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  • 1964 R2 avail. after South Bend plant closing

    When the plant in South Bend was closed in Dec.1963 could the R series engines still be ordered in the Daytonas and Cruisers that were built in Canada for the remainder of the 1964 model year?

    regards,
    Jay

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    No Jay, we only brought in the six and two V-8s.
    Stu Chapman

    quote:Originally posted by IMJ

    When the plant in South Bend was closed in Dec.1963 could the R series engines still be ordered in the Daytonas and Cruisers that were built in Canada for the remainder of the 1964 model year?

    regards,
    Jay

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    • #3
      I think that's when they switched to chevy blocks too.[}][xx(][V][B)]

      Chris Dresbach

      Chris Dresbach

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by Chris_Dresbach

        I think that's when they switched to chevy blocks too.[}][xx(][V][B)]

        Chris Dresbach
        There were enough Stude blocks around (and a few were still made after Dec '63) to finish out the 1964 model year... McKinnon engines did not show up until the '65's started to be produced.

        <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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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by Mark57

          There were enough Stude blocks around (and a few were still made after Dec '63) to finish out the 1964 model year... McKinnon engines did not show up until the '65's started to be produced.
          Right, actually, there were a [u]whole lot</u> of Engines produced after line shutdown in 1964 for Canadian Production, short block, and block and piston Assembly replacement engines sent to Plant 8 Worldwide Parts Depot, Regional Parts Depots and Dealers.

          The Foundry workers were not laid off when the line stopped.

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

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