Sell it. Or use its guts for my 62 Studebaker?

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  1. 5th avenue Rob

    5th avenue Rob Well-Known Member

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    The 88 5th ave runs very strong and never let me down but it's time to build my Studebaker and I want the 318 and other parts. I put on a 4v intake hei ignition and duel exhaust. What's it worth?
     
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    Mikes5thAve Well-Known Member

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    It all depends on condition and location.
     
  3. 5th avenue Rob

    5th avenue Rob Well-Known Member

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    No rust. Just a little worn out. Rear axel is clunking and the headliner is gone. That kind of stuff. Runs like a champ. Smoke the right rear tire through all three gears. Hence the rear end clunk. The stude is cool though.

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    IndieDippy Well-Known Member

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    hmmmm. no rust. i can't imagine junking a fully running not rusty car. i'm sure if you look hard enough you can find a running junker out there. of course also the question of how attached are you to your Fifth?
     
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    Not to mention, the body looks like it is pretty dent free, and in an uncommon color.
     
  6. Hayzoos

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    Tough call. I'm leaning towards sell. Both issues identified are not unexpected. The axle cannot handle that power. I do not believe any fabric on foam headliner from that era survived.
    Do some research on other engine options for the Studebaker, maybe a Magnum, maybe a factory fuel injected 318. What about the transmission?
    You may be able to pull the engine and still sell the 5th.