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  • Help solve the 55 Champander Mystery- Photo-Update

    When I first posted these pictures, I said, this
    car was a automatic, and you could see it was a
    V/8. Well someone stated it was unusual for it to
    have a vacuum wiper motor. After looking at the
    pictures closer ( I don't have the car "yet" to look
    at , only the pictures.), I believe I see a clutch
    pedal? And, it has a Saginaw steering box. There is
    also a chain still wrapped around the engine. Must
    be a transplant. My question is: What year is the
    bracket on the voltage regulator? There was evidence
    of a newer model being used for parts. What year engine?






    UPDATE Well, I went back and bought this car and it ended up that someone had put a 51-52 v/8 in a 55 champion body. I started to look fo a engine # and it was back by the 2 pc distributor. So I am stripping it now and getting it ready for the shredder

    Tex E. Grier

  • #2
    And , are Oak leaves more effective at rotting out battery trays than Pine straw?


    Florida
    Bill H
    Daytona Beach
    SDC member since 1970
    Owner of The Skeeter Hawk .

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    • #3
      Yes, they are far more acidic.

      [edit] The only way to tell what the engine is, is to look at the stamped numbers on the ID pad.

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      Tom Bredehoft
      '53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
      '55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
      ....On the road, again....
      '05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
      All Indiana built cars

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      • #4
        The non-commanders had the voltage regulator on the left inner fender well, the Commander on the right, just in front of the generator. They probably couldn't get it working because the voltage regulator wasn't grounded. No. Wait, they were insulated, anyway. Little rubber grommets.

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        Tom Bredehoft
        '53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
        '55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
        ....On the road, again....
        '05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
        All Indiana built cars

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        • #5
          Was the regulator in the same place on the 56 up C-K ?
          And, is the bracket on the regulator a studebaker item?
          I think the car is a champion, and it possibly has a 56
          57 engine in it, since it has vacuum wipers and Saginaw
          steering box. anybody know?

          Tex E. Grier

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by Flashback

            /Cut/is the bracket on the regulator a Studebaker item?/Cut/
            NO, it is NOT!

            Vacuum Wipers and Saginaw
            Steering Box = CHAMPION.


            StudeRich
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by Flashback

              Was the regulator in the same place on the 56 up C-K ?
              And, is the bracket on the regulator a studebaker item?
              I think the car is a champion, and it possibly has a 56
              57 engine in it, since it has vacuum wipers and Saginaw
              steering box. anybody know?

              Tex E. Grier
              This don't mean squat, but that waterneck aint no C-K waterneck.[]

              Jerry Forrester
              Forrester's Chrome
              Douglasville, Georgia
              Jerry Forrester
              Forrester's Chrome
              Douglasville, Georgia

              See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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              • #8
                Jerry is right, that is a sedan thermostat housing. And the Saginaw steering box points to it having originally been a Champion, but it's a desirable part all the same, being an *upgrade* from the Ross box a Commander would have had!

                nate

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