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- July 29, 2007 at 6:57 pm #126168AnonymousGuest
Some before and after pictures of the Car of the Week: 1951 Studebaker Champion Coupe.
Here is a bio of the car from the owner:
“Chris an I bought the car in April 2001 from the son of the original owner in Covina, CA. He had driven the car until the radiator sprung a major leak, then parked it in his driveway for about 10 years while he struggled with his decesion of what to do with his moms last car.
I initially restored it with the original drive train; flathead 6 cyl, 3 speed manual trans w/overdrive and drove and showed it that way for a little over a year until the engine developed a troubling knock. I removed the engine and started tearing it down with every intention of repairing it… Somewhere around this time I decided that it would be much more fun to drive with more horsepower. I ended up building the engine you see in it today – 350 CI Chevy 0.040 overbore 1.94 heads (camel-hump) and a mild cam (I actually had a more aggressive cam in it for awhile but got tired of the lumpy idle). The trans is a 700R4 and the Diff is a Ford 8″ w/ 3.80:1 gear set.”
Thanks to Paul & Chris for sending us the photos and bio of this Studebaker Champion.July 30, 2007 at 7:35 am #128998AnonymousGuest
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