View Full Version : hunting a engine

06-09-2012, 08:38 AM
I'm on the hunt for a studebaker v8 for my 55 truck hopeing someone can give me some direction I have spent allot of time scouring the net with mild success. I did find a non running that's a 55 but am Haveing trouble finding a rebuild Kit for it. I'm in WA and I know there's resources here just haven't found them yet

06-09-2012, 08:51 AM
To: the1sasquach,----- The 224" engine, (which Your truck may have originally came with), might be a bit hard to find, but the 259's and to a lesser extent the 289's are still easy to find. The rebuild kits are
available from the larger Stude vendors. I recommend avoiding kits that feature a 'one piece' style piston oil ring.

06-09-2012, 08:58 AM
from what i have found it had the 259 originally some one shoved a 340 in my truck and cracked the frame welding mounts

Don Kelstrom
06-09-2012, 09:21 AM
Try Steve at 206 246-5971 Sea-Tac, Wa.

06-09-2012, 10:22 AM
Is your truck originally a V8? If an E7 1/2t or E12 3/4t, it would have been a 224". If a 1t-up, a 259".

Do you have the core engine, flywheel, bellhousing and transmission? Which transmission?

I'm in Spokane and have a '55 224" running engine core, as well as 259" and 289" cores. Talk to me off-forum about building one to your specifications.

jack vines

06-09-2012, 12:51 PM
Are you looking for a running engine, or one to rebuild? My brother has a ratty '53 half ton with a strong, rebuilt Stude V-8. I can't recall if it is a 259 or 289. I've driven it, and can vouch that it is a strong runner. If you want, I could go over and shoot some pictures of the truck and the engine compartment.

I'm pretty sure he'll only want to sell the whole truck, but most of the price is the engine itself. I'd be happy to help as much as I can.

06-09-2012, 03:23 PM
it original had the v 8 its a E7

06-09-2012, 03:24 PM
would like to find a complete running drive train

06-09-2012, 04:40 PM
I'll find out what the setup is, and let you know.

Lenny R2
06-09-2012, 10:21 PM
I have a good running 259 for $350.00 plus shipping

06-10-2012, 01:51 PM
I appricate all the great info you all are giving glad to know its not going to be as hard as i thought to get my drive train together