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Guyelliott
06-29-2006, 08:58 PM
I have recently acquired a valve in block inline 6 engine. It's a small 6 and has been installed in a 1947 CJ2A Willys. I believe it might be a Studebaker engine. There isn't any mfg. name on it. The following number is cast on the head 529278, there is also a number cast on the block 5248077. There is also a number stamped on the block that I believe maybe the serial number 731057. I'm hoping someone can help me identify this engine.

Roscomacaw
06-29-2006, 09:05 PM
Someone can maybe identify from those casting numbers, but that STAMPED number would be consistent with a 170cu.in. 6 out of a 1950 Champion.

That number should be stamped into a small, machined area at the front, top corner of the block - drivers side. Right below where the head and block mate.;)

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

Guyelliott
06-29-2006, 09:10 PM
Thank you. That's exactly where that number is located. Do you know where I might find the specs and any other info on that engine?

Roscomacaw
06-29-2006, 09:20 PM
What do you want to know about it? If it's the availability of parts, there's a WEALTH of parts available for it. That engine debuted in 1939 and served (with some variation - but still in flathead form) thru 1960. Then for '61, they reworked that engine to make it an OHV unit - much like AMC did with their flathead 196.
Bore is 3" stroke is 4". HP is something in the 90+ range with it's single BBL carb. There's lots of speed equipment available if you wanted to "pump it up" a bit![:p]

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

Guyelliott
06-29-2006, 09:26 PM
Mr. Biggs: You have answered my questions and I really appreciate it. I did find the specs. Thanks again for all your help.

rockne10
06-29-2006, 09:33 PM
Guy,
You've stumbled onto a large cadre of miscreants here. Welcome to our forum and hope you continue to join us.:)

gordr
06-30-2006, 06:31 AM
quote:Originally posted by Guyelliott

Mr. Biggs: You have answered my questions and I really appreciate it. I did find the specs. Thanks again for all your help.


Guy,

I might add that the Champion six was a popular swap into CJs and also military Jeeps back in the early '50s. The Jeep T90 transmission will bolt right up to the back plane of a Champion bellhousing.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

mbstude
06-30-2006, 09:00 PM
quote:I might add that the Champion six was a popular swap into CJs and also military Jeeps back in the early '50s. The Jeep T90 transmission will bolt right up to the back plane of a Champion bellhousing.


I've heard that too. There's an old Jeep station wagon around here with a Stude OHV six engine.

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.
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rwirtzfeld1
07-01-2006, 12:07 PM
I have a 1963 OHV 170 Studebaker in my CJ-3A. Last year I rebuilt it and this year I'm hunting for power improvements(different carbs..etc..) I have found rebuilding the motor was rather expensive, some of the parts can be a little high. I did all the work myself, except for the machine work. I needed to bore over .060, all new valves, all new valve seats, new cam, new lifters, and then the basic overhaul stuff. I got close to $1800.00 in just parts and machine work. I could have probably went with something more modern, for the same price and had considerable more horsepower, but I have enjoyed working on these old engines and the people on this site are very informative. Not to mention if I see one more jeep with a Chevy 350 in it I may puke.

Dick Steinkamp
07-01-2006, 12:47 PM
quote:Originally posted by rwirtzfeld1
if I see one more jeep with a Chevy 350 in it I may puke.


...yep, just way too inexpensive, easy to install and powerful [}:)] [^]

Actually, a Stude V8 would have been a good alternative for you. They were also very popular in the 50's and 60's as a replacement engine in various Willys products. You probably would have come in well under the money you have in your 6 rebuild plus the speed equipment for the 6 and still had something "different".



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