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Turbopackman
04-30-2010, 07:32 PM
Now, I'm not a Studebaker expert by any means, and don't really know much about them. BUT.. I do know that Packard never made a 259, so how did one get into this '55 Speedster?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-President-Speedster-HT-1955-Studebaker-President-Speedster-HT-/180501144994?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item2a06b4e5a2

Misrepresentation, or???

Eric Boyle
Packard Engineering, LTD.
Wichita, Ks.

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kurtruk
04-30-2010, 07:49 PM
Ninth picture shows a nifty little gizmo to keep the interior light off when the door is open---if you prefer. Why didn't I ever think of that?

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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Turbopackman
04-30-2010, 08:24 PM
I've seen those on cars before, they're nifty when bringing home a girl after dark and she doesn't want to get caught by daddy.. Or me either. Ok, it was a LONG time ago, but still..

Eric Boyle
Packard Engineering, LTD.
Wichita, Ks.

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Chris Pile
04-30-2010, 08:26 PM
He's just wrong.

Chris Pile
http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/

studegary
05-01-2010, 03:26 PM
By October 1954, the engine would be a Studebaker-Packard Corporation engine, but it is a regular Studebaker 259 based on the Studebaker V8 that came out in 1951.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

55s
05-02-2010, 08:50 AM
1955 Speedsters came with a Studebaker 259 with a 4 barrel carb.

1956 Golden Hawks came with the new Packard engine.

1957 Golden Hawks and 1958 GHs and Packard Hawks came with a supercharged Studebaker 289.

Both Packard and Studebaker engines during 56-58 were about 275 HP, but apparently there were many horsepower games at the time, both upping and lowering advertised HP amounts.

The reason for the switch for 57 and 58:
The Detroit foundry for making the Packard engine was closed, so no more Packard blocks/engines could be made.
Studebaker marketing advertised the switch from Packard engines to Studebaker engines as weight-saving, although it appears to have only saved about 60 pounds, tops.

Turbopackman
05-02-2010, 09:49 PM
It's too bad they closed the foundry making the Packard engines, Studebaker could have used them as the top of the line engines or they would have made great truck engines. With a little more development, they would have lasted another 10 years or more. They are great engines if you replace the oil pump with something a little better.

Eric Boyle
Packard Engineering, LTD.
Wichita, Ks.

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