A Studebaker Reference Guide

1949

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1949 Commander

Starting Serial Number: 8G Champion... G-400501 & G-839701
  Ser. 16A Commander... 4361001 & 4832701
Location: On plate on left front door lock post.

Starting Motor Serial Number: Ser. 8G Champion... 441001
  Ser. 16A Commander... H-326001
Location: On front corner on left side of block.

Production Information:
N/A at this time

General Specifications:
Model Wheelbase (In.) Tread (front) Tread (rear) Length Width Height Shipping Weight (lb.) Tire Size (In.)
8G 112 56 54 191 70 61 2720 5.50-15
16A 119-123 55 54 204-208 70 62 3195 6.50-15

General Engine Specifications:
Model # of Cyl - Bore & Stroke Displacement Compression Taxable H.P. Developed H.P. Max. Torque
Champion 6 - 3.0 x 4.0 169.6 6.5 21.6 80 @ 4000 134 @ 2000
Commander 6 - 3 5/16 x 4 3/8 226.2 6.5 26.3 94 @ 3600 176 @ 1600

Engine Tune-Up Specifications:
Model Plug Type Plug Gap Point Gap Dwell Ign. Timing Ign. Timing Mark Compression Inlet Tappet Exhaust Tappet Carb. Float Height Min. Engine Idle
Champion J-7 .027 1/2 .020 38 2B IGN dmpr 105@150 .016 .016 3/8" float 550
Commander J-7 .027 1/2 .020 38 2B IGN dmpr 105@150 .016 .016 5/8" float 550

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