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65cruiser
05-17-2005, 07:07 AM
http://www.dealsonwheels.com/search/detailbig.cfm/Autos__ID/000784-200504-000009

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Roscomacaw
05-17-2005, 07:29 AM
Yup! Danged Furd motor, license-built by AMC and shipped to Canada to be put in a Studebaker[8][:o)]

Miscreant at large.

raprice
05-17-2005, 11:32 AM
He's asking $25500 for a car that's not a Stude OR a Ford. Although I like Fords and Ford engines, it doesn't belong in the Stude, an otherwise nice looking car. What was wrong with using a Stude engine in the car? Just asking.
Rog

Sam Roberts
05-17-2005, 11:44 AM
It may well have a Studebaker motor in it, and the guy just " ASS U MEd " it was a Ford since he obviously knows little about Studebakers.


quote:Originally posted by studeroger

He's asking $25500 for a car that's not a Stude OR a Ford. Although I like Fords and Ford engines, it doesn't belong in the Stude, an otherwise nice looking car. What was wrong with using a Stude engine in the car? Just asking.
Rog


Sam Roberts

Sonny
05-17-2005, 12:29 PM
quote:Originally posted by Sam Roberts

It may well have a Studebaker motor in it, and the guy just " ASS U MEd " it was a Ford since he obviously knows little about Studebakers.

Sam Roberts


TOOOOOO Funny!! :D Thanks Sam!

Sonny
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Roscomacaw
05-17-2005, 12:56 PM
studeroger - it's a long-standing joke amongst us Stude guys. Since this dealer (and it IS a dealer/broker selling the Daytona) doesn't know squat about Studes, he makes the mistaken ASSumption that since the engine is a "289", it must be a Furd engine. [xx(] Everybody with any sense knows that Studebaker only ever had flathead 6s.[:o)]
In fact, I just encounterd such a notion this morning. Stopped at a muffler shop and asked about having the duals on the 58 wagon redone. Guy says: "Hey! We gots lotsa ol' new stock Studeebaker mufflers up in the rafters. 'course, most of 'ems fer them little 6s. Ya know, Studeebaker hardly didn't use nothin' but 6s nohow!":(

Miscreant at large.

65cruiser
05-17-2005, 02:58 PM
Mr. Biggs, you made me laugh and spew coffee!

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mjeansonne
05-17-2005, 05:50 PM
It is a nice looking car...

But, I wonder if it has those Ford Mustang seats, like I was told Avanti originally came with! Of course they were powered by a Ford 289 V-8!

Laisez le bon temps roulez avec un Studebaker

studeclunker
05-17-2005, 08:44 PM
Isn't it interesting that the Avanti had mustang seats the year before the Mustang debuted?;)

Lotsa Larks!
Studeclunker
A.K.A: out2lunch

JeffDeWitt
05-17-2005, 09:47 PM
And even more interesting that Studebaker was using that Ford engine for about eight years before Ford used it! <G>

Guess they were ahead of their time.

Jeff DeWitt

Justin53
05-18-2005, 08:30 AM
Did you know that the Champ Pickup used dodge parts?

<url>http://www.hemmings.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/dealers.detail/hmn_vehicle_id/217792</url>

I think Kaiser is still building Starlight coupes in Argentina...
J

JDP
05-18-2005, 08:43 AM
I like his comment on how the Dodge bed fits the truck :

"Like socks on a rooster":)

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studeclunker
05-18-2005, 08:29 PM
Boy have you got that right JDP!! That Dodge bed looks like H--l[}:)] on a Champ.

Lotsa Larks!
Studeclunker
A.K.A: out2lunch

65cruiser
05-19-2005, 06:23 AM
Yeah, but that's a Champ. That's the way they're *supposed* to look. I wonder if anybody ever thought about taking a Champ, removing the bed, then fabricating a bed out of a two-door Lark wagon. It would be kinda like a Chevy Cameo. I've seen one or two "Studeminos", but never one with a separate bed.

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Roscomacaw
05-19-2005, 07:30 AM
There was a guy building a Stude-amino like that, not far from me here. I only found out about it when he called outta the blue to say he had some Stude parts he was gonna toss if someone (like me) didn't came and cart them off.[}:)]
I took the parts and had an early glimpse of his project. I don't know if it ever got finished or not. I've never seen nor heard of it at any local shows or cruises. It probably ended up stillborn!:(

Miscreant at large.

52hawk
05-19-2005, 08:41 AM
At SouthBend,there was a guy with a really neat 62 Champ. He narrowed the box 4 inches.it was a proffessional job, the box looked right at home!
He said it was really easy to do,and explained how he did it,sounded like most body men could do the job in about 2 days.!

not golden hawk,not silver hawk,just hawk.

Studedude1961
05-19-2005, 11:53 AM
Who among us hasn't heard the very authoritative voice of an auto history "expert" at a car show telling the knowledgeable owner of a Studebaker that "Studies bought their engines from Ford." I hadn't heard the AMC engine connection before, but of course they never "supplied Studebaker with engines" either. Back in 1956 Studebaker-Packard did approach American Motors about purchasing their OHV 6. George Romney, then AMC President, said no in a cordial way because AMC needed all the 6 cylinder engines it could built for their new, larger Rambler. Stude built their own engines until 1964. Afterwards, they purchased both V-8s and 6's from McKinnon, a division of General Motors.

big jim
05-21-2005, 06:59 AM
interestingly enough i remember ,if i'm not going senile, '56 nash
ambassador had a Packard V-8. Whadda u think? Any one else remember that? I do belive i'm right need to do some research.

Mike
05-21-2005, 07:36 AM
There's a table, under "Packard Engines", at:
http://1956goldenhawk.com/ . It lists Hudson and Nash cars that used the Packard engine, about 24,000 of them!
Mike M.

big jim
05-21-2005, 10:18 AM
Mike... Thanks for the info glad to know my memory isnt gone. In 1955
an AM sales man brought a 56 ambassador demo to the house and tryed to sell it to my old man. He bought a 6 rambler instead dang what a dissapointment. Since u are so knowledgeable try this one.
Seems like i remember a couple of 56J's that were originally equipped with 374 engines as a matter of fact i think i saw one at a junkyard many years ago is that not correct?

raprice
05-21-2005, 05:25 PM
Big Jim,
Yes, the '56 Nash Ambassador had the Packard V-8 in it, but only the '56. In '57, the last year of Nash, they had their own V-8 in the Ambassador and a sweet engine it was. It was the engine that powered the Rambler Rebel, also in '57.
To add to the strange stories about Studes, I was at a car show and a couple stopped to look at my Lark. The husband turned to his wife and told her that it was a German car. All I could do was shake my head.
Too many "experts" around.
Rog

Studedude
05-21-2005, 08:11 PM
Well, since this thread has as much to do with Nash and Rambler as Studes, I think one of the funniest things I ever saw/heard involved a Metro.

There I was sitting next to my car, minding my own business when this large fellow comes by, educating his children along the way. Next to me was a Metro, a nice one. This fellow bent over (took him great effort to do so,) and examed the lower rear of the car. "Well, kids," sez he, "The prop is missing of of this one, but this is one of those cars you could drive right of a boat ramp, into the water, and just keep going. Too bad they butchered it by taking out the prop drive line." I went to wash my face as they approached my car, I didn't want his kids to know he was the reason I had Pepsi running out of my nose.

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JDP
05-21-2005, 08:21 PM
The factory did not install 374 Packard in the 56 Golden Hawk, but others did.

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big jim
05-24-2005, 03:32 PM
studeroger et al..the most intuitive individual i believe i've run into lately said" your avanti was made in italy wasn't it?"