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    Here's some before and after pics of the engine I just finished building for my 57' Golden Hawk, .080 over, ported heads and intake, improved supercharger impeller, r2+ cam 9.0 to 1 with 1/2 dish pistons.Click image for larger version

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    sigpic1957 goldenhawk

  • #2
    Looks very nice


    • #3
      Great attention to detail. It will be a shame to close the hood on that work of art.


      • #4
        Originally posted by tsenecal View Post
        It will be a shame to close the hood on that work of art.
        Look at it this way, you get to open up the hood whenever you feel like and bask in the glory of the pinnacle of Studebaker power! If that isn't a bright spot in someone's (especially on this forum) day, then he needs his head examined!
        Jake Robinson Kaywell: Shoo-wops and doo-wops galore to the background of some fine Studes. I'm eager and ready to go!

        1962 GT Hawk - "Daisy-Mae" - she came dressed to kill in etherial green with a charming turquoise inside. I'm hopelessly in love!


        • #5
          Very nice! I'm rebuilding a '52 Champion 6, and I love getting parts back from the clean and shiny!


          • #6
            Do you happen to have any past owner history on this car? My grandfather restored a 57 Hawk and I have been trying to track it down since he passed last year.


            • #7
              Very nice, indeed. Better than new. One might almost want to leave the heads of to enjoy the shiny precision of it all.
              Ed Sallia
              Dundee, OR

              Sol Lucet Omnibus


              • #8
                Oh man, that engine is BEAUTIFUL. Nice job.Click image for larger version

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                1961 Flamingo Studebaker Hawk


                • #9
                  Absolutely gorgeous! I have a '57 GH that just had the supercharger rebuilt at Paradise wheels. I was told the solonoid for controlling boost was troublesome and he would set the supercharger up midway between low and high. I did have the improved impeller installed. Did I make a mistake, as I want as much performance as possible from this engine? It is a late 57 car so I will be changing the paint scheme to match yours. The P.O. passed on so do not have info on the rebuild, and do not know compression. Did you record cranking compression with that cam so that I might compare? Sorry for all the questions, but this car is a really big question mark.