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  • #61
    Originally posted by wolfie View Post
    This started as a nice thread. Steve
    They all do Steve...... they all do.....

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    • #62
      Back on track...

      And more pictures of the headline subject matter?
      Tom - Bradenton, FL

      1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
      1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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      • #63
        Here's a 55 on craigslist
        http://altoona.craigslist.org/cto/4040893343.html

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        • #64
          Originally posted by GThawkwind View Post
          I like this car. It even has a 259...







          Tom - Bradenton, FL

          1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
          1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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          • #65
            By the way, I found an article from Hot Rod Magazine in 1957 on hopping up the engine in a '56 Golden Hawk. The problem is that back in the day, dyno numbers are non existent. They did a bore & stroke on the 352 and the final size was 414. It was run at Bonneville and ran 141MPH with a pair of WCFB's on a stock Caribbean manifold and a malfunctioning mag ignition. While the mag was fixed, the Carter's were swapped to Rochesters. The car wasn't immediately run at Bonneville again, but they said you could definite feel the difference on the street.

            Last edited by Swifster; 09-09-2013, 05:53 AM.
            Tom - Bradenton, FL

            1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
            1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Swifster View Post
              By the way, I found an article from Hot Rod Magazine in 1957 on hopping up the engine in a '56 Golden Hawk. The problem is that back in the day, dyno numbers are non existent. They did a bore & stroke on the 352 and the final size was 414. It was run at Bonneville and ran 141MPH with a pair of WCFB's on a stock Caribbean manifold and a malfunctioning mag ignition. While the mag was fixed, the Carter's were swapped to Rochesters. The car wasn't immediately run at Bonneville again, but they said you could definite feel the difference on the street.

              That looks nice!

              How much does a Packard v8 weigh?
              Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by t walgamuth View Post
                That looks nice!

                How much does a Packard v8 weigh?
                Probably more than a Studebaker with the supercharger. Of course, Stude engines don't have those beautiful valve covers...
                Tom - Bradenton, FL

                1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
                1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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                • #68
                  The valve cover graphic reminds of an early caddie.
                  Diesel loving, autocrossing, Coupe express loving, Grandpa Architect.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Swifster View Post
                    I like this car. It even has a 259...


                    Nice Car! And the price is not unreasonable for a finished car. It even has the "Rare" Conestoga script on the tailgate.
                    Pat Dilling
                    Olivehurst, CA
                    Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


                    LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by t walgamuth View Post
                      That looks nice!

                      How much does a Packard v8 weigh?
                      I've seen figures of 698# and 705# listed as the dry weight of a 1956 Packard 374 V8. Probably only 20-30# more than a Stude 289. However in the '56 GH, the weight was more forward and higher than a 289 Stude engine in a Sky Hawk which would account for the nose-heavy handling impressions reported by contemporary road testers. RE transplanting into a Stude wagon, I doubt that the extra few pounds would present a problem, unless you plan on road racing...
                      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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                      • #71
                        Found these pic's
                        Jeff




                        HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                        Jeff


                        Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                        Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                        • #72
                          Nice ones Jeff, the beige one's rear fender behind the wheel loox more like 56-58...
                          I also think I've seen that car somewhere before when I tried to locate s.b.MoPar engine's in Studebakers & if it's the same one then it has a 360 under the hood.

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                          • #73
                            I really like the grill treatment on the yellow one. Huge improvement! And, if that is a 1/4 mile dial in on the beige one, I'm impressed.
                            Pat Dilling
                            Olivehurst, CA
                            Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


                            LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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                            • #74
                              I agree Pat, I might borrow that idea for my own Josephine, didn't see it until you pointed it out thou, so thanx!

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                              • #75
                                Found this 55 rod wagon!
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                                Dan White
                                64 R1 GT
                                64 R2 GT
                                58 C Cab
                                57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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