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Pentax645
02-12-2014, 09:40 AM
I'm restoring a 1955 E5 pickup. I need a Champion motor with an attached, properly centered bellhousing. That bellhousing must be the correct one for this truck. I prefer a good motor, one that has good compression and oil pressure and won't need a to be rebuilt before being installed. The motor does not have to have an attached generator or manifold as I already have those parts.
I live in Minnesota and will do some traveling to get it.

52-fan
02-12-2014, 11:27 AM
If you are patient the right engine will turn up. There have been some really choice ones in the last few months where someone was removing the six to swap in a V-8. Don't forget to check the Studebaker truck forum and Craigslist.

jackb
02-12-2014, 11:58 AM
....I just saw a complete set up for sale , I think in CA......I think maybe rebuilt........

evilhawk
02-12-2014, 02:06 PM
You JUST missed one in MN on Craigslist. It ran and everything and came with a trans. It was $500 and was listed for a very long time. hopefully the guy didnt sell or scrap it and will post it back up.

swvalcon
02-12-2014, 03:44 PM
There's been a couple on craigs list here in Mn in the last few months. One was a 64 not the flat head. I may have a 289 this spring with a 4 sp for sale from a 63 hawk. Not sure if I want to build it or parts it. Pretty rusty and got way to many projects now to get to deep in to another one.

Deaf Mute
02-13-2014, 12:25 PM
Keep looking Bill, one will turn up.
It's too cold and there is too much snow up there to do anything except hibernate anyway.

evilhawk
02-13-2014, 12:54 PM
There's been a couple on craigs list here in Mn in the last few months. One was a 64 not the flat head. I may have a 289 this spring with a 4 sp for sale from a 63 hawk. Not sure if I want to build it or parts it. Pretty rusty and got way to many projects now to get to deep in to another one.

Heck I would be interested in the four speed and possibly the engine if you are looking to sell.

GThawkwind
02-13-2014, 01:25 PM
Heck I would be interested in the four speed and possibly the engine if you are looking to sell.
Ditto on that one.

candbstudebakers
02-13-2014, 09:16 PM
There was a champion motor , with duel carbs, split manifold running and a ton of extra parts with in the state of Washington, in fact the guy Ben Harrison posted it here a coupe of weeks ago, he called me today and still has it , go back a few pages and you will see what he has, I plan on going back and bring it up again, looks to be a good deal.