“I changed the oil when I first got it but had trouble finding a replacement filter,” he said.
After trying several, Frame found a Wix filter made for some other vehicle that he modified to make fit.
“They’re the best filters because they have a valve that holds pressure against your main bearings,” Frame said.
He has a 1948 license tag for the Studebaker from his home state, back when Arkansas’ motto was “Land of Opportunity.”
We went for a spin on US 77 south of Noble. Frame ran that baby up to 60 mph in a jiffy. The Studebaker rode smooth as silk, with none of the shudders, rattles or instability you might expect in an automobile of that vintage.
“I like the way it drives even though there’s no power steering,” he said. “It’s in good shape and is a good running car.”
As much as he enjoys trading vehicles, it will take some outstanding deal for Frame to ever part with this exceptional ride.
Have you seen a cool vehicle around town? Writer Doug Hill’s always on the lookout for future Dig My Ride columns. Email him at Hillreviews@hotmail.com.