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edpjr
09-04-2009, 03:19 PM
Anybody got a NOS set or know which vendor to try? Thanks

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63t-cab
09-04-2009, 08:12 PM
Edwin, do you have a part number,I have some n.o.s. plates and discs.prices would be reasonable.

Joseph R. Zeiger

edpjr
09-04-2009, 08:41 PM
Joe, where could I get the part numbers? I couldn't figure out anything from the SASCO website. This car juts has the small 194 CID factory Chevy motor. However, I'll bet the 3-spd transmission, clutch, etc. are Studebaker type versus GM.


quote:Originally posted by 63t-cab

Edwin, do you have a part number,I have some n.o.s. plates and discs.prices would be reasonable.

Joseph R. Zeiger


"Proud owner of a Lark powered Avanti"

rockne10
09-04-2009, 09:01 PM
quote:where could I get the part numbers?From the 1965-66 Car Chassis & Body Parts Catalog, available from many of our Stude vendors for $30.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
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edpjr
09-04-2009, 10:08 PM
I wonder if someone on the forum that already has one of these catalogs would be kind enough to provide the part numbers for the clutch and press plate? If so, Thanks very much. ;)


quote:Originally posted by rockne10


quote:where could I get the part numbers?From the 1965-66 Car Chassis & Body Parts Catalog, available from many of our Stude vendors for $30.

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


"Proud owner of a Lark powered Avanti"

mbstude
09-04-2009, 10:10 PM
A 194 CI Lark engine... Is this what's powering your Avanti?

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

edpjr
09-04-2009, 10:57 PM
No. Instead of the R2 engine I paid for, my Avanti turned out to have a JT series R1 engine (heads and all) out of a '63 Lark/Hawk. [V]

The 194 CID Chevy engine is in my wonderful 1966 Commander 6 cyl 4-dr with only 33K original miles. :D

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quote:Originally posted by mbstude

A 194 CI Lark engine... Is this what's powering your Avanti?

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA




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laughinlark
09-04-2009, 11:16 PM
Hey edpjr,
Just pull it apart & take everything down to a local auto parts house to have them match them up. I had to do that with my on ton truck with an 11" clutch and pressure plate. The guy looked at said "I know just what you need." A couple minutes in the back & he had everything on the counter. [^]

Gordon

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edpjr
09-11-2009, 10:55 PM
I think you are exactly right. We got the clutch out now and it looks like a typical 9.5" GM with diaphragm type Press Plate and long throw out bearing. I'll be out hunting down the parts tomorrow. I'm having the flywheel resurfaced too. It also needs a transmission mount. I found the two motor mounts available at one of the Stude Vendors, but nobody seems to have this particular rear mount. I may have to just match up something close.




quote:Originally posted by laughinlark

Hey edpjr,
Just pull it apart & take everything down to a local auto parts house to have them match them up. I had to do that with my on ton truck with an 11" clutch and pressure plate. The guy looked at said "I know just what you need." A couple minutes in the back & he had everything on the counter. [^]

Gordon

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t60/laughinlark/gordsjsmk-1.jpghttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t60/laughinlark/11-28-07130-1.jpghttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t60/laughinlark/all283.jpg


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edpjr
09-15-2009, 12:24 AM
Here is a well deserved plug for a small local auto parts store.[:p] There ARE still such places in existence. I needed a clutch, press plate, release bearing and transmission mount for my 6 cyl 1966 Commander. My mechanic sent me the old parts. My buddy at NAPA said he was sure he could get me something even though there was no listing for Studebakers and they didn't keep any old GM stuff in stock. My brother John mentioned to me that there was a rather obscure little auto parts store in Lenoir, NC that carried older type car parts. John had bought a gas cap there for my '66 after one of the local kids stole the original. The place is K & K Auto Parts. So, I went into K & K and told the fellow at the counter what I was looking for. He was very nice and said, "let me measure your old one." Two minutes later, he produced precisely the clutch, pp and bearing I needed. Then, I pushed my luck and asked about the trans mount. He took one look at it, went to the shelf and produced an exact match. I was astounded! While he was ringing me up, he remarked that he didn't carry a lot of computer controlled car parts. The total due was $106. This trip back in time sure made my day. [^]

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52-fan
09-15-2009, 02:50 PM
When I first moved to Texarkana there was a little place like that downtown. Unfortunately, they couldn't compete with the chain stores. The guys there actually knew their stock and could advise you. Not many places like that left.
Luckily for me, and other like me in Searcy, my brother works at the local Orielly and is one of the old school, helpful types. He has lots of faithful customers.

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studebakerkid
09-22-2009, 02:40 AM
Which 6 cyllinder do you have makes a big difference.

It took a week to match up the parts at Napa for my 65 with a 194 ten years ago. The 230 should be easier.

If you car is ugly then it better be fast.....

65 2dr sedan
64 2dr sedan (Pinkie)
61 V8 Tcab
61 Tcab 20R powered
55 Commander Wagon
54 Champion Wagon
46 Gibson Model A
50 JD MC

edpjr
09-23-2009, 08:42 PM
This car is a 194 CID.


quote:Originally posted by studebakerkid

Which 6 cyllinder do you have makes a big difference.

It took a week to match up the parts at Napa for my 65 with a 194 ten years ago. The 230 should be easier.

If you car is ugly then it better be fast.....

65 2dr sedan
64 2dr sedan (Pinkie)
61 V8 Tcab
61 Tcab 20R powered
55 Commander Wagon
54 Champion Wagon
46 Gibson Model A
50 JD MC


"Proud owner of a Lark powered Avanti"