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1959 lark VI *ENGINE QUESTIONS*

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  • 1959 lark VI *ENGINE QUESTIONS*

    WHAT ARE THESE???




    any help is greatly appreciated! i have no idea why there is liquid up in that oil filter if that's what it is?? it says "oil level" on the side, so i assume it has something to do with that.

    thanks in advance for your help.

    ** danielle **

  • #2
    Heh - the "thingy" with oil in it is the air cleaner. More specifically, an "Oil Bath Air Cleaner". Every so often, you dump the old oil out of it, clean the thing out with some solvent and then install fresh oil to the "fill" line. No paper air filter to buy!
    The other "black box" houses the core for the car's heater-defroster system. That's why there's hoses and a control valve on it - to regulate the flow of warm water (from the engine's cooling system) into and out of the metal core therein.


    Cute Lark!

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle!!

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    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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    • #3
      I was typing my reply as Mr Biggs was. We had pretty much the same answer, except that he didn't identify what's in that last picture~

      It looks to me like a very happy lady in her nice lookin' '59 Lark!!! [8D] [^]




      StudeDave [8D]
      V/P San Diego County SDC
      San Diego, Ca


      '54 Commander 4dr
      '57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...)
      '57 Commander 2dr
      '57 Champion 2dr
      '58 Packard sedan
      '65 Cruiser
      StudeDave '57
      US Navy (retired)

      3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
      SDC Member since 1985

      past President
      Whatcom County Chapter SDC
      San Diego Chapter SDC

      past Vice President
      San Diego Chapter SDC
      North Florida Chapter SDC

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      • #4
        ok, so i clean out the oil and put fresh oil in?? what type of oil? not regular oil i would assume??
        thanks!

        and i love that lark!

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        • #5
          Yes, regular engine oil.

          Miscreant adrift in
          the BerStuda Triangle!!

          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
          1960 Larkvertible V8
          1958 Provincial wagon
          1953 Commander coupe
          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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          • #6
            By the way, if that air cleaner hasn't been properly serviced in some time, there may be a layer of really thick "gop"? "goop"? in the lowest part of where the oil goes. It's dirt that's been trapped and settled to the bottom (as it's supposed to do). But if you just see metal, someone's known how to clean and service it along the way.[^]

            Miscreant adrift in
            the BerStuda Triangle!!

            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
            1960 Larkvertible V8
            1958 Provincial wagon
            1953 Commander coupe
            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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            • #7
              ALSO - I need to know a good place to buy Studebaker parts or replacement part, because I have a guy that can help me overhaul the engine and get it all back to running A+
              Any place you all know of?

              I really appreciate the help!

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              • #8
                Too MANY places to list them all. There's Fairborn Studebaker <stude6@yahoo.com>(937) 878-1576 There's Studebakerparts.com (602)995-5311 There's www.studeparts.com ((800) 722-4295 - etc., etc.. and many, many more!

                Miscreant adrift in
                the BerStuda Triangle!!

                1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                1960 Larkvertible V8
                1958 Provincial wagon
                1953 Commander coupe
                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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                • #9
                  Also, all due respects to your mechanic friend, I'd suggest you contact the local Studebaker club chapter (I hope you've already joined the national club - if not you can do so from this website) to ask them for guidance. If you're in Vegas, I would guess the Southern Nevada Chapter would cover your locale. I can give you a contact phone # if you E-mail me by clicking on my "handle".

                  Miscreant adrift in
                  the BerStuda Triangle!!

                  1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                  1960 Larkvertible V8
                  1958 Provincial wagon
                  1953 Commander coupe
                  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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                  • #10
                    why do i need to contact a chapter in order to restore the engine? i'm new at this, so any help is appreciated.
                    thanks.

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                    • #11
                      I was trying to say that insights from someone who's built a Stude engine or two would be good for your mechanic to be informed of. We've heard of too many disasterous scenarios where a "mechanic" has built a Stude engine when he's never done one and there ARE certain little tips that can help alleviate problems that are peculiar to Studebaker engines. By and large, they're like any other internal combustion engine of their time. But little details that Stude folks know can help to have an optimum rebuild that will give years of trouble-free service.
                      SO, contacting a local chapter MAY (not for certain, mind you) afford you a local sort who can give some guidance to your mechanic friend.

                      Miscreant adrift in
                      the BerStuda Triangle!!

                      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                      1960 Larkvertible V8
                      1958 Provincial wagon
                      1953 Commander coupe
                      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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                      • #12
                        Of course, we're here too.

                        Miscreant adrift in
                        the BerStuda Triangle!!

                        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                        1960 Larkvertible V8
                        1958 Provincial wagon
                        1953 Commander coupe
                        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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                        • #13
                          MUCH THANKS!!!

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                          • #14
                            Everyone has their favorites. One place I'd start looking for anything you may need, (and then some!!!) so as not to single out my favs or family, would be:

                            http://www.studebakervendors.com/

                            I concour with the local Chapter recommendation as well~ someone in your area can help keep you out of trouble when it comes to having work done on your pride and joy. I know of many situations where advice was too little too late, and much heartache followed. [:0] [V]


                            StudeDave [8D]
                            V/P San Diego County SDC
                            San Diego, Ca


                            '54 Commander 4dr
                            '57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...)
                            '57 Commander 2dr
                            '57 Champion 2dr
                            '58 Packard sedan
                            '65 Cruiser
                            StudeDave '57
                            US Navy (retired)

                            3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                            SDC Member since 1985

                            past President
                            Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                            San Diego Chapter SDC

                            past Vice President
                            San Diego Chapter SDC
                            North Florida Chapter SDC

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                            • #15
                              Yes amen to that. Great place to ask questions before you do anything.
                              Lessons Learned the hard way.

                              Mabel 1949 Champion
                              1957 Silverhawk
                              1955 Champion
                              1958 Transtar
                              Mabel 1949 Champion
                              Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
                              Gus 1958 Transtar
                              The Prez 1955 President State
                              Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
                              Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
                              Fresno,Ca

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