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    WHY IN THE WORLD didn't Studebaker utilize a four barrel carburetor on its '57-'58 supercharged models???????

    Thoughts anyone?........

  • #2
    Sheer madness. Did Stromberg have a 4V carb?

    Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
    WHY IN THE WORLD didn't Studebaker utilize a four barrel carburetor on its '57-'58 supercharged models???????

    Thoughts anyone?........
    edp/NC
    \'63 Avanti
    \'66 Commander

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    • #3
      Just a guess- the larger carb and air box would have wound up too close to the super charger inlet making it difficult to fit a hose?

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      • #4
        The Stromberg 4bbl was made from '52 - '54 and only used on Buick V8s and in '52 the Buick straight 8. They lost out on a bid to supply them to Chrysler and that was pretty much it. It is a good 4bbl but apparently was too expensive. The Carter WCFB was available however.
        Dan White
        64 R1 GT
        64 R2 GT
        58 C Cab
        57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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        • #5
          It wouldn't fit into the pressure box. If the pressure box was enlarged enough for it to fit, the top mounted supercharger would not fit in front of it.
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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          • #6
            Originally posted by karterfred88 View Post
            Just a guess- the larger carb and air box would have wound up too close to the super charger inlet making it difficult to fit a hose?
            Same hood, engine on the '63-64 GT Hawks.

            jack vines
            PackardV8

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PackardV8 View Post
              Same hood, engine on the '63-64 GT Hawks.
              They were still using the WCFB in 1957/8.

              Craig

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PackardV8 View Post
                Same hood, engine on the '63-64 GT Hawks.

                jack vines
                I have owned supercharged Studebakers, but not 1963-1964 Hawks. Without searching for pictures, I am thinking that the supercharger was not top-center for '63-'64. For '63-'64 they only had an alternator to squeeze in, not a generator.
                Gary L.
                Wappinger, NY

                SDC member since 1968
                Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                • #9
                  The generator is smaller in diameter than the alternator Stude used.

                  jack vines
                  PackardV8

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                  • #10
                    Most likely because the two Barrel provided enough fuel in a smooth fashion.



                    K.I.S.S.

                    Yet another thread for the ages.

                    Dean.
                    Last edited by dean pearson; 06-21-2016, 09:02 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PackardV8 View Post
                      The generator is smaller in diameter than the alternator Stude used.

                      jack vines
                      Yes I know. I was thinking of the difference in length of the two. That is the main thing that limits placement.
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                      • #12
                        Hard to fit the hose and air cleaner on my 63 R2 Hawk, very hard.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by PackardV8 View Post
                          Same hood, engine on the '63-64 GT Hawks.

                          jack vines
                          63/64 R2 No air box- hat only maybe that left room for inlet hose?

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                          • #14
                            I was thinking that if they used a WCFB four barrel there really would be no room for an air box, which I guess Studebaker saw as a safety necessity....and then there's... 'Where to put the oil filter'?

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                            • #15
                              I'm sure your right!

                              Now where to put that oil filter,.....
                              Let me think,......

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