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budro
10-03-2009, 12:43 AM
My father and I have came across a Studebaker truck and we are trying to figure out some info on it. From the tag on the cab it has:

MODEL 2R C2
CAB NO 99973
TRIM No T-603
PAINT P-2204

From what I've read online the truck is Iroquois Blue with Cherokee red wheels. The main thing I'm wanting to know is it possible this truck can with a V-8 engine with a push button automatic transmission in it. The truck is sitting with this set up and the engine looks like a Studebaker engine. Any Info will be helpful. Thanks

budro
10-03-2009, 12:53 AM
UPDATE:

Here is a picture of the engine

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4752/studeengine.jpg

Dash with Push buttons:

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/9826/dash.jpg

doug
10-03-2009, 01:00 AM
That's not a Studebaker V-8, and there were no push button automatics.

brngarage
10-03-2009, 01:13 AM
Defintely a MOPAR V8 which explains the push button transmission

Howard
53 Commander Starliner
56 Sky Hawk

Bordeaux Daytona
10-03-2009, 01:20 AM
quote:Originally posted by brngarage

Defintely a MOPAR V8 which explains the push button transmission

Howard
53 Commander Starliner
56 Sky Hawk


yes, it could be a polyspherical V8. there's some info on this site...
http://www.allpar.com/mopar/a-engines.html

Mark57
10-03-2009, 01:32 AM
2R series trucks were produced between 1949 and 1953 and none came from the factory with a V8. The "C2" after the 2R designation means it has the standard (non deluxe) cab.

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar Deluxe
Vancouver Island Chapter
http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0472a.jpg

fargoguy
10-03-2009, 06:21 AM
Thats most definitely a mopar polysphere engine- most likely a 318 wide-block as they were referred to. The trans cluster dates it as 59-63- that cluster is a rare piece, as it was only in Automatic Trucks. Hope that helps.

Evan Davis
Prairie Bulletin
Saskatchewan Chapter
Prince Albert, Sk
http://www.saskstudebaker.ca/Studebaker.html

hotrodstude
10-03-2009, 07:45 AM
the engine is a 277 or 318(early model). they were nick named the semi-hemi.good engine had very few speed parts and a very unusall combustion chambers.

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

HookedonStudies
10-03-2009, 08:11 AM
Unusual set-up even by South Bend standards... Push button automatic with the optional clutch pedal!

Pat Casey
55 Commander
58 Transtar
62 GT Hawk
66 Cruiser
SDC Member since 1983

HookedonStudies
10-03-2009, 08:31 AM
Unusual set-up even by South Bend standards... Push button automatic with the optional clutch pedal!

Pat Casey
55 Commander
58 Transtar
62 GT Hawk
66 Cruiser
SDC Member since 1983

gordr
10-03-2009, 09:31 AM
What the others said. It's an old hotrod, with a Mopar engine and probably a Torqueflite transmission. Judging by the pics, I wouldn't give more than a few hundred dollars for it, because it looks pretty deteriorated.

Not that it couldn't be a fun project, either to restore to stock, or keep as-is, a cool retro-rod. Just that currently, there is not much value there.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

s2d63lark
10-03-2009, 05:40 PM
That engine looks suspiciously like the 313 truck engine which my E-40 received in an early 1970's transplant. Mine was in reality an under-bored 318. I would think that if the push-button unit is from a pick-up as claimed above, then the engine is probably the 313.

Doug

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm160/lakado/006.jpg 6E40-195 http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm160/lakado/The%20Green%20Hornet/Lark.jpg 1963 Canadian Lark VY-6 http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm160/lakado/DeLuxe%20Scotsman/02-1.jpg 4E2 Deluxe Scotsman

Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada

ST2DE5
10-03-2009, 06:19 PM
I'm curious about the 313. I have heard about 315 and 325s in Dodges with push buttons.


7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2

s2d63lark
10-04-2009, 09:39 AM
quote:Originally posted by ST2DE5

I'm curious about the 313. I have heard about 315 and 325s in Dodges with push buttons.


7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2


I'm no expert on Chryco engines but here's what I know. I've come across 2 other 313 engined TRUCKS in the last few years. The motor in my E-40 was installed by an outfit (Levy Brothers in Toronto, Ontario) who did re-powerings as a major part of their business using Chrysler product engines. When I went to get some parts for my engine, all I had to go by was a very faded sticker on the dash with 3 options on it: 313, 361 or 413. Thought it might have been a 361 but nothing fit. Cross referenced some parts and found that it matched a 318. Took the motor to a rebuilder and we found out it was a 313 displacement engine. He did some research and discovered that it was equivilent to an under-bored 318. All the other 313's I've come across have been here in Canada so maybe it is a Canadian variant. BTW, mine has since been bored out to 318 so that internal parts will be "easier to find".

Doug

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm160/lakado/006.jpg 6E40-195 http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm160/lakado/The%20Green%20Hornet/Lark.jpg 1963 Canadian Lark VY-6 http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm160/lakado/DeLuxe%20Scotsman/02-1.jpg 4E2 Deluxe Scotsman

Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada