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bob40
07-02-2017, 05:00 PM
Got a phone call from a younger non-Studebaker guy who is looking at a '54 Hardtop.
Told me the engine has supercharger brackets on it and so I asked him to read the numbers on the pad.
He told me it was P29888. That seems wrong.
He was trying to look without getting the seller excited that what he had might be unique.Seller is non-Stude guy,non car guy selling deceased fathers car.
Wondering if more scrapping might turn that P2 into R2 and if that serial number would then be correct.
I'll see the car if it is bought as the buyer wants to sell the rolling chassis.

64studeavanti
07-02-2017, 05:15 PM
Would not be correct for an Avanti engine, either R1 or R2.
R1 would be Rxxxx if 63 or would use the 64 number scheme. R2 would be RSxxxx or equivalent 64 number
Keep in mind that Stude only made about 4500 Avantis with engine numbers starting at 1001 with the last 800 or so having the 64 emgone numbers. P29888 would make it 56 289.

61Lark
07-02-2017, 05:16 PM
Do you know which supercharger setup it had? If the engine number is correct, it is a 56 289. The Avanti supercharged engine started with RS and the Golden Hawk supercharged engine started with PS so either might be a possibility, but the number is probably too high.

bob40
07-02-2017, 05:38 PM
There was a whole lot that was confusing about this deal.
The buyer swore it had a Dana 60 under the car however it turns out it is a Dana 44.
As far as the brackets go he said they were on the passenger side of the engine...big spring etc.
He took pictures and should be sending them to me after he is done looking the car over.
Plans are to build a street rod with a custom tube chassis so the rolling chassis,dash and interior will be available if he buys it.
When I get pictures I will see if I can post them.I think I have a flickr account.

bob40
07-02-2017, 06:32 PM
Got the pictures.Appears to be a 1957 engine.Brackets are there,no supercharger.He told me that it was just the brackets.Relocated water outlet there.
Has a floor shifter. He told me it was a automatic and I could see no pedals in the pictures but it looks to be a standard shift column. Might just be a old aftermarket shifter.
More details when I get them.65275

StudeRich
07-03-2017, 02:59 PM
That firewall or inner fender mount remote Oil Filter reminds me of the Kid's car that posted here, that he inherited from his Dad I think, and was asking what Filter to use. :confused:

It looks like there is a Distributor Tach. Drive on it, which probably means a Hawk Dash.

Also it is, or was an overdrive Car, I see the O.D. Relay.

It is too bad he plans to RUIN this '54 Starliner hot rod. :mad:

bob40
07-04-2017, 01:40 AM
The prospective buyer took the time to look up our local chapter and contact a officer to find someone(me)to see if there was interest in the parts he does not plan to use rather than just haul them to a recycling center. It is a overdrive trans.No Hawk dash though.
We talked tonight and all he really wants is a fairly clean Starliner body shell.He would rather buy a shell than a complete vehicle.
If one can be found in the 5 state area this car would still be for sale and someone else can buy it.

S2Deluxe
07-04-2017, 02:16 PM
Got the pictures.Appears to be a 1957 engine.Brackets are there,no supercharger.He told me that it was just the brackets.Relocated water outlet there.
Has a floor shifter. He told me it was a automatic and I could see no pedals in the pictures but it looks to be a standard shift column. Might just be a old aftermarket shifter.
More details when I get them.65275

It seems some owner must have replaced the original engine and tranny with the '56 289" & auto. Then installed the supercharger mounting bracelet & aftermarket floor shifter, for the tranny replacement. No reason it couldn't be made to work that way? I don't see any pictures of the hood and can't see if anything was done to address the clearance issues?

Mark

swvalcon
07-04-2017, 02:49 PM
Bob if you get it contact me on the brackets and manifold I would be interested Steve.

RadioRoy
07-05-2017, 01:18 PM
The prospective buyer took the time to look up our local chapter and contact a officer to find someone(me)to see if there was interest in the parts he does not plan to use rather than just haul them to a recycling center. It is a overdrive trans.No Hawk dash though.
We talked tonight and all he really wants is a fairly clean Starliner body shell.He would rather buy a shell than a complete vehicle.
If one can be found in the 5 state area this car would still be for sale and someone else can buy it.

I got a good deal like that one time from a fellow who was hot rodding a 58 and 60 Hawk. The deal consisted of two 289 engines (only 405 serial numbers apart) split front seat, under seat auxiliary heater, front suspension with brakes, and an automatic transmission. He even delivered it all and the total price was $200! What a deal!

tsenecal
07-05-2017, 05:42 PM
He could go fiberglass. I know its not quite the same, but some of these finished cars look pretty good.http://classglassperformance.com/53%20Studebaker.html