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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 20, 5:28 PM
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The 63 Larks didn't have officially listed horsepower ratings on the R engines. That kept them from being legal for NHRA stock class competition. R1 was normally aspirated and unofficially rated at 225 horsepower, R2, the garden variety supercharged version was unofficially rated at 289 horsepower, and the Granatelli blueprinted 304 cubic inch R3 was unofficially underrated at a measly 300 horses. There is a pretty nice white R2 with sliding roof hardtop on ebay right now somewhere in Ohio. Buy it and be the envy of all the grey haired Stude owners.
I can tell you and R2 engine was close 340hp and the R3 was around 400

Seen them dyno at that with minor mods . Headers and air cleaners

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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 20, 5:30 PM
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By the fender badge that was a 289 standard motor . All Jet Thrust AKA Avanti motors the badge would have been oval.

Pretty impressive in those days not many woman were allowed to race.

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post #18 of 24 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 20, 5:36 PM
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The first matchup the Camaro won just. Second the studebaker wins . Not bad a small block going after a 396 both are towards the end of the video
https://youtu.be/N0WiIIZaFm8
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post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 20, 9:30 PM Thread Starter
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. It was factory-built as an R1, with HD column shift Flight O Matic, Twin Traction 4.09 rear end, Super Red and the rare #333 option, which consisted of rear "Radius rods and stabilizer bar". It even came with 5" Avanti wheels, a very rare occurrence. Most Avanti-powered Larks & Hawks came with the standard 4 1/2" wheels. The production order said "SOLD RUSH" and #92: "Service for retail delivery". Destination was San Bernardino, California. We spent quite a while looking at it.

Only four 1963 Standards were made with Avanti engines, and Gordon's was the lone R1. H
They apparenrly later made it an R2 abd R3.

The story goes if i recall Gordon and his wife pictured above, ordered two Studebakers. His and hers. Apparently when they arrived at the Warren Day dealership, Gordon was steaming mad. The dealership thought they were doing him a favor and gave both cars free undercoating. They took the cars home and spent the weekend scrapping off all the extra weight of the undercoating. Apparently his car still exists and has been restored along with a few tributes.

I guess in 1963, Gordon won his class at the AHRA Winternationals in Pamona. I never met him. Shame is, i spent a lot of time as a little tike behind the scenes at Riverside and Pamona still to this day I have never been down a track on my own.
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Re: A bit of History

If you are old you will know the the answer. What type of V-8 was in the Early (55-56) Study Lark type bodys...... My buddy had a 2 Dr. dark blue post car.
I am not sure, Were the early ones called the " Daytonas", Or were they later,,,Not sure of the year?
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If you are old you will know the the answer. What type of V-8 was in the Early (55-56) Study Lark type bodys...... My buddy had a 2 Dr. dark blue post car.

I am not sure, Were the early ones called the " Daytonas", Or were they later,,,Not sure of the year?
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No Larks until 1959. Stude had it's own 232 V8 in 1951, 52, 53 and 54. Early 55's (cars with flat windshields) had 224 cubes, later 55's that had wraparound windshields used 259's. 259's and optional 289's were used from 56 thru 64, with the Granatelli built 304.5 in 63 and 64. All these engines were based on the first V8 design. The Studebaker V8 was developed in-house in 1949-50 by the Studebaker engineering department under the direction of Stanwood W. Sparrow. It was available in different displacements at different times. Although some running changes were made during the period 1951-64 (e.g., converting to full-flow oil filter in mid-1962), all Studebaker V8s are essentially interchangeable, with the only major differences being bore and stroke. A Packard V8 was used only in 1956 Golden Hawks and in 65 and 66 GM/McKinnon engines were used in Canadian built cars.

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The name Daytona was first used in 1962.

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My 62 Daytona . Never put on the spears but I have NOS ones . Funny car 259 V8 auto ,manual drum brakes and radio delet

My 64 Hawk my dad bought new . Has a tad over 30k miles and has never been restored
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That is COOL !!!!
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post #24 of 24 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 20, 1:09 PM
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Also have an Avanti . Bought in 1974 car is also all original car.
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