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    Restoring a 58 Packard. Need to know the correct colors for the block and valve covers. My valve colors look like they were either black or red. Can anyone offer a suggestion?

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    Aluminum Silver Block, Heads, Water Manifold, Intake Manifold, Fan, Fan Pulley, Oil Pan, Dipstick & Tube and Lifter Cover.

    Valve Covers and Oil Cap Black. While a 1957 "Packard Super 289" valve cover Decal would be nice, '58's did not have one.


    StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner
    SDC Member Since 1967

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    • #3
      The 58 Packard HAwk had the "Packard Super 289" sticker on it. I just redid my engine last year, had the original sticker on it, with 35,000 miles on the car.



      New Jersey & Studes Perfect Together

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      • #4
        Perhaps that sticker was used on all the supercharged Packard engines? That being the 57's were all supercharged while the regular Packards of 58 were normally aspirated.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the reply. I knew I could count on someone here for the right answer. Can't figure out why there appears to be red paint on the valve covers. It looks like I can get the engine paint thru Studebaker International. Progress on the car is coming along real slow since I hired a part time retired body man who works when he feels like it.

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          • #6
            1961 engines had red valve covers. Are you sure your car has it's original engine?

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            Dwain G.
            D 'N Q RACE ENGINES

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by Dwain G.

              1961 engines had red valve covers. Are you sure your car has it's original engine?Dwain G.
              Dwain has a good suggestion, if it has 2 hole valve covers there is a very good chance it is a 1961 or early 1962, or has had the heads and or Valve Covers changed, the Engine serial can be matched to our V-8 Engine Number listing from the link on the Main page to find out.


              StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA
              StudeRich
              Second Generation Stude Driver,
              Proud '54 Starliner Owner
              SDC Member Since 1967

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              • #8
                Or just send me the body or serial number and I can tell you what the original engine number was.


                Mike
                www.packardhawk.com

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                • #9
                  Opps just reread the original post and I can only ID the engines from Packard Hawks.
                  If it starts with an L its from a car badged as a Packard.


                  Mike
                  www.packardhawk.com

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