Breakin start up of new 300 cubic inch Studebaker V-8. Eagle racing rods, Diamond racing pistons, ported cylinder heads, flat tappet regrind cam, blueprinted and balanced with windage tray, teflon crank scrapper and piston guided rods.. Brad Penn 30 wt. break in oil.
1940 Studebaker Champion Introduction
The Studebaker Champion is an automobile which was produced by the
Studebaker Corporation of South Bend, Indiana from the beginning of the
1939 model year until 1958.
The success of the Champion in 1939 was imperative to Studebaker's survival
following weak sales during the 1938 model year. Unlike most other cars,
the Champion was designed from a "clean sheet", and had no restrictions
caused by necessarily utilizing older parts or requiring the subsequent use
of its components in heavier vehicles. Market research guided the selection
of features, but a key principle adhered to was the engineering watchword
"weight is the enemy." For its size, it was one of the lightest cars of its
era. Its compact straight-6 engine outlasted the model itself and was
produced to the end of the 1964 model year, with a change to an OHV design
The Champion was one of Studebaker's best-selling models because of its low
price (US$660 for the two-door business coupe in 1939), durable engine, and
styling. The car's ponton styling was authored by industrial designer
Raymond Loewy who had been under contract with Studebaker for the design of
their automobiles. Champions won Mobilgas economy runs by posting the
highest gas mileage tests. During World War II, Champions were coveted for
their high mileage at a time when gas was rationed in the United States.
From 1943-1945, the Champion engine was used as the powerplant for the
Studebaker M29 Weasel personnel and cargo carrier, which also used four
sets of the Champion's leaf springs arranged transversely for its bogie
The Champion was phased out in 1958 in preparation for the introduction of
the 1959 Studebaker Lark. Prior to this, Studebaker had been placed under
receivership, and the company was attempting to return to a profitable
Gear Vendors Overdrive and traction bars, Part 1, Studebaker Lark
Upgrading the Lark's tranmission and traction bars. Using a TH400 with the
Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive for a stronger driveline. It's going to be a
tight fit, the extra length and girth of the o/d will be hitting the
driveshaft tunnel. Hopefully, I can retain the X-pipe on the Exhaust. The Cal-Trac style bars should give a
much better hook-up and suspension compliance.
1963 Studebaker Lark starts up
After 2 years of catch-as-catch-can work, the newly rebuilt engine in my
'63 Lark 2-door sedan fires up. Woo hoo... the sweet sound of s Studebaker
1949 Studebaker Street Truck
A custom 1949 Studebaker Pick Up I shot at the Good Guy's Nashville
2013..Talbert got the truck when he was 13...He started to Street Rod it at
his Dads shop Mike Goldman Customs...when he was 15...very cool
Truck!!!..Make sure you follow me so that you don't miss any of the cool
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Studebaker Woody Fastback Custom at SEMA from Eastwood
Check out this interview from SEMA 2013 in Las Vegas. The guys from
Eastwood get an up close look at the amazing '51 Stude Woody that was built
by Hill's Rod & Custom in California. It features incredible wood work as
well as a 390 cid Ford Edsel V8 with a rare injection system that was
designed by aircraft engineers and featured on the cover of Hot Rod
magazine in 1959. This was one of the most popular cars at SEMA and we're
sure you'll be impressed after you watch the video.
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your car, truck or motorcycle - welders, plasma cutters, powder coating
supplies, abrasive blasters and media, hand tools, rust solutions, paint
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1960 Studebaker Lark Convertible Red SumtFG021613
Lark had the drop on the Falcon, Valiant and Corvair in that it hit the
market as a 1959 model, one year earlier than the offerings from the "big
3"! In addition, Lark offered a stationwagon and convertible version
besides the sedan! Larks continued through 1963, then underwent a name
change and finally were out of production during the 1966 model year. It's
really a shame..they offered a 6 and V8 and were competitive...too bad it
didn't last, the company that had started by making Conestoga wagons in the
1928 Studebaker Straight 8 Startup
1928 Studebaker Race Car. Straight 8. At Gold King Mine in Jerome, May
2011. Thank you to the cool old guy for showing us all his neat old cars
and trucks. Lots of one of a kind stuff to see here!