View Full Version : Size of v-8 in 62 gran turismo

08-16-2014, 12:32 AM
What size is the V-8 in the 62 Gran Turismo? And, does it have solid lifters-the one I just bought is very noisY.

Thank you to any one who can help me out.

08-16-2014, 12:36 AM
Typically, the engine in the Gran Turismo is a 289. And yes, it does have solid lifters. Studebakers are notoriously noisy when it comes to their lifters. Though, if its making serious clacking noises it probably needs an adjustment.

Warren Webb
08-16-2014, 01:26 AM
Congratulations on your purchase. If the lifters are noisy I suggest adjusting them first. There is a method of adjusting them cold that you can find here using the "search" option. If when you remove the valve covers you find heavy deposits of crud from lack of oil changes then I suggest cleaning the oil pressure relief valve also. It is located at the right (passengers) front of the block to the side of the water pump manifold. A large nut will uncover a spring & a piston which may or may not be easy to remove. Remove that piston & clean out the bore well with carb cleaner, then reinstall the piston making sure it goes in the same way as it came out, then the spring & seal with the large nut. When all done change the oil & filter (if its a late 62). You know about ZDDP I'm sure since you have a bullet nose in your signature. Wishing you all the best with your G.T. I have always felt it being one of Studebakers best looking cars.

08-16-2014, 01:34 AM
Thank you for all the information, I really need it!