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59 Scotsman truck update

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  • 59 Scotsman truck update

    I looked and looked, but can't see the pics![8D]

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    Mark Anderson
    1965 Cruiser
    http://home.alltel.net/anderm


  • #2
    What did you do to adapt or make motor mounts?

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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    • #3
      59 Scotsman truck update

      The Caddy swap is about as done as it will get, took it for a spin around the block, but am waiting for it to get a bit warmer before driving to the muffler shop to get the rest of the exhaust installed. (Just a jury rigged system right now.) I could have done the swap for about $1000 with $600 of that in the engine/transmission, but I went a bit overboard and came closer to 2K invested. I added a electric fan, a rebuilt turbo 400, rebuilt carb, a new TT 3:73 rear, some chrome engine goodies, and did lots of extra little touches.
      No major issues in the swap, and no damage done to the truck that would prevent going back to the six in the future.


      64 Commander 2 dr.
      64 Daytona HT
      63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
      63 Avanti R1
      63 Daytona convert
      63 Lark 2 door
      63 Lark 2 door #2
      62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
      62 Lark 2 door
      62 GT Hawk 4 speed
      60 Lark HT
      60 Hawk
      59 3E truck
      52 Starliner
      51 Commander

      JDP Maryland

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      • #4
        Here's some older pix, I'll get some current ones later.

        http://stude.com/Scotsman

        BTW, the motor mounts were vintage Hurst adapters, but really nothing more than two angled metal pieces to set on the factory frame mount. the rear mount is just a boxed steel bar that bolts on top of the frame lip. I was even able to use the Studebaker drive shaft with some adapter U joints to the Caddy yoke.



        64 Commander 2 dr.
        64 Daytona HT
        63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
        63 Avanti R1
        63 Daytona convert
        63 Lark 2 door
        63 Lark 2 door #2
        62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
        62 Lark 2 door
        62 GT Hawk 4 speed
        60 Lark HT
        60 Hawk
        59 3E truck
        52 Starliner
        51 Commander

        JDP Maryland

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        • #5
          What a great looking truck!

          36 dictator
          48 starlite
          50 starlite
          48 starlite Commander

          32 Austin 7

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          • #6
            I just worked up the nerve to take it for a 1/2 hour drive, first impression, lots of go, but it out runs the brakes if you are not careful. To my surprise not a hint of drive shaft vibration even though the engine is off set to the right by about 2 inches and the vertical angle is a bit high too. Took it up to 75 MPH, but didn't go any higher even with new brakes.
            The really funny thing about the 425 Caddy is that it's tuned so mild, you'd think I was just driving a great running 289 R1 for example. Loads of torque, but quits pulling at around 4000-4500 RPM. I think it'll pull a big load though.

            64 Commander 2 dr.
            64 Daytona HT
            63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
            63 Avanti R1
            63 Daytona convert
            63 Lark 2 door
            63 Lark 2 door #2
            62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
            62 Lark 2 door
            62 GT Hawk 4 speed
            60 Lark HT
            60 Hawk
            59 3E truck
            52 Starliner
            51 Commander

            JDP Maryland

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