A Studebaker Reference Guide

1961

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Starting Serial Number: 61S - Lark...61S-1001
  61V - Lark & Hawk... 61V-1001
Location: On plate on left front door post.

Starting Motor Serial Number: 61S - Lark... S-172601
  61V - Lark... V-510401
  61V - Hawk... P-74701
Location: 6 and straight 8 - Upper left side of cylinder block.
  V8 - Top side front of cylinder block.

Production Information: 2-dr. Sedan 13,275
  4-dr. Sedan 28,670
  2-dr. Hardtop 3,211
  2-dr. Wagon 2,166
  4-dr.Wagon 6,552
  Convertible 1,898
  Hawk 3,117
  Taxi & Chassis 824
General Specifications:
Model Wheelbase (In.) Tread (front) Tread (rear) Length Width Height Shipping Weight (lb.) Tire Size (In.)
6 Cyl Lark, Sedans & H.Top n/a n/a n/a 175.0 n/a n/a n/a 5.90-15*
V8 Lark, Sedans & H.Top n/a n/a n/a 175.0 n/a n/a n/a 6.40-15*
6 Cyl Hawk n/a n/a n/a 204.0 n/a n/a n/a 6.40-15
V8 Hawk n/a n/a n/a 204.0 n/a n/a n/a 6.70-15
6 Cyl Station Wagons n/a n/a n/a 184 1/2 n/a n/a n/a 6.40-15
V8 Convertibles n/a n/a n/a 175.0 n/a n/a n/a 6.70-15

* Convertibles 6.50-15.

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
All 6 Cyl. 6 - 3 x 4 4 Mech. Adj. 169.6 21.6 112 @ 4500 225 @ 4500 8.5 40
All V8, exc. Hawk 8 - 3 9/16 x 3 1/4 5 Mech. Adj. 259 40.6 * note 1 * note 1 8.8 40
Hawk 8 - 3 9/16 x 3 5/8 5 Mech. Adj. 289 40.6 154@2000 300@2800 8.8 40

* note 1With 2 BBL Carburetor: HP- 180@4500, Torque- 260@2800. With 4 BBL Carburetor: HP-195@4500, Torque- 265@2800.

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
All, 6 Cyl H14Y .035 39 .020 4B 150 .024 .024 4 550
V8 H14Y .035 31 .015 4B 140 .026 .026 4 550

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