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Old 07-10-2003, 10:23 AM
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Stude to Chevy engine swap

I have a 63 Studebaker larl with a V-8 3-speed O.D. with a worn motor.I also have a good Chevy 327 motor. What is involved in the swap to the chevy. I would like to keep the stock trans. I believe that Studebaker used Chevy motors before going under and hope this will be an easy swap. Any coments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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I think the Studebaker V8's were not related to the Chevys. A friend of mine in high school had a Lark with a 289, also not a Ford motor. The Avanti's did use Chevy 327's & 350's, but this was after Studebaker bit the dust.
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Old 07-11-2003, 05:52 AM
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Offenhauser used to offer a trans adapter #4058 for that swap.Might check then out as well as soome of the old speed shops on line.
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Old 07-11-2003, 07:15 PM
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I had a 60 Lark with a small block chevy in it, the stock Stude trans is an early borg-warner with a Ford style bolt pattern and input shaft if I remember correctly. I used a muncie 4-speed (chevy three spd would work) had to fabricate the clutch linkage, and engine mounts, replaced the driveshaft with the correct length from a pile of shafts at the bone yard. The stock Stude rear is an early 50's Ford type unit and will break(spent many evenings replacing spider gears, untill a 9" 57 Ford rear came along).

Also the 259-289-304 engines were Studebaker engines, they looked similar to early fifties Caddies.
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