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					STUDEBAKER DRIVERS CLUB SAN DIEGO COUNTY CHAPTER VOL. 31 ISSUE 12 DECEMBER 2008

December 11, 2008 Between 6 and 6:30 P.M The club’s Christmas pot luck and gift exchange. Everyone is requested to bring a dish to share and their own dishes and utensils. For participation in the gift exchange, men bring a gift suitable for a man, and women bring a gift suitable for a woman. It was requested to try and keep the value of the gift at $10. Upcoming events
Thursday, January 8 700pm Chapter Meeting at the Allied Gardens Recreation Center. Saturday, January 10, 9am Meeting at Bob and Mimi Halgren's for volunteers for the August 15th Car Show

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FEBRUARY • Thursday, February 12 700pm Chapter Meeting at the Allied Gardens Recreation Center. Come enjoy our 6th annual Chilli Cookoff. • February 27, 28 and March 1: The 43rd Annual Big 3 Auto Parts Exchange will be held at Qualcomm Stadium. Barbeque Saturday night 5:00 - 7:00 Bring chairs www.big3partsexchange.com We will be in SPACE WX11 with food and beverages!

The 2009 Chapter dues are payable in January. Please submit a check made out to: SDC San Diego. Mail to: Keith Rider 5027 Somam Ave San Diego, CA 92110

CHAPTER INFORMATION CHAPTER MEETINGS ARE HELD AT 7:00PM, ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT: ALLIED GARDENS REC CENTER, 5155 GREENBIAR AVE, SAN DIEGO. NEWSLETTER INFORMATION THE STARLITE SCOUPE, THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY CHAPTER OF THE STUDEBAKER DRIVERS CLUB, IS PUBLISHED MONTHLY FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE MEMBERSHIP. ARTICLES, BIOGRAPHIES, PHOTOS, TECHNICAL TIPS & ADVERTISING ARE SOLICITED FROM THE CLUB MEMBERS. PERMISSION IS GRANTED TO OTHER SDC
PUBLICATIONS TO USE MATERIAL ORIGINATING IN THIS NEWSLETTER.

DEADLINE FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: THE 20TH OF EACH MONTH. EDITOR: ALANA SNYDER 1620 SKYLINE DR LEMON GROVE,CA 91945 (619) 697-7865

studefreak@hotmail.com

OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THE PUBLICATION ARE THOSE OF THE EDITOR, AND DO NOT NECESSARY REFLECT THOSE OF THE CHAPTER OR THE NATIONAL CLUB. THE TECHNICAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IS ACCURATE AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST KNOWLEDGE OF THE EDITOR. HOWEVER, THE EDITOR AND AUTHORS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LIABILITIES INCURRED BY THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION. DUES: CHAPTER DUES ARE $20.00 ANNUALLY – Due January 1st.

SD CHAPTER OFFICERS President Bob Halgren V President Brian Bennion Treasurer Keith Rider Secretary Ken Goldkamp Membership Bob Buchaklian

9350 El Tejado Rd, La Mesa 91941 619/697-6971 3685 33rd St, San Diego, 92104 619/997-8708 5027 Somam Ave, San Diego 92110 619/276-2249 8695 Chantilly Ave, San Diego 92123 858/277-7279 kenkatgold@sbcglobal.net 5055 Walter Ave, San Diego, 92120 619/582-3618

Robert.buchaklian@uav.com Historian
Chris Jones & Caren Sax 1261 Archer St, San Diego, 92109 Tour Master Colin Fort PO Box 939, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, 92007 858/488-9266

760/753-5724

PACIFIC SOUTHWEST ZONE OFFICERS
National Director Zone Coordinator Calif Regional MGR Colin Fort PO Box 939 Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007 760/753-5724 Jon Carter 12270 N 78th Place, Scottsdale, AZ 95260 480/951-2838 Mimi Halgren 9350 El Tejado Rd, La Mesa, CA 91941 619/697-6971

