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    226 vs 245

    what is the difference between the 226 and the 245 6-cylinder?????
    the champion 3-passenger coupe turned out to be a commander with a 226.would a modified 185 work ok in this body or should i go v-8

    2006,f-150,2x4,v-6,5-speed manual,8ft bed, will post stude info when i get it on the road.
    2006,f-150,2x4,v-6,5-speed manual,8ft bed,

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    226 has bore & stroke 3-5/16x4-1/8 and 94 Hp.
    245 has 3-5/16x4-1/4 and 100 Hp. Otherwise you can't tell the difference. 226 was used in Commanders through 1948; 245 in 1949.
    What model are you working with?
    There's too much room under the hood of any of these to substitute a 185. It would just plain look goofy. You could probably fit a V-12 in there.

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    1949 3-passenger coupe with 3-speed manual.the frame is different that the 47 setting next to it. the 49 has a rear sump oil pan the 47 has a front sump oil pan. would a ford 300 6-cylinder work??? i haven't measured the compartment yet.

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    So...what would be so bad about the engine it came with? I suspect that commander business coupes are rather rare. If you are going to "Rod" it...consider a healthy Studebaker V8. If you want to go the most common and least expensive way...SBC. Either way, make sure you do it so that it proudly proclaims that it IS A STUDEBAKER!

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    I don't believe that there was any such thing as a 1949 Commander three passenger (business) coupe.

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    I have seen Pete Chrisotello's Commander Q body coupe, but don't remember if it is a 47, 48, or 49.


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    Pete's '47 took a first at Lancaster. It is on page 40 of January '09 TURNING WHEELS.

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