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rkapteyn
01-31-2018, 10:59 AM
This may have been posted before but I did not know this
https://www.museumofamericanspeed.com/1935studebaker.html

Robert Kapteyn

8E45E
01-31-2018, 01:06 PM
Interesting to see one of them restored.

Further information here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?30601-Gary-Ash-call-the-factory-!&styleid=1

and here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?66720-1930s-studebaker-racing-engine-photos-I-found

The text erroneously states that Studebaker went 'bankrupt' in 1933, in which they did not.

Craig

Chris Pile
01-31-2018, 04:10 PM
The text erroneously states that Studebaker went 'bankrupt' in 1933, in which they did not.

Oh yes, they did. Bankrupt doesn't mean out of business.

studegary
01-31-2018, 08:05 PM
Oh yes, they did. Bankrupt doesn't mean out of business.

I will disagree with you. I believe that they went into receivership, not bankruptcy.

8E45E
01-31-2018, 08:13 PM
Oh yes, they did. Bankrupt doesn't mean out of business.

Today, that is correct with the 'Chapter 11' provision which allows time for a 'bankrupt' company to address the creditors and reorganize. But that wasn't always the case. In 1933, 'declaring bankruptcy' meant you were essentially out of business. Unless the company had an 11th hour saviour, the sheriffs came in, took over, and proceed with foreclosure.

Craig

garyash
02-01-2018, 10:08 AM
I'm not so sure that the Museum of American Speed has a real factory Indy engine. The block shows casting number 187029-2 with a date code that is something like I 4 ? which would make it a 1929 casting, not something built in 1933 or 1934. The front cover for the cam drive and balancer is a kind of crude welded sheet metal piece while the factory used a cast aluminum part. The factory also supplied four Stromberg 1-barrel carbs, maybe EX-23's, on individual elbows. Their story is readable but the engine itself is probably an engine built by an independent racer, of which there were many.

Museum of American Speed engine:
70133

Original factory racing engine:
70134

8E45E
02-01-2018, 01:02 PM
Gary,

Thank you for the clarification and your expertise.

Keep us posted of your project's progress: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?56555-Indy-car-project-gets-help-from-a-previous-owner-of-car-37

Thank you for your update, as of 03/06/18! http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?105059-Some-progress-on-1932-Indy-car-project-and-Exner-s-futuristic-Studebaker

Craig

t walgamuth
02-02-2018, 08:05 AM
Even if it's not it is very cool that they have chosen to display it.;)

jpepper
02-02-2018, 04:19 PM
I rode in one of the team cars at the Miller reunion on the Milwaukee Mile track (in the mechanic seat). The engine pulled very hard and the car handled exceptionally neutral (no apparent over or under steer). We were probably hitting 60 - 70 in the straights and maybe 50 in the corners. It was a thrill of a lifetime. The guys that did it in the 500 had guts.