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1951 CHAMP-1960 LARK

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  • 1951 CHAMP-1960 LARK

    DOES ANYONE KNOW IF A 1960 6CYL WILL FIT IN A 1951 CHAMP WITHOUT TOO MUCH TROBLE? ANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANX! AL

  • #2
    Yes, it will. The only thing you might have to change is the crankshaft bolts at the rear. This, if you're gonna change from manual shift to automatic or vise-versa.

    Miscreant at large.

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President 2-dr
    1955 President State
    1951 Champion Biz cpe
    1963 Daytona project FS
    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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    • #3
      I PLAN ON LEAVING IT STICK, BUT ADDING OVERDRIVE. THANX!

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by 5162

        I PLAN ON LEAVING IT STICK, BUT ADDING OVERDRIVE. THANX!
        Will a 12 volt starter turn a six volt system?

        Ted

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        • #5
          If the '51 is still 6 volt, wouldn't the flywheel and starter from the '51 have to be reused?

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          • #6
            Well, he didn't ask about the electrical system.[}] I doubt a 12volt starter would work adequately on 6 volts! AND, as Blue 54 Champion points out, there ARE differences between the tooth count of the starter drives and ring gears 12V vs 6V

            Miscreant at large.

            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
            1960 Larkvertible V8
            1958 Provincial wagon
            1953 Commander coupe
            1957 President 2-dr
            1955 President State
            1951 Champion Biz cpe
            1963 Daytona project FS
            No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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            • #7
              I hope you have a complete Lark engine including the correct bell housing. Some 30 years ago I bought a 1959-60 Lark service kit from SASCO and tried to put it into my 47 M-series pickup. I ran into problems because the back of the blocks were not the same. I still have the engine, but never tracked down the parts to put it in the M. The 51 car set-up might be a little friendlier though. Just my 2 cents.

              !952 Champion Starlight since October,1971. !962 Daytona
              since May, 2007.
              "In the heart of Arkansas."
              Searcy, Arkansas
              1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
              1952 2R pickup

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              • #8
                Use the 1950's starter and flywheel, the 6 volt starter will work fine on 12 volts.

                JDP/Maryland


                63 GT R2
                63 Avanti R1
                63 Daytona convert
                63 Lark 2 door
                62 Lark 2 door
                60 Lark HT-60Hawk
                59 3E truck
                58 Starlight
                52 & 53 Starliner
                51 Commander

                JDP Maryland

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