A Studebaker Reference Guide

1963

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Starting Serial Number: 63S - Lark...63S-1001
  63V - Lark & Hawk... 63V-1001
Location: On plate on left front door post.

Starting Motor Serial Number: 63S - Lark... V-1001
  63V - Lark... V-1001
  63V - Hawk... P-1001
Location: 6 and straight 8 - Upper left side of cylinder block.
  V8 - Top side front of cylinder block.

Production Information: 2-dr. Sedan 15,726
  4-dr. Sedan 30,795
  2-dr. Hardtop 3,259
  4-dr.Wagon 10,487
  Convertible 773
  Hawk 3,649
  Taxi & Chassis 1,121
Avanti    Month     Last Serial Number
  January 2981
  Feburary 3562
  March 3979
  April 4210
  May 4516
  June 4807
  August 5120
  September 5365
  October 5593
  November 5629
  December 5647

General Specifications:
Model Wheelbase (In.) Tread (front) Tread (rear) Length Width Height Shipping Weight (lb.) Tire Size (In.)
All 2 dr Sedans & H.Top Conv. n/a n/a n/a 184.0 n/a n/a n/a 6.00-15*
All 4 dr. Sedans n/a n/a n/a 188.0 n/a n/a n/a 6.00-15
All Station Wagons n/a n/a n/a 187.0 n/a n/a n/a 6.00-15
All Hawk Models n/a n/a n/a 204.0 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 8.5 40
Hawk 8 - 3 9/16 x 3 5/8 5 Mech. Adj. 289 40.6 154@2000 300@2800 8.5 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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