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  • Chris Pile
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    This ("Hawk was supercharged from the factory") is a new one on me. I sure would like to see the factory build order for a 1960 Studebaker Hawk with either a supercharger or turbocharger.

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    This proves the old adage "when you assume, you make an ass of you and me".
    MY BAD!

    Chris Pile
    The Studebaker Special
    Midway Chapter SDC

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  • Chris Pile
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    [/quote]

    This ("Hawk was supercharged from the factory") is a new one on me. I sure would like to see the factory build order for a 1960 Studebaker Hawk with either a supercharger or turbocharger.

    [/quote]

    This proves the old adage "when you assume, you make an ass of you and me".
    MY BAD!

    Chris Pile
    The Studebaker Special
    Midway Chapter SDC

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  • Chris Pile
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    quote:Originally posted by JBOYLE

    Was that the same (AK?) Miller whose estate included a dozen Stutz cars...and buried gold...about 10 years ago?
    There was a big article in Automobile Quarterly...

    63 Avanti R1 2788
    1914 Stutz Bearcat
    (George Barris replica)

    Washington State
    No. That was a fellow named A.K. Miller.

    Chris Pile
    The Studebaker Special
    Midway Chapter SDC

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  • Chris Pile
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    quote:Originally posted by JBOYLE

    Was that the same (AK?) Miller whose estate included a dozen Stutz cars...and buried gold...about 10 years ago?
    There was a big article in Automobile Quarterly...

    63 Avanti R1 2788
    1914 Stutz Bearcat
    (George Barris replica)

    Washington State
    No. That was a fellow named A.K. Miller.

    Chris Pile
    The Studebaker Special
    Midway Chapter SDC

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  • Alan
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    AK Miller was on Bermudez St. in Pico Rivera, he was the local L.A. outlet for Garrett turbos until sometime in the late 80's when he had a falling out with the big wigs at Allied Signal. He was very opinionated, if he thought you were full of s**t he would tell you so. When I started to work for Garrett in 77 you could buy 2 turbos a year through AK at $168 apiece. Employee price.

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  • Alan
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    AK Miller was on Bermudez St. in Pico Rivera, he was the local L.A. outlet for Garrett turbos until sometime in the late 80's when he had a falling out with the big wigs at Allied Signal. He was very opinionated, if he thought you were full of s**t he would tell you so. When I started to work for Garrett in 77 you could buy 2 turbos a year through AK at $168 apiece. Employee price.

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  • Dick Clemens
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    Ak Miller had a shop specialising in Turbo chargers in Pico rivera in Los angeles county .Ak Miller worked for Mickey Thompson, Designing race cars and other things that Mickey was involved in. Ak was very involved in racing and in the 50's he designed and built a truck to use for the Mexican road race, this truck had every thing needed for a machine shop or to save the day in the midst of inner Mexico for a race car repair. The truck was an R series 2 ton powered by a Chrysler HEMI. He said he picked the Studebaker because of the wiring being out in the open. I've often wondered what happened to the truck. there was an article in Hod Rod Magazine about it years ago.

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  • Dick Clemens
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    Ak Miller had a shop specialising in Turbo chargers in Pico rivera in Los angeles county .Ak Miller worked for Mickey Thompson, Designing race cars and other things that Mickey was involved in. Ak was very involved in racing and in the 50's he designed and built a truck to use for the Mexican road race, this truck had every thing needed for a machine shop or to save the day in the midst of inner Mexico for a race car repair. The truck was an R series 2 ton powered by a Chrysler HEMI. He said he picked the Studebaker because of the wiring being out in the open. I've often wondered what happened to the truck. there was an article in Hod Rod Magazine about it years ago.

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  • JBOYLE
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    Was that the same (AK?) Miller whose estate included a dozen Stutz cars...and buried gold...about 10 years ago?
    There was a big article in Automobile Quarterly...

    63 Avanti R1 2788
    1914 Stutz Bearcat
    (George Barris replica)

    Washington State

    Leave a comment:


  • JBOYLE
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    Was that the same (AK?) Miller whose estate included a dozen Stutz cars...and buried gold...about 10 years ago?
    There was a big article in Automobile Quarterly...

    63 Avanti R1 2788
    1914 Stutz Bearcat
    (George Barris replica)

    Washington State

    Leave a comment:


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    quote:Originally posted by Chris Pile

    Ak Miller was VERY involved with developing turbocharging systems for racing and street applications. By the way - your Dad's Hawk was supercharged from the factory.

    In case you're confused - superchargers are powered by the engine via belts, turbochargers are powered by the pressure of the exhaust.

    Chris Pile
    The Studebaker Special
    Midway Chapter SDC
    How can you tell that it was originally supercharged? I thought that it was just a standard 289 hawk with a twin traction rear end.

    And no I'm not confused on the differance between supercharging and turbocharging.

    Yes, this car was turbocharged. The Exhaust manifolds were modified for the turbo system but the previous owner removed it when he got it since it had seized up or whatever. Then he welded up the holes in the exhaust that were used to power the turbo. My dad has since replaced those old exhaust since the guy did kind of a hack job repairing them.

    Thank you for the replies

    Dustin

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    quote:Originally posted by Chris Pile

    Ak Miller was VERY involved with developing turbocharging systems for racing and street applications. By the way - your Dad's Hawk was supercharged from the factory.

    In case you're confused - superchargers are powered by the engine via belts, turbochargers are powered by the pressure of the exhaust.

    Chris Pile
    The Studebaker Special
    Midway Chapter SDC
    How can you tell that it was originally supercharged? I thought that it was just a standard 289 hawk with a twin traction rear end.

    And no I'm not confused on the differance between supercharging and turbocharging.

    Yes, this car was turbocharged. The Exhaust manifolds were modified for the turbo system but the previous owner removed it when he got it since it had seized up or whatever. Then he welded up the holes in the exhaust that were used to power the turbo. My dad has since replaced those old exhaust since the guy did kind of a hack job repairing them.

    Thank you for the replies

    Dustin

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  • studegary
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    quote:Originally posted by Chris Pile

    Ak Miller was VERY involved with developing turbocharging systems for racing and street applications. By the way - your Dad's Hawk was supercharged from the factory.


    Chris Pile
    The Studebaker Special
    Midway Chapter SDC
    This ("Hawk was supercharged from the factory") is a new one on me. I sure would like to see the factory build order for a 1960 Studebaker Hawk with either a supercharger or turbocharger.

    I don't believe that dustin51 was implying or trying to make us believe that it was a factory set up. The "welded up the exhaust" part would also make me believe that he was referring to a turbocharger and not a supercharger.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

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  • studegary
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    quote:Originally posted by Chris Pile

    Ak Miller was VERY involved with developing turbocharging systems for racing and street applications. By the way - your Dad's Hawk was supercharged from the factory.


    Chris Pile
    The Studebaker Special
    Midway Chapter SDC
    This ("Hawk was supercharged from the factory") is a new one on me. I sure would like to see the factory build order for a 1960 Studebaker Hawk with either a supercharger or turbocharger.

    I don't believe that dustin51 was implying or trying to make us believe that it was a factory set up. The "welded up the exhaust" part would also make me believe that he was referring to a turbocharger and not a supercharger.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

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  • Chris Pile
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    Ak Miller was VERY involved with developing turbocharging systems for racing and street applications. By the way - your Dad's Hawk was supercharged from the factory.

    In case you're confused - superchargers are powered by the engine via belts, turbochargers are powered by the pressure of the exhaust.

    Chris Pile
    The Studebaker Special
    Midway Chapter SDC

    Leave a comment:

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