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  • V8 Engine Resources?

    Hi all,

    I was wondering if there were any informative resources on the Internet that outlined various information about the different incarnations of the Stude V8? In particular, I'm wanting to learn more about the differences between the 259 and 289 as well as the differences between the R1, R2, and R3 engines.

    I know this information is basic to everyone who has any history with Studebakers, but as someone with no history, but lots of interest, I don't really know where to turn.

    Also, I remember running across a website once that had information on lowering the front end of a Lark. I can't seem to find it again despite lots of looking. Would anybody happen to know where I may find that site?

    Many, MANY thanks!


  • #2
    Theres a couple I like to use. This one has extensive specifications on the v8's, but you have to scroll through the listings. Just select Studebaker and a year and it will bring up the engine and the specifications on the engine for that year.

    This one for me is also technical, but its an easier read.

    For them fine R1, R2, R3 this site has helped on the basic differences between the engines.

    I always liked this site for R-series engines because it gets to the nitty gritty on the engines.
    The Technical site:

    The R-series thread on the site:

    Hope this helps

    1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
    1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
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    1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
    1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
    1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)


    • #3
      Thank you so much!