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  • #16
    What color does the crankcase exit ventilation (road draft) tube and filter go...blue, black, gold?

    Also, did 1955 speedsters use any special engine paint schemes?

    Thanks,

    Eddie

    "But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
    "How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."

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    • #17
      I just rebuilt a 55 President engine, the draft tube had the remains of the blue engine paint on it. To the best of my knowledge (limited) all 55 V8 engines were painted alike.

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      Tom Bredehoft
      '53 Commander Coupe
      '55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
      (Under Construction) 307 hrs.
      '05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
      All Indiana built cars

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      • #18
        Tom is correct; all '55 V-8's looked the same with one exception... the valve cover decals! They are also missing on JDP's Pic.

        All 4 Brl. Presidents (including Speedsters) would have the "Passmaster" decal! On the upper part of the center of each cover! [^]

        StudeRich
        Studebakers Northwest
        Ferndale, WA
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #19
          This block is missing the intake manifold and carburetor and exhaust manifolds, but it says "Bearcat" on the valve covers. 2-bbl? 4-bbl? Single or dual exhaust?

          The block numbers is VL-1553 so I am assuming it a 259 from a Commander.

          Eddie

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          • #20
            Eddie; that one is/was a 162 HP "55 Commander 259 2 Brl. the duals were optional.

            Also, it is a Los Angeles assembled engine.

            quote:Originally posted by Eddie

            This block is missing the intake manifold and carburetor and exhaust manifolds, but it says "Bearcat" on the valve covers. 2-bbl? 4-bbl? Single or dual exhaust?
            The block numbers is VL-1553 so I am assuming it a 259 from a Commander.
            Eddie
            StudeRich
            Studebakers Northwest
            Ferndale, WA
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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            • #21
              One last "engine color" question: pullies? Gloss black; or "Alberta Blue"?

              Speaking of "pullies", do any of the vendors sell add-on PS steering crank pullies and spacers like the '55 shop manual shows? (Drawing shows a single row pulley with a spacer between it and the 1st pulley). Or do I make up a spacer and use an other crank pulley? I notice several of the vendors sell the longer crankshaft bolt required...but not (as yet) the pulley and spacer.

              Eddie

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              • #22
                The pulleys are the same. All you need is the spacer, the longer crank bolt and longer assembly bolts. Google the spacer parts number. I think someone has it.
                "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                '33 Rockne 10,
                '51 Commander Starlight,
                '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
                '56 Sky Hawk

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