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tstclr
09-06-2007, 07:11 AM
Going to look at a 64 Cruiser parts car. Owner says "V8 auto". Could I be so lucky that all cruisers had 289's?
Todd


63 Lark 2dr Sedan
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JDP
09-06-2007, 08:28 AM
Yes, the 289 was standard engine on 64 Cruisers.

JDP/Maryland
64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
64 GT R2
63 Lark 2 door
58 Scotsman
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

StudeRich
09-06-2007, 12:45 PM
If it's CANADIAN built, all bets are off!! Could be a four cylinder!! [:0]:D:D

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

Mark57
09-06-2007, 12:52 PM
quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

If it's CANADIAN built, all bets are off!! Could be a four cylinder!! [:0]:D:D

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA


Hey![:0] Careful there buddy... maybe a six, but never a four!:D[}:)]

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
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PlainBrownR2
09-06-2007, 05:26 PM
Why not a four? Pull two plug wires and presto! One four(drumroll)! [:o)] :)


1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
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Swifster
09-06-2007, 05:50 PM
quote:Originally posted by 52hawk

Certainly nothing wrong with a 259 anyway!


Todd's looking for a performance engine and there is no substitution for cubic inches. I hope it's a 289. We might end up with quite the drag race show at the National Meet in a few years.

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1903.98)

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52hawk
09-06-2007, 06:16 PM
Certainly nothing wrong with a 259 anyway!

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

54-61-62
09-07-2007, 10:43 AM
as being the owner on a few Canadian built cars in the past, a Canadian built 64 cruiser (or daytona) could be obtained with a six, 259, or the 289.


BTW, nothing wrong with a six if you spend $500 worth of machine work on it, put a flathead 185 crank in it, bore it .120 over and rework the ignition and fuel systems, and oh yeah and try to find an uncracked head. All joking aside, I think the OHV six gets a bum rap and suprisingly has good potential but not in stock form[xx(]!

Kent

tstclr
09-07-2007, 01:39 PM
I emailed the owner. He says it's a 259, and oh by the way, it's siezed! Still might pick up the car if it has a DANA 44 as I need all the brake hardware including backing plates for mine. I could also use the V8 Rad, engine mounts etc..
Todd


63 Lark 2dr Sedan
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