The only thing, in my opinion, that keeps the pushrod engine alive, is the rule books.
Yes, Stude used the Borg-Warner DG250 with a lockup converter. FWIW, Packard was the only independent to develop it's own automatic, The Twin-Ultramatic, also with a lockup converter, so Studebaker-Packard was thirty-forty years ahead of everyone else.Also remember Stude using a lock up converter in the 50's, for high gear. (I think it was made by Borg-Warner.)
dwilliams wrote:The valve doesn't know or care where the cam is.