Second Thursday Meetings continue
A busy morning at the OK Country Cafe as we discuss who will be tagged to be the auctioneer at the Christmas Lunch.
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA CHAPTER
WHAT'S GOING ON
We invite you to join us at any of our local events or contact us for more details.
2PM Saturday December 3
1429 W I-240 Service Road
Hope to see you there!
Central Oklahoma Chapter
Meets 9AM of the second Thursday of each month Please know you will be welcomed by the Central Oklahoma Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club as we meet at The OK Country Cafe 6072 S Western Ave., OKC
AT OK COUNTRY CAFE
will be THURSDAY
Where we can discuss what we should have or should not have done at the Christmas Luncheon
Central Oklahoma Chapter
Members and Their Cars
Clifton Hill, Vice President of the Central Oklahoma Chapter, with his '31 Ford at Cimmaron Cruisers Perkins show, 2018 .
Tom Douglass shows another First Place trophy won by his 1960 Hawk.
Tom has a few other "nice cars" in his CARSEUM
Here Clifton sets out for a cruise in his '54 Studebaker-Powered Glasspar.
Melvin McGee, President of our chapter, with his 1958 Hawk at Perkins in 2018
Another winner, Mel's 1953Commander
Leland Laws' '79 Avanti at a cruise-in.
Leland with the Packard he loved so well
Sutherland has only the one 1954 Starliner Commander, but he's obnoxiously twice as proud of her.
Charles and Sue Hall's 1956 Power Hawk Finiished in little more than one year of hard work.
Studie Pete enjoys Tour Rte 66West
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Peter Rodrigues's '53 Starlight Coupe
Kent Reitenour on Route 66 in the '66 Lark
Dwight Deal, Glenn Masopust and Studie Pete on a cold day in February prepare to enjoy a demonstration on how to destroy a Borg-WarnerT86.
Delane Keef's Lark
More Tech Issues
Secondary Hood Latch On Hawk Models
By Pete Yuen
The secondary hood latches on the Hawk models are installed as a safety feature. It is to restrain the hood from flying off the car when driven in the event that the primary catch fails to hold the hood securely. After hearing of Hawk owners that have lost their hood while driving, it was learned that in each case, the secondary latch did not do the job that it was intended to do. . . To secure and hold the hood down. When driving and the hood suddenly comes up and over the car, it is not a fun thing to experience. The immediate danger is that it has blocked the view of the driver but it could get worse as the hood becomes detached from the car it becomes a hazard to other motorists on the road. When the hood is airborne, nobody has any idea of where it will come down. Once the hood is on the way down, it is a potential killer to other motorists in the vicinity.
When the secondary latch is installed on the car, it is spot welded. . . Insufficiently spot welded and therefore not strong enough to do the job of securing the latch on to the plate to which it is welded. If you are a proud owner of a Hawk and have not yet lost your hood, have the secondary latch securely welded before disaster strikes.
A bolt may be used to secure the base of the secondary latch to plate F. If this is to be attempted, one must make sure that it will not restrict the movement of the latch release mechanism as it pivots from rivet marked
"E." To ensure that the nut does not come loose, use either LocTite or self locking nut.
Suggested bolt size to be 5/16". Locate it so that it does not restrict movement of the latch operation.
The hood latch assembly is described as Plate Assembly, identified as item number 1622-65, part number 1326666 for C-K cars, ‘59 to ‘62. For ‘63, ‘64 K models, the number is 1351370.
Welcome to the Central Oklahoma Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club.
Melvin & Jeri-Alynn McGee
Ron & Jan Hall
Mel Mc Gee
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Leland Laws'1990 4-Door Avanti
Our club officers for 2022:
President - Melvin McGee
Vice-President - Clifton Hill
Treasurer - Elmer Davis
Secretary - Glenn Masopust Jr
Tourmaster - Peter Rodrigues
Newsletter Editor - Don Sutherland
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