Studebaker 170 OHV

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Studebaker 170 OHV

Post #1 by StarDiero75 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:00 pm

I just bought a 61 Lark with the OHV 6 not to long ago and figured I'd start a forum on here about them since I didn't see one.

Feel free to tell your problems or give advice on these engines since there isn't much info on these. I know I'd appreciate info too.

Thanks everyone!
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--1965 stock 200 Ranchero w/ 3.03 column shift, 8" rear 2.8 (Yes I know the gearing sucks), weber 32/36, CRT Performance HEI.
--1961 Studebaker Lark VI, OHV 170 l6 in the process of being resurrected.
--Creator of the only Weber 32/36 conversion video.

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Re: Studebaker 170 OHV

Post #2 by xctasy » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:57 am

Everything about the last Studebakers was very reasonable.

Good IFS

Good chassis

Good ventilation

Good brakes

To the stalwart reliablity of the old 1939 six was added another 2000 rpm and more miles per gallon, and genuinely good acceleration with the extra 22hp and making 20.3 second quarter miles and 0-60's in 16 secs was far better than the unmodified 170 flattie. Prblem is, all the gear is for the flatties, they have 140 hp versions which really honk.

Your OHV options are great, though.

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http://www.studebaker-info.org/Tech/OHV ... aders.html

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Bill Cathcart Studebaker Parts, 43 Douglas Drive, Plainfield, CT 06374. Tel: 860-564-5852. General parts, Champ 6 specialist.

He's now 79, so go easy on the man. :wink:

Add Bill Cathcart's T5 gearbox adaptor

his split headers,

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a home built 4bbl Carter AFB or WCFB iron intake

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Modern transistorised ignition

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And your six port headed in liner will make 185 hp with the right reground cam profile.
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Re: Studebaker 170 OHV

Post #3 by StarDiero75 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:11 am

xctasy wrote:Everything about the last Studebakers was very reasonable.

Good IFS

Good chassis

Good ventilation

Good brakes

To the stalwart reliablity of the old 1939 six was added another 2000 rpm and more miles per gallon, and genuinely good acceleration with the extra 22hp and making 20.3 second quarter miles and 0-60's in 16 secs was far better than the unmodified 170 flattie. Prblem is, all the gear is for the flatties, they have 140 hp versions which really honk.

Your OHV options are great, though.

Image

http://www.studebaker-info.org/Tech/OHV ... aders.html

Image

Bill Cathcart Studebaker Parts, 43 Douglas Drive, Plainfield, CT 06374. Tel: 860-564-5852. General parts, Champ 6 specialist.

He's now 79, so go easy on the man. :wink:

Add Bill Cathcart's T5 gearbox adaptor

his split headers,

Image

a home built 4bbl Carter AFB or WCFB iron intake

Image

Image

Modern transistorised ignition

Image

And your six port headed in liner will make 185 hp with the right reground cam profile.

Dude that's sick!! Thanks for all the Info. For the most part I want to keep the car pretty stock. But the headers sound like a good idea. I might try to set up a weber 32/36 on it like I did my 65 Ranchero 200.
--1965 stock 200 Ranchero w/ 3.03 column shift, 8" rear 2.8 (Yes I know the gearing sucks), weber 32/36, CRT Performance HEI.
--1961 Studebaker Lark VI, OHV 170 l6 in the process of being resurrected.
--Creator of the only Weber 32/36 conversion video.

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