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S2DSteve
03-17-2007, 06:54 PM
I finally decided to stuff the Avanti R2 engine I've been hoarding under the hood of the '53, but I didn't want to lose the AC or Power Steering (or cut any holes in the hood!). 'Had to notch the fender well and lose the mechanical fuel pump, but managed to get it done in fairly tidy fashion I think.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u57/S2DSteve/R2007.jpg


Steve Hudson
The Dalles, Oregon
1937 Dictator Streetrod
1949 "GMOBaker" 1-T Dually
1953 Commander Convertible
1954 Champion Coupe

mbstude
03-17-2007, 07:01 PM
Wow! What a setup... :)

That's for that convertible right? I guess it IS possible to perfect an already perfect car. [^][8D]

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Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/truck_pretty_sky.jpg
http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://georgiastudebaker.com/

DEEPNHOCK
03-17-2007, 07:17 PM
Real nice looking work Steve!
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by S2DSteve

I finally decided to stuff the Avanti R2 engine I've been hoarding under the hood of the '53, but I didn't want to lose the AC or Power Steering (or cut any holes in the hood!). 'Had to notch the fender well and lose the mechanical fuel pump, but managed to get it done in fairly tidy fashion I think.

DilloCrafter
03-17-2007, 07:25 PM
I'm partial to your paint color choice. And I bet yours will be faster than mine. Here's why :)

http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/restoration/motor-withYellowTippedFanBlades-small.JPG

http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]DilloCrafter

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

studemaker
03-17-2007, 09:06 PM
SWEEEEET! :D And I thought that '53 just couldn't get any better! ;)

<div align="left">Tim Stevens Big Sky Country, Montana '59 4E7-122 '59 Silver Hawk '57 Parkview Wagon '41 Double Dater Coupe</div id="left"> http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/studemaker/SmallMerg.jpg

chocolate turkey
03-17-2007, 09:46 PM
Great job Steve. That shoe-horn came in handy......


Brian K. Curtis

Roscomacaw
03-17-2007, 10:05 PM
Paul, I'm tellin' ya - that chromed harmonic balancer's gonna add 20MPH to your top end![:0]

20"MPH" = mirror plated hysteria

Steve - that's impressive! One busy front end![:p]

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

StudeRich
03-18-2007, 01:28 AM
Nice job Steve! Did you have to have all of the pulleys custom made for the serpentine belt grooving? I would doubt that any "V" belt could handle all that!

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

Chicken Hawk
03-18-2007, 08:42 AM
I don't know if you will be running many rpm's or not but if so, I'm thinking the supercharger belts will slip before many rpm's are reached due to the small amount of "wrap" on the pulley. It appears you could help this by running the belt on top of the idler (tension) pulley and use a turnbuckle to tighten it. I did this when I put the second supercharger on the CH and it really helped.

Ted


quote:Originally posted by S2DSteve

I finally decided to stuff the Avanti R2 engine I've been hoarding under the hood of the '53, but I didn't want to lose the AC or Power Steering (or cut any holes in the hood!). 'Had to notch the fender well and lose the mechanical fuel pump, but managed to get it done in fairly tidy fashion I think.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u57/S2DSteve/R2007.jpg


Steve Hudson
The Dalles, Oregon
1937 Dictator Streetrod
1949 "GMOBaker" 1-T Dually
1953 Commander Convertible
1954 Champion Coupe

S2DSteve
03-18-2007, 12:35 PM
Thanks for the tip, Ted. I don't expect to be running a lot of R's, but you never know. I already replaced the spring with a a turnbuckle, so it shouldn't be too difficult. What kind of tensioner roller did you use?

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u57/S2DSteve/Convert071.jpg

Steve Hudson
The Dalles, Oregon
1937 Dictator Streetrod
1949 "GMOBaker" 1-T Dually
1953 Commander Convertible
1954 Champion Coupe

Chicken Hawk
03-18-2007, 07:19 PM
I went to Tractor Supply I think it was or maybe a large hardware store and bought a riding mower pulley with the same diameter hole to bolt it on the arm. I was using the Lark/Hawk type single wide belt so I got one with a "flat" that was wide enough for the outside of the belt to run in it. I would guess if you got a pulley wide enough for your two belts it would work without the individual grooves. The lawn mowers use a single belt similar to the belts on the Avanti pulleys so if it were flat and wide enough I don't think there would be a problem.