Local Membership

Name Address City Signature State Phone Zip Date

Meeting Notes from November 13, 2008
Ken Howell substituting for Ken Goldkamp President Bob Halgren opened the meeting at 7:00 PM and passed the attendance roster through the audience for signature. He then reminded us that this weekend was the Equality Plating club event and asked those attending to add their names to the event roster. Bob stated that the Hawk shown on the new postage stamp was owned by a party in Vista, Ca. Members were then asked to introduce their guests: Linnea introduced her sister Kristin, a member of the Pierce Arrow club. Dr Peterson was also recognized as a first time attendee; He mentioned he had several cars to include a 1949 Ford woody. Bob Buchaklian’s brother –in-law Jim was introduced as was Dean Spooner as first time guests. Our guest speaker, Steve Canfield, gave a brief history of his business which was started as a general auto repair facility by his Grandfather in 1924 and changed to Canfield Brakes in 1942. They are located at 7817 Lemon Grove Way, Lemon Grove, and Ca. 91945. 619-465-3535. Steve shared a lot of excellent brake information with us to include: 1. Asbestos is the best material to use for drum brakes and he still uses that material whenever possible for relining jobs. 2.Studebakers have the lowest brake part number in the book, number 1 and number 2. 3.Studebaker 11” and 10” X 2 1/2 “ brakes are the easiest to reline 4.Old Motor Works of La Mesa is the best source for brake sleeves in San Diego 5. Dot 3 and Dot 4 brake fluid is hygroscopic sensitive and systems using this fluid should be flushed every 2 years if driven regularly, sooner if not driven often. 6.Dot 4 fluid is known to deteriorate quicker than Dot 3. 7.Dot 5 is a synthetic fluid and non hygroscopic. 8. If replacing Dot 3 or 4 fluids with Dot 5 you must first flush the system. Alcohol is the recommended flush fluid. 9. Brake hoses are made from three layers of rubber and the inner layer can collapse when old and exposed to hygroscopic conditions over a long period of time. 10.Disk brake conversions are good. However there are a series of valves required to make the disk/drum brake combination a trustworthy system. Contact Steve for more information. Steve concluded his presentation with a question and answer period and several members asked questions about their Studebaker and brand X brake systems. Steve had answers for all. He concluded the presentation at 7:35. Marilyn was assigned the wonderful task of finding a suitable gift for our Scoup'e editor and Chief, Alana Snyder. Marilyn explored many ideas and finally called Sid Snyder to ask for his ideas. Sid recommended buying a computer program for Alana so she can get the assistance she so desperately needs to proficiently and professionally provide us with our club periodical. Marilyn took Sid’s advice and presented Alana with new Microsoft software. Moving forward, Mimi, Clark Novak and Alana will do what is necessary to provide electronic copies of the Scoup’e to those members that prefer them that way while still providing hard copies to those that need them. Ultimately the club will save postage money by transitioning to e-copies of the Scoup’e. Keith Rider provided the October treasurers report; Income is $80.00, Expenses $48.50, balance of $5027.76. Our biggest expenses have been $171.00 for lunches provided for Studebaker drivers at club events, $734.00 for Scoup’e operating costs, $300.00 pledge to the Studebaker Museum, $120.00 for meeting room rent at Recreation Center. Bob proposed we keep at least $5000.00 in the treasury and suggested reconsidering buying lunches for the Studebaker drivers at club events. This would allow us to keep the dues at $20.00 and maintain a respectful balance in the treasury. Howard Jones said the lunch deal has caused more members to drive their cars to events and made a motion we continue that activity and raise the club dues to $25.00. The motion was seconded and passed by a majority of ayes and opposed by one nay. Brian Bennion gave the Vice Presidents report which consisted of several car functions between now and the end

