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    Mine is so rusted, can someone tell me what the back side of the water jacket cover on a 37 President looks like? I'm sure a new backing plate can be welded in but I can't tell where the water flow openings should be other than 2 1/2 circle holes on each end.

  • #2
    I'm here to learn. I've always assumed the water jacket was that portion of the block/head through which coolant flowed. I don't know what a water jacket cover is.
    "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.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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    • #3
      Me too. Got any pictures?

      Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
      Parish, central NY 13131

      "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

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      • #4
        http://tinylink.com/?E8mjeszaTI

        Its a Packard engine, but the same concept. The long plate right under the deck is the water jacket cover plate, its held on by many cap screws. The President would have something similar.

        Randy Wakefield
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        1955 President sedan

        "For the future that we wait..."

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        • #5
          Here's a photo of the left side of the 250 cu in Commander/President 8 engine. The same basic engine was used 1929-1942, though with some changes. In 1937 and earlier, the water pump was on the side of the engine, driven through the generator shaft. It pumped water into the side of the block.



          (picture from Antique Studebaker Review)

          From what I have read, blockage and rust were common on these manifolds. I think I remember a recent article about repairing them in The Antique Studebaker Review. I'll have to go look for it.

          [img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
          Dartmouth, Mass.
          '48 M5
          '65 Wagonaire Commander
          '63 Wagonaire Standard
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          Gary Ash
          Dartmouth, Mass.

          '32 Indy car replica (in progress)
          ’41 Commander Land Cruiser
          '48 M5
          '65 Wagonaire Commander
          '63 Wagonaire Standard
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          • #6
            I hope I never stop learning. It stands to reason, by it's nomenclature, a water jacket would, at some point in time, refer to a separate piece of the assembly.

            BY THE WAY, GLENN, WELCOME TO THE FORUM!

            So, does anyone out there who is restoring, or has restored a '37 President, have advice or photos that could help with Glenn's question?

            Brad Johnson
            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
            '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
            "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.
            sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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            • #7
              Isn't there a distribution tube inside the jacket? These rust away also.

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              • #8
                Hope this helps.
                George Rohrbach

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                • #9
                  The picture submitted by George Rohrbach answers my question.
                  Thanks,
                  Glenn Shull

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, but you have to watch those hot rod Studebaker guys real close![}][]
                    Jeff[8D]




                    quote:Originally posted by 42studebaker

                    The picture submitted by George Rohrbach answers my question.
                    Thanks,
                    Glenn Shull


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                    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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