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59r2
11-04-2008, 06:24 PM
My new project is a supercharged 259.I tried to search for an answer but couldn't find a thread.I am asking for any suggestions.
So far I have talked to Phil at fairborn and come up with this
heads: 555 heads with r-3 valves and r-2 springs(phil does this without having to notching the block)I will port and polish
r-1, r-2 cam
aluminun cam gear
r-2 vibration damper
oil pan r-2 breather, windage trays
american bearings
stock 259 pistons,thin head gaskets
r-2 fuel pump
super lark water manifold, sc bracket/idler,crank pulley
petronics ign.
afb sealed carb,bonnet
this is going in my 60convert,auto trans
please if you see or can think of something please let me know .



1959 HARDTOP R2 clone
1960 conv
SDC member since 1972

PackardV8
11-04-2008, 08:13 PM
quote:I tried to search for an answer but couldn't find a thread

It's there! Specifically what are you asking? Basically, you seem to be building a 259" R2 with a Pertronix and R3 valves. Guarantee you there are dozens of threads on here and over at RacingStudebaker on how to build an R2, a supercharged 259" and any variation you can name. Stock cast pistons will be OK if you don't beat it too hard.

thnx, jack vines

PackardV8