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    well some tests reveil 120 mph from a r1 but some like my bros lark had 138 out of it and a r2 good for 140 plus and a r3 with all the goods about 170 plus in 2003 year a r5 reached 211 and 222 mph the old r5 of 1963 driven by andy 196 mph avarage though horse power on the dyno up to 664 hp and 780 torque plus so guys who has had high speed out of there stude

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    Metric Speedometer?
    I'd like to see 'the tests'....

    quote:Originally posted by pete

    well some tests reveil 120 mph from a r1 but some like my bros lark had 138 out of it and a r2 good for 140 plus and a r3 with all the goods about 170 plus in 2003 year a r5 reached 211 and 222 mph the old r5 of 1963 driven by andy 196 mph avarage though horse power on the dyno up to 664 hp and 780 torque plus so guys who has had high speed out of there stude
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff


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    • #3
      Its all in the gearing!

      Dan White
      64 R1 GT
      64 R2 GT
      Dan White
      64 R1 GT
      64 R2 GT
      58 C Cab
      57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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      • #4
        Just to be clear, there was no R5 run in 2003, the one and only one run was in 1963 or late 62. Dual superchargers do not make a R5. By the way, it was never called a R5 until the name was made up later.

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        • #5
          So how fast does that mean my 1949 R12 is sposta go??

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          • #6
            Got stopped in radar at 139.5 mph. It's all in the gears.......

            Brian

            Brian K. Curtis

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            • #7
              Well, yoou can intrerchange Ram Air VII Pontiac parts right onto an R-5, and end up with an R-12. This combo will go airborne & fly right off into the stratosphere and cause global worming. Or at least thats whaat I here.

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              • #8
                I have a R15. (2R15, actually) It'll sure pull a load, don't know about speed though.

                Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
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                51 Stude dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
                52 Commander Starliner (basket case)

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                • #9
                  well if you do your home work even on the nett youll see there were runs from an avanti r5 304,5 cu.in either 2002 or 2003 ron hall was the driver and others even back in 1963 4 it was called an r5 twin blowers dry sump fuel ing.. an r4 is just with 2-4 bll carbs set up like the r3 motor with the double valve springs etc but no supercharger if you look youll find the r4 s true hp is 360 not 280 remember hp ratings were conservative only and yes gear ratio matters stude did have some down as tall as 2.5 for high speed all above said can be checked out for truth so

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                  • #10
                    also its serprising how many americans never herd of studebaker but ozz and new zealand every one nos the stude make also usa history we seem to kwow more about usa than a lot of americans funny that let alone wats wat with cars

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                    • #11
                      Ron Hall did not have an R5. I don't remember exactly when he died, but I do not believe that Ron Hall was even alive in 2002 or 2003, so he couldn't have been doing any driving. Studebaker rated the R4 at 280 Hp @ 5000 RPM. Don't believe everything that you read on the net. Just this evening, I sent a correction in to a fancy web site.

                      Gary L.
                      1954 Commander Starliner (restomod)
                      1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
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                      • #12
                        I think that Ron Hall passed on in 91 or 92. [V] Not sure though...

                        Matthew Burnette, the 16 year old Stude nut.
                        South Georgia Chapter
                        63 Daytona HT (project)
                        51 Stude dump truck (yes, I won the raffle)
                        52 Commander Starliner (basket case)

                        MANY more Studes in the family and a few parts cars
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                        And here: http://community.webshots.com/user/mbstudepagetwo
                        And here too: http://photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos

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                        • #13
                          to above oh well wat ever just wondered wat actaul speeds the r motors will do in your cars mine will prob do only 105 if lucky ill never try it i was going by books etc about the salt speed runs etc maybe things on the nett is all bull who nos i have print outs of speed runs seems true blue but

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                          • #14
                            R-5, "Due Cento" EX-2942 September 1963 196.62 but it did not set a record for it's class.
                            229" car EX-2143 Sept 63 147.347 (record)E/Gas
                            Sept 66, with 427 Ford Cammer 175.699 (R)B/Gas Coupe
                            Sept 67, with Ford 177.028 (R) B/Gas Coupe
                            Oct 68, with Ford 182.867 we had to go back up in Oct. since we sat around in Wendover for almost 2 weeks while it rained, told to go home and called back a couple of weeks later.
                            Sept 72 305 Chrysler Roots supercharged on Alky. 221.812 (R) C/Fuel Coupe

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                            • #15
                              Ron Hall passed away February 2, 1996. He achieved his Official Bonneville top speed of 200.426 on September 22, 1993. BP
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