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  • #16
    Packard8. THe guy could be right. Maybe someone put a ford 289 in it. I saw one with a 454 chev so I guess chev must have had something to do with the Avanti also. Seems to me it was a 4 seater corvette they didnt want so they sold the plans to Studebaker. Now we have a whole bunch of new rumors to run with.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by swvalcon View Post
      Packard8. THe guy could be right. Maybe someone put a ford 289 in it. I saw one with a 454 chev so I guess chev must have had something to do with the Avanti also. Seems to me it was a 4 seater corvette they didnt want so they sold the plans to Studebaker. Now we have a whole bunch of new rumors to run with.
      I'm sure he thought that all Avanti's had a "Ford 289". Amazing what you can learn by standing in the shadows at a car show and listening .......
      1996 Impala SS
      1967 Jag XKE FHC
      1963 Avanti R2
      1963 Avanti R1
      1956 Packard Patrician
      1948 Jag Mk IV DHC
      1909 Hupmobile Model 20

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      • #18
        Originally posted by rknight89 View Post
        I think I have a '61 Kaiser Lark. It has the Packard 259 V-8 that Ford used in the Falcon and early Mustang but they called it a 260. When Studebaker got bought by GM in the '60s and went to Canada, they sold all old the engines to AMC. Except for the 289. Everyone knows that was used by Ford. Chrysler bought the rest of the leftover parts and built the 360 Dodge engine which had interchangeable parts with the AMC 360 used in the big Jeeps...Hence...The Kaiser Jeep. Who doesn't know that!!! Now it's in print on the computer. It MUST be true!
        You should write a Auto History book
        1996 Impala SS
        1967 Jag XKE FHC
        1963 Avanti R2
        1963 Avanti R1
        1956 Packard Patrician
        1948 Jag Mk IV DHC
        1909 Hupmobile Model 20

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        • #19
          Actually, I was correct regarding the Studebaker Packard merger. HE said Studebaker bought Packard but I informed him that Packard bought Studebaker.
          \"Ahh, a bear in his natural habitat...a Studebaker!\"

          51 Land Cruiser (Elsie)
          Jim Mann
          Victoria, B.C.
          Canada

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          • #20
            Discussion is Moot

            Actually, all of this discussion is moot as Jim's Landcruiser (a '51) has a Studebaker 232 V8 powerplant which was built and installed quite some time before Packard came on the scene.
            Mark Hayden
            '66 Commander
            Zone Coordinator
            Pacific Can-Am Zone

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            • #21
              I was informed at a mall car show a few years back that my Avanti was rear-engine, hence no grill. (He was talking to a friend of his and didn't know it was my car he was talking about.) I let him continue on down the row of cars and when he came back up the backside of the row, I opened the trunk just before the two guys got to the car. I don't remember what I pulled from the trunk, but this guy's buddy asked him again about the rear engine. I then took the opportunity to tell them about the Avanti, invited them under the ropes, opened the hood so they could see the chrome and stainless, and let them actually sit in the drivers seat of an Avanti. ... I ain't so bad after all!

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              • #22
                AMC bought the long idle 232 tooling when Studebaker decided to switch to Chevy motors in 1965. AMC chose to re-arrange the cubic inches a bit differently than Studebaker had. But either way, those 232 cubic inches performed admirably!
                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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