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  • Pondering a '59 4E11

    Re: '59 4E11, 3/4 ton with commander 6 and 3spd/OD. What rear gears is this likely to have? Any thoughts on a truck like this for "driving" as opposed to say the same truck with a V8 and 3spd/OD? If a guy had a 289V8 and a 5spd/OD trans to drop in this truck, would it be a smart swap? I've always heard that the Commander 6 was a good highway engine. I wonder if there would actually be any significant fuel mileage advantage with the big 6 as opposed to a Stude V8? I'd like to hear what you guys think on this.


    steve blake
    steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
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  • #2
    If it's the one on ebay, you should hit the BIN, I know of 3 or 4 of us that are pondering that truck. Since it needs a engine anyway, I'd swap in a V8 if I win it. If you have a 5 speed OD, that would be a great swap , but I can't affor the $1000-$1500 for that trans and it has no adavantage over the OD for normal driving.


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    • #3
      If it's the one on ebay, you should hit the BIN, I know of 3 or 4 of us that are pondering that truck. Since it needs a engine anyway, I'd swap in a V8 if I win it. If you have a 5 speed OD, that would be a great swap , but I can't affor the $1000-$1500 for that trans and it has no adavantage over the OD for normal driving.


      Studebaker On The Net
      http://stude.com
      Studebaker News Group
      http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
      Arnold Md.
      64 Daytona HT
      63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
      63 GT Hawk
      63 Avanti R1/AC
      63 Avanti R2 (Sold)
      63 Daytona HT
      63 Lark 2 dr.
      62 Lark 2 door
      60 Lark convert
      60 Hawk
      57 Silver Hawk
      53 Starliner
      51 Commander
      JDP Maryland

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      • #4
        JP, it's on ebay, but it doesn't have a buy now button. It's the pink one

        steve blake
        steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
        http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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        • #5
          JP, it's on ebay, but it doesn't have a buy now button. It's the pink one

          steve blake
          steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
          http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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          • #6
            Good, I'm on the resale red one.


            Studebaker On The Net
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            Arnold Md.
            64 Daytona HT
            63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
            63 GT Hawk
            63 Avanti R1/AC
            63 Avanti R2 (Sold)
            63 Daytona HT
            63 Lark 2 dr.
            62 Lark 2 door
            60 Lark convert
            60 Hawk
            57 Silver Hawk
            53 Starliner
            51 Commander
            JDP Maryland

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            • #7
              Good, I'm on the resale red one.


              Studebaker On The Net
              http://stude.com
              Studebaker News Group
              http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
              Arnold Md.
              64 Daytona HT
              63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
              63 GT Hawk
              63 Avanti R1/AC
              63 Avanti R2 (Sold)
              63 Daytona HT
              63 Lark 2 dr.
              62 Lark 2 door
              60 Lark convert
              60 Hawk
              57 Silver Hawk
              53 Starliner
              51 Commander
              JDP Maryland

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              • #8
                You're gonna have to start the JP Museum here shortly! I REALLY like that Red V8 Scotsman on ebay. I like mine better though, mainly because it is mine.



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                • #9
                  You're gonna have to start the JP Museum here shortly! I REALLY like that Red V8 Scotsman on ebay. I like mine better though, mainly because it is mine.



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                  • #10
                    Just got two checks from ebay sales today, so I'm on the hunt again. I ended another auction early for a high offer rather then see it go nuts for the guys proxy bid, Ebay is out of control.


                    Studebaker On The Net
                    http://stude.com
                    Studebaker News Group
                    http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
                    Arnold Md.
                    64 Daytona HT
                    63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
                    63 GT Hawk
                    63 Avanti R1/AC
                    63 Avanti R2 (Sold)
                    63 Daytona HT
                    63 Lark 2 dr.
                    62 Lark 2 door
                    60 Lark convert
                    60 Hawk
                    57 Silver Hawk
                    53 Starliner
                    51 Commander
                    JDP Maryland

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Just got two checks from ebay sales today, so I'm on the hunt again. I ended another auction early for a high offer rather then see it go nuts for the guys proxy bid, Ebay is out of control.


                      Studebaker On The Net
                      http://stude.com
                      Studebaker News Group
                      http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
                      Arnold Md.
                      64 Daytona HT
                      63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
                      63 GT Hawk
                      63 Avanti R1/AC
                      63 Avanti R2 (Sold)
                      63 Daytona HT
                      63 Lark 2 dr.
                      62 Lark 2 door
                      60 Lark convert
                      60 Hawk
                      57 Silver Hawk
                      53 Starliner
                      51 Commander
                      JDP Maryland

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        back to my question?

                        steve blake
                        steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
                        http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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                        • #13
                          back to my question?

                          steve blake
                          steve blake...roaming the Texas Panhandle in my trusty Champ pickup
                          http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt

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                          • #14
                            Sorry for going off topic.

                            Reply to the first post: I too would keep the Big 6 with OD if the truck has that now. Those Big 6's are tough, strong engines. The 2R16 flat bed dump truck I owned for a shirt while had the Big 6 with a 4 speed. (I can claim to have owned a 4 speed Stude; and an R series too! ) That truck, as big and clumsy as it was/is, will go down the road all day long and haul anything you through at it. Good motors, to say the least! And it's hard to beat a 3 speed OD!!!



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                            • #15
                              Sorry for going off topic.

                              Reply to the first post: I too would keep the Big 6 with OD if the truck has that now. Those Big 6's are tough, strong engines. The 2R16 flat bed dump truck I owned for a shirt while had the Big 6 with a 4 speed. (I can claim to have owned a 4 speed Stude; and an R series too! ) That truck, as big and clumsy as it was/is, will go down the road all day long and haul anything you through at it. Good motors, to say the least! And it's hard to beat a 3 speed OD!!!



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