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Dick Steinkamp
03-24-2009, 02:42 PM
George wanted me to post these pics of Karl...







Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA


03-24-2009, 07:52 PM
Whaddya mean those mounts are bad???

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA


John and Tracy Smith
03-24-2009, 08:31 PM
Thanks for posting the pics for George, Dick! It's great to see Karl making progress. It's becoming even more clear to us that we were definitely in over our heads. Thanks to both Georges for keeping Tracy's dreams of saving Karl alive (and putting an end of John's nightmares of having to be the one to do it!) Karl has obviously found the perfect home!

John and Tracy Smith
Queen Creek Arizona

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03-24-2009, 09:03 PM
In all of the V-8's I have pulled over the years, that is the first time I have ever seen anyone unbolt the Engine to Engine Mount Brackets from the block for engine removal. But it also is the first time I have ever seen a RIGHT HAND Engine Bracket tear like that, the left one is the one that lifts on acceleration. So this damage must be related to the torn oil pan incident. [:0]
Actually the engine mounts look pretty good! [^]

But have no fear, everything should be just FINE, I see what looks a Production Rebuilder's tag on the front of the Left head! :D :D

StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

03-24-2009, 11:59 PM
Thanks Dick for posting the pix for my Son & I.
We were pretty surprised to find that bracket broken like that, and now we are on the hunt for that!
The rubber mounts are going to be replaced as they are old and cracked, and it's easier to change them now.
The engine will be getting all new freeze plugs with a cleaning of the coolant passages first. And after the engine gets cleaned it will have a fresh coat of engine paint on it.
All in all I am pretty proud of my Son as this is only the second car he has pulled a motor out of. The first one was a rusty 4 door "63 Lark that I dragged home from Lodi, Ca. I challenged him to get it running (and with a little advice from me, he did) and then I told him to take the car apart.
It took him several days but we had quite a stash of parts to help others out with. That is how he bought his 65 Commander.
He was age 16 at that time.
His goal is to get it in safe condition and running properly then it will become his daily driver.
And hopefully soon after that it will bring him to Southern Oregon where we can work on things together with out the aid of a phone and camera:)
Once again, he needs the bracket that is broken in the pic, anyone in So Calif have one to sell?
And John & Tracy, thanks for giving the car to him, he really is loving working on it and thanks you both.

Grants Pass, Oregon
65 Commander 2door
64 Wagonaire's ( 1 Canadian fixed roof disc brake car, the other sliding roof South Bend car.)

63 GT Hawk
51 Champion Starlight Coupe

03-25-2009, 11:09 AM
If one doesn't fall in his lap, have him pick one up from me when he he brings his core pan back.

03-25-2009, 11:31 AM
Looking at those pics, the rubber mounts appear to have broken in the past and have been "fixed" by removing the studs and passing a bolt all the way through them. At least on the driver's side, I would probably do the same for replacements, BUT use another old busted mount to make a rubber isolator *above* the engine bracket. The way those mounts are done, if they are loaded in tension, there will be no isolation of vibration etc. between engine and frame, it'll just be pulling the bolt against the underside of the frame bracket. (I hope someone is following my explanation, it's hard to do without a pen and a napkin.) Also use locknuts or double nut so the bolt doesn't fall out (which would probably foul the steering linkage, that would be bad...)


55 Commander Starlight