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    Had some rare free time yesterday and took the head off the Pickle (it's a very, very green '60 Lark wagon) only to discover why she was parked. One valve head is completely broken off. I'm looking at a valve replacement and was hoping to get a recommendation on a good engine shop manual for these engines? I'd really appreciate it! -Marc.

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    If you purchase the Studebaker factory Shop Manual (publication 800426) from one of our fine vendors, or from an online auction, you should be pretty well set to tackle anything in the car from bumper to bumper. Click image for larger version

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    If all you want is engine information, a Chilton's of appropriate vintage will suffice; and then you can address mechanical systems from any American manufacturer.
    Last edited by rockne10; 03-09-2019, 05:59 AM.
    "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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    • #3
      Thanks Brad! I'll get one ordered! -Marc.

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      • #4
        The chassis parts catalog is a very good supplement to the shop manual. It shows all the parts, how they interconnect, and gives their "correct" names and part numbers. The vendors use these part numbers to make sure you get the correct parts.

        Extremely helpful document and recommended highly. The same vendor will have one.
        Last edited by RadioRoy; 03-13-2019, 09:16 PM.
        RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

        17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
        10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
        10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
        4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
        5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
        56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
        60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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        • #5
          I have a 49 Champion, Studebaker International has Manuals on CD, has parts and shop stuff plus more. Under $20 if memory is working. Has all the pages in original book.

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          • #6
            Be aware that the discs are of marginal quality when seeing some part numbers...

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