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  • superchargers

    I got a McColloch supercharger, ABF with bonnet and water pump with extra pullies as extras when I bought my 63 Avanti, R1.
    The car came with a 259 replacement but I got the "R" lower block which is being rebuilt.
    I have been reading about the SC's at WWW.VS57.COM. Seems the McColloch became Paxton. I read in this forum about the Paxton SC's in the Stude's. Do the SCers in the Studes say Paxton or Mc Colloch?

    I need a mounting bracket if anyone has one or a lead on one

  • #2
    The 57 & 58's used a Mc Culloch superchargers that later became Paxton Products and in 1962 a divison of Studebaker. The 57-58 versions were VS57 while the ones used in 63 & 64 were VS60. As far as brackets go, search the vendors site or try E-Bay or Carigslist. By the way, the name came from the originator of these, Robert Paxton Mc Culloch.

    Is your AFB carb one that was made for Studebaker & is a "sealed" carb?

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    • #3
      If you are planning on using the R1 block/engine with the supercharger, you will need to make some modification to lower the compression ratio.

      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer