look at (and possibly repurchase) a Studebaker which I sold in 1979.......Still owned by the same fellow I sold it to, his son is now helping his dad 'downsize' his vehicle collection....Haven't seen this car in 42 years.....EXCITED!!:o :D

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What is the car?  Out of more than 100 cars, I can only think of one that I repurchased and that was a 1953 Commander Starliner.

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13 hours ago, studegary said:

What is the car? 

1956 Golden Hawk....3 spd O/D.....Power steering....It has been said this setup is most desirable for this model Stude....Haven't seen car in 42 years....Frank Ambrogio (56J Only website) connected me with owner....Really can't wait to see car....NOSTALGIA!!!!!!:)

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1 hour ago, mfg said:

1956 Golden Hawk....3 spd O/D.....Power steering....It has been said this setup is most desirable for this model Stude....Haven't seen car in 42 years....Frank Ambrogio (56J Only website) connected me with owner....Really can't wait to see car....NOSTALGIA!!!!!!:)

That is a nice set up when working well.  I remember working on the clutch and throw out bearing in one.  It was a real "bear" to R&R the transmission (with engine in car).  It was an all black car that had been drag raced in the Mid-Atlantic area.  

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4 hours ago, studegary said:

That is a nice set up when working well.  I remember working on the clutch and throw out bearing in one.  It was a real "bear" to R&R the transmission (with engine in car).  It was an all black car that had been drag raced in the Mid-Atlantic area.  

Well, I need another Stude like I need another hole in my head......BUT I BOUGHT BACK THE CAR TODAY:o!!!!!!!!!!

Not quite the same car as it was when I entered it into the 1975 Autorama show at the Hynes Auditorium in Boston, however, it still has 'class'..........:)

It will be interesting awakening that big Packard engine.... (car hasn't been run in years!)

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On 4/18/2021 at 10:08 AM, studegary said:

  I remember working on the clutch and throw out bearing in one.  It was a real "bear" to R&R the transmission (with engine in car).

Yes!...I remember!....When I was a kid I did a clutch job on this Hawk.....on my back....and that T-85 transmission certainly is a "bear"!!

I remember taking the clutch assy. to a local jobber, thinking a Packard clutch may have to be special ordered...The guy behind the counter said....No problem! ... that's the same as an 11" Ford truck clutch...How many do you want??:o :D

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I need to get going on mine one of these days. Let me know if you might need some parts. I might have something. (great taste in cars).

 

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Hey, I didn't realize you owned a 56J!   I like the colors...is that Ceramic Green/Snowcap White?....Auto or standard shift?

Mine was originally Cambridge Grey/Snowcap White, however before I sold it in '79 I painted it the factory Sunglow Gold/Snowcap White paint combo.

I'll keep in mind your parts offer!....Thanks,  Ed

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I purchased it this way. I don't like the green and white, as I already had that combination on a 56J back in high school. I want something different. I'm seriously thinking about painting it Congo ivory, and Pimlico grey. I know they are speedster colors, but they are some of the best Stude offered. It has a supposedly rebuilt Ultramatic. If it acts up, I'll make an adapter, and put in a GM 700R4.

 


 

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19 hours ago, brad said:

I purchased it this way. I don't like the green and white, as I already had that combination on a 56J back in high school. I want something different. I'm seriously thinking about painting it Congo ivory, and Pimlico grey. I know they are speedster colors, but they are some of the best Stude offered. It has a supposedly rebuilt Ultramatic. If it acts up, I'll make an adapter, and put in a GM 700R4.

 


 

I don't think anyone has ever painted a '56 Golden in the Speedster Congo Ivory/Pimlico Grey colors...Personally, I think that paint combo would look superb!:)

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Brought the car home today.........125 mile round trip.......mostly highway........Boy, that Packard engine sure looks big if you haven't seen one for awhile!

Fixable dent on right fender....Will be needing a right front wheel opening moulding, and a right fender side moulding.....car all there otherwise!

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9 hours ago, brad said:

Post some pics!

 

I've had trouble posting pics on this forum before, but I'll give it another shot ASAP!:)

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Kind of interesting....Frank Ambrogio sent me a copy of this Hawk's Studebaker production order.....Now, when I owned this car years ago, I lived in Roslindale, Mass.........Production order states this car was originally delivered new to a Studebaker dealer in Roslindale , Mass!.......I didn't have a clue about that!:o

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  • 2 weeks later...

Just reading that the 1956 Studebaker GH engine had a cylinder bore spacing of 5"....... apparently huge by (then) industry standards.....Room for a possible 500 CI with additional stroking.......Imagine If, at the time, S-P had the resources to keep that engine in production & develop it.........What unreal speed records an engine like that would have set under the hood of a Studebaker Avanti!!!:o ..... (no blower needed!:D)

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