A Studebaker Reference Guide

1935

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The car shown has non-original head lights. Other 1935 cars included the Dictator and President with various body styles topped by the Land Cruiser Sedans.

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1935 Commander Roadster

Starting Serial Number: Dictator Six (1A)... 5500001 - 5512000
  Dictator Six (2A)... 5212001 - 5235000
  Commander Eight (1B)... 8103001 - up
  President Eight (1C)... 7101001 - 7104000
Location: N/A.

Starting Motor Serial Number: N/A
Production Information: N/A
General Specifications:
Model Wheelbase (In.) Tread (front) Tread (rear) Length Width Height Shipping Weight (lb.) Tire Size (In.)
Dictator Six (Std) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Commander Eight n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
President Eight n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

General Engine Specifications:
Model # of Cyl - Bore & Stroke Displacement Developed H.P. Compression
Dictator Six. 3 1/4 x 4 1/8 205.3 88 @ 3600 6.3
Commander Eight 3 1/16 x 4 1/4 250.4 107 @ 3600 6.0
President Eight 3 1/16 x 4 1/4 250.4 110 @ 3600 6.5
Commander, President Firing Order: 1-6-2-5-8-3-7-4
Dictator Firing Order: 1-5-3-6-2-4

Engine Tune-Up Specifications:
Model Plug Type Plug Gap Point Gap Ign. Timing Inlet Tappet (hot) Exhaust Tappet (hot) Min. Engine Idle
Dictator n/a .025 .018 - .024 *1 .004 .006 n/a
Commander, President n/a .025 .018 - .024 *2 .004 .006 n/a

*1 - Flywheel marked for U.D.C. of pistons #1 & #6. Crank motor to U.D.C. compression stroke #1 piston. Loosen clamp arm screw and locate distributor rotor for ignition at #1 spark plug with points just breaking contact. Tighten clamp screw.

*2 - Time ignition by #1 cylinder and stationary set of contact points. Crank motor to U.D.C. compression stroke of #1 cylinder as shown by flywheel mark U.D.C. Loosen clamp arm screw, locate distributor rotor for ignition at #1 spark plug, stationary set of points just breaking contact, Tighten clamp screw.

**Note: When checking or setting ignition timing on motors equipped with automatic starting device, turn switch key to extreme left. In this position ignition circuit is closed; automatic device remains inoperative.

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