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Scott
04-24-2007, 01:51 PM
Here are technical sheets and the complete rebuild manual for anyone looking. It covers up to 1961 models. Thanks to BigKev at Packardinfo.com. I wish we could have information like this on our website, too.

http://www.packardinfo.com/xoops/html/downloads/1961Ultramatic.pdf
http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/news/article.php?storyid=116&keywords=studebaker

bondobilly
04-24-2007, 02:51 PM
Found one thing that does not make sense, so far, all in all a great reference material. The book says in High Range, idle should be 375 rpm. In all the years I have owned my car, 375 rpm is a non running engine:)

All the Stude books say 600 rpm at idle. There are some interesting quick checks I have never seen

BG

bondobilly
04-24-2007, 02:51 PM
Found one thing that does not make sense, so far, all in all a great reference material. The book says in High Range, idle should be 375 rpm. In all the years I have owned my car, 375 rpm is a non running engine:)

All the Stude books say 600 rpm at idle. There are some interesting quick checks I have never seen

BG

N8N
04-24-2007, 02:57 PM
I think the Packard engine is much less aggressively cammed than... well... pretty much anything. It's a pretty mellow engine in stock form. I was never able to get mine to idle much below 450 or so without shaking however.

nate

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N8N
04-24-2007, 02:57 PM
I think the Packard engine is much less aggressively cammed than... well... pretty much anything. It's a pretty mellow engine in stock form. I was never able to get mine to idle much below 450 or so without shaking however.

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
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Roscomacaw
04-24-2007, 03:32 PM
At 375, you could paint one fan blade a different color and count revs by it![:0]

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

Roscomacaw
04-24-2007, 03:32 PM
At 375, you could paint one fan blade a different color and count revs by it![:0]

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

showbizkid
04-24-2007, 07:21 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

At 375, you could paint one fan blade a different color and count revs by it![:0]

Heck, at 375, if you painted one fan blade, it would change the balance of the engine! :D


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'63 F2/Lark Standard
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showbizkid
04-24-2007, 07:21 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

At 375, you could paint one fan blade a different color and count revs by it![:0]

Heck, at 375, if you painted one fan blade, it would change the balance of the engine! :D


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

StudeRich
04-24-2007, 08:27 PM
Must be a typo, I don't see how any car Co. could have used an Ultramatic after 1956, Detroit Packards, Nash, and Hudson were all gone before 1961!

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
04-24-2007, 08:27 PM
Must be a typo, I don't see how any car Co. could have used an Ultramatic after 1956, Detroit Packards, Nash, and Hudson were all gone before 1961!

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

bondobilly
04-24-2007, 08:43 PM
Maybe they were installed in the Yellow ones from Canada

BG

bondobilly
04-24-2007, 08:43 PM
Maybe they were installed in the Yellow ones from Canada

BG