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    I have been in the process of selling a 1959 Ford F100 truck. Today this guy calls to ask about the truck. He asks why I am selling the truck. I tell him I want to concentrate on my Studebaker projects. He asks what I have. I tell him a 51 Commander and a 66 2dr sedan. He asks is the 66 a Lark. I say yeah sort of. He then says I knew a guy who had a Lark with a factory turbocharged Studebaker motor out of a Packard. I said really, that must have been some car. I didn't even try to correct him. I know we have had posts like this before, but this was the first time I had run across one of the experts. By the way, he didn't buy the truck.

    66 Commander R1 Clone
    51 Commander 4dr
    1962 Champ

    51 Commander 4 door

  • #2
    Could have been a Studebaker 289 & McColloch out of a 57 or 58 Packard later transplanted into a non R series Lark


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    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by 289stude

      Could have been a Studebaker 289 & McColloch out of a 57 or 58 Packard later transplanted into a non R series Lark John
      Make that '57 Packard, or '58 Packard Hawk...

      '58 Packards (other then Hawks) did NOT have blowers!!!

      StudeDave '57 [8D]
      A man who owns one
      ('58 sedan)

      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


      • #4
        Was it cuz yer ford truck was the one with the Studebaker motor?


        • #5
          If it's the Packard I'm thinkin of, it's a funky blankin place to hang a turbocharger[)]. And it doesn't even need the exhaust manifold to run, it uses a belt like a supercharger would [)]. It's amazing to me though how many people seem to mess up the nomenclature of those two devices.


          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)


          • #6
            John Clary
            Greer, SC

            SDC member since 1975


            • #7
              As a very young man I attended several SCCA regional sports car races at NH and CT tracks. I still recall One time during an H Production race (eager but short winded Austin Healey Sprites mostly) I overheard an older young man explaining to his lovely doe-eyed date that the cars were "approaching 200 mph on the long back straight." That line could have been word-for-word from a Jim McKay LeMans report on Wide World of Sports as a Ford GT40 passed by

              I confess About that time in my life I also passed along a few "expert" opinions by repeating things I heard from the big kids. Nowadays I >> try << to check my sources a little better.