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    I don't even know enought to get myself in trouble yet so here is the idea. I want to build a t-bucket type car but using as many Stude parts as possible. Stude driveline, maybe an old stude touring body, Lark Tail lights, the works. I am in the parts assembly phase now. I want a V8 with an Automatic so what should I look for. My idea was a 259 or 289, 2x2 carbs for the look, an R2+ cam, just enough power to make it run well. I will probably do a Dana 44 rear but I need tranny help. What should I look for that I can use with eithr a column shift or an aftermarket shifter. Sorry if I am making little sense, I was up all night last night. Any other help is appreciated. Joe

  • #2
    I'd use a Powershift with it's floor shifter, the rest of your idea's sound fine.

    JDP/Maryland
    JDP Maryland

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    • #3
      Sounds like fun Joe!
      Jeff[8D]
      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

      Jeff


      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



      Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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      • #4
        Go to www.whitepages.ca and look up Greg Bronson in New Dundee, Ontario. He Has been working on a t-bucket Stude for a couple of years.

        Roger "153624" Hill

        55 Champion
        47 M-5
        Izzer Buggy
        Junior Wagon
        Roger Hill


        60 Lark Vlll, hardtop, black/red, Power Kit, 3 spd. - "Juliette"
        61 Champ Deluxe, 6, black/red, o/d, long box. - "Jeri"
        Junior Wagon - "Junior"

        "In the end, dear undertaker,
        Ride me in a Studebaker"

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        • #5
          I think you'll find that the 259 will be a lot easier and cheaper to aquire than than a 289. You might also consider a Champion six cylinder. These look great in older cars. The roadster style body will be the hard thing to find.

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          Tom - Mulberry, FL

          1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2125.60)

          Tom - Bradenton, FL

          1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
          1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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          • #6
            You stole my idea!

            Chris Pile
            Midway Chapter SDC
            The Studebaker Special
            The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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            • #7
              Any comments Chris? I saw the aluminum head Champ on Catharts site and was impressed. PM me for any parts you can think of if you want, i will take any good advice. Also, any cheap parts in Indiana that come up for sale will be welcome.

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              • #8
                Well, I like the Champ 6 real well - it's a classic, but a V8 has all kinds of possibilities, too.

                No real suggestions beyond that just yet, I just always wanted to build a Stude powered Stude bodied rod.

                Tom, Jeff, Joe Roberts? Isn't there a guy on the HAMB building something along the same lines with a '27 Stude touring body?

                Chris Pile
                Midway Chapter SDC
                The Studebaker Special
                The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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