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hebron
08-03-2006, 04:14 PM
Hi

I am finishing up the rebuild on my 50 Champion 6 and have a slight problem. There is a hole in the block that I cannot identify. Left side of the engine, the oil filler tube goes in the left front of the block. This is followed by the distributor and then the dipstick. Near the rear of the block is another hole about 1-1/4" diameter, angled down into the oil pan. Neither the chassis manual nor the repair manual have a photo or description of the left side of the motor. I have attached a photo of the hole in question.

Anyone tell me what goes in this hole????[B)] Next time I will be smart enough to take photos before I take things apart.

http://www.btmindustries.com/studebaker/motor.JPG

Tim Porter
Hebron Illinois
1950 Champion 2dr

Dwain G.
08-03-2006, 04:58 PM
I think what you have is a replacement bare block or factory assembled short block. One of these engines would probably not have an engine number stamped on the smooth pad at top, left, front of block. It would (or did) have a metal tag in area with an engine number on it. These engines were made to be used in a truck or a car, and came with instructions to install the dip stick tube and/or filler tube in the front for a car, or the rear for a truck. I think the plug was just a cup type freeze plug.

Dwain G.

Roscomacaw
08-03-2006, 05:05 PM
Plug it! It's an alternative oil filler hole as on this here Weasel engine!;)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-Weasel-T24-M29-Champion-Engine-NR_W0QQitemZ230012423298QQihZ013QQcategoryZ10076QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZVie wItem

Miscreant at large.

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

hebron
08-03-2006, 05:09 PM
I suspected as much, but it has so long (2 months) since we tore the engine down that we could not remember.

In goes a freeze plug. :)

Hopefully, this puppy will hit the pavement before the end of summer.

Thanks!!!

Tim Porter
Hebron Illinois
1950 Champion 2dr