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    Name 3 parts/items the R2 Avanti engine share with the Champion 169 engine? These items are not hardware such as bolts....

    Good luck!

  • #2
    Oil breather cap, and just a guess dipstick and tube
    101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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    • #3
      Lets say flat head 6. good guess since the late engines did use the same oil cap minus the chrome.

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      • #4
        To: (S),----- Just noticed this thread, I'm really not a '6' guy, so You'll probably 'get Me' on this, but let Me think..................................................

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        • #5
          To: (S),-----------These answers may be a 'stretch' but,.........1) same valve 'seat angles'.....2) Crank 'thrust' controlled at same main bearing (front), 3) Same type, & viscosity engine oil can be used....and same capacity (with filter)
          Non R3.
          PS...I believe the Champ 169 CI You mentioned is a 170 CI

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          • #6
            The oil breather caps were only the large ones on the R3, (which were the same size as the ohv 6).....R2's were standard size.


            P.S. I should add the R4, and R5 as using them too.
            Bez Auto Alchemy
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            • #7
              There are more than 3 answers. If you 'mix' the early 6 with the OHV 6 there are even more items. The early 6 was called the 169 because it was 169.6 inches. They did call it the 170 a bit later.

              Oil pressure releif valve, Air filter element, air filter lid, (same lid just not chromed) W temp sender, Starter Sol, Crankshaft flex plate...........
              Last edited by (S); 06-16-2012, 03:02 PM.

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              • #8
                To: (S),------Well allright! I almost said the flex plate because I saw that on an engine job. And I like Your answers better because You named 'Hard Parts' and Mine were more on the 'spec' side. Take care

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                • #9
                  Valve springs, keepers and retainers.
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                  • #10
                    Gary, I think you mean Commander 245 springs, a different engine.

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                    • #11
                      Bezhawk, I don't understand what you mean by larger oil breather caps on an R3 engine. The caps on a factory R3 are identical in size to those used on R1 & R2 engines, with the exception that the upper area is open or relieved where the 2 metering holes are normally located. As a result there is a longer retention clip riveted to the top surface. Years ago I located the identical chrome caps at Walmart, I believe, but they lacked the "oil" impression on the top. In fact, one of those was placed on R5642 as a replacement for a missing correct cap.

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                      • #12
                        Measure the pipe diameter on the valve covers, you'll find R3s are larger in diameter. Perhaps you had R2 covers modified for the extra breather?
                        Bez Auto Alchemy
                        573-318-8948
                        http://bezautoalchemy.com


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by (S) View Post
                          Gary, I think you mean Commander 245 springs, a different engine.
                          Yes, you got to it before I could change my post.
                          Gary L.
                          Wappinger, NY

                          SDC member since 1968
                          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                          • #14
                            Bezhawk, I don't have access to that car now, being one of the factory nine R3 Avantis, but I do recall the caps were interchangeable with standard caps. I seriously doubt that the valve covers were modified R2 units. The car was quite original, but needing some TLC.

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                            • #15
                              You might jam an R2 cap on an R3, but the tube diameter is larger on the R3 covers
                              Jim
                              Often in error, never in doubt
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                              ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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