of the year. Brian provided flyers describing each function. The QUALCOMM swap meet being held on Nov 16th will have a large parking area for cars being displayed, registration is $12. December 6th cruise for kids at Torrey Pines will be supported by several of our members and their cars. Brian also called attention to a Studebaker listed for sale on Craig’s list. Bob reminded us that we can call Sid and make appointments to receive help with work on our Studebakers. This is not a restoration service but is a service to assist us in getting our cars on the road and to club events whenever it is possible to do so. Several members were asked by Mimi Halgren to share information about the events conducted by the club since our last meeting in October. Ken Howell briefly covered the Leatherneck Aviation Museum trip and lunch at Home Town Buffet in which over 20 members participated. Bob added how impressed he was with the Docents knowledge and stories of the aircraft. Mimi covered the gathering at the Apple Tree Inn in Julian, Ca where 8 of our members met with the Orange County Studebaker Club members. Several others added a few short stories on what took place during this event. It’s strongly recommended that everyone attend the next Julian event. Jack Usher was asked to share information about the Old World Car Show and he described an old European Village with cars and drip pans parked along the street for viewing. They had awards for everything to include the best drip pan. Jack said it was really a good time with shade, places to set and a nice area to walk around. The event was filmed and we can preview that film by going to www.livecarshows.com . Jack suggested we all attend next year Old World event if we’re looking for a good time. Mimi also discussed the wonderful time they all had at the Zone meet in Milpitas with good friends and plenty of Studebakers to see. All in all it was an “event-full month” – no pun intended! Final notes shared by Bob before adjourning were to remind us of the Equality Plating tour on Saturday the 15th, the Toyland parade on December 6th and the Clubs Christmas dinner on December 11th. For the dinner we are asked to bring one dish to share, one gift costing no more than $10.00, and our own plates and utensils. January will be another “event-full month” with plans to tour Bill Evans car collection and a meet in Arizona. More information will be passed on these events during the December meeting. Bob has been busy recruiting. He contacted 50 National members who live in San Diego County to inform them of our club, sell them what we do, share with them our events calendar and invite them to attend an event or meeting. He has also completed a demographic analysis of our membership and discovered the majority of our members and National Members live north of Rt 94. Based upon this information he recommends we consider conducting more events in the northern area of the county and moving our club meetings to the weekends to encourage more attendance. Meetings and events can also be conducted simultaneously if needed. A San Diego Studebaker Drivers Club car meet event is in the planning stages and will be August 15th behind the car museum in Balboa Park. This meet will be modeled after the La Palma event and will require many volunteers to coordinate it properly. Mr President asked for a show of hands of those willing to help and several members volunteered. A planning meeting for all volunteers will be held at the Presidents Mansion on January 10th, 2009 @ 9:00AM. Susan Starkey, our Vice Presidents guest, presented her water color car painting portfolio as part of show and tell. Susan can be commissioned to paint a picture of any member’s car. If interested contact Mr. Vice. Ed Karper shared another informative period on his collections and history. He had an Avanti model, a model of a 1950 Bullet nose that is identical to the one his Mother owned and he and his sister used – without Mom’s permission, to learn to drive. Ed also had a model of an F4U Corsair aircraft he constructed 60 years ago. The 50/50 drawing was 47.00 and was won by Jim Weir. Norm Corseau won the weekly quiz and Bob Pardue was selected for the name tag drawing but was not wearing his tag. The President concluded the meeting at 8:35 PM and all were asked to join them for refreshments in the kitchen.

