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Timing gear cover question

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  • Engine: Timing gear cover question

    Are the R2 timing gear covers unique and different than the standard 259 and 289s? I have one with the number 1544995 on the back side but can't find it in the parts book. Thanks

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    The R2 cover has a small change in the timing pointer position.
    It 'moved' the pointer down a bit so the timing light could 'see' the pointer position under the supercharger housing.

    There is a steel tab 'added' to move the position.
    It used the original pointer threaded hole (and one added hole) to affix the tab.
    Other smarter guys can explain it better than I can...
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff


    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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    • #3
      So the cover is the same but the tab is slightly different?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by studefan View Post
        So the cover is the same but the tab is slightly different?
        Yessir. There is a metal tab 'added' to the R2 cover, where the Std, and the R1 had just a pointer.
        HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

        Jeff


        Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



        Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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        • #5
          The tab on the R2 cover shows degrees as well - from zero to +24 as I recall

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          • #6
            1544995 is the casting number. I have the same number on a '56 cover on the inside near the top.

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            • #7
              The simple answer is; you either have a Pointed pointer (Std.) or you have the Degree "Plate" R1/R2), same casting number NOT a Part Number so not referenced in the Parts Catalog. Studebaker Part Numbers are rarely ON the Part.
              StudeRich
              Second Generation Stude Driver,
              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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