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sawyer55
03-24-2006, 03:29 PM
can i use a mustang 289 motor in this car. If not what kind of motor can i use?? New to this.

JDP
03-24-2006, 03:47 PM
Well, the Studebaker 289 would be my first choice. the grand or so you'll save on a swap would pay for a hotter cam, some head work, a 4 barrel and more. The only thing the two engines share is the displacement.

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studegary
03-24-2006, 05:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by sawyer55

can i use a mustang 289 motor in this car. If not what kind of motor can i use?? New to this.


You can use nearly any engine that you want, if you have enough time and money. IMHO, the sensible thing to do is to stick to a Studebaker 259 or 289. A Chevrolet engine, as used in 1965-1966 Studebakers, would be the next easiest and cheapest to accomplish. The only thing common between a Studebaker 289 and a Ford 289 is the displacement of the engine.

sawyer55
03-24-2006, 08:30 PM
where do i get the studebaker 289 motor at?? New to this

rockne10
03-24-2006, 08:44 PM
You've started at the right place. A substantial percentage of the members of SDC have extra 259's and 289's waiting for a good home. Unrebuilt they are not quite a dime a dozen. Right now, in the shop, I have two 259's, one rebuilt, one not; two 232's, a 170 and a 190, and I'm just one of 13,000 members.

Have you joined the Studebaker Drivers Club so you can receive Turning Wheels, the monthly magazine? It will give you all the contacts you need for anything you'll ever need to keep your Cruiser cruising.

I take it you currently have no engine in the car?

Dick Steinkamp
03-24-2006, 08:52 PM
quote:Originally posted by sawyer55

where do i get the studebaker 289 motor at?? New to this


Where are you located? Perhaps a forum member near you has an extra in inventory.

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sawyer55
03-25-2006, 05:45 PM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10

You've started at the right place. A substantial percentage of the members of SDC have extra 259's and 289's waiting for a good home. Unrebuilt they are not quite a dime a dozen. Right now, in the shop, I have two 259's, one rebuilt, one not; two 232's, a 170 and a 190, and I'm just one of 13,000 members.

Have you joined the Studebaker Drivers Club so you can receive Turning Wheels, the monthly magazine? It will give you all the contacts you need for anything you'll ever need to keep your Cruiser cruising.

I take it you currently have no engine in the car?

sawyer55
03-25-2006, 05:50 PM
gee thanks i juust joined the studbaker drivers club i have a engine but its forze up so need another one that is what is in it a 289

rockne10
03-25-2006, 06:28 PM
Welcome to the forum and to SDC, The greatest big car club in the world!:D
How long has it been sitting? Do you know when it last ran?

studegary
03-25-2006, 07:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by sawyer55

gee thanks i juust joined the studbaker drivers club i have a engine but its forze up so need another one that is what is in it a 289


As I discussed with you off the forum, it will by far the easiest to replace your current engine with a Studebaker 259 or 289. When you say "forze"/froze up, do you really mean seized. If so, your current engine may be saveable. It may need extended soaking with penetrant and/or disassembly, but that is the thing to try first. If the engine in fact froze and cracked the block, then most likely you will need another engine. I can remember seeing a lot of core plugs pushed out from freezing, but I don't recall any Studebaker V8 blocks being broken from freezing. Please explain the exact situation with your engine and what general area of the World that you are in.

sawyer55
03-25-2006, 09:06 PM
we are in washington state anyone from around this area in here??

jcarmichael
03-25-2006, 11:19 PM
I am in Washington State in the Federal Way Area and have found Meridian Auto Wrecking in Graham has about 10 Studebakers. I don't know if they have any rebuildable engines. I can be contacted at jcarmichael@valleyftl.com or call 800 523 8014 Ext 4562 Monday through Saturday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

1961 Lark

StudeDave57
03-26-2006, 12:05 AM
jcarmichael-
There are now only 10 left in that yard? CRAP!!! I can remember going there back in the early 90's, and there were more like 70 back there! That's not good news for the local folks... sorry to hear that.

sawyer55-
I'm from Washington State, but the NAVY currently has me down here in San Diego. My Dad lives in Ferndale, and by brother is in Everett. look them up at: http://www.studebakersnorthwest.com/
They may be able to help you with a 'core'...

[8D]


StudeDave
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...)
'57 Commander 2dr
'57 Champion 2dr
'58 Packard sedan
'65 Cruiser

sawyer55
03-29-2006, 09:16 PM
hi i need a book on how to put the engine back together the block isnt cracked and someone took the engine apart but i think all the parts are there i put the pentatration oil in the motor like you said to do.

Dick Steinkamp
03-29-2006, 09:22 PM
quote:Originally posted by sawyer55

hi i need a book on how to put the engine back together the block isnt cracked and someone took the engine apart but i think all the parts are there i put the pentatration oil in the motor like you said to do.


Several vendors stock the shop manual for your car...

http://www.studebakervendors.com/




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studeclunker
04-03-2006, 07:54 PM
Welcome to the club. When you recieve your first Turning Wheels (the club's outstanding newsletter) you will find it a goldmine of information and suppliers.
The two best, or should I say largest, suppliers are Studebaker International (SI) and Studebaker Autoparts Sales Corp (SASCO). SI is a treasure trove of OEM parts. That's their specialty. SASCO used to be a Stude dealer. They are also a trove of OEM parts as well. It's just not their only claim to fame. There are dozens of other smaller suppliers of specialty parts geared directly to your needs. These two are just the best starting point.

Studebaker Autoparts Sales Corp
410 W Sample Sreet
South Bend, IN 46601
574-287-3381 800-722-4295 fax:574-287-3386
www.studeparts.com Email: dlambert@studeparts.com

Studebaker International Inc.
97 North 150 West
Greenfield, IN 46140-8562
Info & Orders: 317-462-3124
Fax: 317-462-8891

Both of these vendors have helpful and patient people who are glad to assist you in whatever way they are able.

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

studebakerkid
04-04-2006, 05:03 AM
Didnt hear from which part of the state you are in. Yes I remember Meridian too as I used to live over that way and some of you probably saw my T cab or my 64 and 65 sedans.....but I doubt that you ever caought up with the Tcab or my 64....any how I digress...as I am back to the dry side of the state back in Yakima.

And yes Stude power is great if you have a nice car but if you want to race and dont have deep pockets then a McKinnion will do the job and finding hi-perf parts is easy.

sawyer55
04-07-2006, 05:13 PM
Just received a studbaker repair manual so will start from there on trying to unfreeze the motor. I have put penatrating oil in the cylinder heads they dont have the heads on it at all.