President's Letter - December 2008 Dear Fellow Clubsters: November was a busy month. On November 8th we went to Old World in Huntington Beach. The Ushers and Forts also came and fun was had by all. At our meeting on the 13th we heard from Steve at Canfield Brakes. Something that most of us didn't know was the need to bleed the brakes in our modern cars every two years to prevent corrosion damage to the ABS system. On Saturday, the 15th, we went to Equality Plating and Mario's. Terry at Equality had a wealth of information for us. Many thanks to Steve and Terry for their generosity. In December we have only one event, the Christmas dinner and gift exchange. This is always a lot of fun - hope to see you there. (Infomation about this is in the calendar.) Some odds and ends: The Napiers are in their new house but are waiting for the rain to stop so they can pave their driveway and Dennis can start setting up his garage. Call Sid Snyder at 619-697-7865 if you need help with your Stude project. Also, remember dues are due January 1st. They have increased to $25.00 to help pay for the free lunches for Stude drivers. Also, you must be a current member of the national club to be a member of our club. You can be a National club member for as little as $10.00, so no excuses. Also, when you change oil, remember to use oil with zinc. Castrol 20-50 Syntec Classic has zinc and is sold by Pep Boys. Lastly, we had 11 people volunteer to help put on our August 15th Car Show at the museum. Many thanks. We will have a meeting for the volunteers at our house on Jan 10th at 9am. Happy Holidays and a fruitful New Year. Bob & Mimi
PCV VALVE REPLACEMENT FOR THE WONDERFUL AFB CARBURETORS ON STUDEBAKERS During a discussion earlier this year with the Prince of Parts, Dave Thibeault, I learned that the PCV valve for an AFB carburetor is different than the PCV valve for a 2 barrel Stromberg system on 62/63/64 Studebaker V8 engines. That was new information for me. I investigated. The PCV valve for the Stromberg two barrel screws directly into the valley pan ('64s) or connects with two fuel hoses, one on each side of the PCV valve between the carburetor and the valley pan ('62 and '63 models.) On a four barrel AFB carburetor, the PCV valve screws directly into the rear pipe threaded orifice, which is where all PCV valves should be. The replacement PCV valve for an AFB carburetor on a Studebaker is the Borg Warner PCV 313. It was originally designed for the engines on some stupid, little mid '90s Geos. But it works very well on Studebakers. Which is wonderful. The Borg Warner PCV 313, which costs under $ 10.00, will serve as an excellent replacement for the PCV valve supplied by most Studebaker parts vendors, which costs $ 1,350.00. If the original PCV valve is removed and sprayed with carburetor spray to keep it clean and the inside ball valve functional and free, you will never have to replace the original PCV valve and you can file this useless tech tip in the waste basket, where the original tech tip on this subject was found. Dan Dobbins

Toyland Parade
On Saturday December 6, 2008 the San Diego County Chapter participated in the North Park Toyland Parade in east San Diego. It was a lovely day. The parade was a lot of fun and gave the members a chance to accept praise from the crowd for our fine cars. In the staging area Bob Halgren made the comment about how colorful our cars were in comparison to the paint scheme on modern cars. The following members were in the parade: 1. Colin Fort – Teal and Green 1956 Commander 4-Door Sedan 2. Orlo & Neta Deeds – Yellow & White 1950 Champion 4-Door Sedan. This was a great color combination and a crowd pleaser. 3. Bob Halgren – Coral 1955 Conestoga Wagon 4. Mimi Halgren – Teal 1953 2R Pick-up 5. Brian Bennion – Red 1960 2-Door Lark Hardtop There was a nice array of Model T’s, Model A’s, and military vehicles in the parade. Another reason our Chapter enters parades is to get the word out about SDC and our local Chapter. We have gained members this way in the past. Plus, you will never know what this might bring about. I found out that the parade organizer this year was Mrs. Elizabeth Studebaker. Come to find out she has a collection of Studebaker Watches. To further illustrate my point, Suzanne and I attended Suzanne’s company Christmas Party last night and we talked to a lady from South Bend whose mother worked for many years as a nurse at the Studebaker Factory. I plan to interview her in the near future. I am sure you can come up with similar stories by simply exposing the club to the public. I hadn’t realized until recent years how far-reaching an effect the brand had on the American scene. Every time someone shares a memory it’s a fond and nostalgic response. As shepherds of the marquee we need to memorialize such events for future generations. I want to thank Brian for organizing this event. Colin Fort

Sign the petition to get a Studebaker in the next "Cars" movie! Chances are everyone in the club as at least heard about the animated film, "Cars" from Disney and its subsidiary Pixar Animation Studios. You've probably seen it with your children or grand kids. If so, you've noticed that there is no Studebaker in that otherwise entertaining film. The good news is that Pixar will be doing a "Cars 2", set to release in 2011 and YOU can help convince Pixar to include a Studebaker this time! We've started an online petition that we'd like to get every member and their families and friends to sign. Just go to this web address and SIGN IT TODAY! www.ipetitions.com/petition/studebaker


				
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