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    I noticed that the firing order for the stude is on the front of the intake manifold however it looks to be upside down. After thinking on it I guess if I was working on the wires I would not be in front of the car anyway. My question does the studebaker 289 motor rotor turn clockwise or counterclockwise

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  • #2
    Since it has a timing gear, counterclockwise.

    JDP/Maryland
    64 R2 GT cost to date
    $60,222.25
    63 GT Hawk
    63 Lark 2 door
    59 Scotsman
    54 Starlight
    52 Starliner
    51 Commander
    39 Coupe express
    39 Coupe express (rod)

    JDP Maryland

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    • #3
      All Stude. engines are COUNTERCLOCKWISE.

      That's a very nice looking engine, but don't you plan to repaint the block, heads and manifolds before getting to many bolt-ons in your way? I noticed it's very thin and the yellow primer is showing.

      StudeRich
      Studebakers Northwest
      Ferndale, WA
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner
      SDC Member Since 1967

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by JDP

        Since it has a timing gear, counterclockwise.

        JDP/Maryland
        64 R2 GT cost to date
        $60,222.25
        63 GT Hawk
        63 Lark 2 door
        59 Scotsman
        54 Starlight
        52 Starliner
        51 Commander
        39 Coupe express
        39 Coupe express (rod)

        Yeah, what JP said.
        FYI you can always tell which way a rotor is supposed to be going by looking at which side of the distribtor shaft the vac. advance is on. (only works with distributors with a vac. adv)

        Jerry Forrester
        Douglasville, Georgia
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        Jerry Forrester
        Forrester's Chrome
        Douglasville, Georgia

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        • #5
          Yes, I see now counterclockwise, The primer that they used is very good, it absorbs the paint from the sray can quickly, I could have sworn I did not miss a spot. The pic tells it all(I did ) I think I may go back with a brush and get some of that por-15 engine paint. It is self leveling and long lasting. I was able to match all the bolts from my bolt can last night so re-assembly will be a breeze. The chasis book for studes is so great, I was able to order all the bolts new from the local fastner co. because of the book I had the bolt,nut and screw size. I can't waitnow to put some heat on this body shop guy.

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          • #6
            OR... a way more dependable method is to look at which side of the block centerline the dist. is mounted on! Right side = clockwise, I think that works on all engines, it's been 50 years since I worked on a non-Stude.!

            quote:Originally posted by Jerry Forrester


            FYI you can always tell which way a rotor is supposed to be going by looking at which side of the distribtor shaft the vac. advance is on.
            Boy those digital Cameras are great aren't they? With the really GOOD close ups, you can see WAY too much!
            I just wanted to warn you though, it looks to me like on the front valve cover acorn nut, you have a hardware store copy of the special Studebaker acorn nut that may not be DEEP enough to tighten the nut before it bottoms in the top of the nut. It looks like you may have the Stude. vendor or original type deep nut on the rear, can't tell for sure!

            StudeRich
            Studebakers Northwest
            Ferndale, WA
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner
            SDC Member Since 1967

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