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studerodder
12-22-2009, 06:59 PM
i am looking for a good running 289 for my 61 cruiser. must not knock or smoke, as i already have one that does those things. just want to see if a good engine can be bought before i rebuild this one.
midwest area preferred, i am near chicago.
thanks,
Butch

StudeDave57
12-22-2009, 07:25 PM
You're not alone~

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=36335

Good luck!!!


StudeDave '57 [8D]


edited for typos... [V]

Yanqui84@gmail.com
12-22-2009, 08:13 PM
Butch,

I'm also looking for a 289 motor but first i need to fix all my brakes and suspension. Right now i have a good running Chevy 350 SB W/700 Tranny that came with the car. Theres a fella here his name in the forum is barnlark and he is selling a nice 25,000 mile 289 with new water pump, including intake manifold and edelbrock carb for $1000 engine supposedly never being rebuilt and looks very clean, he shared this pics with me.

pics:

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0015-1.jpg

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/S7001114-1.jpg

PackardV8
12-22-2009, 09:30 PM
BTW, don't restrict your search to just 289" engines. There are three times as many good 259"s out there at half the price. You'll most likely not notice the difference in horsepower. Buy the best engine you can find.

thnx, jack vines

PackardV8

bams50
12-22-2009, 10:15 PM
quote:Originally posted by Yanqui84@gmail.com

Theres a fella here his name in the forum is barnlark and he is selling a nice 25,000 mile 289

Barnlark (Dave) is a good guy, and a known seller. If he says it's good, you can believe it.

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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GOD BLESS AMERICA

StudeDave57
12-22-2009, 10:31 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50
Barnlark (Dave) is a good guy, and a known seller. If he says it's good, you can believe it. Robert
This is a true statement. Dave went above and beyond the call of duty
for my Dad during a trip to SASCO 'because I was there' so he said.
My hat is off to him, even if (like me) he is from SoCal... [:0] :D

(one day we'll out number all the Bobs here!!! ;))



StudeDave '57 [8D]
Ferndale, WA

'54 Commander Regal 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview 'Betsy' (she's a 2dr wagon)
'57 Commander DeLuxe 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion Custom 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
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studerodder
03-29-2010, 12:00 AM
I finally got the engine swap / trans reseal completed in my 61 lark. bought the engine from Dave Arnold. I paid a lot, and i got even more. you guys said dave was a good guy and you were 100% right. THANKS DAVE!!!!! and thanks to my cousin and fellow mechanic Jim Moore for giving up his weekends and driving many miles to help me get it done. see you guys in south bend.

barnlark
03-29-2010, 12:12 AM
Butch, I'm much slower than you, I guess! My original engine is still on the stand waiting for the front end and transmission to get done. I hope the 289 runs well and gives you plenty more miles of reliability. How's it sound after the new bearings? Hopefully smooth. See you in SB.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN2488-1.jpg