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curt
05-09-2005, 09:38 PM
I just purchased a 1955 President. What are the oil needs,transmission, rearend, crank case, etc. What is the point gap? Where does one get a service book?:)

JDP
05-10-2005, 12:00 AM
Get the shop manual here:

Studebaker Autoparts Sales Co.
P.O. Box 0719 South Bend, Indiana 46624
219-287-3381 800-722-4295 FAX 219-287-3386

I use any good detergent oil, I prefer 30 weight diesel blend. Automatic transmission, use Dextron or type F, manual and rear uses 90-140 gear oil.

64 Challenger (Green Wrapper)
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
55 Speedster
50 2R 10 truck

N8N
05-10-2005, 10:42 AM
I have used Redline Heavy Shockproof gear oil in my rear on Ted Harbit's recommendation. I believe that he also uses it in his 4-speed, but I used Redline MT-90 because I bought the gear oil before talking to him. MT-90 probably provides better shift quality at the expense of ultimate shock load protection.

Since you have a President, you probably have either a 3-speed/OD or a DG-250. The DG will be happy on either Dexron or Type F as JDP says (Type F will give you firmer shifts,) for the 3/OD I can't offer a recommendation, the MT-90 probably doesn't have the right friction characteristics for the OD. I believe a GL-1 was actually the factory fill.

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop
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curt
05-10-2005, 08:07 PM
How does one know what is in, Dextron,or Ford. THey Can't mix??.[?]

N8N
05-10-2005, 08:38 PM
They can mix just fine, they are similar formulas just have different friction characteristics (Type F helps the bands "grab" a little better)

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop
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curt
05-12-2005, 09:34 PM
Thanks for the answer, they mix with different fricton abilities.