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got an engine for the 53 today.

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  • got an engine for the 53 today.

    Well it's a long story but I'm not considering alternitive power anymore, it's gonna be a mild built 259 topped with a edlebrock. I'm not sure if I should really get into all the details right now but I got a call from a very nice man whom I had met before and was interested in buying this engine from. He called to tell me that I can have the engine.... for free, including an edelbrock carb and intake and a rebuilt delco remy dizzy. There is of course a little more to it than that......
    But here is the facts on the engine
    It's a 51 232 block turned into a 259, it has had some performance work done but I'm not completely sure what has all been done but I remember him saying that the heads had been worked on quite a bit, including custom valves. As mentioned before it came with a rebuilt dizzy that has a short somewhere and needs figured out. And an edelbrock with four barrel manifold. Here are a few pics

  • #2
    Sounds like fun!
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)


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

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    • #3
      another step in the right direction.
      Neil Thornton


      • #4
        Good for you. There's a lot of nice Studebaker people around. Keep us posted


        • #5
          Glad to see you are gathering stuff together Danny.
          Frank van Doorn
          Omaha, Ne.
          1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
          1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
          1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD


          • #6
            GThawk, wish I could find "those freebee's" like you. Must have been your Lucky Day!! Let us know how things turn out. It's nice ,every once and a while to "Step into It"!, and come out"Smelling like a Rose"!! Anyway,good luck with everything.. Mike..


            • #7
              Good deal, Daniel!! Congrats................
              Winston-Salem, NC
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