A Studebaker Reference Guide

1951

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1951 Commander Land Cruiser
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Champion Convertible

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Commander 5-Window (Starlight)

Starting Serial Number: 10G Champion... G-1000001 & G-889101
  Ser. H Commander... 8110001 & 8800001
Location: On plate on left front door lock post.

Starting Motor Serial Number: 6 Cyl... 788001
  8 Cyl... V-101
Location: 6 and straight 8 - On front corner on left side of block.
  V8 - On pad on top of block to right if distibutor mounting.

Production Information: Champion 144,286
  Commander 124,280
General Specifications:
Model Wheelbase (In.) Tread (front) Tread (rear) Length Width Height Shipping Weight (lb.) Tire Size (In.)
10G 115 57 54 198 71 61 2730 6.40-15
V8-H 115-119 57 54 198-202 71 62 3255 7.10-15

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 8 - 3 3/8 x 3 1/4 232.6 7.0 36.4 120 @ 4000 190 @ 2000

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 H-8 .0375 .018 22-29 8B IGN dmpr 120@150 .014-.016 .014-.016 5/8" float 550

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