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  • Strange Engine - Trans Combo

    All,

    Recently sent a note out about researching my engine/trans combo in the 55 E series pickup that I just bought from a seller in California. He noted it was a 259 with 3spd/OD; however in checking the numbers on arrival, I believe I've got something different:

    engine # = 2E4748 on our site, this shows as the smaller V8 that might have come in the truck for that year; current engine also has a rochester 4 barrel mounted

    trans # = T86-1A: definitey is a 3spd/OD, as I can see the selenoid

    Truck shows it was a V-8 truck (trim on hood); believe a previous owner may have just swaped out the trans, and possibly kept the engine that was in the truck - opinions from you more experienced owners?

    FYI: truck model # is E7-17, and serial # from the plate on the step is E7-3083; other plate shows model # as EC-2, along with a cab # 10684.

    Need some help please; am about to do a rebuild and work to get the trans shift linkages working, but not sure what I'm dealing with here. [xx(][?]


  • #2
    You might have a 224/3sp with OD. We have a stock '56 that has a 224 with the column shift auto, which from what I was told was a rare beast. Pity it's swiss cheese though....
    1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
    1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
    1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
    1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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    • #3
      You might have a 224/3sp with OD. We have a stock '56 that has a 224 with the column shift auto, which from what I was told was a rare beast. Pity it's swiss cheese though....
      1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
      1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
      1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
      1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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      • #4
        How did you happen to steal that one out from under my nose here in California? I've been looking for a C cab pickup. Sounds like you got a nice one, though. I can't be of any help in ID'ing it as I do not have much experience with the trucks.
        sals54

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        • #5
          How did you happen to steal that one out from under my nose here in California? I've been looking for a C cab pickup. Sounds like you got a nice one, though. I can't be of any help in ID'ing it as I do not have much experience with the trucks.
          sals54

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          • #6
            The 224cu.in. IS correct for 55 as is the T-86 W/OD. (Mark57 note: here's a T-86 behind a V8 IN a truck.[^]) The T-85/T-89 didn't come onto the scene until '57.

            Miscreant adrift in
            the BerStuda Triangle

            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
            1960 Larkvertible V8
            1958 Provincial wagon
            1953 Commander coupe

            No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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            • #7
              The 224cu.in. IS correct for 55 as is the T-86 W/OD. (Mark57 note: here's a T-86 behind a V8 IN a truck.[^]) The T-85/T-89 didn't come onto the scene until '57.

              Miscreant adrift in
              the BerStuda Triangle

              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
              1960 Larkvertible V8
              1958 Provincial wagon
              1953 Commander coupe

              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

              Comment


              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

                The 224cu.in. IS correct for 55 as is the T-86 W/OD. (Mark57 note: here's a T-86 behind a V8 IN a truck.[^]) The T-85/T-89 didn't come onto the scene until '57.

                Miscreant adrift in
                the BerStuda Triangle
                Another interesting tidbit of information... (how would I occupy my Forum time if I had a boring, completely stock Truck... [:0] [}]) Thanks Mr. B.

                <h5>Mark
                '57 Transtar
                3E-6/7-122
                </h5>
                Mark Hayden
                '66 Commander
                Zone Coordinator
                Pacific Can-Am Zone

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

                  The 224cu.in. IS correct for 55 as is the T-86 W/OD. (Mark57 note: here's a T-86 behind a V8 IN a truck.[^]) The T-85/T-89 didn't come onto the scene until '57.

                  Miscreant adrift in
                  the BerStuda Triangle
                  Another interesting tidbit of information... (how would I occupy my Forum time if I had a boring, completely stock Truck... [:0] [}]) Thanks Mr. B.

                  <h5>Mark
                  '57 Transtar
                  3E-6/7-122
                  </h5>
                  Mark Hayden
                  '66 Commander
                  Zone Coordinator
                  Pacific Can-Am Zone

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by sals54

                    How did you happen to steal that one out from under my nose here in California?
                    Yup~ I also hate when that happens... [:0] [V] [B)]

                    At least this vehicle sounds like it's going to stay in ONE piece!!!


                    StudeDave [8D]
                    StudeDave '57
                    US Navy (retired)

                    3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                    SDC Member since 1985

                    past President
                    Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                    San Diego Chapter SDC

                    past Vice President
                    San Diego Chapter SDC
                    North Florida Chapter SDC

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by sals54

                      How did you happen to steal that one out from under my nose here in California?
                      Yup~ I also hate when that happens... [:0] [V] [B)]

                      At least this vehicle sounds like it's going to stay in ONE piece!!!


                      StudeDave [8D]
                      StudeDave '57
                      US Navy (retired)

                      3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                      SDC Member since 1985

                      past President
                      Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                      San Diego Chapter SDC

                      past Vice President
                      San Diego Chapter SDC
                      North Florida Chapter SDC

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