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GThawkwind
01-20-2014, 05:02 AM
Well it's a long story but I'm not considering alternitive power anymore, it's gonna be a mild built 259 topped with a edlebrock. I'm not sure if I should really get into all the details right now but I got a call from a very nice man whom I had met before and was interested in buying this engine from. He called to tell me that I can have the engine.... for free, including an edelbrock carb and intake and a rebuilt delco remy dizzy. There is of course a little more to it than that......
But here is the facts on the engine
It's a 51 232 block turned into a 259, it has had some performance work done but I'm not completely sure what has all been done but I remember him saying that the heads had been worked on quite a bit, including custom valves. As mentioned before it came with a rebuilt dizzy that has a short somewhere and needs figured out. And an edelbrock with four barrel manifold. Here are a few pics

http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o760/GThawkwind/P_20140119_175726_zpsb4f2e2a2.jpg
http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o760/GThawkwind/P_20140119_175734_zps53bc040d.jp (http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o760/GThawkwind/P_20140119_175734_zps53bc040d.jpg)
http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o760/GThawkwind/P_20140119_173721_zps75e59e60.jpg

DEEPNHOCK
01-20-2014, 06:14 AM
Sounds like fun!

rockinhawk
01-20-2014, 07:08 AM
another step in the right direction.

Flashback
01-20-2014, 11:19 AM
Good for you. There's a lot of nice Studebaker people around. Keep us posted

41 Frank
01-20-2014, 11:51 AM
Glad to see you are gathering stuff together Danny.

hawk58man
01-20-2014, 03:20 PM
GThawk, wish I could find "those freebee's" like you. Must have been your Lucky Day!! Let us know how things turn out. It's nice ,every once and a while to "Step into It"!, and come out"Smelling like a Rose"!! Anyway,good luck with everything.. Mike..

r1lark
01-20-2014, 03:30 PM
Good deal, Daniel!! Congrats................