A Studebaker Reference Guide

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Starting Serial Number: Six (Model 55)... 5120001 - 5133400
  Dictator Eight (Model 62)... 9015001 - up
  Commander Eight (Model 71)... 8036001 - 8040000
  President Eight (Model 91)... 6025001 - 6027400

Location: On frame under left front fender.

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General Specs | General Engine Specs | Engine Tune Up Specs | Engine Clearances | Lube Chart

General Specifications:
Model Wheelbase (In.) Shipping Weight (lb.) Tire Size (In.)
55 117 n/a 5.50-18
62 117 n/a 5.50-18
71 125 n/a 6.00-18
91 135 n/a 6.50-18
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General Engine Specifications:
Model # of Cyl - Bore & Stroke Displacement Compression Max Brake H.P. H.P. per Cubic In. # of Main Bearings
55 6 - 3 1/4 x 4 5/8 230.0 5.00 80@3200 .348 4
62 8 - 3 1/16 x 3 3/4 221.0 5.00 81@3200 .366 9
71 8 - 3 1/16 x 4 1/4 250.4 5.15 101@3200 .403 9
91 6 - 3 1/2 x 4 3/8 337.0 5.10 122@3200 .363 9
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Engine Tune-Up Specifications:
Model Plug Type Plug Gap Point Gap Dwell Ign. Timing Ign. Timing Mark Compression Inlet Tappet Exhaust Tappet
55 Champ - 2 .025 .018-.024 36 M-15
A-23
Note1 100@1200 .004C .007C
62, 71 Champ - 2 .025 .018-.024 34 M-25
A-27
Note2 105@1200 .003C .007C
91 Champ - 2 .025 .018-.024 34 M-25
A-21
Note3 n/a .004C .007C
M=Manual, A=Automatic

Note1: With spark control button pushed in for full advance, breaker points open when the punch mark 1/2" ahead of the DC1-6 (or UDC1-6) mark aligns with the peep hole pointer.

Note2: With spark control fully advanced, stationary breaker points open when the punch mark 3/4" ahead of the UDC1-8 mark on the flywheel aligns with the peep hole pointer.

Note3: With spark control fully advanced, stationary breaker points open when the punch mark 1" ahead of the UDC1-8 mark on the flywheel aligns with the peep hole pointer.

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Engine Clearances:
Model Piston Top Piston Bottom Ring Gap Oil Ring Gap Comp. Wristpin Rod Clearance Rod Endplay Thrust on # Main Endplay Main Clearance
55 .012 .002 .013 .013 .0001 .0008 .005 3 .003 .005
62 .012 .002 .013 .013 .0003 .0008 .005 1 .003 .001
71 .013 .0015 .013 .013 .0001 .0008 .005 1 .003 .001
91 .022 .0015 .013 .013 .0001 .0008 .003 1 .003 .001
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Lubrication Chart:
Engine Transmission Rear Axle
Model Temp SAE # Temp SAE # Temp SAE # Rear Wheel Bearings Front Wheel Bearings Steering Gear Clutch Release Bearing Water Pump & Fan
55, 62 Above 90 40 Summer 110FW Summer 110 Pack w/Cup Grease Pack w/Cup Grease Chassis Lube 160 Oil Cup Grease & 30 Oil
45 - 90 30 Winter 90FW Winter 90
10 - 45 20 Below 15 80FW
Below 10 10
71 Above 90 40 Summer 110FW Summer 110 Pack w/Cup Grease Pack w/Cup Grease Chassis Lube 160 Oil Fan: 30 Oil
45 - 90 30 Winter 90FW Winter 90
10 - 45 20 Below 15 80FW
Below 10 10
91 Above 90 40 Above 35 110FW Summer 110 Pack w/Cup Grease Pack w/Cup Grease Chassis Lube 160 Oil Fan: 30 Oil
45 - 90 30 15 to 35 90FW Winter 90
10 - 45 20 -15 to 15 80FW
Below 10 10
FW= Free Wheeling
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