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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by CGkidd, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. CGkidd
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    Well I am going to start a new thread as a build thread on my 50 Stude sedan gasser. What I have so far is a 1950 2 door Champion sedan, I have a fiberglass made locally for a 51, Running a full race 56 Olds, Muncie M21, 8 3/4 mopar with 4.56 gears.
     

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    Here is a pic of the Olds engine and oil pan with paint work by Sinister custom and what I started with on the front end of the Studebaker.
     

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    Here are the mods to the front suspension to install the model A axle I already had. I removed the original front crossmember, removed the original spring buckets and replaced them with 2x3 tubing. I then grafted in a aftermarket 36 ford front crossmember.
     

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    I then attched the mounting bracket for a vega steering box. (still need to finish the brackets up on it)
     

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    Mocked up the motor mounts and trans crossmember. Then pulled body off frame to allow frame to me cleaned and painted. Also finished gutting the interior of the body.
     

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    And this weekend I moved the existing middle crossmember forward 10" and grafted in a loop for a driveshaft safety loop. I also finished mocking up my front suspension. There will be more soon.
     

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    The specs on the Olds are as follows. 1956 block and heads, block has been bored to 4" with Crower rods for a 400 Pontiac, Isky 505C solid roller cam .505 lift with 320duration, Joe Hunt Magneto, 10-1 forged pistons, heads have been reworked with SBC valves and roller rockers from Ross Racing, Aluminum flywheel with steel facing from Ross racing. I have a Hayes 2800lbs pressure plate.
     
  8. backyardbeliever
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    That olds is gonna sound wicked with all that cam. are you running chevy toruses?
     
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    Running a manual 4 speed.
     
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  10. Sinister
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    The car looks like it's in good shape. Great start, too. Very cool!
     
  11. 60galaxieJJ
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    let me know if you need any help man
     
  12. CGkidd
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    What you guys think Tripower pictured earlier or a weiand dual quad with early carters?
     

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    who built the nose?
     
  14. Terrible Tom
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    Thats cool. I'm building a 1950 Stude business coupe myself. I'd be curious about the fiberglass parts too.
    Tom
     
  15. PackardV8
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    Any Stude build has my attention. Next I'm over to the wet side, I'll give you a PM and hope to meet you and see the project.

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    FWIW, the 2x4 WCFBs will make more horses than the trips.

    It's your build, but what that Stude really needs is a poked and stroked Packard V8 with a U-Fab tunnel ram and an aluminum flywheel. The close-ratio Ford toploader bolts right up using an extended pilot bearing. I have one NOS Isky 505C flat tappet cam left. DynoSim says the 505C makes its power 5,000 - 7,000 RPMs; about where the Olds or the Packard loses the main bearings. We could run head's-up and see which one wins the most before it dies. ;>)

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    Same question.
     
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    looks like a good start,I'd use the tri power
     
  18. CGkidd
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    The nose was made by a guy locally for a 51 he is building. It was a spare he had and i got lucky getting it.

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  19. This old Studebaker looks cool,,I'm subscribed. HRP
     
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    Well got the frame work for the fuel cell tacked together.
     

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    I think I am going to run the dual quad.
     
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    Good choice! I'd run the dual quads also!
     
  23. greybeard360
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    Reading thru here reminded me of my OT Nova.... ran a Sig Erson 505 lift 320 duration solid cam in it.... it was a terror around Pomona !!

    Car is looking great so far, should be a blast when you are done !
     
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    Love it, can't wait to see it on the road/track!
     
  25. Coyote56
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    Man that's cool! Had a chance to buy one of those at a local junk yard for $400, but it need more work than I could give it... Not to mention my parents saying an car I have must run ( it didn't have a motor). Have regretted it ever since! Good luck on a sweet car!

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    I got the fuel cell mounted again. After looking at the first mount set up a couple times I decided to move the tank forward a bit.

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    Here is a pic from the front showing the new brackets which will also eliminate any chance of the tank shifting side to side.
     

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    Great build, unique, great craftmanship...thanks for keeping us posted.
     
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    Been busy with work but got a couple of things updated. Started checking some of the body seams where there was some bubbling under the paint. Nice 1 x 8 x 3/16th in stip of lead on the one seam. finished up weling the fuel cell mount and almost done with the front of the chassis. Hoping to get it done and painted soon. I will post more pics when I can.
     

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    Boxing plates are done.

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