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  • StudeRich
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    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

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  • Mark57
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    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>


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

    Chris Dresbach

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  • Stu Chapman
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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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  • IMJ
    started a topic 1964 R2 avail. after South Bend plant closing

    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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