A Studebaker Reference Guide

1954

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Starting Serial Number: 15G Champion... G-1274001
  Ser. 5H Commander... 8354901
Location: On plate on left front door post.

Starting Motor Serial Number: 6 Cyl... 1090001
  8 Cyl... V-282501
Location: 6 and straight 8 - Upper left side of cylinder block.
  V8 - Top side front of cylinder block.

Production Information: Champion 51,431
  Commander 30,499
General Specifications:
Model Wheelbase (In.) Tread (front) Tread (rear) Length Width Height Shipping Weight (lb.) Tire Size (In.)
15G n/a n/a n/a 198 n/a n/a n/a 6.40-15
5H n/a n/a n/a 202 n/a n/a n/a 7.10-15

General Engine Specifications:
Model # of Cyl - Bore & Stroke # of Main Bearings Type of Lifter Used Displacement Taxable H.P. Developed H.P. Max. Torque Compression Oil Pressure
6 Cyl. L Head 6 - 3.0 x 4.0 4 Mech. Adj. 169 21.6 85 @ 4000 138 @ 2400 7.5 40
V8 8 - 3 3/8 x 3 1/4 5 Mech. Adj. 232 36.4 120 @ 4000 190 @ 2000 7.5 40

Engine Tune-Up Specifications:
Model Plug Type Plug Gap Dwell Point Gap Ign. Timing Compression Inlet Tappet (hot) Exhaust Tappet (hot) Fuel Pressure Min. Engine Idle
15G J7 .025 39 .020 2B 130 .016 .016 4 1/2 550
5H H11 .035 31 .015 4B 130 .026 .026 4 1/2 550

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