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    My father and I have came across a Studebaker truck and we are trying to figure out some info on it. From the tag on the cab it has:

    MODEL 2R C2
    CAB NO 99973
    TRIM No T-603
    PAINT P-2204

    From what I've read online the truck is Iroquois Blue with Cherokee red wheels. The main thing I'm wanting to know is it possible this truck can with a V-8 engine with a push button automatic transmission in it. The truck is sitting with this set up and the engine looks like a Studebaker engine. Any Info will be helpful. Thanks

  • #2
    UPDATE:

    Here is a picture of the engine



    Dash with Push buttons:

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    • #3
      That's not a Studebaker V-8, and there were no push button automatics.

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      • #4
        Defintely a MOPAR V8 which explains the push button transmission

        Howard
        53 Commander Starliner
        56 Sky Hawk
        Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
        '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
        '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
        '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by brngarage

          Defintely a MOPAR V8 which explains the push button transmission

          Howard
          53 Commander Starliner
          56 Sky Hawk
          yes, it could be a polyspherical V8. there's some info on this site...
          http://www.allpar.com/mopar/a-engines.html

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          • #6
            2R series trucks were produced between 1949 and 1953 and none came from the factory with a V8. The "C2" after the 2R designation means it has the standard (non deluxe) cab.

            <h5>Mark
            '57 Transtar Deluxe
            Vancouver Island Chapter
            http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>


            Mark Hayden
            '66 Commander
            Zone Coordinator
            Pacific Can-Am Zone

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            • #7
              Thats most definitely a mopar polysphere engine- most likely a 318 wide-block as they were referred to. The trans cluster dates it as 59-63- that cluster is a rare piece, as it was only in Automatic Trucks. Hope that helps.

              Evan Davis
              Prairie Bulletin
              Saskatchewan Chapter
              Prince Albert, Sk
              http://www.saskstudebaker.ca/Studebaker.html
              Evan Davis
              Prince Albert, Sk

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              • #8
                the engine is a 277 or 318(early model). they were nick named the semi-hemi.good engine had very few speed parts and a very unusall combustion chambers.

                2006,f-150,2x4,v-6,5-speed manual,8ft bed, will post stude info when i get it on the road.

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                • #9
                  Unusual set-up even by South Bend standards... Push button automatic with the optional clutch pedal!

                  Pat Casey
                  55 Commander
                  58 Transtar
                  62 GT Hawk
                  66 Cruiser
                  SDC Member since 1983

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                  • #10
                    Unusual set-up even by South Bend standards... Push button automatic with the optional clutch pedal!

                    Pat Casey
                    55 Commander
                    58 Transtar
                    62 GT Hawk
                    66 Cruiser
                    SDC Member since 1983

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                    • #11
                      What the others said. It's an old hotrod, with a Mopar engine and probably a Torqueflite transmission. Judging by the pics, I wouldn't give more than a few hundred dollars for it, because it looks pretty deteriorated.

                      Not that it couldn't be a fun project, either to restore to stock, or keep as-is, a cool retro-rod. Just that currently, there is not much value there.

                      Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
                      Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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                      • #12
                        That engine looks suspiciously like the 313 truck engine which my E-40 received in an early 1970's transplant. Mine was in reality an under-bored 318. I would think that if the push-button unit is from a pick-up as claimed above, then the engine is probably the 313.

                        Doug

                        6E40-195 1963 Canadian Lark VY-6 4E2 Deluxe Scotsman

                        Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada
                        1963 Canadian Lark VY-6 4E2-122 Deluxe Scotsman

                        Bognor, Ontario, Canada

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                        • #13
                          I'm curious about the 313. I have heard about 315 and 325s in Dodges with push buttons.


                          7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2

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                          • #14
                            quote:Originally posted by ST2DE5

                            I'm curious about the 313. I have heard about 315 and 325s in Dodges with push buttons.


                            7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
                            I'm no expert on Chryco engines but here's what I know. I've come across 2 other 313 engined TRUCKS in the last few years. The motor in my E-40 was installed by an outfit (Levy Brothers in Toronto, Ontario) who did re-powerings as a major part of their business using Chrysler product engines. When I went to get some parts for my engine, all I had to go by was a very faded sticker on the dash with 3 options on it: 313, 361 or 413. Thought it might have been a 361 but nothing fit. Cross referenced some parts and found that it matched a 318. Took the motor to a rebuilder and we found out it was a 313 displacement engine. He did some research and discovered that it was equivilent to an under-bored 318. All the other 313's I've come across have been here in Canada so maybe it is a Canadian variant. BTW, mine has since been bored out to 318 so that internal parts will be "easier to find".

                            Doug

                            6E40-195 1963 Canadian Lark VY-6 4E2 Deluxe Scotsman

                            Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada
                            1963 Canadian Lark VY-6 4E2-122 Deluxe Scotsman

                            Bognor, Ontario, Canada

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