View Full Version : 226 vs 245

08-24-2009, 11:02 PM
what is the difference between the 226 and the 245 6-cylinder?????
the champion 3-passenger coupe turned out to be a commander with a 226.would a modified 185 work ok in this body or should i go v-8

2006,f-150,2x4,v-6,5-speed manual,8ft bed, will post stude info when i get it on the road.

08-24-2009, 11:14 PM
226 has bore & stroke 3-5/16x4-1/8 and 94 Hp.
245 has 3-5/16x4-1/4 and 100 Hp. Otherwise you can't tell the difference. 226 was used in Commanders through 1948; 245 in 1949.
What model are you working with?
There's too much room under the hood of any of these to substitute a 185. It would just plain look goofy. You could probably fit a V-12 in there.

08-25-2009, 08:33 AM
1949 3-passenger coupe with 3-speed manual.the frame is different that the 47 setting next to it. the 49 has a rear sump oil pan the 47 has a front sump oil pan. would a ford 300 6-cylinder work??? i haven't measured the compartment yet.

2006,f-150,2x4,v-6,5-speed manual,8ft bed, will post stude info when i get it on the road.

08-25-2009, 09:13 AM
So...what would be so bad about the engine it came with? I suspect that commander business coupes are rather rare. If you are going to "Rod" it...consider a healthy Studebaker V8. If you want to go the most common and least expensive way...SBC. Either way, make sure you do it so that it proudly proclaims that it IS A STUDEBAKER!:):):)

John Clary
Greer, SC
Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975

08-25-2009, 04:08 PM
I don't believe that there was any such thing as a 1949 Commander three passenger (business) coupe.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

TX Rebel
08-25-2009, 05:40 PM
I have seen Pete Chrisotello's Commander Q body coupe, but don't remember if it is a 47, 48, or 49.

Barry'd in Studes

08-25-2009, 09:01 PM
Pete's '47 took a first at Lancaster. It is on page 40 of January '09 TURNING WHEELS.