I put a 374 CI in a 53 coupe back 1n 1960. I bought a Dual Four barrel
manifold from Mossart & Keller Studebaker in Houston for $28.00 for it. I
wish I would have kept the Manifold! One just sold on eBay for $2152.00.
Wow! What insanity! My parents bought a new Ford from Mosehart Keller in
'63, the first year that
they sold Fords. They had been selling Studes since 1889 or so. I fell in
love with some of the left over '62 models on their lot & some of the nice
used Hawks. I was 9 then, & could not convince my Dad to buy one of the
marked-down new '62 Studes. Shame.
Are you from Houston, Allen?
I lived in Baytown until I was 39 and then moved to Uvalde, TX. in 1972. I
worked a few years for Skinner Motors a Studebaker dealer on S. Shaver in
Pasadena until 1964. I used to drag race my studebakers at Dayton Drag Strip
and Porter Drag Strip north of Houston. I'm just getting back into
If it is a "55, there is a good chance it might be a 374 as the Packard
engines were not available until the 1956 model year. Someon might have
repowered it, and back then the easy way woould have been to use a Packard
352/374. What does it have in the way of carbs on it? If there are two, the
you could be assured it is a 374.
I didnt get to far into looking at it.No air cleaner on the 4 bbl carb and
the engine was locked up.Had chrome valve covers with the Packard
script...whoopee. Previous owner(deceased) was turning a 55 President into a
Left front of block:S-11600
Back of block near the bellhousing: A-572094
Passenger side below valve cover: 6480406CD/
The body has the tag on the firewall 56J-K7 but that was added on,I am
waiting to find out if the title is for a '55 Stude or if it's for a '56 GH.
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