Ted


quote:Originally posted by S2DSteve

Thanks for the tip, Ted. I don't expect to be running a lot of R's, but you never know. I already replaced the spring with a a turnbuckle, so it shouldn't be too difficult. What kind of tensioner roller did you use?

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u57/S2DSteve/Convert071.jpg

Steve Hudson
The Dalles, Oregon
1937 Dictator Streetrod
1949 "GMOBaker" 1-T Dually
1953 Commander Convertible
1954 Champion Coupe

Lark Parker
03-18-2007, 09:23 PM
Dang it, Ted, that is not high tech enough!

The PC answer is billet aluminum with your own tight tolerance specification.



Lark Parker aka Trim Trader

sbca96
03-19-2007, 12:29 AM
Is that two v-belts or a groved sepentine? If its a groved
serpentine you could try an LT1 belt tensioner :

http://www.geocities.com/hardimon01/ACDelete.JPG

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

S2DSteve
03-19-2007, 12:19 PM
Serpentine? I wish. Has anyone even done that yet? Sounds like a project for Jeff or Dick. What I did stretched the limits of my feeble abilities. And yes, the supercharger will ultimately get the full strip and polish treatment.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u57/S2DSteve/R2011-1.jpg

Steve Hudson
The Dalles, Oregon
1937 Dictator Streetrod
1949 "GMOBaker" 1-T Dually
1953 Commander Convertible
1954 Champion Coupe

Roscomacaw
03-19-2007, 12:41 PM
Holy Smoke, Steve! Have you ordered new front springs yet![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

Jeff_H
03-19-2007, 07:32 PM
"Serpentine? I wish. Has anyone even done that yet?"

Well, not completely... Here's a shot of the '57 Saginaw PS pump from a Hawk mounted to the '84 ford V6 in my '53. The V6 uses serpentine belts but the pump had a V belt on it originally. Someone doing a conversion with a Stude engine may need to do the same if they are using stock PS parts. Sorry the picture is not too good, it was a scan from when I was building my car. Lots of in-progress stuff was sorta dirty for a while.

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/PSpumpinstalledsmall.jpg

I used part of a crank pulley from a 302 from a old lincoln town car for the pump pulley and had a special hub machined to bolt it to that also fits on the pump shaft. The only special skills needed where access to some calipers and some CAD software to design the adaptor. The brackets were all welder, grinder, drill press, bench vise, and a big hammer.

Jeff in ND
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/53byalaketiny.jpg
'53 Champion Hardtop

Dick Steinkamp
03-19-2007, 08:00 PM
I like it, Steve! [:p]

Here's the blown motor in Scott Hall's Speedster. Looks like a shade more wrap on the blower pulley. No AC needed up here in the PNW [8D]

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/65/195687160_a8c60e1707.jpg

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Roscomacaw
03-19-2007, 08:22 PM
Awwwww...[V] Lookit that - that hood latch is on crooked in that pic that Dick posted. You can see that it's crooked from it's reflection on the radiator tank![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

S2DSteve
03-19-2007, 09:12 PM
Ah yes, Scott Hall's Speedster. I believe I have a few dozen shots of that one in my "Ideas I Intend To Steal" file. As I told Scott at Spokane, people might "ooh and aah" when looking at our car, but the true Studebaker people go absolutely NUTS when discovering various details of his creation. Truly inspiring.

I originally hadn't planned to put AC in the convertible, but several people with convertibles talked me into it. Don't use it a lot, but there have been days (in the less waterlogged parts of the Northwest) when it was definitely worth the money and effort.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u57/S2DSteve/Convert010-1.jpg

Steve Hudson
The Dalles, Oregon
1937 Dictator Streetrod
1949 "GMOBaker" 1-T Dually
1953 Commander Convertible
1954 Champion Coupe