Excellent scans of sales brochures for the 1950 Studebaker Champion, as well as other Studebaker cars.
View 1950 Studebaker sales brochures at OldCarManual.com.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
A great list by the Studebaker's Drivers Club - "5 Things To Do After You Buy a Studebaker."
My only addition is that you contact a local garage that services older cars; employers/owners are a wealth of knowledge.
View the list of to-dos at the Studebaker Drivers club website.
3rd Annual Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti
May 15, 16 & 17, 2008
The four remaining feature cars will be re-united in Petaluma where they were last together in 1972. Collectively these movie classics are valued at over $10 million.
Map of the American Graffiti filming locations in Petaluma, CA.
Link to the American Graffiti event website.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Quick request: I've located a lot of non-working speaker/radio combos for the 1950 Studebaker Champion, but what I'm looking for is a replica or model radio that is close in appearance to the original Champion radio.
If you have any references, I would appreciate an email at jason [at] jasonmichaels [dot] com.
The first "to-do" on the Studebaker Champion was to bleed the brakes. My neighbor recommended the Vacula VAC180051 vacuum brake bleeder and clutch bleeder. The Vacula uses compressed air to create a powerful vacuum brake bleeder that can be used to bleed and flush hydraulic brakes and clutches.
Note: If your brake system is using synthetic/silicon brake fluid, you must continue to use silicon brake fluid. If you use a different type of brake fluid in the lines with the synthetic brake fluid, you'll need to replace the lines and start over; it's one or the other.
See the Vacula brake bleeding tool here.
Below are a few photographs of our 1950 Studebaker Champion. Additional high-res pictures are located here.
My Dad and I, two car lovers with zero car repair experience, took on "Doc" in December 2007. Named "Doc" by my four year-old daughter [in honor of the Fabulous Hudson Hornet in the Pixar movie, Cars] this '50 Studebaker Champion is a true labor of love. More than just metal and grease, Doc is a place where my Dad and I can talk about his childhood, parenting, and the complexities of life in the '00s.If you have a Studebaker story, send it to me at jason [at] jasonmichaels [dot] com and I'll publish it on this blog.
"Thank you" to Heidi for sharing this project with 101Cookbooks.com readers.
My Dad and I were independently fond of the Studebaker Champion. In December 2007, we bought a 1950 Studebaker Champion from a father/son restorer team in Chico, California.
We started this project with the original Shop Manual and a Studebaker International catalog.
View the Studebaker International website here.