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  • '55 Champion Engine dressed up.

    I've been slowly getting the 1955 Champion Two door sedan I bought from Joe Zeiger a few years ago back on the road. I cut some rust out, and had it painted which brough it up a treat but then the engine bay and engine looked it's age so I cleaned that up while giving it a tune and replacing the hoses etc.
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    Matt
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    That looks really nice Matt. Such details really add to the beauty of a car, I would put the hood (bonnet) up at car shows for people to admire it.
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    • #3
      Looks very nice. What did you use on the manifolds? I need to do some of that.
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      Searcy, Arkansas
      1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
      1952 2R pickup

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      • #4
        Did you put the chalk marks in, or were they already there?
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        • #5
          Richard: I carefully cleaned and polished around the factory crayon markings.
          52-fan: I bought some hi-temp rattle can paint from the local hardware, I guess it's for stoves and heaters. I've used it before on exhaust manifolds, it brings them up nice. I used the 'charcoal' colour, 3 to 4 coats does the trick.
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          • #6
            Beautiful job Matt! I like the huge Carb. Heat Shield, however since it has the later type Fuel Pump you will not be able to use the Fuel pump Heat Shield.

            The AC Type Pump with the Glass Fuel Bowl that protrudes out from the block has provision for the shield.
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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            • #7
              That sure does look nice!
              1962 Champ

              51 Commander 4 door

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              • #8
                Matt
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                • #9
                  Beautiful work.
                  Thanks for posting your pic's.
                  HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                  Jeff


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                  • #10
                    Just a question.
                    Aerodynamically, at high speeds, would the heat shield pass more air under it if the front lip was tipped up instead of down ?
                    Last edited by 55 56 PREZ 4D; 08-13-2017, 06:33 PM.
                    South Lompoc Studebaker

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 55 56 PREZ 4D View Post
                      Just a question.
                      Aerodynamically, at high speeds, would the heat shield pass more air under it if the front lip was tipped up instead of down ?
                      Quite possibly, I didn't take that into consideration as it was under the hood. The crease in the leading edge was to add rigidity. I guess you would need a rocket scientist to work that out, and really in the whole scheme of things does it really matter. We are talking about the heat differential above and below a rudimentary heat shield on a 1955 Studebaker six cylinder engine.
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                      Last edited by Aussie Hawk; 08-15-2017, 04:28 AM.
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