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    Could someone email me the latest R3-R4 roster?
    THANKS

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    Not sure if there actually is one. At least not a really accurate one. It's too bad a 'head count' on these rare engines wasn't done fifty years ago. But it wasn't, so now We have to guess. As Craig Fitzgerald said in the August 2004 'Hemmings Muscle Machines'..."The community of R3 power train custodians is both tiny and tight". This is, once again, the MAJOR reason I am reaching out on this SDC Forum to anyone building a replica of the R3-R4 type Studebaker engine to identify the work they've accomplished by adding an I.D. plate to their particular build. Not for any confusion these engines may cause NOW really, but confusion they probably WILL cause thirty-forty years down the road. I certainly have met strong resistance to this idea from some people......but I feel confident that ultimately they will see that this is a worthy idea.

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    • #3
      John Shannahan maintains a roster. You might try contacting him for a copy.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mbstude View Post
        John Shannahan maintains a roster. You might try contacting him for a copy.
        Good thought Matt, but I believe what OORACER is actually looking for is a definitive list of existing original R3 Studebakers AND/OR engines. That might be very hard or impossible to find. The last time I looked at John's roster, it contained a list of Studebaker automobiles that were factory (or Paxton) equipped with the R3 or the R4 engine.....and their current whereabouts. (If known). R3-R4 engine production far?? exceeded that list!

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        • #5
          The last one I knew of, Ron Ellerbe had.
          THANKS

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
            Good thought Matt, but I believe what OORACER is actually looking for is a definitive list of existing original R3 Studebakers AND/OR engines. That might be very hard or impossible to find. The last time I looked at John's roster, it contained a list of Studebaker automobiles that were factory (or Paxton) equipped with the R3 or the R4 engine.....and their current whereabouts. (If known). R3-R4 engine production far?? exceeded that list!
            John's roster is a roster of current known (and their current owners) R3 and R3 engines and cars.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mbstude View Post
              John's roster is a roster of current known (and their current owners) R3 and R3 engines and cars.
              Well, if that's the case, John's updated roster would be great info to have. Of course, to assume EVERY existing original Studebaker R3-R4 engine is included in this roster may be misleading!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
                Of course, to assume EVERY existing original Studebaker R3-R4 engine is included in this roster may be misleading!
                Wait, is that why it's called a list of KNOWN surviving cars/blocks...?






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                • #9
                  Does it have this one I did?......no tribute plate on the engine . Holy carp!.......but it IS a real R3 engine B61




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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
                    Does it have this one I did?.....
                    What number was the car and where did it go?

                    thx
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                    • #11
                      Brad, yes the R3 you restored is listed.

                      Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
                      Well, if that's the case, John's updated roster would be great info to have. Of course, to assume EVERY existing original Studebaker R3-R4 engine is included in this roster may be misleading!
                      I said, "current known engines".

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                      • #12
                        I'm curious of how much of an inventory of R3 R4 engines might have been kept on hand in South Bend during production there.
                        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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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
                          Does it have this one I did?......no tribute plate on the engine . Holy carp!.......but it IS a real R3 engine


                          http://bez-auto-alchemy.blogspot.com...&by-date=false
                          Bez,......Every time that You mock the I.D. plate idea,Your position on this matter becomes clearer......and weaker.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mbstude View Post
                            Brad, yes the R3 you restored is listed.



                            I said, "current known engines".
                            Thanks for the clarification!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by StudeDave57 View Post
                              [SIZE=3] Wait, is that why it's called a list of KNOWN surviving cars/blocks...?
                              [/SI



                              StudeDave '57
                              I know, but cut Him a break.....he clarified His wording.

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