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  • KevinSheen
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    That's what I thought Charles,
    I like the way it looks and it will come in handy as I plan for this truck to be useful as well as stylish! Not that I'm planning on working it to death, but when I need to haul something from Home Depot it will come in handy. n Kevin

    1963 Champ

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  • Transtar60
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    Yep that be the "Dodge" box. Or as Studebaker called it the "Spaceside box". It doesnt appear to fit exactly at first but it'll grow on you.
    Some guy in Texas, narrowed his short wide box, but that was a lot of work for some visual improvement.

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  • KevinSheen
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    Mr Biggs,
    I just checked my electric fuel pump set up and it does indeed bypass the original fuel pump. Also, I think I've got one of those big Dodge boxes. The id from wall to wall is 70 inches and she's just a tad over 8 feet long.
    quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

    Yeah, an electric pump is fine. Just don't plumb it THRU the old mechanical pump! Some folks have done that and had a rude awakening when the diaphragm in the old pump broke and the electric pump dutifully filled the engine with raw gasoline![xx(]
    If you have a pump that' putting out too much pressure (to where it floods the carb), use a pressure regulator between the pump and carb and set it NO higher than 3 or 4lbs. pressure.

    Miscreant at large.
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  • KevinSheen
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    I was real happy to find out the engine was a Stude, even if its not the one that was originally in the truck to begin with. The waterpump repair went fine, but the radiator needs to be recored or replaced. She's a-leakin . I put a bottle of Bars Leak in it for the time being, but I'll get right on this latest problem Monday morning.
    What do you think of that wide bed I've got. That would be one of the Dodge beds, right?

    1963 Champ

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  • Transtar60
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    Well Kevin, your trucks engine started life as a 1963 car 289 cid V8.
    Which is no big deal . My 64 Champ's 289 started out in a 57 Studebaker Commander/President.

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  • KevinSheen
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    My bed is 70 inches wide and 8 FT long. And my engine number is P 103363.

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  • KevinSheen
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    Good tip. I'll doublecheck that when I get the truck back, but I'm pretty sure the old pump is bypassed already. K

    1963 Champ

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  • Roscomacaw
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    Yeah, an electric pump is fine. Just don't plumb it THRU the old mechanical pump! Some folks have done that and had a rude awakening when the diaphragm in the old pump broke and the electric pump dutifully filled the engine with raw gasoline![xx(]
    If you have a pump that' putting out too much pressure (to where it floods the carb), use a pressure regulator between the pump and carb and set it NO higher than 3 or 4lbs. pressure.

    Miscreant at large.

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  • KevinSheen
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    I ordered the pump from SASCO this morning. Thanks for the heads-up about e-bay. I'm kind of new to the whole computer thing and had never been on e-bay before, I just thought I'd have a look. Mea Culpa, mea maxima culpa!
    My truck has an aftermarket, electric fuel pump in use as a theft deterrent. I'm going to leave it there. It wouldn't phaze a pro, but it would stop a dumb kid from joyriding. Kevin

    1963 Champ

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  • Roscomacaw
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    The part number for a 63 Champ's V8 water pump is 1558224 but there's other factory part #s that are virtually the exact same thing. That number you've listed simply HAS to be some aftermarket rebuilder's stock number. There's NEVER a dash (hyphen) in a Stude part number. And frankly, however much a deal that pump might be, it's been years since jobbers bothered to keep rebuilt Stude pumps in stock. So likely, any old rebuilts that are still around may well have dried up grease in their bearings - or deteriorated seals. Who wants to put on a "new" pump only to have it fail in short order???[xx(] A "bargain like that is no bargain at all![}]
    While we're on this topic, same thing goes with rebuilt fuel pumps. Most I've seen for sale on ebay, I wouldn't even bother to mount up! You're only ASKING for trouble by buying a rebuilt water pump, fuel pump or carb that's been sitting on the shelf for ages! Brand new or fresh rebuilt pumps are available from Stude vendors or even NAPA (Napa# M2211 gets you a brand new fuel pump!)
    Same thing with old radiator hoses. I looked at a cache of NOS Stude radiator hoses yesterday. They felt pliable and all but I can tell you from experience - you'll be lucky to get a year's use out of them before they start to degrade. Think about it! 40 or 50 year old rubber parts! Would you trust a condom that old[?] I MIGHT use an NOS radiator hose if I was showing the car and wanted it to be as original in appearance as possible. I wouldn't drive it much with that hose tho.
    SASCO and other vendors stock V8 pumps and SASCO's V8 pump is 1563640. That number supercedes 1558224 and about 6 other Stude V8 pump #s! BTW, their price is $78 bucks and change +shipping of course.
    I'm sure SI and Stpehen Allens and many others have V8 pumps. SI (Studebaker International) has one pump to fit almost ALL 51 to 64 Stude V8 engines except Avanti. That number is 527070 and these are NEW Water pumps - not rebuilt. $80 + shipping
    I believe SASCO's pump is new an not rebuilt also. Not sure tho. Ask if you call.[^]
    OH! And one other thing - these new water pumps are available because your friendly Stude parts vendors threw in together and had some made. When we buy from these vendors who support our specific needs, we perpetuate the incentive for them to reproduce things. THAT'S only going to work in OUR favor so long as we keep such doings profitable for them. They're not doing it entirely for love of the marque. They're doing it to make a buck too. When you buy some tired rebuilt off ebay, you're doing yourself a disfavor by diminishing the appeal for these guys to repop more parts as they become scarce!

    Miscreant at large.

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  • KevinSheen
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    You're right Mike. Crowley is the rice capitol of the world because something like one third of the entire world's production of rice is grown around here. Hard to belive but true. We even have a rice museum. That's worth the trip all by itself!
    Anyway, I'm glad to know I've got a Stude engine. I just wish I could find the numbers to find out what size it is.
    Also, I need a waterpump. I went on e-bay after finding out that the Collins's are out. I found two people with Stude Waterpumps for sale. The first was for a 63 6 cyl champion according to the seller who was asking 27.99. The second was for 59-64 Studes with a p/n of 88-1261. Anyone know if that's the pump I need? Thanks. KS

    1963 Champ

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  • mjeansonne
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    There is a lot of rice grown around Crowley, Louisiana! That truck was [u]</u>too<s></s> pretty traveling down the interstate to have anything but a Stude engine!

    Laisez le bon temps roulez avec un Studebaker

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  • Transtar60
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    N8, an IH motor is fine if your baling hay or picking corn.&lt;G&gt;

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  • N8N
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    Eh, I wouldn't have been upset about an IH motor. The 345 is just like a Stude engine (overbuilt) just bigger!

    nate

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  • KevinSheen
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    Thanks TStar. I'll be looking. What a relief to know I've got a Stude engine!. Kevin

    1963 Champ

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