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    Hello all,
    I’ve read several posts on this forum about vapor lock being a common problem with Studebakers. My ‘50 Champion is missing it’s fuel pump heat shield and I’m getting one delivered from SI. I know it mounts above the pump- do I use the mounting bolts of the pump itself to install the shield? Does anyone have any pics of one installed ?
    Thx,
    Jim

  • #2
    Two or three of the screws around the periphery of the pump are replaced with studs. The shield sits on those studs above the pump, between the pump and the exhaust manifold.
    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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    • #3
      Thx Roy, I’m sure it will become clearer when I receive the item

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      • #4
        There is also a style that mounts to the tappet cover bolts.
        I have both mounted on my ‘41 Commander resulting in about 3/4 inches in between them. Have never had vaporlock issues.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by skyway View Post
          There is also a style that mounts to the tappet cover bolts.
          That style is on my Commander six. I have never seen that style on a Champion six.
          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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          • #6
            Opps, missed that.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Flthdchamp View Post
              Hello all,
              I’ve read several posts on this forum about vapor lock being a common problem with Studebakers. My ‘50 Champion is missing it’s fuel pump heat shield and I’m getting one delivered from SI. I know it mounts above the pump- do I use the mounting bolts of the pump itself to install the shield? Does anyone have any pics of one installed ?
              Thx,
              Jim
              Jim,

              Here are two pics of the rebuilt 'spare' fuel pump that I had for my '54 Champion (I've since converted it to V8). You can see the three studs in the pics.
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              Paul
              Winston-Salem, NC
              Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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              • #8
                I've never uploaded a photo directly to the forum. I've used Photobucket in the past, but I wouldn't work tonight.

                This will show the shield installed.
                Perry
                \'50 Business Champion
                \'50 Starlight Champion
                \'60 Lark Convertible,
                \'63 GT R1,
                \'67 Triumph TR4A

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                • #9
                  Very helpful, thanks Paul and Perry

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