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    Can anyone help. I just bought a 64 Studebaker Dayton .
    The body number beings with a C ,the fire wall number starts
    with V-y8 and the engine number has an 8 over a 7 digit number.
    What engine size is this?
    Any other info would help.Thanks!

  • #2
    I can give you a partial answer. The number on the engine will tell you the engine size. This is the breakdown on the numbers/letters you supplied.

    CV - Y8 means this is a LWB 4-DR. Daytona with a V-8 built in Canada. So this is either a 259 or a 289. If the car has a 4-bbl, it's most likely (but no guarantee) that it's a 289.

    Tom - Sterling Heights, MI

    Ancient Chinese Proverb: "Injection is nice, but I'd rather be blown!"

    1964 Studebaker Daytona - Laguna Blue, Original 4-Spd. Car, Power Steering, Disc Brakes, Bucket Seats, Tinted Glass, Climatizer Ventilation System, AM Radio (136,989 Miles)
    Tom - Bradenton, FL

    1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
    1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD


    • #3
      Actualy Tom, his firewall (body) tag reads only V-Y8 - which interprets to a V8 Daytona 4-door
      He says his "body number" (what he really means is SERIAL number) starts with a C which is how Canadian-built editions of 64 models would have been serialized after the beginning of the 1964 calendar year. Earlier '64 Canadian-built Studes would have had their serial numbers start out like: 64VC-***** for V8 cars OR 64SC-***** if it was a 6cylinder car.

      Ernie, is this engine number ALL numeric digits or is it prefaced by some letters? Sounds like you're alluding to a raised casting number - not an engine number. The engine numbers are STAMPED into the metal of the engine block - front, top left corner of the block, right near where the left head meets the block. Wipe away the grunge and you'll find it. If it starts with a V it's a 259 - if it starts with a P it's a 289.[:I]

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