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arkusvt
09-29-2013, 02:40 PM
i was under the impression that all avanti engine numbers before 8/20/63 started with rs 1001 and went up from there, after 8/20/63 there were rs and three numbers. what does rsh 312 designate? thanks for your help.

SScopelli
09-29-2013, 02:46 PM
I believe the 'h' is August..

Packard8
09-29-2013, 02:55 PM
i was under the impression that all avanti engine numbers before 8/20/63 started with rs 1001 and went up from there, after 8/20/63 there were rs and three numbers. what does rsh 312 designate? thanks for your help.

AFAIK, both years were either Rxxxx (R1, non-supercharged) or RSxxxx (R2 supercharged). Not sure about the R3 & R4 numbering.

Flashback
09-29-2013, 06:17 PM
Did the engine match any sequence numbers on the body or were they just like other production Studes.

Gunslinger
09-29-2013, 07:47 PM
There was no attempt to match engine numbers with car serial numbers. Whatever engine was needed for a particular car on the assembly line was pulled and installed and the engine number recorded on the production sheet.

Dwain G.
09-29-2013, 11:08 PM
Click on this and scroll down to "1964 V8 Engine Numbering". http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/V8EngineID.asp