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    Many years ago my dad started designing a diesel 259. Some have said that the Stude block is just as tough as some diesel blocks. I figure 259 because of the pin overlap. It would take lots of work, but wouldn't it be cool? GM made the 350 diesel and I've heard it was a hunk a junk. I don't see why someone couldn't make a 259 diesel. Just a thought.

    Jake

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  • #2
    Probably a lot less complicated to accomplish today than in your fathers day, what with the advent of electronic fuel injection.
    Jeff[8D]



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    • #3
      Probably a lot less complicated to accomplish today than in your fathers day, what with the advent of electronic fuel injection.
      Jeff[8D]



      DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
      Brooklet, Georgia
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      Jeff


      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



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      • #4
        Actually the Olds 350 diesel was a great highway car. Some of my customers got as much as 32 mpg with it. A lot of insurance salesman bought one after another. They loved them. Too many car salesman sold them to people who should not have bought them. The real killer was the EGR system recirculating that crap back through the intake. You could stick your fingers in the intake and pull out a handfull of black mud.



        Claude Chmielewski
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        much in fashion anymore."
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        • #5
          Actually the Olds 350 diesel was a great highway car. Some of my customers got as much as 32 mpg with it. A lot of insurance salesman bought one after another. They loved them. Too many car salesman sold them to people who should not have bought them. The real killer was the EGR system recirculating that crap back through the intake. You could stick your fingers in the intake and pull out a handfull of black mud.



          Claude Chmielewski
          Studeski
          http://www.studeski.com
          Fillmore, Wisconsin
          47 M-16 Truck
          62 GT Hawk
          63 Lark
          64 Commander Wagonaire
          50 Champion Regal (parts car)
          [img=left]http://www.studeski.com/62hawk/dakota01.jpg[/img=left]
          "One after another they volunteered how in their families and in their
          communities they were expected to be responsible for their behavior, how
          honesty was assumed to be the rule, not the exception. They also talked
          matter-of-factly about the sense of duty to their country, a sentiment not
          much in fashion anymore."
          sigpic
          Claude Chmielewski
          Studeski
          http://www.studeski.com
          Fillmore, Wisconsin
          47 M-16 Truck
          53 2R5
          60 Lark VIII Convertible
          60 5E7 Champ pickup
          62 GT Hawk 4 speed
          63 Lark
          63 GT Hawk R2 4 speed
          64 Commander Wagonaire
          64 Daytona Convertible
          50 Champion Regal (parts car)
          36 Dictator
          36 Dictator in pieces

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          • #6
            Boy, oh Boy, I sure could have used Jake's Champ instead of mine today. It's a good thing that these old Stude motors lug along so well. Whilst climbing the driveway today, I kept repeating like a mantra; just don't stall, just don't stall...[:0]


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            • #7
              Boy, oh Boy, I sure could have used Jake's Champ instead of mine today. It's a good thing that these old Stude motors lug along so well. Whilst climbing the driveway today, I kept repeating like a mantra; just don't stall, just don't stall...[:0]


              Lotsa Larks!
              K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
              Ron Smith
              Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
              Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
              K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
              Ron Smith
              Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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              • #8
                I had an 81 olds with a Mr.Goodwrench diesel engine my wife parked her lincoln and drove the olds.Reason:35 mpg compared to 12mpg.

                David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

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                • #9
                  I had an 81 olds with a Mr.Goodwrench diesel engine my wife parked her lincoln and drove the olds.Reason:35 mpg compared to 12mpg.

                  David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

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                  • #10
                    there was a diesel lark at the Martinsburg WV meet last year....

                    hmmm, my girlfriend has 2 GT Hawks....and I feel left out, wheres my "R" model Daytona????

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                    • #11
                      there was a diesel lark at the Martinsburg WV meet last year....

                      hmmm, my girlfriend has 2 GT Hawks....and I feel left out, wheres my "R" model Daytona????

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                      • #12
                        The biggest problem with the Chevy 350 diesel was the block. It was strong enough when used as a gas engine but with diesel use, especially hard use in a truck, the block flexed too much. According to my friend that had one, the injection pump was one of those things that worked when it worked, but when it didn't, you went and bought a new one for $1000.

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                        • #13
                          The biggest problem with the Chevy 350 diesel was the block. It was strong enough when used as a gas engine but with diesel use, especially hard use in a truck, the block flexed too much. According to my friend that had one, the injection pump was one of those things that worked when it worked, but when it didn't, you went and bought a new one for $1000.

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                          • #14
                            quote:The biggest problem with the Chevy 350 diesel was the block.
                            My points exactly John. Sooo... back to my original question do you think a 259 could handle it?

                            Jake

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                            • #15
                              quote:The biggest problem with the Chevy 350 diesel was the block.
                              My points exactly John. Sooo... back to my original question do you think a 259 could handle it?

                              Jake

                              -Home of John Studebaker-
                              http://community.webshots.com/user/Stude4x4
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