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  • Stude-A-Willys conversion

    A friend sent me a link he came across on a Willys jeep with a Stude 170 flathead in it.

    http://www.fourwheeler.com/features/...tude-a-willys/

    The Stude engines were always workhorses, and they help rust prevention on other makes too!
    Dis-Use on a Car is Worse Than Mis-Use...
    1959 Studebaker Lark VIII 2DHTP

  • #2
    I've seen a few Jeeps with Stude V8 swaps..
    This one looks slick... Fit's right nice.
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff


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    • #3
      Years ago, I purchased a CJ-5 from the son of a SDC member. The son was a big Jeep enthusiast. At the time, he had a CJ-7 with the AMC 360 V8 connected to the Studebaker New Process 5 speed transmission. Quite a combination.

      Back in the '60's, I saw several "Surplus" Jeeps that had Studebaker Flathead six's replacing the little four cyl. I think it was a popular thing, but some looked better (safer) converted than others. Most of the ones I saw, looked to have been worked over with a torch and welder than a set of wrenches and well thought out plan. I don't know how complicated the conversion was, 'cause back then, I was mostly interested in the classic fenderless "souped-up" hot rods of the day. Not those frumpy little surplus Jeeps I had seen farmers using to plow with.

      Back then, I only thought I knew everything...Now, I have proof...I never did.
      John Clary
      Greer, SC

      SDC member since 1975

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      • #4
        Actually John it was a pretty easy procedure. In my younger days (late 50's) there was a good market for used champion and Henry J engines to replace the 4 cylinder jeep original. I and a friend who could weld put a champion engine in my 1950 jeep pickup. The conversion required, as I remember, a three quarter inch spacer between the bell housing and tranny which we made from a piece of plate steel lifted from a local sawmills stock. There was some modification to the engine mounts required and we used the jeep radiator although it was a little short on fluid capacity for the champion. As I remember every other hook up was simple enough. The differential ratios in the jeep were pretty low so you had to be careful you didn't over rev the little 6 but other than that it worked well for the few years I had it.

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        • #5
          I believe outfits like J.C. Whitney and the like actually sold conversion kits to put Studebaker power in Jeeps.
          Joe Roberts
          '61 R1 Champ
          '65 Cruiser
          Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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          • #6
            I thought more than once about stuffing a 289 in a Willys CJ2A.
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            • #7
              Almost 40 years ago I helped my brother build the 304 in his '73 CJ-5. TRW pistons, Sig Erson cam, Mallory dual point distributor, Edelbrock 4 barrel, hi rise intake, competition clutch, Hooker headers, etc. Added a 4 speed out of a wrecked Mustang, it would fly off the line due to its light weight. He ended up rolling it and ended up selling it after he got married.
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