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65cruiser
02-09-2007, 03:29 PM
I looked and looked, but can't see the pics![8D]

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Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
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Roscomacaw
02-09-2007, 03:33 PM
What did you do to adapt or make motor mounts?:)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

JDP
02-09-2007, 03:40 PM
The Caddy swap is about as done as it will get, took it for a spin around the block, but am waiting for it to get a bit warmer before driving to the muffler shop to get the rest of the exhaust installed. (Just a jury rigged system right now.) I could have done the swap for about $1000 with $600 of that in the engine/transmission, but I went a bit overboard and came closer to 2K invested. I added a electric fan, a rebuilt turbo 400, rebuilt carb, a new TT 3:73 rear, some chrome engine goodies, and did lots of extra little touches.
No major issues in the swap, and no damage done to the truck that would prevent going back to the six in the future.


64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT Hawk 4 speed
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
02-09-2007, 05:43 PM
Here's some older pix, I'll get some current ones later.

http://stude.com/Scotsman

BTW, the motor mounts were vintage Hurst adapters, but really nothing more than two angled metal pieces to set on the factory frame mount. the rear mount is just a boxed steel bar that bolts on top of the frame lip. I was even able to use the Studebaker drive shaft with some adapter U joints to the Caddy yoke.



64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT Hawk 4 speed
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

bensauber
02-10-2007, 05:16 PM
What a great looking truck!

36 dictator
48 starlite
50 starlite

JDP
02-11-2007, 12:29 AM
I just worked up the nerve to take it for a 1/2 hour drive, first impression, lots of go, but it out runs the brakes if you are not careful. To my surprise not a hint of drive shaft vibration even though the engine is off set to the right by about 2 inches and the vertical angle is a bit high too. Took it up to 75 MPH, but didn't go any higher even with new brakes.
The really funny thing about the 425 Caddy is that it's tuned so mild, you'd think I was just driving a great running 289 R1 for example. Loads of torque, but quits pulling at around 4000-4500 RPM. I think it'll pull a big load though.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT Hawk 4 speed
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander