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    I got this Hurst type saddle mount in a parts deal recently. It's new and identical to the ones that Hurst marketed in the late 50's. It mounts the engine off the front like 55-58 Chevy's did.




    I've got it on eBay here...

    http://tinyurl.com/3hj953





    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

  • #2
    It looks nice, thing I don't like about them is you can't run the stock fuel pump and on C's and K's you have to butcher the back half of the motor mount or grind down the rivets remove the mount and use the bolt on Lark and Avanti type and then you might have to space the engine up a little since the Lark type mounts are about 1 1/2" shorter, height wise.

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    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by Alan

      It looks nice, thing I don't like about them is you can't run the stock fuel pump and on C's and K's you have to butcher the back half of the motor mount or grind down the rivets remove the mount and use the bolt on Lark and Avanti type and then you might have to space the engine up a little since the Lark type mounts are about 1 1/2" shorter, height wise.
      Yep...ANY engine swap is going to require some compromises.


      Dick Steinkamp
      Bellingham, WA

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      • #4
        Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzz.... WHO would do something like THAT??? [:I] Would that be for a stovebolt6 or a V[8] [:0]

        Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

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

        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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        • #5
          Remember to check that V8 to see if it has holes in the front of the block.Later engines had holes in one side only.Also,IMHO,If you can use mounts that bolt on to the side of the engine so they don't rock with the torque. Or a good torque strap would do

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          • #6
            I have a big block Chevrolet mounted in my 51 Champion. I used the stock Studebaker frame mounts and made a pair of engine mounts to use the round biscuit insulators. I was suprised that it was easy. I also had to clear the center steer rack that I had mounted. Slight modification to the firewall was required, but if it had been a small block chevy it would have dropped right in. Anything is possible in these cars.
            Don

            Don Colliau

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            • #7
              IIRC it was 55-57. 58 started mounts on the side.

              Claude Chmielewski
              Studeski
              http://www.studeski.com
              Fillmore, Wisconsin
              47 M-16 Truck
              62 GT Hawk
              63 Lark
              64 Commander Wagonaire
              50 Champion Regal (parts car)
              [img=left]http://www.studeski.com/62hawk/dakota01.jpg[/img=left]
              "One after another they volunteered how in their families and in their
              communities they were expected to be responsible for their behavior, how
              honesty was assumed to be the rule, not the exception. They also talked
              matter-of-factly about the sense of duty to their country, a sentiment not
              much in fashion anymore."
              sigpic
              Claude Chmielewski
              Studeski
              http://www.studeski.com
              Fillmore, Wisconsin
              47 M-16 Truck
              53 2R5
              60 Lark VIII Convertible
              60 5E7 Champ pickup
              62 GT Hawk 4 speed
              63 Lark
              63 GT Hawk R2 4 speed
              64 Commander Wagonaire
              64 Daytona Convertible
              50 Champion Regal (parts car)
              36 Dictator
              36 Dictator in pieces

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              • #8
                Ski, weren't you involved in developing the Studillacs???[}][)]

                Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

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

                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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                • #9
                  This brings back memories. I ordered one of these when I was in college. I used it to install a 327 Corvette engine in my 62 GT Hawk.

                  The sad part was that I left my 40,000 mile 289 Stude engine in my friend's garage, where we did the swap, and never went back to get it. They don't live there anymore, but I went back a few years ago and it was gone.

                  Leonard Shepherd
                  http://leonardshepherd.com/

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

                    Ski, weren't you involved in developing the Studillacs???[}][)]

                    Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

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


                    I should have clarified 55-57 Chevy engines.

                    And the answer is no but I had a Pontolet once.

                    What do you get when you cross a Toyota with a Chevrolet? A Toylet.



                    Claude Chmielewski
                    Studeski
                    http://www.studeski.com
                    Fillmore, Wisconsin
                    47 M-16 Truck
                    62 GT Hawk
                    63 Lark
                    64 Commander Wagonaire
                    50 Champion Regal (parts car)
                    [img=left]http://www.studeski.com/62hawk/dakota01.jpg[/img=left]
                    "One after another they volunteered how in their families and in their
                    communities they were expected to be responsible for their behavior, how
                    honesty was assumed to be the rule, not the exception. They also talked
                    matter-of-factly about the sense of duty to their country, a sentiment not
                    much in fashion anymore."
                    sigpic
                    Claude Chmielewski
                    Studeski
                    http://www.studeski.com
                    Fillmore, Wisconsin
                    47 M-16 Truck
                    53 2R5
                    60 Lark VIII Convertible
                    60 5E7 Champ pickup
                    62 GT Hawk 4 speed
                    63 Lark
                    63 GT Hawk R2 4 speed
                    64 Commander Wagonaire
                    64 Daytona Convertible
                    50 Champion Regal (parts car)
                    36 Dictator
                    36 Dictator in pieces

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by studeski

                      IIRC it was 55-57. 58 started mounts on the side.
                      Yea, I think you are right, Claude. '58's still had the staggered valve cover hold down bolts, but did have the side motor mounts.




                      Dick Steinkamp
                      Bellingham, WA

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

                        quote:Originally posted by studeski

                        IIRC it was 55-57. 58 started mounts on the side.
                        Yea, I think you are right, Claude. '58's still had the staggered valve cover hold down bolts, but did have the side motor mounts.




                        Yup, and 59 was the last year for staggered valve cover bolts.


                        Claude Chmielewski
                        Studeski
                        http://www.studeski.com
                        Fillmore, Wisconsin
                        47 M-16 Truck
                        62 GT Hawk
                        63 Lark
                        64 Commander Wagonaire
                        50 Champion Regal (parts car)
                        [img=left]http://www.studeski.com/62hawk/dakota01.jpg[/img=left]
                        "One after another they volunteered how in their families and in their
                        communities they were expected to be responsible for their behavior, how
                        honesty was assumed to be the rule, not the exception. They also talked
                        matter-of-factly about the sense of duty to their country, a sentiment not
                        much in fashion anymore."
                        sigpic
                        Claude Chmielewski
                        Studeski
                        http://www.studeski.com
                        Fillmore, Wisconsin
                        47 M-16 Truck
                        53 2R5
                        60 Lark VIII Convertible
                        60 5E7 Champ pickup
                        62 GT Hawk 4 speed
                        63 Lark
                        63 GT Hawk R2 4 speed
                        64 Commander Wagonaire
                        64 Daytona Convertible
                        50 Champion Regal (parts car)
                        36 Dictator
                        36 Dictator in pieces

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                        • #13
                          Oh I thought they changed from staggered in 61. But on the subject of studebakers; what do ya get when you cross an elephant with a rhinoceros?

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                          • #14
                            Sigh, thanks, but I'll stick with the engine that's supposed to go in the engine compartment...


                            Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                            Lotsa Larks!
                            K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                            Ron Smith
                            Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                            Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                            K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                            Ron Smith
                            Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by studeclunker
                              Sigh, thanks, but I'll stick with the engine that's supposed to go in the engine compartment...
                              Well, for a Stocker, the engine that's supposed to be there is the stock Studebaker engine. For a Hot Rodder, the stock engine ISN'T supposed to be there. .


                              Dick Steinkamp
                              Bellingham, WA

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