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Stude Mick
04-18-2010, 04:17 AM
Well my father (davepink53) and I spent a good part of the weekend out in the garage working on removing the engine and gear box out of my 63 avanti. We decided to drop the gear box from under the car and remove the engine on its own. Although not a really difficult job, we have decided it will be easier to re-install it as one unit.
Now the fun and expensive part, the engine and gear box are going off this week to be fixed up and while they are gone dad and I are going to do all the other jobs that need to be done. Next weekend we are going to repair the passenger side hog trough which has a little rust in it.

We are doing all this work because I am planning to drive the Avanti and dad is also taking his 53 Champion across to Western Australia next year for the Australian Studebaker National Meet. The trip is going to be around a 8000 kilometer plus (5000 mile for you Americans) round trip.

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Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1962 GT Hawk
1963 Avanti R1

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unimogjohn
04-18-2010, 06:00 AM
Success! Glad to see it. What work are you having done on the engine/tranny? Keep us posted. Great job for you and your Dad.

John

1963 Avanti R2
Marshall, VA

barnlark
04-18-2010, 07:04 AM
Nice job! Out safe and sound. Now tape up those intake head ports before an errant washer or nut falls in there. That would be my luck. [:0];) By the way, is that a baby crib mattress? Good idea!

52 Ragtop
04-18-2010, 07:25 AM
As you pulled yours out, Mine went back in Friday evening! Ain't it fun???

Jim

jackb
04-18-2010, 08:07 AM
and we all ask: is that a crankcase ventilator hose coming from the oil pan ? big hose..same as the heater hoses too.

58PackardWagon
04-18-2010, 01:36 PM
Perfect time to clean up those fire walls with Marine Clean. They will clean up very well. Best of luck.


58 Packards
62 & 63 Larks

JDP
04-18-2010, 04:01 PM
quote:Originally posted by jackb

and we all ask: is that a crankcase ventilator hose coming from the oil pan ? big hose..same as the heater hoses too.


The big hose goes to the air cleaner, a smaller one goes to the PCV valve.

JDP Maryland

kurtruk
04-18-2010, 04:15 PM
Tell us about those four cast-lattice-looking pieces in the background of the first picture. They appear to have the Studebaker wheel on them[?][?] Not familiar with them state-side.

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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Mr Speed 53
04-18-2010, 06:54 PM
Nice to see a father and son working together on this type of project! Man I thought I was doing something by getting a few cars ready to drive to So Bend in May which is around 80 miles and you guys are going thousands! that is dedication! Wish you all the best of luck. Ed

davepink53
04-18-2010, 07:33 PM
[quote]Originally posted by kurtruk

Tell us about those four cast-lattice-looking pieces in the background of the first picture. They appear to have the Studebaker wheel on them[?][?] Not familiar with them state-side.

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)

Those are kick plates that fix to the front of the rear guards on Vintage and Veteran Studebakers, mostly just for decoration, I think.



Dave Pink
Victoria, Australia

1913 SA25 Town Car
1916 SF Roadster
1925 ER Tourer
1925 Panel Delivery
1953 Champion Sedan
1957 Golden Hawk
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Stude Mick
04-19-2010, 02:48 AM
quote:Originally posted by unimogjohn

Success! Glad to see it. What work are you having done on the engine/tranny? Keep us posted. Great job for you and your Dad.

John

1963 Avanti R2
Marshall, VA


Well the gear box needs some attention, it crunchers when I change gear and sometimes I have trouble shifting down gear. Hoping it only needs new syncros. The Engine needs new seals, the rear main leaks faster then I can fill it with oil and the water pump needs to be replaced. The engine does run well, but while it is out of the car its going to be pulled down and checked over

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1962 GT Hawk
1963 Avanti R1

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net

woodysrods
04-19-2010, 11:02 AM
Glad to see that someone got some work done on their old car this weekend.
Yard work season here[xx(]
Good Roads
Brian

Brian Woods
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1946 M Series (Shop Truck)
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studeclunker
04-20-2010, 01:49 AM
Best of luck with the 'crunchy' transmission. By the by, what's that panel-wagon in the background? Looks like an interesting project.:D

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wcarroll@outrageous.net
04-20-2010, 02:41 AM
Stude Mick-

Be sure to inspect the shift linkage assembly when you have it out. They weren't the best setups to begin with, and after all these years of use they don't get any better. The shift rods can bind and bend, and then there's the notorious rattle from the shifter assembly. Either way I wouldn't trust an original setup after 40+ years of use. You might want to consider a new Hurst setup -especially if you're going to rebuild the tranny. The new Hurst units make a world of difference. The only catch it you might have to modify the stick if you want to retain a stock look. The new ones come with a flat bar, but I think one of our vendors might have a modified kit... can't remember who -maybe Dave T-Bow? You could also weld up your own using your old shifter.

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Well the gear box needs some attention, it crunchers when I change gear and sometimes I have trouble shifting down gear. Hoping it only needs new syncros. The Engine needs new seals, the rear main leaks faster then I can fill it with oil and the water pump needs to be replaced. The engine does run well, but while it is out of the car its going to be pulled down and checked over

Michael Pink
Victoria, Australia

1955 Commander Coupe
1961 Lark Cruiser
1962 GT Hawk
1963 Avanti R1

http://www.studebakercarclub.net/amd05a.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/micksavanti.jpg http://www.studebakercarclub.net/mickscommander.jpg

Studebaker Car Club Of Australia Website
http://www.studebakercarclub.net
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