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  • #16
    That shiny hole on the right frame , is that where tow trucks put their hooks to tow it on the flat bed?

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    • #17
      I could be wrong but the nut at the 6 o'clock position looks like a lug nut! The nut at 2 o'clock looks like a regular nut but not the same as the others. Sounds like this engine was rebuilt by a kid that had nothing better to do & couldn't read a manual (or whoever didn't really care).
      59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
      60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
      61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
      62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
      62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
      62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
      63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
      63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
      64 Zip Van
      66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
      66 Cruiser V-8 auto

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Flashback View Post
        Well, looks like somebody didn't want to go to the time and trouble to change the auto flpwheel bolts to std. shift. And, as for as the main cap, I have seen this happen when they were put on backwards. Was the chunk in the pan?
        The missing part was nowhere to be found. This is what happens when an air wrenched is used and the main cap isn't seated before both bolts are torqued.

        Other things I found wrong: left-rear corner of the block broken so that no bolt could be installed in the lower-left bellhousing hole, bottom-right water manifold bolt broken off even with the block, only one bolt in the water manifold into the right head. No crankshaft bolt lock, crankshaft bolt installed with a heli-coil.
        Jerry Forrester
        Forrester's Chrome
        Douglasville, Georgia

        See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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        • #19
          Somehow, there must be a way to hold Matthew responsible for all this due to an incomplete pre purchase inspection.


          Dick Steinkamp
          Bellingham, WA

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp View Post
            Somehow, there must be a way to hold Matthew responsible for all this due to an incomplete pre purchase inspection.


            Jerry didn't give me enough bribe money to inspect the main caps. That one is on him!

            I was told that the engine was "worn out". The guy that sold the car to Jerry had probably never even had a spark plug out, he certainly wasn't aware of what was lurking inside.

            Jerry, thanks again for buying that car so I didn't have to. <G> Too bad nobody knew all this ahead of time.. George could've set you up with a complete 289 4 speed setup.
            Last edited by mbstude; 10-09-2013, 05:56 PM.

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            • #21
              At least it's not a Z28...

              Originally Posted by Dick Steinkamp
              Yea...58 Pack 289

              http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/V8EngineID.asp




              Does this make it a Packardbaker?
              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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              • #22
                I'll give you a free 63 289 out of a GT Hawk If you want it. Catch is you have to come and get it.
                Bez Auto Alchemy
                573-318-8948
                http://bezautoalchemy.com


                "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp View Post
                  Somehow, there must be a way to hold Matthew responsible for all this due to an incomplete pre purchase inspection.
                  There is a way.
                  It's all Matthew's fault.
                  Ipso,facto.
                  There, it's affirmed.
                  Mathew is responsible.
                  Jerry Forrester
                  Forrester's Chrome
                  Douglasville, Georgia

                  See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
                    I'll give you a free 63 289 out of a GT Hawk If you want it. Catch is you have to come and get it.
                    What a deal. Are you in Mo. at present? That's not too far.
                    Jerry Forrester
                    Forrester's Chrome
                    Douglasville, Georgia

                    See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                    • #25
                      Yep St. Louis
                      Bez Auto Alchemy
                      573-318-8948
                      http://bezautoalchemy.com


                      "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln

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                      • #26
                        I have an extra set of caps.
                        They'll fit perfect, if you use a little Bondo during assembly.
                        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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                        • #27
                          Sounds like the entire car will need a careful going over to find and fix other exploits of the engine butcher. Look inside all the brake drums, and in the rear end housing, and transmission.
                          Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by gordr View Post
                            Sounds like the entire car will need a careful going over to find and fix other exploits of the engine butcher. Look inside all the brake drums, and in the rear end housing, and transmission.
                            That's my plan Gord.
                            Jerry Forrester
                            Forrester's Chrome
                            Douglasville, Georgia

                            See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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                            • #29
                              Looks like time to put the Packard 289 on the scrap iron pile.

                              Look at the good side of it, you did get a sweet Car!
                              StudeRich
                              Second Generation Stude Driver,
                              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
                                Looks like time to put the Packard 289 on the scrap iron pile.

                                Look at the good side of it, you did get a sweet Car!
                                When I bought Buttercup I knew there was engine problems. The PO said there was almost no oil pressure and when reved there was a lot of hammering in the lower end. He also said he ran it very hot at one time. I'm still very happy with the purchase.
                                What surprised me was finding all this broken crap inside and on the engine after firing it off for the first time in 6 years and there was absolutely no smoke from the tail pipes, filler pipe or road draft tube.
                                Jerry Forrester
                                Forrester's Chrome
                                Douglasville, Georgia

                                See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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