One of a kind engine for sale at york-please pm
One of a kind engine for sale at york-please pm
Man! That thing looks great! How 'bout "the details." (Gotta be a story.)
However, my "one of a kind" lowball offer would render a pm unnecessary.
I hope someone with sufficient resources shows up to claim it.
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I an not familiar with Studebaker performance engines. What make/model/brand are those exhaust manifolds?
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Story? Specs?? $$$$$$???
Inquiring minds would like to know....
“one of a kind”
342 cubic inch studebaker short block
please see video of short block build
roller cam-see spec sheet
nos-original r3 heads-cc’d-ports matched from paxton products
original r3 valve covers
newly chromed valve cover oil caps
new copper head gaskets
incorrect intake manifold
nos-original new r3 pressure box
original used r3 carburetor-#3808
r2 distributor with advance plate locked
bronze distributor gear
new accell spark plug wires
new paxton novi gss supercharger
nos supercharger pulley
nos supercharger mount
nos “l” bracket
nos supercharger idler arm
nos idler arm spring and bushings
nos idler arm pulley
new repop avanti ho crank pulley
new avanti water pump
nos ho water pump pulley
nos thermostat housing
new 170 themostat
used avanti water manifold
used lark/hawk style fan
used viscous fan drive
used 41 amp. Alternator
used ho alternator pulley
used-rebuilt r2 fuel pump
nos-original cast iron headers
nos transigniter ignition
nos studebaker oil filter
new-findanza aluminum flywheel
new-ram 975 ceramic clutch disc
new-ram 403 pressure plate (2800 lbs)
this complete display is for sale as shown
Unicorns DO exist!! I wish I could afford this one.....
Auction scenario or its there a price on it?
That thing is beautiful.
Please explain the 'Granatelli Engine' description in the header.
How much and exactly where?
The block has the granatelli name stamped on the top in front of the valley pan on the passenger side.notice it does not have freeze plugs and on the rear on top where the bellhousing mounts, there is no dish in the casting, it is solid. Very strong block
taking offers on pm, and taking bids at york ie ebay type bids.
Great pics, thanks Len! Is the deck height 'standard', or did these blocks have an increased deck height?
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It would be interesting to see inside the water jackets with a bore scope. I saw this block at Nimishs' house in Atlanta. He has come up with some neat stuff.
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"342 cubic inch studebaker short block
please see video of short block build"
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What's the current high bid so I know if I should even bother?
I'd rather be driving my Studebaker!
This really IS a very "Special" block for sure. Not only No Core Plugs, but the Casting number is usually where "Granatelli" is stamped.
Well lets see, Genuine Original 304.5 c.i.d. R3's are rumored to be pushing $100,000.00, so a Paxton Custom, one of a kind "342" is worth?
I will take offers on my pm. Please provide your name,phone number and offer. The pictures do not do this display justice as you will see at york. I am sure when you see it your offer will be substantially higher, but you be the judge
No core plugs. Must have made for an 'interesting' time getting the casting sand out.
All that and why would the heads be left rusty bare metal???
Must be a cricket convention!!
The heads were left as is because that is the way they were shipped from paxton. I did not want to take away anything from originality. If you noticed the wooden crates in the background, you would appreciate the original pieces. I am assuming the people that ask these questions are not going to bid on a classic piece
So the rare curiosity finally comes out of decades of obscurity, ....and should pass back into obscurity, questions unasked because those that would ask might not bid?
Not a chance that I'd be bidding. But having a life time of interest in all things Studebaker, the details of such a rare piece, and what 'might have been' are intriguing.
Can't help but wonder about all the details not revealed. Bore and Stroke? Lifter valley masked off, what is out of sight, any additional valley reinforcement?
Obviously strong block, but are the cylinder walls any thicker than a standard Full-Flo block? Has the short block ever been ran, or re-bored?
A 'common' R-3 is 'classic' as most Stude folks are familiar with it. This one is so rare that it is not as much a 'classic' as it is a relatively unknown unobtainium oddity or anomaly. Howbeit certainly a good and extremely desirable one.
"One of a kind", Was this the only Granatelli 342 that was cast? or the only one known to survive?
Will it spend another fifty years on an engine stand, all that potential untapped? All too likely.
Last edited by Jessie J.; 03-11-2016 at 04:03 AM.
Core shift had became a problem in the late Full-Flow castings. I'd guess that such considerations would be purely academic with this block now,
But can't help but wonder if that was one of the problems that Granatelli was intent on addressing with this new casting.
Seems like it would be with the high rejection rate on the R-3s 'selected' standard blocks.
One story heard a long tome ago was that there were several blocks left outside the foundry in a pile of loose material.
These were never machined/fully machined. Hence no welch plug holes.
I have seen this block in person...years ago.
Can't add anything, or take anything away from the story, or the offering.
One small item. The part number for the Chrysler roller lifters is no longer a good part number.
All that would mean is that a replacement lifter would be hard to come by (odds of that are rare).
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The engine 'disappeared' early Saturday afternoon from York, as quickly as it appeared that morning?????? stupak
I think you mean Friday afternoon.
Studefan: YES.....Friday, not Saturday. Time flies when you're having fun!!! stupak
I saw it rolled in Friday morning, then I saw it leaving about mid afternoon.
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Be a nice office or man cave item but at the dollar figure you sure wouldn't want to fire it up and head down the drag strip unless you have more money than brains.