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  • Everything you wanted to know about Ultramatics

    Here are technical sheets and the complete rebuild manual for anyone looking. It covers up to 1961 models. Thanks to BigKev at Packardinfo.com. I wish we could have information like this on our website, too.

    http://www.packardinfo.com/xoops/htm...Ultramatic.pdf
    http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mo...rds=studebaker
    "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

  • #2
    Found one thing that does not make sense, so far, all in all a great reference material. The book says in High Range, idle should be 375 rpm. In all the years I have owned my car, 375 rpm is a non running engine

    All the Stude books say 600 rpm at idle. There are some interesting quick checks I have never seen

    BG

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    • #3
      Found one thing that does not make sense, so far, all in all a great reference material. The book says in High Range, idle should be 375 rpm. In all the years I have owned my car, 375 rpm is a non running engine

      All the Stude books say 600 rpm at idle. There are some interesting quick checks I have never seen

      BG

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      • #4
        I think the Packard engine is much less aggressively cammed than... well... pretty much anything. It's a pretty mellow engine in stock form. I was never able to get mine to idle much below 450 or so without shaking however.

        nate

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        • #5
          I think the Packard engine is much less aggressively cammed than... well... pretty much anything. It's a pretty mellow engine in stock form. I was never able to get mine to idle much below 450 or so without shaking however.

          nate

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          • #6
            At 375, you could paint one fan blade a different color and count revs by it![:0]

            Miscreant adrift in
            the BerStuda Triangle


            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
            1960 Larkvertible V8
            1958 Provincial wagon
            1953 Commander coupe

            No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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            • #7
              At 375, you could paint one fan blade a different color and count revs by it![:0]

              Miscreant adrift in
              the BerStuda Triangle


              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
              1960 Larkvertible V8
              1958 Provincial wagon
              1953 Commander coupe

              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

                At 375, you could paint one fan blade a different color and count revs by it![:0]
                Heck, at 375, if you painted one fan blade, it would change the balance of the engine!


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                Clark in San Diego
                '63 F2/Lark Standard
                http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
                Clark in San Diego
                '63 Standard (F2) "Barney"
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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

                  At 375, you could paint one fan blade a different color and count revs by it![:0]
                  Heck, at 375, if you painted one fan blade, it would change the balance of the engine!


                  [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

                  Clark in San Diego
                  '63 F2/Lark Standard
                  http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
                  Clark in San Diego
                  '63 Standard (F2) "Barney"
                  http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                  • #10
                    Must be a typo, I don't see how any car Co. could have used an Ultramatic after 1956, Detroit Packards, Nash, and Hudson were all gone before 1961!

                    StudeRich
                    Studebakers Northwest
                    Ferndale, WA
                    StudeRich
                    Second Generation Stude Driver,
                    Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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                    • #11
                      Must be a typo, I don't see how any car Co. could have used an Ultramatic after 1956, Detroit Packards, Nash, and Hudson were all gone before 1961!

                      StudeRich
                      Studebakers Northwest
                      Ferndale, WA
                      StudeRich
                      Second Generation Stude Driver,
                      Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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                      • #12
                        Maybe they were installed in the Yellow ones from Canada

                        BG

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                        • #13
                          Maybe they were installed in the Yellow ones from Canada

                          BG

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