Second Thursday Meetings continue 

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   A busy morning at the OK Country Cafe as we discuss how much to fine Mel, the President, for failure to wear name badge.

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    CENTRAL OKLAHOMA CHAPTER

So sorry to report that only weeks after Leland's burial in July, we're informed that Lucille passed away Friday, August 12.  See "Member's News" for details.

 

WHAT'S GOING ON

We invite you to join us at any of our local events or contact us for more details.

Regular Meeting Time Set

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

 

Upcoming Events to Consider   courtesy Tourmaster Studie Pete

The Saturday morning MWC Cruise-In-For Coffee went well, with 80+ cars competing for space and attention and our Central Oklahoma Chapter relatively well-represented.   A very pleasant cloudy, cool morning as  Roland Walters showed in his '22 Corvette , Mel McGee in the sharp '58 Hawk and Glenn Masopust in the beautiful '55 President.  Elmer, Clifton and Don walked over from another lot as they had chosen to drive. their Brand Xs Saturday. Don had bragged about showing his new water pump, but he must have done something wrong because his Starliner, suffering apparent fuel starvation, was returned to the barn and he rode the Honda instead.

(Check this area later for more event advisories)

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Tri-City Cruisers meet on the 1st Saturday of each month (all year weather permitting) @ 6 pm till 9 pm. Location will be Sonic Drive-in / Arby's in Newcastle, OK.

     NEXT MEETING

AT OK COUNTRY CAFE 

will be THURSDAY 

OCTOBER 13

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A good-looking lineup at OK Country Cafe   pic by club member Jess S

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Central Oklahoma Chapter

Members and Their Cars

 
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Clifton Hill, Vice President of the Central Oklahoma Chapter, with his '31 Ford at Cimmaron Cruisers Perkins show, 2018 .  

Mel McGee '58 Hawk 2017 Perkins Car Show

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

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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.

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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.  

                          Benjamin Franklin

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Peter Rodrigues's '53 Starlight Coupe

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Kent Reitenour on Route 66 in the '66 Lark

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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.

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Delane Keef's Lark

 
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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.

ABOUT US

Mel McGee '58 Hawk 2017 Perkins Car Show
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Tom Douglass '60 Hawk 2017 Perkins Car S
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Melvin & Jeri-Alynn McGee

Tom Douglas

Clifton Hill

Ron & Jan Hall

Mel Mc Gee

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If you are lucky enough to have found this website, then you will know that owning and driving Studebaker cars and trucks of all vintages is amongst the top ten joys of life, help us make it even better by contributing, giving feedback and joining our Central Oklahoma Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club - the SDC.

Leland Laws'1990 4-Door Avanti

 

CONTACTS

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

Please get in touch with our newsletter editor to share your Studebaker story or to get any further information by using the form opposite or by emailing Don at

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