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wittsend
04-20-2019, 01:16 PM
I guess this is a little late for April Fool's (or early if you're thinking 2020) but I couldn't help but be amused at this Studebaker that showed up at Cars & Coffee this morning.

allen04084
04-20-2019, 01:24 PM
Looks like it fits in there pretty good!:eek:

swvalcon
04-20-2019, 01:39 PM
looks like it would be wide enough to stuff a 351w in there.

brngarage
04-20-2019, 01:44 PM
That car belongs to a good friend of mine. It is a GREAT driver. It gets driven to Studebaker events all around southern California (and frequently much further)!

StudeRich
04-20-2019, 02:47 PM
That Air Cleaner is pretty awesome! :cool:

I always liked those Fairlane and Mustang 260, 289 and 289 Hi Performance Emblems.

I had the Gold anodized Aluminum and Black 289 Fairlane version on my '63 Wagonaire 289 where the "Lark" letters used to be, just a bit lower.

acolds
04-20-2019, 04:25 PM
was wondering about steering box clearance appears car has modified front suspension or at least rack and pinion added. Looks like nice work on swap

t walgamuth
04-20-2019, 05:42 PM
The Ford 289 may be the best all around motor made by ford. Stude 289 was very excellent too.

brngarage
04-20-2019, 07:39 PM
The car has an American Motors front clip. I don't remember what year or model, but it does have disc brakes.

swvalcon
04-20-2019, 07:51 PM
brngarage. AMC. I would guess a pacer a lot of those got swapped out into something else. Only thing I know is the rack is kind of weak.

Mike Van Veghten
04-20-2019, 08:39 PM
I had a friend in high school that bought a Golden Hawk with a "289" in it. While I wasn't all that up on Studebakers at the time, I did understand that the Stude 289 had the distributor in the back, unlike my friends car, with the distributor in the front.
Cool car all things considered.

Mike

JRoberts
04-20-2019, 09:05 PM
Way back when NC still required annual safety inspections for older cars I took my Champ to get an inspection taken care of. The truck has an R1 engine. The guy who was preforming the inspection asked about the engine. I explained its history as thoroughly as I could. Still, he would not believe me that it was not a Ford engine. I asked him to think of the location of the distributor as Mike mentioned. He still said that difference was that the engine in my truck was a big block Ford. At that point I got my inspection sticker and left. Later this guy's boss and I had a good laugh about the engine in my truck.

WinM1895
04-20-2019, 09:53 PM
I had a friend in high school that bought a Golden Hawk with a "289" in it. While I wasn't all that up on Studebakers at the time, I did understand that the Stude 289 had the distributor in the back, unlike my friends car, with the distributor in the front.
Cool car all things considered.

Mike
221/260/289: Distributor in front of carb, valve covers retained by 6 bolts per side, 'spin-on' oil filter located at left front corner of block, water pump bolts to timing cover.

221: 1962/63 / 260: 1962/64 / 289: 1963/68.

Pic from 1965/72 Ford Passenger Car Parts Catalog:

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Silverplate
04-21-2019, 08:12 AM
looks like it would be wide enough to stuff a 351w in there.

A Winsor is only two and quarter inches wider, so yep looks like it would fit fine.

Noxnabaker
04-21-2019, 04:01 PM
I agree with t walgamuth; I had a Fairlane wagon with HP 289 (& it was a Ford engine to boot! :) ), bucket seats & 4-on-the-floor original & it was a mighty nice car! (The guy who ordered it originaly pulled a similar but hotter Fairlane coupe with it to the strip.)

51Starlite
04-21-2019, 08:13 PM
Yah I went with a friend and his 1916 Ford Couplet to that show yesterday. Conejo Valley Cars and Coffees in Newbury Park is a fun show twice a month https://www.cvcarsandcoffee.com/. That is my StudeFord with a Pacer front end, great guess swvalcon (http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/member.php?7685-swvalcon). I put over 15k miles on it with-out any concerns and able to drive it anywhere. Thanks for sharing!