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studeclunker
05-26-2009, 03:30 PM
Looks like the guy did a frame-over to Chevrolet. The whole thing looks pretty good at this point (at least in the pictures...

http://redding.craigslist.org/cto/1187074707.html


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StudeRich
05-26-2009, 04:47 PM
That looks pretty good, I sure think IMHO, he made a bad choice with a 396 "boat motor" instead of a nice little 327 or a 350 c.i. if he [u]HAD</u> to go with a bowtie.

The Trans should be good, with O.D. though.

Pat Dilling
05-26-2009, 05:34 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

That looks pretty good, I sure think IMHO, he made a bad choice with a 396 "boat motor" instead of a nice little 327 or a 350 c.i. if he [u]HAD</u> to go with a bowtie.

The Trans should be good, with O.D. though.


I agree, if you are gonna take up the space and weight of a big block, might as well make it a BIG block. Small blocks that displacemnt or bigger are pretty common these days and weigh a lot less. Still a nice looking truck, maybe he used what he had.

Pat

Pat Dilling
Olivehurst, CA
Custom '53 Starlight aka Stu Cool
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Nelsen Motorsports
05-26-2009, 06:09 PM
I say put a Stude engine back in it.

Alex Nelsen
1954 Champion Coupe
Lizella, GA

Dick Steinkamp
05-26-2009, 06:24 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

That looks pretty good, I sure think IMHO, he made a bad choice with a 396 "boat motor" instead of a nice little 327 or a 350 c.i. if he [u]HAD</u> to go with a bowtie.




Yea...that 396 is about the same size dimensionally and weighs about the same as a Stude V8. Only 100+ extra cubic inches and 100+ extra HP. Bad choice ;) [:o)]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Mark57
05-26-2009, 07:41 PM
I wonder if it has a battery hold down... I could not tell with that small photo. [}:)]

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'57 Transtar Deluxe
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showbizkid
05-26-2009, 11:37 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mark57

I wonder if it has a battery hold down... I could not tell with that small photo.


Yeah - it's called a "valve cover"! [}:)]


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studeclunker
05-27-2009, 10:00 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp


quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

That looks pretty good, I sure think IMHO, he made a bad choice with a 396 "boat motor" instead of a nice little 327 or a 350 c.i. if he [u]HAD</u> to go with a bowtie.




Yea...that 396 is about the same size dimensionally and weighs about the same as a Stude V8. Only 100+ extra cubic inches and 100+ extra HP. Bad choice ;) [:o)]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/pics075-1-1.jpg


LOL, God love ya, Dick!:D:D;) there wasn't any sarcasm in there from a bow-tie lover was there[?];)[:o)]

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K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
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bams50
05-27-2009, 10:29 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp


Yea...that 396 is about the same size dimensionally and weighs about the same as a Stude V8. Only 100+ extra cubic inches and 100+ extra HP. ;) [:o)]



And, don't forget, makes the truck worth a lot more to the general public!

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52-fan
05-28-2009, 07:58 AM
I see a hanging pedal. I wonder if there is a master cylinder crammed in there or if that is one of the u finish parts of this project.

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studeclunker
05-28-2009, 08:17 AM
quote:Originally posted by 52-fan

I see a hanging pedal. I wonder if there is a master cylinder crammed in there or if that is one of the u finish parts of this project.


Oh, good point! Where would one put that firewall-mounted brake booster for the Chevy frame? Then again, isn't that pedal normally hung off the steering column on a Chevy? So, it wouldn't be a streach to assume it came with it? Still, how would one rig the brakes? Hmmmm...[}:)]

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okc63avanti
05-28-2009, 10:10 PM
Perhaps it is equipped with "Fred Flintstone" brakes !!!

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studeclunker
06-02-2009, 09:51 PM
Well, I went to see the ChevyBaker today. The fellow's done a great job on it. The only thing that gives away that anything has been done to it is the odd steeringwheel. That is, till one starts it! That 390 makes the old girl shake and shiver like a Harley Davidson with a throaty rumble that was the backdrop to many-a teenage boy's dreams. The fellow has installed a nine-inch Ford main, rear end, whateveritscalled (sorry I'm just not a gearhead[:I]). It has great pedal on the brakes. On or off. The mounting is well done for both the pedal and the booster. The steering is a Saginaw power unit out of a Chevy sedan, he couldn't remember which model. It's mounted in such a way that looks perfect. The part that needs finishing is the wiring. Basically, there isn't any. Also, the paint is really, really tired. I couldn't see any rust-through anywhere. None at all, really! It's kinda hard to believe the truck is a Studebaker (LOL)!

Here's a few more pictures.
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http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/57%20chevybaker/chevybaker001.jpg
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Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?