A Studebaker Reference Guide

1952

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Starting Serial Number: G12 Champion... G-1115501 & G-907301
  Ser. 3H Commander... 8217001 & 8816001
Location: On plate on left front door lock post.

Starting Motor Serial Number: 6 Cyl... 911501
  8 Cyl... V-123001
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 101,390
  Commander 84,849
General Specifications:
Model Wheelbase (In.) Tread (front) Tread (rear) Length Width Height Shipping Weight (lb.) Tire Size (In.)
12G 115 56 56 197 71 61 n/a 6.40-15
3H 115 54 54 197 71 62 n/a 7.10-15

General Engine Specifications:
Model # of Cyl - Bore & Stroke Displacement Compression Taxable H.P. Developed H.P. Max. Torque
6 Cyl. 6 - 3.0 x 4.0 169.6 7.0 21.6 85 @ 4000 138 @ 2400
8 Cyl. 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
12G Ch-J7 .025 .020 40 2B IGN dmpr n/a .016C .016C 3/8" float 550
3H Ch-H8 .035 .015 29 8B IGN dmpr n/a .016C .016C n/a 550

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