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63Avanti
12-20-2005, 12:55 PM
Relax, I am not going PC...I bought the R2 to be non-PC

Looking at my chrome covers and oil breather caps, it occured to me that I would like to keep the normal oil fumes out of the air.

Looking at aftermarket PCVs, this looks like a simple
1) drill a hole in breather
2) put in a grommet,
3) somehow seal the cap.

Questions:
1. is this stupid?
2. how do I seal the oil breather cap
3. do I put PCV on both oil breathers?
4. does size of PCV make any difference?

Before someone asks, I rather use aftermarket for two reasons:
1. availability and modern materials
2. Stude PCV just went for $30 on eBay.

cheers!

JDP
12-20-2005, 01:08 PM
The R2 is already PC valve equipped. The valve screws in the back of the carb wirh a line running to the small tube on the oil pan breather.(The big tube on the passenger side of the pan)

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studegary
12-20-2005, 05:32 PM
Do not install PCV valves in your oil filler/breather caps. Those caps are designed to let air into the engine when the engine is running. The factory PCV sucks air through the engine bringing outside air in through those caps.

63Avanti
12-20-2005, 06:21 PM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

The R2 is already PC valve equipped. The valve screws in the back of the carb wirh a line running to the small tube on the oil pan breather.(The big tube on the passenger side of the pan)

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Terry,
1963 Avanti R2, 63SR1065 http://sterkel.org/avanti
1985 Kubota L2202 (Diesel)
2000 VW Jetta GLS
2003 VW Jetta TDI (Diesel) http://sterkel.org/tdi

N8N
12-20-2005, 06:23 PM
you can buy replacement breathers that instead of having their own elements, suck fresh air from the air cleaner. If you are running an aftermarket air cleaner you could just knock a hole in the base for a hose fitting to hook 'em up. Not sure if the added restriction would be significant or not though...

nate

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63Avanti
12-21-2005, 05:27 AM
repost, sorry, lost my original message

thanks!
I will be back by Christmas and will check.
If Studebaker was "normal", then the PCV is
likely stuck/clogged by now and needs cleaning.

cheers!



quote:Originally posted by JDP

The R2 is already PC valve equipped. The valve screws in the back of the carb wirh a line running to the small tube on the oil pan breather.(The big tube on the passenger side of the pan)

Studebaker On The Net http://stude.com
64 GT Hawk
64 R2 4 speed Challenger
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
53 Street rod




Terry,
1963 Avanti R2, 63SR1065 http://sterkel.org/avanti
1985 Kubota L2202 (Diesel)
2000 VW Jetta GLS
2003 VW Jetta TDI (Diesel) http://sterkel.org/tdi

Rerun
12-21-2005, 06:31 PM
If you need a new PCV valve, use NAPA # 2 9267.

Jim Bradley
'64 Daytona HT "Rerun"
http://home.earthlink.net/~bradley71771/images/Daytona%20HT.jpg

63Avanti
01-01-2006, 09:31 AM
Problem,

NO PCV!

could someone tell me where/how to install?

Terry,
1963 Avanti R2, 63SR1065 http://sterkel.org/avanti
1985 Kubota L2202 (Diesel)
2000 VW Jetta GLS
2003 VW Jetta TDI (Diesel) http://sterkel.org/tdi

Dan White
01-01-2006, 12:37 PM
Look on the back of the carb or carb base and see if the PCV is there. If not there should be a pipe plug closing the hole. My '64's PCV was also missing when I bought it, the previous owner had taken it out and capped it off. One hot day I was driving and when I stopped I heard a loud POP. When I opened the hood the valve cover breather cap was laying next to the engine! PCV is a good thing!

Dan White
64 R1 GT
64 R2 GT

GTtim
01-01-2006, 12:39 PM
The PCV valve should screw into the carburetor right in the middle at the bottom backside. The hose goes to the small tube on the breather coming from the side of the oil pan. The standard 289 uses a PCV valve in the valley cover and a short hose leading to a plain fitting in the carb, same location. The engineers changed the design to help facilitate internal oil drainage back to the oil pan. Because R engines had a bit of a problem with the oil 'hanging up' in the engine and subsequently starving the oil pump, I would hesitate at trying to redesign the PCV system and thereby maybe changing the flow of combustion gases inside the engine.
Tim K.

Rerun
01-01-2006, 06:47 PM
If this is, in fact, an R2 engine, the PCV valve will screw into the back of the base of the AFB carburetor. The other end of the valve is connected by hose to the smaller tube on the crankcase breather, which is located on the right side of the oil pan. IIRC, the larger fitting was connected by hose to the air filter housing. This arrangement was unique to the R series motors which did not have the fitting in the valley pan.


Jim Bradley
'64 Daytona HT "Rerun"
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Laemmle
01-02-2006, 09:11 AM
Typical for Studebaker, they never called the device a pcv...the parts book refers to it as a check valve "fitting" part number is:
1562731.