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    Hello gang...
    Still trying to decide if restoring my 62 Hawk is feasible. One of the mechanics in our shop [I work in parts in a chrysler dealer] is into racing and has volunteered to check my 289 block to see if it is within specs for rebuilding. He has the equipement and expertise to find out if a simple honing etc is in order or a major rebore is needed. My question to all you knowledgeable Stude experts...Do you have the specs I need for him to make these measurements? IE.. max bore diameter,max taper,max out/of/round etc.? And does anyone have a good source for a new cam..maybe even a performance cam ?? Thanks for any help you can provide. bob

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    Hi Bob: Give Phil Harris call At Fairborn Studebaker. He can give you all the info and has all the needed parts.Hes good people.

    63 Twin Supercharged Avanti
    64 Avanti R3w/NOS
    88LSC Avanti 350 Supercharged w/NOS

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    • #3
      Ya know Bob.... not trying to pass the buck here, but you need to buy the appropriate shop manual to read/share with your mechanic. If you're serious about the car, that manual and the two parts books associated with it are a must.
      SASCO, SI and others have these manuals in reprint.

      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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      • #4
        I agree with Bob. I have to admit I tend to ignore questions that require me to post a bunch of info that is spelled out in the manuals that are available to anyone. A simple question about which way the distributor rotates for example is one thing, but all the engine specs is too much work for me to do at least.
        I do the same thing with e-mails asking me for a step by step procedure to overhaul a carb, supercharger or the like.

        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
          Bob, I will offer this.... The factory would open these things up to 100 thousandths over standard bore (3&9/16ths inch) and I know of some (one that's going in my wagon for example) that's been hogged out to 3&3/4 inches![:0] and still got substantial wall meat! Your engine would have to have been rebuilt at least once to even start to think that you might overshoot it's limits. Pistons ought to readily available up to .060 over and you might find some .080 slugs if you look hard enough. I had a set awhile back. You can even adapt some brandX slugs if you want to get radical.[}]

          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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          • #6
            Hey Mr.Biggs,
            Is that the engine that was in the Daytona project you used to have??



            3E38
            4E2
            4E28
            5E13
            7E7
            8E7
            8E12
            8E28
            4E2
            59 Lark
            etc

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            • #7
              When I was running a Studebaker dirt tracker, we used to bore the older (pre 58) blocks, .180 and run Mickey Thompson 273 Plymouth Pop-Up piston, with the pop up cut off. This made for a stout engine. Ah, the good old days when you could get the gas to run something like that!!!!!!!

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              • #8
                Charlie, you mean the Daytona project I STILL have? Yeah, initially I was gonna use it there but I lost steam on the 63 so now I plan on dropping it in the 58 Provincial. As soon as I can get this truck on it's feet.[8D]

                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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                • #9
                  Hi, I have a factory shop manual for 59 to 64 models. It is the complete 2and 1/2 inch manual in like new condition. I will sell it for $50.00 ,including shipping.
                  quote:Originally posted by Cliff

                  quote:Originally posted by bobmac

                  Hello gang...
                  Still trying to decide if restoring my 62 Hawk is feasible. One of the mechanics in our shop [I work in parts in a chrysler dealer] is into racing and has volunteered to check my 289 block to see if it is within specs for rebuilding. He has the equipement and expertise to find out if a simple honing etc is in order or a major rebore is needed. My question to all you knowledgeable Stude experts...Do you have the specs I need for him to make these measurements? IE.. max bore diameter,max taper,max out/of/round etc.? And does anyone have a good source for a new cam..maybe even a performance cam ?? Thanks for any help you can provide. bob

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