View Full Version : My leaky 289

08-21-2013, 04:50 PM
I need rear main seals and a pan gasket for my 63' 289 V8, but the only seals I can find are on ebay for 45 dollars. Do parts stores carry these anymore? I dont want to be a CASO, but 45 bux sounds a bit high for these.

08-21-2013, 04:51 PM
I should also, mention that the $45 is for the main seals only. I have yet to check prices on the pan gasket.

08-21-2013, 04:56 PM
Phone Phil Harris at Fairborn Studebaker and support a Studebaker Vendor or take your pick here:http://www.studebakervendors.com/

08-21-2013, 05:13 PM
These should be available thru most parts houses, but not likely stocked. RockAuto (online) lists the seal for $17.49 +postage.

08-21-2013, 09:08 PM
Thanks for the help guys. I ended up ordering the main seal off of rockauto. It was half the price ebay was asking.The oil pan gasket I might already have.

08-21-2013, 09:20 PM
evilhawk evilbay just sayin'

from a former MN, resident

08-21-2013, 10:06 PM
It was half the price ebay was asking.Ebay is not a market place to look for common maintenance items. It's fine to go there for those unobtanium items, assuming you can't make it to a swap meet, but...our own vendors http://www.studebakervendors.com/ , as well as NAPA, Carquest, O'Reilly's, Fisher's, etc. have access to all your maintenance needs. Your local FLAPS may not have someone who wants to bother looking up the requisite part but, they could if they wanted to.

08-21-2013, 11:49 PM
depends on which "FLAPS" you're at - and how many folks are in line behind you.;)

i've found going to a NAPA or Carquest on a weekday for a hard to find part (at least here), you may get a ol' fart that wants to help and hit their old books to find it or at least find a comparable part # that overlaps with another non-Studebaker vehicle. YMMV...

Still, if it's not a emergency part that needs replacing "today" go with a Studebaker Vendor!!!

08-22-2013, 12:20 AM
you can buy a full gasket kit out of O'RIEllYS for around $60.00 getting individual gaskets is getting hard to do .

08-22-2013, 11:17 AM
you can buy a full gasket kit out of O'RIEllYS for around $60.00 getting individual gaskets is getting hard to do .

Hmm.. wish I would have done that instead. Oh well you live you learn I guess.

08-22-2013, 02:22 PM
Like Rockne and R2 for me, I hit eBay until I started dealing with our Stude vendors. Phil Harris, Stude Int'l, Classic Enterprises and the rest are first class people and a valuable resource. I found a bunch of rubber grommets on eBay for way more than the same ones in the S.I. catalogue. I pm'd the eBay vendor to tell him and his reply was "Where do you think I'm getting them?" LOL

08-23-2013, 10:09 AM
The only reason I even considered ebay is because I thought shipping may be faster and I have a paypal account with them so I wouldnt have to enter any credit card info online. But, yeah your right Ebay is a total rip off. I think years ago it was better with lower more reasonable prices, but things have changed and it seems people are just trying to take advantage of each other. I think Im going to get the newest Studebaker international catalog. I have dealt with them in the past and they seem like very honest people. I just dont like their electronic payment method... doesnt look too secure to me.

08-23-2013, 03:42 PM
Well, you can also fax your order in with CC info. Once you are on file and have a customer # they keep your info on file. Unless you fax to the wrong number, you should be good with Stude Int'l. Good luck.