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Caddy intake on a Stude Hawk

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jrlemke, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. jrlemke
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 83

    jrlemke
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    I want to put tri-power on my 61 Hawk. I think an aftermarket Caddy intake should be easier to find than a Studebaker. What year/size Caddy can be modified to fit and what is required? Thanks Jim
     
  2. You can make it work, but the ports don't line up very well, probably off by 1/8". I had a 57 ElDorado 3X2 on my Stude 289 for years, ran great. and looked good. Swapped it for a STU-V 2X2 a couple of months ago.

    The Stude intake bolts are further inboard by about 1/4" It's not just a matter of "Ovaling a couple holes" like I was told.
    When I machined mine the bolt holes were fine, but when I counterbored it went into 3 of the runners. Had to teach myself how to braze to fix the problem.

    I just happen to have a couple pictures after the braze, coincidentally, make sure you get ALL the grease out of the inside of the intake before pre-heating it in the kitchen oven.....There's lots of smoke.

    Do a search too, there might be a couple threads about this already.
     

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  3. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
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    If you need to go to a lot of trouble to convert a Cad manifold, would it be easier to make a Stude two bbl. manifold into a three two with weld in adapters?
     

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