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  • Whatever Floats (or Powers) Your Boat

    Don't recall having seen this posted before but don't doubt somebody'll let me know if it has

    How to adapt a Champion six to propel a boat, from Science and Mechanics Magazine, March, 1962 (courtesy of Hemmings Auto Blogs):

    http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2...udebaker-boat/

    Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
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  • #2
    I thought the 1956 thru 1958 Studebaker Champion four-door sedans and wagons were a boat?


    Brent's rootbeer racer.
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    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by Milaca

      I thought the 1956 thru 1958 Studebaker Champion four-door sedans and wagons were a boat?

      Are you calling my 2 56 Commanders a boat?


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      • #4
        In my defense, I specifically stated 'Champion'.


        Brent's rootbeer racer.
        MN iron ore...it does your body good.
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        • #5
          A boat, that wont float![]
          Never thought of putting a champion engine in a boat. I only see one problem: One of the stupid things I do for fun is help out in the "Trailer races" at my local short track when they have a demo derby. Alot of those guys like to get old boat trailers (with boats still attached) and run them that way. If you have no idea what Im blabbing about, a "Trailer race" is a side event at Short Track demolition derbys where drivers get old cars or trucks, hitch a trailer of some (usually weird) source, and race around the track. The last one to finish the set amount of laps with the trailer still attached is the winner. Ive seen lots of boats go out and get smashed, now I gotta check all of the old engines before it's too late!!! (free engines anybody?![])

          Chris Dresbach
          Chris Dresbach

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by Milaca

            I thought the 1956 thru 1958 Studebaker Champion four-door sedans and wagons were a boat?
            Be careful- those '56-'58s tend to travel in packs~

            They could band together and come after you.

            We have eight or nine of them now,
            but only one is a Champion~ and it's motorless... [:0]






            StudeDave '57 [8D]
            Ferndale, WA


            '54 Commander Regal 4dr 'Ruby'
            '57 Parkview 'Betsy' (she's a 2dr wagon)
            '57 Commander DeLuxe 2dr 'Baby'
            '57 Champion Custom 2dr 'Jewel'
            '58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
            '65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'
            StudeDave '57
            US Navy (retired)

            3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by StudeDave57

              quote:Originally posted by Milaca

              I thought the 1956 thru 1958 Studebaker Champion four-door sedans and wagons were a boat?
              Be careful- those '56-'58s tend to travel in packs~

              They could band together and come after you.

              We have eight or nine of them now,
              but only one is a Champion~ and it's motorless... [:0]






              StudeDave '57 [8D]
              Ferndale, WA


              '54 Commander Regal 4dr 'Ruby'
              '57 Parkview 'Betsy' (she's a 2dr wagon)
              '57 Commander DeLuxe 2dr 'Baby'
              '57 Champion Custom 2dr 'Jewel'
              '58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
              '65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'
              No motor, huh?
              Wonder what boat it went to?

              A. Charles Eck, Jr.
              Essex, MD

              Studebakers were made to drive! (Besides, they don't get lost as easy in the Wal-Mart parking lot!)

              '64 Cruiser 'Louise'
              '57 Commander 4 door sedan 'Bluebird'
              '66 Ford F-250
              '53 John Deere 50
              '41 John Deere H All-Fuel
              '41 John Deere B All-Fuel

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