Wednesday, August 27, 2014

5k: Studorcharged: 1949 Studebaker 2R15 With 289SC V8

This next...umm...vehicle..comes to us as a tip from regular DT contributor Andy L who writes: Here is something I needed to share with you.  I am not sure if this passes as a rat rod, a horrorod (too soon?), a work truck or a waste of a supercharged Studebaker engine.  In any case, it is certainly an automotive curiosity and something I would like to drive just for the experience.  Also, hearing one of these blown stude motors is on my bucket list.  Find this 1949 Studebaker 2R15 1-Ton Truck with 289 Golden Hawk motor offered for $7,500 in Bellevue, NE.  

This thing started life as a 1-Ton Studebaker pickup powered by a 170 cubic inch Champion-6 good for around 85 horsepower according to the Studebaker driver's club website.  This was 1949 when  pickups weren't required to be faster than passenger cars and the bro movement hadn't been lifted off the ground yet...literally...

Under the hood is a 289 cubic inch V8 from a Golden Hawk that produces 275 horsepower with the aid of the factory added McCulloch (later renamed Paxton...but not for the small town in Nebraska, home of Ole's Big Game Steakhouse which features the largest collection of stuffed animal carcases this side of...well... a fur factory) supercharger. 

The original flat gauge cluster has been ditched for a set of autometer(?) style round gauges, probably for the better, but I do prefer the style of the original gauges.  

 See a better way to start a Pebble Beach towing business?

1 comment:

  1. If you're going to be burning 4 tires at a shot, they might as well be a cheapo mismatched used set.

    Some localities may require bumpers and fenders. It does have a certain "bad ass" quality to it though

    Pictures were taken in the spring, after the grass greened up, but before the leaves came out. Might have come out of winter storage and been for sale since. It's getting toward time to put the toys back away or sell them. Winter storage often carries a cost.


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