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plee4139
04-06-2018, 10:32 AM
I have two boxes of engine parts from my recent 289 rebuild, and I have no idea what to do with them. Donate? Try to sell? Bring to show?

PackardV8
04-06-2018, 11:15 AM
Thanks for thinking of us, Peter.

A description and the year might help. For example, used bearings, rings, valve guides and gaskets are of little use to anyone. Some CASOs grind and re-use valves. Some use old valve springs.

jack vines

tsenecal
04-06-2018, 11:19 AM
If they are usable parts, it shouldn't be too hard to find them a new home, for a reasonable price. I would be interested, if shipping were not so expensive. There should be somebody closer, that can use them.

firestoper 25
04-06-2018, 11:23 AM
I have two boxes of engine parts from my recent 289 rebuild, and I have no idea what to do with them. Donate? Try to sell? Bring to show?

I am going to be at the May South Bend event and I need 289 manual trans starter ('s if you have more than one ?) for my Avanti. Sherm Green Bay PS What my wife doesn't know can not hurt me.....:yeahright:

unclemiltie
04-06-2018, 04:25 PM
Donate them to one of the club auctions???

mch
04-06-2018, 08:34 PM
Firestoper 25, I agree, problem for me, its a bit bigger than what you want, I have a 64 Superhawk in hiding at the body shop getting a Concours paint job, new carpet and headliner. My ass will be sore for a long time when I show up with that one

plee4139
04-07-2018, 05:20 AM
Thanks for thinking of us, Peter.

A description and the year might help. For example, used bearings, rings, valve guides and gaskets are of little use to anyone. Some CASOs grind and re-use valves. Some use old valve springs.

jack vines

1956 Sky Hawk.

plee4139
04-07-2018, 05:23 AM
Donate them to one of the club auctions???

Good idea. We don't have one here on long Ihas auctions?sland, so the parts would have to be shipped. Do you know of a chapter which has auctions?

plee4139
04-07-2018, 05:24 AM
No transmission parts, only engine.

firestoper 25
04-07-2018, 11:44 PM
Firestoper 25, I agree, problem for me, its a bit bigger than what you want, I have a 64 Superhawk in hiding at the body shop getting a Concours paint job, new carpet and headliner. My ass will be sore for a long time when I show up with that one

If our wife's EVER trip onto these threads......our bodies will never be found!!:woot::whome: And I do not mean car bodies. Unsigned for a reason.

jclary
04-08-2018, 12:32 AM
Funny, how we have swerved from a boring discussion about scrap used engine parts to saving our butts by keeping secrets from our wives! Years ago, while we still had a mortgage payment, car payments, & a daughter in high school...I found a deal on one more Studebaker, to drag home and park among the too many I already had. To soften the shock to my wife, I waited for her to go to bed on a Friday night. Then, I went off & brought the little '48 Business Coupe home, & parked it in the backyard. The next morning, while we were having breakfast, I pulled back the kitchen window curtains..."OH LOOK SWEETHEART! THE STUDEBAKER FAIRY CAME LAST NIGHT!":) Her kinda stunned response..."It's so ugly, it's kinda cute.":yeahright: (I have never figured out if her grin was from thinking how she was going to punish me, or resignation about putting up with my tendency to drag junk home) I knew then, it was OK to keep it.:)
Several years later, I completed the restoration in time to drive to my daughter's wedding. It's the car in my avatar.


Not to truly disparage your parts offer...depending on what they are & condition. Most bearings, no. But if there are pushrods, lifters, crankshaft, cam, heads, rockers, etc...maybe. I don't think I'd take a used fiber cam gear, but hard parts that could be cleaned up & used within acceptable specs could be of value to someone with mechanical skills and a very limited budget. An offer to share them with others is very commendable. Especially if you take the time to gather them up, make them presentable, and haul them to a venue.

Chicken Hawk
04-08-2018, 10:19 AM
I'll have two at SB.

tsenecal
04-08-2018, 10:47 AM
John, that's a great story, but I don't think my wife believes in the Studebaker fairy anymore. Santa, maybe, because he still brings HER, things.

firestoper 25
04-08-2018, 11:51 PM
I'll have two at SB.

Put my name on them....I'll take'em & hunt you up!:D Sherm

firestoper 25
04-09-2018, 12:01 AM
Funny, how we have swerved from a boring discussion about scrap used engine parts to saving our butts by keeping secrets from our wives! Years ago, while we still had a mortgage payment, car payments, & a daughter in high school...I found a deal on one more Studebaker, to drag home and park among the too many I already had. To soften the shock to my wife, I waited for her to go to bed on a Friday night. Then, I went off & brought the little '48 Business Coupe home, & parked it in the backyard. The next morning, while we were having breakfast, I pulled back the kitchen window curtains..."OH LOOK SWEETHEART! THE STUDEBAKER FAIRY CAME LAST NIGHT!":) Her kinda stunned response..."It's so ugly, it's kinda cute.":yeahright: (I have never figured out if her grin was from thinking how she was going to punish me, or resignation about putting up with my tendency to drag junk home) I knew then, it was OK to keep it.:)
Several years later, I completed the restoration in time to drive to my daughter's wedding. It's the car in my avatar.


Not to truly disparage your parts offer...depending on what they are & condition. Most bearings, no. But if there are pushrods, lifters, crankshaft, cam, heads, rockers, etc...maybe. I don't think I'd take a used fiber cam gear, but hard parts that could be cleaned up & used within acceptable specs could be of value to someone with mechanical skills and a very limited budget. An offer to share them with others is very commendable. Especially if you take the time to gather them up, make them presentable, and haul them to a venue.

Good thing we do not live any closer....I can only imagine the trouble we could cause our spouses with combined Studebaker excursions! :whome: Sherm, a long way away in Green Bay

Chicken Hawk
04-09-2018, 01:01 PM
Put my name on them....I'll take'em & hunt you up!:D Sherm

Thanks. Will do.

plee4139
04-10-2018, 05:20 AM
Put my name on them....I'll take'em & hunt you up!:D Sherm

Pay for shipping from long Island and they're yours.

firestoper 25
04-11-2018, 06:43 PM
I'll have two at SB.

PM me so we can lock this up.......Thx:)

firestoper 25
04-11-2018, 06:47 PM
Pay for shipping from long Island and they're yours.

PM me so we can figure out shipping & costs. I may as well have 4 of the darn things laying around in the "things to do pile":drool: Thx

plee4139
04-12-2018, 05:08 AM
PM me so we can figure out shipping & costs. I may as well have 4 of the darn things laying around in the "things to do pile":drool: Thx

Will do. I thought I might do something creative with them and build some kind of display, but that's really not my forte, and also I'm not one of those men who collect all sorts of junk on the premise that you're "going to fix it up." We all know at least one of those, don't we?

rkapteyn
04-12-2018, 09:08 AM
Do not forget that some Avantis take the four pole starters.
Look at the tag on your starter and give us the number.

firestoper 25
04-12-2018, 11:37 PM
Do not forget that some Avantis take the four pole starters.
Look at the tag on your starter and give us the number.

After 50 + years of rough service I do not think there is ANYTHING original left on the power unit! I would gladly :lol: take the 4 pole units and I would be grateful for the standard 2 pole stuff, it beats standing there wishing I had something to turn the engine over! :( Thx Sherm / Green Bay