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    Here's the engine I removed and brought home this morning. Later today I'll try starting it.





    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1963 Cruiser
    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.

  • #2
    Oh a 2R5 with OD ....nice .

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    • #3
      2R? I thought you were getting an R2!!!

      Don Wilson
      53 Commander Hardtop
      64 Champ 1/2 ton
      Centralia, WA
      Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

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      50 Champion 2 door*
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      63 Avanti R1*
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      • #4
        Sure is colorful!!<G>

        Seriously, I hope it's a good runner.

        Paul
        Winston-Salem, NC
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        • #5
          Not an R2, but worth saving, for sure. I may already know of a home for it. It turned SO easy when I put a socket to the crank bolt!

          I also got the instrument cluster, the 6V wiper motor, the radiator and some other odd bits and pieces. I'll be getting the steering column/sector - front axle and rear as well - maybe the whole frame.

          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
          1963 Cruiser
          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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          • #6
            Too bad those 2R trucks did not have door visors, or I'd ask you to grab the passenger side one!

            <h5>Mark
            '57 Transtar Deluxe
            Vancouver Island

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            Mark Hayden
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            • #7
              Mark, I might have one of those.

              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
              1963 Cruiser
              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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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

                Mark, I might have one of those.

                If you do, I'd sure appreciate you dropping me an e-mail. It's a sad tale how the one on the truck got broke... [V][xx(]

                <h5>Mark
                '57 Transtar Deluxe
                Vancouver Island

                The NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
                May 23 & 24, 2009; check it out at -
                http://sdcvi.shawwebspace.ca/
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                '66 Commander
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                Pacific Can-Am Zone

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                • #9
                  Looking at your transmission, Bob, brought to mind my situation with Bess. Would it be possible to swap parts between the '56 trannys and the '52? They're all the same model of OD tranny.


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                  Ron Smith
                  Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                  Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
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                  • #10
                    Clunk,

                    I'm not sure about the input shaft interchange, but it is a T-86.

                    I got the engine set on my truck frame engine dolly this evening and blew all the dust and cobwebs off of it. I set about removing all the plugs so I could run some oil in each cylinder, but the plugs were finger-tight and it was obvious that someone had oiled the cylinders in past years.
                    Although the truck's owner told me it had been the 60s since it was run, a check of the glovebox revealed that it was registered in the late 70s. Either way, it turns over SO smoothly. I'm betting it's gonna roar when I try to start it tomorrow.

                    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                    1963 Cruiser
                    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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                    • #11
                      That tranny won't be the same as a cars . Bob is correct that the input shaft is different .

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                      "IF YOU WANT THE SMILES YOU NEED TO DO THE MILES "

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                      • #12
                        Well, several things collaborated in keeping me from hearing this engine run yesterday.
                        Primary among them was a problem with the starter itself. I thought it looked kinda funny (the starter, that is) the way the brush cover appeared to be slid back a bit, but I didn't really look CLOSE until I was hooking a cable to it's main electrical terminal - the threads of which were half-stripped. With persistence, I got the cable on and snugged up and set about connecting the rest of the cables associated with the start circuit.
                        In a moment of anxious exuberence, I tapped the other end of the starter's cable on the negative post of the battery. Instead of being rewarded with the starter's jumping to life, there was HEAVY snapping and sparking at the battery terminal. Not that I didn't expect some sparks - but not like this!
                        Several more tries and it was obvious that something was amiss. I took a screwdriver and loosened the brush cover enough to slide it off the end of the starter and at least PART of the problem was readily evident. All four of the starter's brushes were out of their guides and consequently providing dead shorts for the starter's electrical innards!
                        I removed the starter and took it apart. The thing looks new inside. Obviously new bendix on the business end and the commutator looks like it's never had brushes run on it. What was odd was the handful of clean, white sand that was inside the case. Only thing I can figure it someone had been doing some sandblasting and some sand found it's way into the starter.
                        I would have had the whole thing back together and on the engine but for a phone call that had me scrambling to remove a pair of seats from a '61 Cruiser so they could take a trip to Texas. By the time I got them out, loaded them into my Stude truck and carried them ten miles to meet up with their "transport", my knee was hurting too much for me to get back on the engine run adventure. Besides that, it was starting to rain and so I retired for the day.
                        Besides that, the wife had just juiced a big basket of fresh oranges and my bottle of Vodka was whimpering for a chance to play with some of the citrus fluids! Certainly couldn't ignore that sorta thing!

                        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                        1963 Cruiser
                        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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                        • #13
                          Was this by chance about 5 pm in a Green Truck?

                          Mabel 1949 Champion
                          1957 Silverhawk
                          1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
                          Gus 1958 Transtar
                          1955 President State
                          1957 Golden Hawk
                          Fresno,Ca
                          Mabel 1949 Champion
                          Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
                          Gus 1958 Transtar
                          The Prez 1955 President State
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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by 2R5

                            That tranny won't be the same as a cars . Bob is correct that the input shaft is different .

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                            "IF YOU WANT THE SMILES YOU NEED TO DO THE MILES "

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                            1964 Daytona HT
                            Um, no... you fellas seem to mis-understand me. I'll start another thread in the Technical forum as I don't want to hyjack this one.


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                            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
                              Yes Anne, it was! It had all the appearance of a Gypsy Junk-Man, travelling to some secret Mecca of Mechanical contrivances!

                              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                              1963 Cruiser
                              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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