A Studebaker Reference Guide

1953

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Starting Serial Number: G14 Champion... G-1197501
  Ser. 4H Commander... 8290001
Location: On plate on left front door lock post.

Starting Motor Serial Number: 6 Cyl... 1004001
  8 Cyl... V-207001
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 93,807
  Commander 76,092
General Specifications:
Model Wheelbase (In.) Tread (front) Tread (rear) Length Width Height Shipping Weight (lb.) Tire Size (In.)
14G 116 56 56 198 69 60 n/a 6.40-15
4H 120 56 56 202 71 61 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
14G Ch-J7 .025 .020 40 2B IGN dmpr n/a .016C .016C n/a 550
4H Ch-H10 .035 .015 34 4B IGN dmpr n/a .022H .022H n/a 550

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