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studelover
10-18-2007, 07:24 PM
I noticed that the firing order for the stude is on the front of the intake manifold however it looks to be upside down. After thinking on it I guess if I was working on the wires I would not be in front of the car anyway. My question does the studebaker 289 motor rotor turn clockwise or counterclockwise http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/mr1940/IMG_1030.jpg

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JDP
10-18-2007, 07:27 PM
Since it has a timing gear, counterclockwise.

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StudeRich
10-18-2007, 07:30 PM
All Stude. engines are COUNTERCLOCKWISE.

That's a very nice looking engine, but don't you plan to repaint the block, heads and manifolds before getting to many bolt-ons in your way? I noticed it's very thin and the yellow primer is showing.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

Jerry Forrester
10-18-2007, 07:37 PM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

Since it has a timing gear, counterclockwise.

JDP/Maryland
64 R2 GT cost to date
$60,222.25
63 GT Hawk
63 Lark 2 door
59 Scotsman
54 Starlight
52 Starliner
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)




Yeah, what JP said.
FYI you can always tell which way a rotor is supposed to be going by looking at which side of the distribtor shaft the vac. advance is on. (only works with distributors with a vac. adv)

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studelover
10-18-2007, 08:03 PM
Yes, I see now counterclockwise, The primer that they used is very good, it absorbs the paint from the sray can quickly, I could have sworn I did not miss a spot. The pic tells it all(I did ) I think I may go back with a brush and get some of that por-15 engine paint. It is self leveling and long lasting. I was able to match all the bolts from my bolt can last night so re-assembly will be a breeze. The chasis book for studes is so great, I was able to order all the bolts new from the local fastner co. because of the book I had the bolt,nut and screw size. I can't wait;)now to put some heat on this body shop guy.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/mr1940/IMG_1029.jpg

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StudeRich
10-18-2007, 08:18 PM
OR... a way more dependable method is to look at which side of the block centerline the dist. is mounted on! Right side = clockwise, I think that works on all engines, it's been 50 years since I worked on a non-Stude.!


quote:Originally posted by Jerry Forrester


FYI you can always tell which way a rotor is supposed to be going by looking at which side of the distribtor shaft the vac. advance is on.


Boy those digital Cameras are great aren't they? With the really GOOD close ups, you can see WAY too much!
I just wanted to warn you though, it looks to me like on the front valve cover acorn nut, you have a hardware store copy of the special Studebaker acorn nut that may not be DEEP enough to tighten the nut before it bottoms in the top of the nut. It looks like you may have the Stude. vendor or original type deep nut on the rear, can't tell for sure!

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA