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  • 1951 Truck No Spark

    Hello,

    I recently purchased a 1951 P/U that is all original. The truck cranks over but the rotor in the distributor does not turn. I pulled the distributor and it will turn by hand. Any ideas on what in the motor has given way. Any help would be appreciated, I'm trying to replicate the truck that my Grandfather purchased new in 1952

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    "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.
    '33 Rockne 10,
    '51 Commander Starlight,
    '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
    '56 Sky Hawk

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    • #3
      Hi 5152Stude,

      I'll bet on the timing gear also. Get and follow the Service Manual for info on replacing it. You'll need a commonly available puller from your FLAPS to get the old gear off easily. Parts and gaskets readily available from many Studebaker Vendors. Good luck.

      Henry Votel
      Forest lake, MN
      Henry Votel,
      Forest Lake, MN
      Buying & Selling Studebaker Parts in MN & WI

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      • #4
        Wow!!!! You guys are great! And fast! What vendors are available for the parts? Also, do you know what model rearend is in the truck? I'm looking to change the ratio(5.38:1) to something that I can drive on a daily basis.

        Thanks again!

        Glenn

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        • #5
          Click on the "Home" link at the top of this page. A vast Studebaker world awaits.
          Here's a link to our vendors, from the "Home" page.
          http://www.studebakervendors.com/

          Now that you have the bug, spend $19.95 to join the Studebaker Drivers Club. The monthly magazine, TURNING WHEELS, will blow you away.
          https://secure.cornerstonereg.com/sdc/newmember.asp

          "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.
          '33 Rockne 10,
          '51 Commander Starlight,
          '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
          '56 Sky Hawk

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          • #6
            Thanks for the info! I will join.

            Thanks again!

            Glenn

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            • #7
              Another great eye opener from the "Tech Tips" link on the "Home" page:

              http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/tech_things2do.asp
              "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.
              '33 Rockne 10,
              '51 Commander Starlight,
              '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
              '56 Sky Hawk

              Comment

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