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noob question on 289 & a hello

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  • noob question on 289 & a hello

    Hi everyone. First post. I am a Jeep guy who just picked up a '57 Willys Wagon with a 289 engine from a '57 Studebaker truck. That was a direct swap back in the day. Both chassis and motor have around 37k original miles. When I poke around the NAPA site looking for parts, what do I look for? They list the following models of truck for that year: 3E5 Transtar, 3E6, 3E7, 3E11, 3E12, 3E13, & 3E14. It will start and run, it just won't stop (no brakes)!!

    I have been lurking around here for a few weeks and can tell you guys are just as rabid about your Studebakers as our family is our Jeeps. I hope you will treat me gently.

    P.S. Check out the hubcaps.




    Jeep guy with a Studebaker 289

  • #2
    Many 1957 Studebaker trucks came with a 259 engine. Only a 2 ton 3E40 came standard with a 289 in 1957-1958. If the engine came from a more common half ton pickup , it would likely be a 259 from truck model 3E-7. What is your engine's serial number (left, front, top of block - a stamped number)? From that. I can determine what size engine you have and what model truck it came from.
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      Thanks for the info. I'll take a look for the serial number.

      Jeep guy with a Studebaker 289 (maybe LOL)

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      • #4
        If you find that engine serial# it'll look like it relates to the truck model. It doesn't. But we can help Parts are easy to get - for the engine. Jeep brake parts, I don't know about. BTW, those are 64-65 Stude wheelcovers if you weren't aware.

        BTW, with a few exceptions, it's hard to beat the knowledge and service of our Studebaker vendors.


        Miscreant at large.

        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
        1960 Larkvertible V8
        1958 Provincial wagon
        1953 Commander coupe
        1957 President 2-dr
        1955 President State
        1951 Champion Biz cpe
        1963 Daytona project FS
        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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        • #5
          O.K. I got a chance to take a look at it. Here's some info. The top of the block, passenger side has a raised number: there is a "3" by itself, then below it is "535601"
          The intake in the rear has "1551828" (or 1551328 maybe).
          It sure looks like a 1 bbl carb. The top is round, about 2-3/4" in diameter. The air filter housing has a 2-1/2" hole.

          Any help greatly appreciated.

          Jeep guy with a Studebaker 289 (maybe LOL)

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          • #6
            You need to look at the top of the block , drivers side. THe serial number if there is one, will be on a machined pad. It will be a stamped number, NOT cast.

            Replacement short and long blocks were shipped without serial numbers , supposed to have been stamped with original engine number by installer.

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            • #7
              Thanks Transtar60. I don't know who put all that dirt and grime on my engine, but underneath it all I found this - V5I3306.

              Jeep guy with a Studebaker 289 (maybe LOL)

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by Cincyjeeprs

                Thanks Transtar60. I don't know who put all that dirt and grime on my engine, but underneath it all I found this - V5I3306.

                Jeep guy with a Studebaker 289 (maybe LOL)
                Looks like a 259 out of a 1961 passenger car.

                http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/tech_v8data.asp

                -Dick-
                Dick Steinkamp
                Bellingham, WA

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by Cincyjeeprs

                  Thanks Transtar60. I don't know who put all that dirt and grime on my engine, but underneath it all I found this - V5I3306.

                  Jeep guy with a Studebaker 289 (maybe LOL)
                  As Dick says, its a 1961 259cid V8. Thats why the key to figuring out the engine is in that serial #. BTW on Studebakers, the "I" represents the number 1 on engine and vehicle serial #s.

                  Dont be too disappointed, the 259 is a sweet running little engine.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks, all. Guess I'll change that sig.

                    I am not disappointed at all. Maybe those 170 horses won't break the rest of my drivetrain quite as quickly. The Willys came with a 105 HP flat head 6, and THAT was an upgrade over the 63 HP FH 4! I think a 289 with the Paxton might have been a little too much. LOL.

                    I grew up in Warren, Ohio, home of Packard Motors, of course. Everything in Warren is named Packard this or Packard that. I lived in a house behind one of W.D. Packard's sisters. She was a lttle old lady by that time, but had a really nice well kept house.

                    The Packard Museum has a few re-badged Studes from the last gasp years. Wow, they are sweet!!

                    Jeep guy with a Studebaker 259.

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