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    A while back I inquired about a serpentine drive for Studebakers. Since none were to be had, I made my own!

    Supercharger, AC, and power steering.photo (1).JPG
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  • #2
    Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
    A while back I inquired about a serpentine drive for Studebakers. Since none were to be had, I made my own!

    Supercharger, AC, and power steering.
    I can't imagine why you would have had trouble finding one. Beautiful work!!

    Can I assume the Aluminum pulleys are custom machined?
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    • #3
      The pulleys are March big block Chevy. I did have to machine adapters to the Stude balancer, and water pump. (I had to space it out to line up with blower belt)
      Bez Auto Alchemy
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      • #4
        Very nice work. Wish I'd gone ahead with a serpentine for my Packard. The water pump was the problem. Since the belt isn't in place, we have to imagine the path, but most serpentine systems run the water pump on the back of the belt, thus reverse rotation. Can you show us you belt path?

        EDIT - over on the Studebaker Racing site were the answer to how the water pump is driven - two belts.
        The belt for the supercharger goes over the tensioner, to the blower, over the water pump, back to the crank. The accessory belt goes over the AC clearing the w-p, over to the alt, and to the power steering pump, back to the crank. Tension is adjusted by turn buckle on AC. The power steering pump is a KRC remote reservoir, and also powers the hydro boost power brakes. Even if there is very little or no engine vacuum, there will be power brakes functioning as long as the engine is running.

        jack vines
        Last edited by PackardV8; 04-10-2014, 10:13 AM.
        PackardV8

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        • #5
          Very nicely done! Impressive.
          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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          • #6
            Great looking system that will really dress up the motor Brad.
            sigpic[SIGPIC]

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            • #7
              has to be considered a work of art...impressed X10. junior
              sigpic
              1954 C5 Hamilton car.

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              • #8
                Brad, your talents just amaze me! Along with your restoration abilities, are you also a machinist? Congrats on a beautiful set-up that will work as good as it looks. B.V.

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                • #9
                  Absolutely beautiful.........admire your skills. tempestan

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                  • #10
                    That is truly a work of ART alright, good job Brad. The only Stude. Engine that resembles is the Duo Cento dual supercharged Injected V8 or maybe a Novi Indy. Engine!
                    I can't see anything stock Studebaker there except part of a water Manifold, what kind of Charger is THAT?
                    StudeRich
                    Second Generation Stude Driver,
                    Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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                    • #11
                      Rich beat Me too it, ya what make Supercharger is it ? "never seen anything like it before"
                      Joseph R. Zeiger

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                      • #12
                        I'm impressed, nice work.

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                        • #13
                          Certainly beautiful work!!!

                          But, I've never been particularly comfortable with serpentines running superchargers... though... just me I suppose. Here is my preference for that. This one has been run hard for over 15 years--so, sorry it looks so cruddy.
                          Attached Files

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for sharing with us. Your talents continue to amaze me
                            Milt

                            1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
                            1961 Hawk 4-speed
                            1967 Avanti
                            1961 Lark 2 door
                            1988 Avanti Convertible

                            Member of SDC since 1973

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 63t-cab View Post
                              Rich beat Me too it, ya what make Supercharger is it ? "never seen anything like it before"
                              It's a Paxton of course! See I did stay true to Studebaker heritage!
                              Bez Auto Alchemy
                              573-318-8948
                              http://bezautoalchemy.com


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