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Rocket3pilot
09-18-2013, 06:44 AM
Were all of the 57 Golden Hawk engine blocks painted the turquoise color? I see a lot of pics of stickers on the valve covers that say 'Sweepstakes'. What is the significance of this? I am currently waiting on my build sheet from the museum, so I dont have all the answers I need yet. Thanx for any help.

Swiss-Goldenhawk
09-18-2013, 10:50 AM
Hello RocketPilot

Most of the 1957 GH engine blocks were painted turquoise, but there were a few which were painted silver (very late 57 engines?)

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?51834-1957-engine-color

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?55646-1957-Silver-Hawk-289-V8-Engine-Paint-Colors

Regarding Sweepstakes 289, it is just a catchy name, such as Skypower.

A good step to order the build sheet of your car, it's very interesting.