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bobmac
02-15-2007, 01:39 AM
Hello gang...
Still trying to decide if restoring my 62 Hawk is feasible. One of the mechanics in our shop [I work in parts in a chrysler dealer] is into racing and has volunteered to check my 289 block to see if it is within specs for rebuilding. He has the equipement and expertise to find out if a simple honing etc is in order or a major rebore is needed. My question to all you knowledgeable Stude experts...Do you have the specs I need for him to make these measurements? IE.. max bore diameter,max taper,max out/of/round etc.? And does anyone have a good source for a new cam..maybe even a performance cam ?? Thanks for any help you can provide. bob

Karl
02-15-2007, 03:06 AM
Hi Bob: Give Phil Harris call At Fairborn Studebaker. He can give you all the info and has all the needed parts.Hes good people.:D

63 Twin Supercharged Avanti
64 Avanti R3w/NOS
88LSC Avanti 350 Supercharged w/NOS

Roscomacaw
02-20-2007, 01:54 PM
Ya know Bob.... not trying to pass the buck here, but you need to buy the appropriate shop manual to read/share with your mechanic. If you're serious about the car, that manual and the two parts books associated with it are a must.
SASCO, SI and others have these manuals in reprint.;)

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
02-20-2007, 02:24 PM
I agree with Bob. I have to admit I tend to ignore questions that require me to post a bunch of info that is spelled out in the manuals that are available to anyone. A simple question about which way the distributor rotates for example is one thing, but all the engine specs is too much work for me to do at least.
I do the same thing with e-mails asking me for a step by step procedure to overhaul a carb, supercharger or the like.

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

Roscomacaw
02-20-2007, 04:27 PM
Bob, I will offer this.... The factory would open these things up to 100 thousandths over standard bore (3&9/16ths inch) and I know of some (one that's going in my wagon for example) that's been hogged out to 3&3/4 inches![:0] and still got substantial wall meat! Your engine would have to have been rebuilt at least once to even start to think that you might overshoot it's limits.;) Pistons ought to readily available up to .060 over and you might find some .080 slugs if you look hard enough. I had a set awhile back. You can even adapt some brandX slugs if you want to get radical.[}:)]

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

Transtar60
02-20-2007, 05:48 PM
Hey Mr.Biggs,
Is that the engine that was in the Daytona project you used to have??



3E38
4E2
4E28
5E13
7E7
8E7
8E12
8E28
4E2
59 Lark
etc

Chucks Stude
02-20-2007, 06:05 PM
When I was running a Studebaker dirt tracker, we used to bore the older (pre 58) blocks, .180 and run Mickey Thompson 273 Plymouth Pop-Up piston, with the pop up cut off. This made for a stout engine. Ah, the good old days when you could get the gas to run something like that!!!!!!!

Roscomacaw
02-20-2007, 06:27 PM
Charlie, you mean the Daytona project I STILL have? Yeah, initially I was gonna use it there but I lost steam on the 63 so now I plan on dropping it in the 58 Provincial. As soon as I can get this truck on it's feet.[8D]

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

Cliff
02-21-2007, 03:47 PM
Hi, I have a factory shop manual for 59 to 64 models. It is the complete 2and 1/2 inch manual in like new condition. I will sell it for $50.00 ,including shipping.
quote:Originally posted by Cliff


quote:Originally posted by bobmac

Hello gang...
Still trying to decide if restoring my 62 Hawk is feasible. One of the mechanics in our shop [I work in parts in a chrysler dealer] is into racing and has volunteered to check my 289 block to see if it is within specs for rebuilding. He has the equipement and expertise to find out if a simple honing etc is in order or a major rebore is needed. My question to all you knowledgeable Stude experts...Do you have the specs I need for him to make these measurements? IE.. max bore diameter,max taper,max out/of/round etc.? And does anyone have a good source for a new cam..maybe even a performance cam ?? Thanks for any help you can provide. bob