A Studebaker Reference Guide

1950

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Starting Serial Number: 9G Champion... G-468101 & G-851801
  Ser. 17A Commander... 4368901 & 4839001
Location: On plate on left front door lock post.

Starting Motor Serial Number: Ser. 9G Champion... 521001
  Ser. 17A Commander... H-370001
Location: On front corner on left side of block.

Production Information: Champion 270,604
  Commander 72,562
General Specifications:
Model Wheelbase (In.) Tread (front) Tread (rear) Length Width Height Shipping Weight (lb.) Tire Size (In.)
9G 113 56 54 197 70 62 2750 6.40-15
17A 120-124 56 54 208-212 70 62 3255 7.50-15

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 7.0 21.6 85 @ 4000 138 @ 2400
Commander 6 - 3 5/16 x 4 3/8 245.6 7.0 26.3 102 @ 3200 205 @ 1200

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 - 40 2B IGN dmpr 120@150 .016 .016 3/8" float 550
Commander J-7 .027 1/2 .020 31 - 37 2B IGN dmpr 120@150 .016 .016 5/8" float 550

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