PDA

View Full Version : What engine is this?



jbloom
06-18-2006, 03:23 PM
I have a 61 Lark convertible with what appears to be a 63 or 64 259 engine. The casting number is VJ303. Yes it is VJ, not VC, VL or VT. Does anyone know what this engine came out of? VJ does not appear in the list of casting numbers here: http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/tech_v8data.asp

Thanks

JDP
06-18-2006, 03:45 PM
259 built on Sept 3rd 63 for a 64 model.

Studebaker On The Net http://stude.com
Studebaker News Group
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
64 Daytona HT
64 R2 4 speed Challenger
63 R2 4 speed GT Black
63 GT Hawk
62 Daytona HT

shifter4
06-18-2006, 03:50 PM
I have engine N0. PJ327 Full flow. It also doesn't show on the list.
What is it?

mbstude
06-18-2006, 03:57 PM
I think P means it's a 289...

Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
South Georgia Chapter Newsletter Editor
63 Daytona HT (project)
51 2R16 dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
52 Commander Starliner (basket case)(will trade for another Stude <g>)
MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars.
Click my name and check out "Links".

Roscomacaw
06-18-2006, 04:12 PM
A 289 built on
sept 27th 1963

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

shifter4
06-18-2006, 04:30 PM
Thanks, that is the engine that Matthews grand DAD just brought me from Ga.
I'd never seen a PJ number before.

mbstude
06-18-2006, 05:12 PM
Gosh durn it, is this Mr. Bill H.? It came from a 63 Cruiser, as I'm sure you already know.


Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
South Georgia Chapter Newsletter Editor
63 Daytona HT (project)
51 2R16 dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
52 Commander Starliner (basket case)(will trade for another Stude <g>)
MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars.
Click my name and check out "Links".

shifter4
06-18-2006, 06:40 PM
Yeah , I just had not seen a number like that before. Thought maybe it meant
"Pass Jaguar" , or maybe "Parnelli Jones".

studegary
06-18-2006, 09:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

Gosh durn it, is this Mr. Bill H.? It came from a 63 Cruiser, as I'm sure you already know.


Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.


If it was installed in a 1963 Cruiser, it wasn't the original engine in that car. That engine number is for a 1964 model Studebaker.

Gary L.
1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

mbstude
06-18-2006, 09:12 PM
We bought a 63 Cruiser, freed the engine (this one) and then drove it around before parting the car out. The motor ran fine but showed no oil pressure. Who knows, maybe that after market guage was bad. ;) The car was 'redone' at some paint and maybe the engine was replaced. Who knows... But if it REALLY matters to you Mr. Hahn, I can get all the #'s off the car and you could order the production order. :D

Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
South Georgia Chapter Newsletter Editor
63 Daytona HT (project)
51 2R16 dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
52 Commander Starliner (basket case)(will trade for another Stude <g>)
MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars.
Click my name and check out "Links".

jbloom
06-19-2006, 09:27 AM
Hey, thanks for the info! Would love to know how you determined the date of production for this engine!? Also, the V stands for 259. What does the J stand for?