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289stude
03-30-2009, 11:00 AM
I was looking at my 63 dealer accessory price list and it lists the HD FOM at about a 10% upgrade over the Powershift. Keeping in mind the PS floor console would have to cost more than the colum shifter that is the same as a standard automatic. Wheres the price difference come from?




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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Rerun
03-30-2009, 07:04 PM
For 1964, the HD FOM listed for $230, and the Powershift $273. It seems odd that '63 would have been so different.

The Powershift also required the bucket seat option, $103.

Jim Bradley
Lewistown PA
'78 Avanti II
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289stude
03-30-2009, 07:15 PM
My price list shows as follows:

Automatic--H.D. all V with Avanti engine---$229.78

Automatic--floor(H.D.water cooled) RQ---$219.50




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

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p99/289stude/transtar3-1-2.jpg

StudeRich
03-30-2009, 07:29 PM
The RQ tells me that it is for an Avanti, so that is a horse of another color! Not comparable to Lark/Hawk.

This must have been printed in early '63 before Power Shifts were available in non-Avantis, that makes perfect sense. :)

Just like a J8 is a body code for a Daytona Hardtop, an RQ is the body code for an Avanti.

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StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

289stude
03-30-2009, 08:58 PM
I guess what I want to know is performance wise how does a HD FOM stack up with a Powershift? What is the technical difference?




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

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p99/289stude/transtar3-1-2.jpg

N8N
03-30-2009, 09:06 PM
the HD FOM is basically what it sounds like, just like a regular FOM but beefed up and with an external cooler. Still starts in second gear and shift pattern is PNDLR. Powershift is basically a HD FOM with a different valve body; shift pattern is the more modern PRND21. You still have the 2nd gear start with the powershift, but you have a true manual first gear and don't have to do the column-shift shuffle to hold it in second.

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
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Rerun
03-31-2009, 04:20 AM
The HD FOM and the Powershift both use the heavier front band 1543070.

Jim Bradley
Lewistown PA
'78 Avanti II
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd35/bradley71771/DSCF3919E2.jpg