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Ralphie
07-25-2009, 07:04 PM
Hello!:)

If I wanted to buy a Mc culloch supercharger for my "53 souped up Stude project", what should I especially look out for/ beware of?
There's a VS 57(I believe - will find out for sure soon) for sale now.

If I buy one that looks a bit worn, is there any place in the US I could send it to get it checked/servised before I get it shipped home to Norway..?

Thanks.

"There are two speeds in life - flat out and faster"(Burt Munro)

1953 Starliner("hot rod" project)
1953 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe(original).

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MikeW
07-25-2009, 08:09 PM
Last I knew Phil Harris at Fairborn Studebaker was rebuilding these units.
Phil, you still doing this?


Mike
www.packardhawk.com

rockne10
07-26-2009, 01:21 AM
So is John Erb. He's an adviser to the Studebaker Co-Operator monthly column in TURNING WHEELS magazine. If you're not a member of SDC you may need to ask us for his contact information.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

clonelark
07-26-2009, 08:24 AM
Also be aware that it will have to be put on the side of the engine not on top, for hood clearance.

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Ralphie
07-26-2009, 06:52 PM
Thanks, Guys!
I appreciate it a lot:-)

I am not only a member, Rockne. I am even a proud member:) SDC must be one of the best clubs in the world, I think! I love it!

Ralphie
07-26-2009, 07:34 PM
By the way:

The supercharger for sale has "QVS 57 G9314" stamped on it.
That sounds like a VS 57, right?

wcarroll@outrageous.net
07-26-2009, 07:44 PM
You're probably arleady familiar with it Ralphie, but just in case -here's a great site with lots of great supercharger info:

http://www.vs57.com/

http://community.webshots.com/user/s2dbaker?vhost=community

Ralphie
07-27-2009, 08:54 AM
Yes, I am familiar with the fantastic VS 57/Mc Culloch web site:-)
Thanks anyway!

And I liked that second link you posted. Lots of nice pictures of COOL rides![8D]

M15 Trucker
07-27-2009, 01:04 PM
I know Jon Myer also rebuilds the McCulloch and Paxton Superchargers I have watched him do both. He has purchased a large run of the Planetary Drive Balls from a NASA manufacturer that were machined to within + or - 100,000th of a inch, IIRC. He is in OHIO and an adviser to the Studebaker Co-Operator.

Ralphie
07-27-2009, 04:38 PM
Thank you:)

The more resources/knowledge of resourses the better:-)

I will send a PM or a mail to one or two of the above mentioned. Sounds like a couple of "right guys" for the job, so I have good faith in the further progress, now.

Thanks again, to all of you.
What should we do without this forum? It is probably a good help for all SDC'ers, but I personally believe the forum is also a great "means"/help regarding the recruiting of new and also young members to the club.
The best classic car community in the world, by far! I'll put money on it![8D]

stall
07-27-2009, 08:30 PM
Hi Ralph, Good luck on your project. You might want to
visit the Kaiser Bill site. As I remember he has good info on both overdrives and superchargers. Take a look.

http://kaiserbill.com/

Happy Trails, Murray

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