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Cincyjeeprs
02-22-2006, 02:26 PM
Hi everyone. First post. I am a Jeep guy who just picked up a '57 Willys Wagon with a 289 engine from a '57 Studebaker truck. That was a direct swap back in the day. Both chassis and motor have around 37k original miles. When I poke around the NAPA site looking for parts, what do I look for? They list the following models of truck for that year: 3E5 Transtar, 3E6, 3E7, 3E11, 3E12, 3E13, & 3E14. It will start and run, it just won't stop (no brakes)!!

I have been lurking around here for a few weeks and can tell you guys are just as rabid about your Studebakers as our family is our Jeeps. I hope you will treat me gently.

P.S. Check out the hubcaps.

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Jeep guy with a Studebaker 289

studegary
02-22-2006, 03:08 PM
Many 1957 Studebaker trucks came with a 259 engine. Only a 2 ton 3E40 came standard with a 289 in 1957-1958. If the engine came from a more common half ton pickup , it would likely be a 259 from truck model 3E-7. What is your engine's serial number (left, front, top of block - a stamped number)? From that. I can determine what size engine you have and what model truck it came from.

Cincyjeeprs
02-22-2006, 03:37 PM
Thanks for the info. I'll take a look for the serial number.

Jeep guy with a Studebaker 289 (maybe LOL)

Roscomacaw
02-22-2006, 04:42 PM
If you find that engine serial# it'll look like it relates to the truck model. It doesn't. But we can help:D Parts are easy to get - for the engine. Jeep brake parts, I don't know about. BTW, those are 64-65 Stude wheelcovers if you weren't aware.;)

BTW, with a few exceptions, it's hard to beat the knowledge and service of our Studebaker vendors.


Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

Cincyjeeprs
02-23-2006, 09:11 PM
O.K. I got a chance to take a look at it. Here's some info. The top of the block, passenger side has a raised number: there is a "3" by itself, then below it is "535601"
The intake in the rear has "1551828" (or 1551328 maybe).
It sure looks like a 1 bbl carb. The top is round, about 2-3/4" in diameter. The air filter housing has a 2-1/2" hole.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Jeep guy with a Studebaker 289 (maybe LOL)

Transtar60
02-23-2006, 09:40 PM
You need to look at the top of the block , drivers side. THe serial number if there is one, will be on a machined pad. It will be a stamped number, NOT cast.

Replacement short and long blocks were shipped without serial numbers , supposed to have been stamped with original engine number by installer.

Cincyjeeprs
02-24-2006, 04:54 PM
Thanks Transtar60. I don't know who put all that dirt and grime on my engine, but underneath it all I found this - V5I3306.

Jeep guy with a Studebaker 289 (maybe LOL)

Dick Steinkamp
02-24-2006, 05:49 PM
quote:Originally posted by Cincyjeeprs

Thanks Transtar60. I don't know who put all that dirt and grime on my engine, but underneath it all I found this - V5I3306.

Jeep guy with a Studebaker 289 (maybe LOL)


Looks like a 259 out of a 1961 passenger car.

http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/tech_v8data.asp

-Dick-

Transtar60
02-24-2006, 10:28 PM
quote:Originally posted by Cincyjeeprs

Thanks Transtar60. I don't know who put all that dirt and grime on my engine, but underneath it all I found this - V5I3306.

Jeep guy with a Studebaker 289 (maybe LOL)

As Dick says, its a 1961 259cid V8. Thats why the key to figuring out the engine is in that serial #. BTW on Studebakers, the "I" represents the number 1 on engine and vehicle serial #s.

Dont be too disappointed, the 259 is a sweet running little engine.

Cincyjeeprs
02-25-2006, 06:06 PM
Thanks, all. Guess I'll change that sig.

I am not disappointed at all. Maybe those 170 horses won't break the rest of my drivetrain quite as quickly. The Willys came with a 105 HP flat head 6, and THAT was an upgrade over the 63 HP FH 4! I think a 289 with the Paxton might have been a little too much. LOL.

I grew up in Warren, Ohio, home of Packard Motors, of course. Everything in Warren is named Packard this or Packard that. I lived in a house behind one of W.D. Packard's sisters. She was a lttle old lady by that time, but had a really nice well kept house.

The Packard Museum has a few re-badged Studes from the last gasp years. Wow, they are sweet!!

Jeep guy with a Studebaker 259.