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bob40
01-20-2011, 09:38 AM
For those who enjoy reading about the engine based on a Studebaker block
there is a 6 page article with plenty of pics in the June 1953 issue of Hop Up magazine.

BobPalma
01-20-2011, 10:19 AM
A highlight of the 2006 SDC International Meet in Omaha was driving over to The Speedway Museum in Lincoln Nebraskla and seeing that engine up front and close. What a marvelous piece of engineering; it honesly looked as contemporary as any high-tech V-8 you'd find in a new, high-performance car being manufactured today.

Seriously. BP

41 Frank
01-20-2011, 05:23 PM
When I visited the museum in Lincoln I asked someone where the Studebaker Indy engine was and they said "you are standing next to it!." I felt really stupid. That is how modified it is, difficult to recognize as a Studebaker engine.

BobPalma
01-20-2011, 05:38 PM
When I visited the museum in Lincoln I asked someone where the Studebaker Indy engine was and they said "you are standing next to it!." I felt really stupid. That is how modified it is, difficult to recognize as a Studebaker engine.

Don't feel bad, Frank. It has been dry for so many years there is no oil spot under it, so it is easily overlooked as being a Studebaker V-8. BP

3x2stude
01-20-2011, 06:16 PM
Bob40,

I seem to have misplaced the June issue! Where can we find a copy? I have the assembled motor on my wall paper at work and the exploded view on my laptop. copy attached.


Jon Kammer

BobPalma
01-20-2011, 06:35 PM
If you look closely at the lower left of Jon Kammer's photo,
you can read the small sign that says

STUDEBAKER
DOHC INDY

There is other information on that sign, but it would be hard to read without really blowing up the picture. BP

3x2stude
01-20-2011, 06:44 PM
My dream is to either find an unknown "3RD" motor in a barn or at least a set of engineering drawings. I can dream can't I?

JK

bezhawk
01-20-2011, 08:14 PM
My dream is to either find an unknown "3RD" motor in a barn or at least a set of engineering drawings. I can dream can't I?

JKYou really dont have to dream......I believe that they have the blueprints and even the casting molds too! (the museum)
They were offered by the previous owner with all the accoutrements listed as such sometime in the 70's in Turning Wheels.
IIRC the guy was in Oregon.

3x2stude
01-20-2011, 08:24 PM
I wish I had never heard that. I'll have to work an extra hour a day to make up for all the day dreaming.

JK

Sonny
01-20-2011, 08:28 PM
Here's a little more about it.... http://racingstudebakers.com/holy_grail!.htm (http://racingstudebakers.com/holy_grail%21.htm)

bob40
01-20-2011, 09:45 PM
Pretty sure I have the Motor Trend with a article on the engine as well.
There is issue of Hop Up for sale on ebay right now.$12.00
http://cgi.ebay.com/Jun-1953-HOP-UP-Magazine-and-54-HOP-UP-Magazine-/160533944640