Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pat Tillman's Ghost · 1940 '413' Studebaker

Via LH


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  1. Nice looking car. I had a 1940 Champion and the grill was different. I guess this one started life as a Commander. I am curious about them saying it is "stroked with a 440 crank." I've fooled with Mopars and Studebakers (and the occasional Kaiser) for over 35 years. The 413 and the 440 had the same stroke and used the same crank so its not stroked unless the 440 crank that they put in it has been stroked. (That doesn't take anything away from the car, just makes me wonder about the script). The 1940 Studebaker is one of my all time favorite cars and the 413 is my all time favorite Mopar engine. Nice post!

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    1. "stroked with a 440 crank."

      I hadn't heard that before also. I had a cab company once and put a 383 in a '72 Valiant which had been a cab with a 318 before. Changed the K frame, sent the tranny from a 383 to Art Carr and had the 383 motor done pretty nice at the machine shop . Kept it as a cab which I would use if it got busy and I sure got some rquestions from people especially the Marines. :)

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  2. I'm guessing you could put a 440 crank in a 383 block and get something close to a 413 or a 383 crank in a 440 block and hit about the same number. I don't know enough off hand about Chrysler engines to do the math but that is the way it works with Chevy engines. For example people often build 383 small block Chevy's. It can be done with a 400 crank in a 350 block or a 350 crank in a 400 block. Similar numbers work out interchanging 396, 427 and 454 parts.

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    1. They may well have been what he was talking about.

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  3. Not a Studebaker ! That is a 1940 Willys ! Similar body but way different grill ! Do a search & you will see ! I thought somethin' didn't look right ! Beautiful truck/rod nevertheless !

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  4. The grill is different because it is a Willys !

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    1. :) Could it be a Studebaker with a Willy's grill?

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