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    Rear Axle: Nice looking car. I used to own a yellow one. ...

    Nice looking car. I used to own a yellow one.

    Are you sure that it's the rear end?

    The overdrive can lock up when it is low on fluid and being driven on the freeway. That can mimic a rear end...
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    Ignition: It means that some people are actually using the...

    It means that some people are actually using the search function. :)
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    Transmission: Typically the rear axle ratio for a V-8 sedan...

    Typically the rear axle ratio for a V-8 sedan with automatic would be 3.31. Earlier, like 1960, Studebaker was putting 3.08 rears in the 259 automatic cars, but before that and after that, 3.31 was...
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    That's an excellent idea. Thanks Roy!

    That's an excellent idea. Thanks Roy!
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    Engine: If the color is accurate in the photos, then it...

    If the color is accurate in the photos, then it is 100% certain that the engine has been repainted. Studebaker did not paint it this color.
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    Brakes: Does the Girling unit still require their...

    Does the Girling unit still require their "special" brake fluid? I recall the Girling brakes failing on my 1962 Metropolitan when filled with USA DOT 3 fluid.
  7. Thread: Engine Swap

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    Engine: It's been three years since the OP last visited....

    It's been three years since the OP last visited. I wonder how badly the car was molested and if he still has it.
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    Engine: Why are you pulling the rockers? Are you going to...

    Why are you pulling the rockers? Are you going to replace the valve seals?
  9. Steering: OK. I'm confused (What's new?). What is a BF?

    OK. I'm confused (What's new?).

    What is a BF?
  10. Brakes: What about brakes from 47-50 Commander and Land...

    What about brakes from 47-50 Commander and Land Cruiser? Would they work?
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    Transmission: Does the racer have an overdrive? That will...

    Does the racer have an overdrive? That will change the geometry of the shift levers.
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    Other: That's a pretty nice top installation.

    That's a pretty nice top installation.
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    Steering: Be aware that doing this will eliminate the...

    Be aware that doing this will eliminate the transmission shift lever. You will need another way to select gears.

    Champions tend to be pretty light. Have you investigated the grease, or lack of...
  14. Steering: I use Dexron automatic transmission fluid in mine.

    I use Dexron automatic transmission fluid in mine.
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    Engine: Look at some later specification sheets. I have...

    Look at some later specification sheets. I have heard that the valve setting in the 51 shop manual are incorrect.

    Motors manuals are really good and do not contain all the errors that Chiltons...
  16. Brakes: Here's the picture from Perry's thread. ...

    Here's the picture from Perry's thread.

    https://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=67466&d=1506737685&thumb=1
  17. Brakes: Your cable is probably rusty so everything looks...

    Your cable is probably rusty so everything looks the same color, right? Neither the shop manual nor the parts catalog show the "stop". Look for a short tube/cylinder with a slot in it, such that the...
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    Other: Some years ago I put one on my 65 Skylark in the...

    Some years ago I put one on my 65 Skylark in the back yard, in the summer, in the sun. Worked great and I was so impressed by the quality of the top that I saved the shipping label with the company...
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    Electrical: You should be able to take the old ones, set them...

    You should be able to take the old ones, set them on a brick and heat them with a bottle torch to cherry red, then let them alone to cool at their own speed. That should soften them for re-use.
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    Other: Thanks for the information. I wonder how an...

    Thanks for the information. I wonder how an almost 60 year old top will de-wrinkle, install, and hold up.
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    Frame/Springs: If my calculations are correct, that is less than...

    If my calculations are correct, that is less than a 2% difference in free height.

    Probably a more important quality is spring rate. I wouldn't worry about it at all.

    How did the car sit before...
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    Fuel System: Already answered in your other post with the same...

    Already answered in your other post with the same question.

    https://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?112051-fuel-level-gauge

    Actually, it can be confusing to ask the same question...
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    Electrical: The sending unit has to match the gauge. The best...

    The sending unit has to match the gauge. The best way for a 52 to do that is to use a 6 volt sender, a 6 volt dash gauge, and a voltage reducer on the gauge, like a Runtz sold by Randy Rundle at 5th...
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    Engine: Rich, could it have said fireBALL eight? That...

    Rich, could it have said fireBALL eight? That would be a Buick.
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    Other: Would you post the picture here, please? A new...

    Would you post the picture here, please? A new top is in the future for my 60.
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