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steve kuiper
06-06-2006, 08:10 AM
hi,
i'll try to make a long story short. with this question. are all studebaker vibration dampeners the same. i have a 58 golden hawk.
the previous owner put some of the gh engines' parts on his standard v-8. and now i'm trying to determine if the vibration dampener is unique to the golden hawk,or are dampers of that vintage the same.

JDP
06-06-2006, 10:45 AM
All except the Avanti engined cars.

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Roscomacaw
06-06-2006, 12:00 PM
If you're vibration dampner is a thick, flat disc - with some timing marks stamped into it's outer edge at one place, it's probably correct for your car.

As JDP says, the R-series engines used a vastly different dampner. Some have a belt groove in their WIDE outer edge, and some are just smooth.

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

Mike Van Veghten
06-06-2006, 03:00 PM
For what it may be worth...
When talking about the actual part...the term is damper. The "n" is added when you talk about what the damper actually does.

Mike

Roscomacaw
06-06-2006, 03:16 PM
OK - I guess a dampener would be a wet sponge or rag then[:o)]:D;)

Well, ya made me look....
Damper: a person or thing that depresses or disheartens. I know I have that effect on many folks![^]

lessee........ also: A moveable part in the flue of a furnace for controlling the draft. - A device to check the vibrations in a stringed instrument - A copper part, in or near the poles of certain electric motors to lessen variation from the proper rate of speed. - A device to lessen the vibrations in a compass needle. - In Australia, a bread made with flour and water and baked on a stone or in ashes.

"Damp" : To moisten - make wet or humid. - To Stifle; to choke - In acoustics: to check or deaden vibrations. - To check or reduce (energy, vibration, etc.):)

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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

ROADRACELARK
06-06-2006, 05:33 PM
Dad-gum Bob, now you made my head hurt[xx(]. Don't do that no mo.
Dan

ddub
06-06-2006, 05:51 PM
'51 - '54 Chassis Parts book calls it a damper. Stude said it, I believe it, that settles it!

Don Wilson
53 Commander Hardtop
64 Champ 1/2 ton
WA state

steve kuiper
06-08-2006, 08:42 AM
thanks very much, that is what i needed to know.