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    I am looking for a Studebaker V8 and auto transmission to put in a 1929 Dictator. I have all the original parts for car.

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    Well, should be a monster. Glad you're keeping it Studebaker. Curious about your front suspension, what are you using for a frame? You have many choices: 232, 224, 259, 289, 289 R1, 289 R2. Early cars used Borg Warner 3 band transmission, later used flight-o-matic. Using a Dana 44 rear end? Early cars had a hanger bearing, later straight one piece drive shaft. The Lark/Avanti wheel base was shorter that the coupes/hawks. Welcome to Monomania!
    Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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    • #3
      Using same frame, but putting new Jakes front with disk brakes.

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      • #4
        Like to go with the 289 range, still trying to figure that out.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Record View Post
          I am looking for a Studebaker V8 and auto transmission to put in a 1929 Dictator. I have all the original parts for car.
          You wanting an engine ready to install or one to overhaul?

          Ted

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          • #6
            I have a nice 232 bored over making abou t240 ci. It has an R1 cam, an offenhouser aluminum manifold with a two two adapter on top, chrome valve covers, alternator and oil filter housing. It has a chevy adapter and a turbo 350 automatica attached with a floor shifter. Its all togehter running with complete ignition starter etc. It has about 7000 miles on it. I was going to put it in my CE but have decided to go another way. When I bought it he had it on a stand and started and ran it for me. It showed 85 psi oil pressure cold. I'll sell it as it sits or with any of the stuff taken off from the tranny to the carbs and manifold. If you 'd rather a four barrell I have an even bore that can be put on in place of the two two setup.

            It should make adequate power, get good fuel economy and make delicious noises with the R1 cam.

            I also have a very nice used 259 full flow that looks very very clean and has not hardly any wear that could be combined with the stuff on the above engine to make a very nice one. I have measured the bore with my machinists tool (line bore indicator I believe it is called) and all bores are within spec to use without boring.
            Last edited by t walgamuth; 06-22-2013, 04:50 PM.
            Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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            • #7
              All the Stude V8s used basically the same block: similar weight, similar mounts. Lots of regular 289's available...with parts cars. R1 (Avanti power) was available in larks, hawks, too. Harder to pry loose from Stude guys.
              Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Record View Post
                Like to go with the 289 range, still trying to figure that out.
                Bruce has had this one on the forum for a while but it has a 4-speed. You may want to talk to him about an automatic if that is what you want.

                http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...625#post750625

                He's planning on going to the IM in Colorado next month so it might be a good time to get it hauled back.

                Bob

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                • #9
                  Studebaker V8s tend to be wider than SBCs, Ford Windsors and just about any other V8 out there. You might want to measure your engine bay width, might have to run hoodless. Would be nice to keep the drive train "in the family" though....

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                  • #10
                    Yes sir ready to install.

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                    • #11
                      That R1 engine Bob mentioned looks like a real good set up. I doubt you could build it for that....or pry it loose for that
                      Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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                      • #12
                        Years ago At Hershey there was a late 20,s Commander or President with a Studebaker V-8 , If I remember correctly It fit very well , Ed

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                        • #13
                          I believe this was a 29 in Sacramento in 2003.

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                          Claude Chmielewski
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                          Fillmore, Wisconsin
                          47 M-16 Truck
                          53 Commander Regal HT
                          53 2R5
                          60 Lark VIII Convertible
                          60 5E7 Champ pickup
                          62 5E7 Champ no box
                          62 GT Hawk 4 speed
                          63 Lark VI parts car
                          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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                          • #14
                            That looks nice!
                            Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by t walgamuth View Post
                              I have a nice 232 bored over making abou t240 ci. It has an R1 cam, an offenhouser aluminum manifold with a two two adapter on top, chrome valve covers, alternator and oil filter housing. It has a chevy adapter and a turbo 350 automatica attached with a floor shifter. Its all togehter running with complete ignition starter etc. It has about 7000 miles on it. I was going to put it in my CE but have decided to go another way. When I bought it he had it on a stand and started and ran it for me. It showed 85 psi oil pressure cold. I'll sell it as it sits or with any of the stuff taken off from the tranny to the carbs and manifold. If you 'd rather a four barrell I have an even bore that can be put on in place of the two two setup.

                              It should make adequate power, get good fuel economy and make delicious noises with the R1 cam.

                              I also have a very nice used 259 full flow that looks very very clean and has not hardly any wear that could be combined with the stuff on the above engine to make a very nice one.
                              How much did you want for that 232 you mentioned? Minus the trans. You could PM if prefered.

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