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1963 R2 289 Studebaker V8 as offered in Avanti or indeed, any model of Studebaker but trucks. This one is tweaked a bit from factory and probably does around 300 HP. It has enlarged intake valves, custom headers, all reciprocating parts are balanced, a 500 cfm Edelbrock and Pertronix ignition driving a 4.10 TT diff through a 55 Studebaker overdrive transmission with the shifter top adapted from this truck's original 3-speed unit.

Uploaded by garyhallgren on December 17th 2017

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December 4th 2017

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This truck came out of a barn after 38 years complete except for battery. It was also festooned with pipe racks and work boxes...and mouse nests everywhere. The mice ruined the windshield header, backlight header and their excreta ate holes in the fenders under the headlight pods. It's powered by a 1963 Studebaker 289 R2, which means supercharged. It sits on Studebaker truck axles from 1957, rear is 4.10 TT. Those are Stude truck wheels and caps, too.