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  • bige
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    To my wife "Thingy" is the MOST technical of terms.

    ErnieR

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  • mbstude
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    It's actually 'Orange Whirly Thingy'.

    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, GA

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  • BobGlasscock
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    Matthew is open to learning new words -- no matter what side of the counter they come from.

    Besides, he's always said "orange thingy"! Must be a Jawjuh thing.y.

    '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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  • mbstude
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    Thanks Dwain, that makes sense!

    Gary, you got me! [)]

    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, GA

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  • studegary
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    I was surprised to see Matthew use the term "thingy." That sounds like something someone would say walking into an auto parts store, not something someone working behind the counter would say <G>.
    Yes, I know that Matthew knows better. I am just trying to have some fun, but sometimes it is hard to convey that in written words.

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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  • Dwain G.
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    The spacer (or riser) is the same height as the optional governor. The main function intended by the factory was simply to fill the space between carb and manifold on non-governed engines. That allowed the same linkages and fuel lines to be used with or without the governor.
    The spacer might have provided a little torque boost or better fuel distribution, but I wonder if anyone at the factory figured that out at the time.


    Dwain G.

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  • bige
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    I don't have the definitive answer but spacers will usually hurt low end torque and that's what trucks need most. As far as tilted engines...I know on my Avanti the engine is tilted but the intake is designed to level the carb.

    Sometimes those things are done for the simplest reasons like clearance issues, linkage geometry etc.

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  • Chris Pile
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    All that stuff I used to read about in the rodding mags was to keep the carb cooler.

    Chris Pile
    Midway Chapter SDC
    The Studebaker Special

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  • StudeRich
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    Nope, the governor is way more complex looking vacuum controlled unit, these spacers are very simple Carb. base shaped, the Gov. is not. [:0]

    I always thought one reason would be to keep long idling trucks, Carbs. cooler as well as lengthen the main intake "runner".

    Let's dig up 'ol Mr. Sparrow and ask him!

    Ya haf'ta wonder why the builder of this beautiful '55 who says it's all original except seat color, would have painted the engine 1954 color, I am pretty sure he is NOT a forum member, if you know what I mean! Lol!
    It seems engine paint is a every other week, subject here![:0]

    quote:Originally posted by Guido

    Did they not house the governor?
    StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA

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  • Dick Steinkamp
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    quote:Originally posted by hotwheels63r2

    Car engines sit at an angle. Truck engines are level. Something had to give to make the carb function.....
    Seems much taller than it needs to be if that was the reason.

    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA



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  • Guido
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    Did they not house the governor?

    Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

    See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

    Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

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  • Dick Steinkamp
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    Generally, those would build torque...but I don't know if that was the reason Studebaker did it.



    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA



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  • mbstude
    started a topic Carb riser thingy

    Carb riser thingy

    What was the point of the carb riser 'block' on V8 trucks? Almost every V8 C-cab I've seen, has one.



    Matthew Burnette
    Hazlehurst, GA

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