Anyone a member of AERA??


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Anyone a member of AERA??

Post by jed » Sat May 26, 2018 3:28 pm

I need casting numbers of connecting rods, crankshshaft, and blocks for 1940 through early 1960 studebaker 6 cylinder engines.
Engines I am interested in are 170/185/245 CID
I will pay for your time and effort.
Thanks John

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Re: Anyone a member of AERA??

Post by jred » Sun May 27, 2018 3:11 am

if you can wait until tuesday i can get them for you pm me with your phone number and i'll look them up..

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Re: Anyone a member of AERA??

Post by PackardV8 » Sun May 27, 2018 10:49 am

Hi, John,

There are five Champion eras involved:
1939-40 164" had babbit rods
1940-54 170" is most common
1955-58 185"
1959-60 170"
1961-64 170" OHV conversion

The Commander is even longer lived and widely confused; introduced in the 1930s as the Erskine/Rockne engine, then enlarged for the Commander cars and M-series trucks, dropped from cars in 1951 when the V8 was introduced, dropped from trucks in 1955, but small-but-persistent demand from CASOs brought it back in trucks a couple of years later. The 245" is the last iteration, but there are several smaller displacements over the thirty years of production. Be very specific as to which you have, as parts are expensive.

If AERA doesn't have all you need, I might be able to help through my Studebaker sources.
Jack Vines
Studebaker-Packard V8 Limited
Obsolete Engineering

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