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Don
SN60
Thu May 9, 2013 19:30
63.155.44.51

If your SC has been setting around for a long time the balls and races seem to cause minor defects in each other and fail within a short time when you try to run the unit on the engine. That can lead to big time failure/cost. John is also the man when it comes to parts and repair. If you have substantial mechanical experience and a VERY clean place to work you might be able to do a rebuild yourself. There are sources describing the overhaul procedure in some of the Studebaker and Avanti forums and elsewhere. I had John regrind the races for an SN60 a couple of years back and bought new drive balls and some other items from him. I have dealt with him for over 30 years (We aren't youngsters.) and he is great to work with. I drove a '53 Starliner hardtop when I was in college. Started with an overbore and milled heads with 3 speed and OD. Then went to a 370 cid Pontiac (1958 only) 26-29 mpg and scary fast. Good luck with your '53 and check carefully for fan shroud clearance when you test fit the SN60.

  • Re: SN60Tex Grier, Thu May 9 11:07
    Sorry about the misspelling of Mr. Erb's name. i apologize to him also. I am looing forward to hearing from him. From all accounts, he is THE man on these things. I am going to put this on a 53... more
    • SN60 — Don, Thu May 9 19:30
      • Re: SN60Anonymous, Tue May 28 10:20
        It has been sitting. I contacted mr Erb by phone, and he was really a super guy to talk to. Full of information. I have a e-mail in to him now. Hope to get unit refreshed or mabyget nec. parts. he is ... more
        • Re: SN60Bob Burkey, Wed May 29 08:25
          John, Tex, etal. Just an FYI for you guys. I helped my neighbor load a Mustang GT350 (1963 I think) on a trailer last weekend. It has the original Shelby option SN60 - - it too had the "60" seal. As... more
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