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53k
02-27-2009, 10:39 AM
This looks like a real deal (low opener, no reserve), very unusual to have a/t in a '56. The cab interior looks really good all things considered.
Wouldn't a '56 truck have a DG tranny?

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N8N
02-27-2009, 10:45 AM
not sure. Cars switched to FOM in '56 but some Champions I believe were still built with DG.

nate

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StudeRich
02-27-2009, 11:36 AM
This Truck appears to be a 2E7-112 all '55's and mostly all 1956 Trucks were DG Automatics, the 2E Parts Catalog shows both the three band Detroit Gear and the Flight-O-Matic were used though, but I found no cut-off Serial number for the change.

In reality from the Trucks I have seen, it appears that none of the '56's and [u]only most</u> of the '57's got FOM's.

Meaning contrary to the book, some '57's even have the DG. Since Automatics did not sell, they must have had a really BIG overstock to get rid of!

The good news is it's a DG LIKE the low gear start DG-250 used in the '55 Speedster, but a HD Truck version with believe it or not a: "WATER" Oil cooler!

Now guys if you think I mean an ordinary oil line going through the Radiator bottom tank like later Trucks, H.D. FOM's and Power Shifts, think again! This thing actually appears to have Water going from the water pump through a huge pipe into an oil cooler in the Trans. pan!

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StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

jimmijim8
02-27-2009, 11:48 AM
That rear bumber has got to weigh in at no less than 240 pounds. nice truck. jimmijim

kurtruk
02-27-2009, 12:59 PM
Notice in the close-up photo of the driver's door. That looks like a light scallop line for the '56 two-tone paint scheme.

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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289stude
02-27-2009, 06:34 PM
I noticed the scallop line, but it's not on the other side. I have contacted the owner, the transmission is long gone. The carb and intake are long gone, valve covers are there somewere, radio is long gone. She has a Chebby motor and trans that goes with.




John

53' 2R5 R1 Powershift TT Under Construction

57' Transtar 304 NP540 4:09 TT Under Construction (in Picture)

58' 3E6D Stock Sale Pending

61' 6E7 122 Factory Auto

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bams50
02-27-2009, 07:15 PM
Hey Johnny B, speaking of the title of this thread: What's the latest with Bud?

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

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"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

Bellingham Studenut
02-28-2009, 12:13 AM
We have the original DG-250 in our 56 truck and it has the unusual (external) cooler.
Air passes over the surface of the converter and a heat exchanger, or oil cooler, connected to the engine cooling system. A blower, welded to the converter outer serface, takes air in through an opening in the converter housing, spreads it over the converter surface, and expells it through the converter housing lower cover. In addition the oil cooler receives oil from the transmission at the pressure take-off point on the reverse servo casting, passes the oil through the cooler and returns it to the transmission at the converter feed line in the reverse servo casting. Water in the oil cooler comes from the cooling system of the truck.
I bought a NOS Studebaker transmission oil cooler on Ebay for $10 after the seller was bombarded with negative emails telling him it was not a Studebaker item.

James

The Bell Collection
Bellingham, WA.

sals54
02-28-2009, 12:22 AM
Boy, now thats tempting. I have an R1 Automatic that would love to live in that truck.

sals54
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candbstudebakers
02-28-2009, 11:12 AM
Paul we can help you get into the truck if you are interested it in it? they have revised the ad and states there is no transmission but with the engine still in there it is funny that it is not there I have a DG 250 sitting on the floor of the shop right now along with the bell housing maybe...Bob

53k
02-28-2009, 03:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by candbstudebakers

Paul we can help you get into the truck if you are interested it in it? they have revised the ad and states there is no transmission but with the engine still in there it is funny that it is not there I have a DG 250 sitting on the floor of the shop right now along with the bell housing maybe...Bob

Thanks Bob. I really don't need any projects. If it had been compete, well, maybe, but I'm just not in to putting one together.


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JRoberts
02-28-2009, 04:41 PM
quote:Originally posted by 53k

This looks like a real deal (low opener, no reserve), very unusual to have a/t in a '56. The cab interior looks really good all things considered.
Wouldn't a '56 truck have a DG tranny?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-Trucks___1956-Studebaker-Truck-Classic_W0QQitemZ200314678813QQddnZCarsQ20Q26Q20TrucksQQddiZ2282QQcmdZViewItemQQ ptZUS_Cars_Trucks?hash=item200314678813&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=65%3A10%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
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Me too! Oh well I may have a line on a '55 near here anyway.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter