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  • #16
    Biggs is right. In fact, I'll bet they made a half-million 1947-1954 Champions with overdrive. That is one huge pool of potential donors, as Studebaker-specific parts go. BP
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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    • #17
      Biggs is right. In fact, I'll bet they made a half-million 1947-1954 Champions with overdrive. That is one huge pool of potential donors, as Studebaker-specific parts go. BP
      We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

      Ayn Rand:
      "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

      G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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      • #18
        If I find one, can my shaft be shortened by a drive-shaft specialist or is it easier to find a proper shaft as well?

        Las Vegas, NV
        '51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434

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        • #19
          If I find one, can my shaft be shortened by a drive-shaft specialist or is it easier to find a proper shaft as well?

          Las Vegas, NV
          '51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434

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          • #20
            Again, Paul,. with such a huge pool of parts cars so equipped out there, it is easioest to just acquire everything you need from one used-parts vendor, down to the last nut and bolt. This is one of the easiest swaps to make with extant used parts; there's no need to pay a specialty shop to do anything. BP
            We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

            Ayn Rand:
            "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

            G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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            • #21
              Again, Paul,. with such a huge pool of parts cars so equipped out there, it is easioest to just acquire everything you need from one used-parts vendor, down to the last nut and bolt. This is one of the easiest swaps to make with extant used parts; there's no need to pay a specialty shop to do anything. BP
              We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

              Ayn Rand:
              "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

              G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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              • #22
                the last driveshaft i had shortend cost me 25 bucks thats highway robbery. wait no thats not to bad. i would put the long t-96 in it, but then again i am into being difficult. nothing worth the effort is easy. does anyone know for a fact are the tranny nose and shaft the same? the linkage and driveshaft wouldnt be that big a deal. the mount is on the bellhousing correct? that is a non issue. run an overdrive cable. get an overdrive switch and harness. seems simple enough to me. and if you run into a problem you figure out a way around it.


                Erin Hays
                1961 Hawk
                1962 Lark
                1963 Wagonaire

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                • #23
                  the last driveshaft i had shortend cost me 25 bucks thats highway robbery. wait no thats not to bad. i would put the long t-96 in it, but then again i am into being difficult. nothing worth the effort is easy. does anyone know for a fact are the tranny nose and shaft the same? the linkage and driveshaft wouldnt be that big a deal. the mount is on the bellhousing correct? that is a non issue. run an overdrive cable. get an overdrive switch and harness. seems simple enough to me. and if you run into a problem you figure out a way around it.


                  Erin Hays
                  1961 Hawk
                  1962 Lark
                  1963 Wagonaire

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                  • #24
                    If Paul was determined to install the later tranny, it could be done. But with the longer tail later tranny, there'd be little to no length left to fit a front driveshaft between the end of the late tranny and the center support crossmember. So then you start to think of using the 1-piece shaft that's correct for the later tranny. Of course, you have to find one of those too AND have it modified to fit and work with the different yokes at either end. Then there's floorpan clearance problems to overcome. You might could overcome them with some judicial application of a sledgehammer, but then it would be trial and error until you got it to where it didn't rub.
                    Just about ANYTHING is do-able if you're determined. Thing is, twisting a few nuts and bolts and ending up with factory engineered is alot easier and generally foolproof.

                    Paul, when you do find a tranny, you'll need the requiste wiring, a relay (at least you will if your car's still 6volt), the kick-down switch and the Lockout cable. All pretty easy to find or fudge. If it's a 12volt car, we can fix you up without needing a relay.

                    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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                    • #25
                      If Paul was determined to install the later tranny, it could be done. But with the longer tail later tranny, there'd be little to no length left to fit a front driveshaft between the end of the late tranny and the center support crossmember. So then you start to think of using the 1-piece shaft that's correct for the later tranny. Of course, you have to find one of those too AND have it modified to fit and work with the different yokes at either end. Then there's floorpan clearance problems to overcome. You might could overcome them with some judicial application of a sledgehammer, but then it would be trial and error until you got it to where it didn't rub.
                      Just about ANYTHING is do-able if you're determined. Thing is, twisting a few nuts and bolts and ending up with factory engineered is alot easier and generally foolproof.

                      Paul, when you do find a tranny, you'll need the requiste wiring, a relay (at least you will if your car's still 6volt), the kick-down switch and the Lockout cable. All pretty easy to find or fudge. If it's a 12volt car, we can fix you up without needing a relay.

                      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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