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Second Chance Garage

Second Chance Garage

For the Classic Car
Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

Second Chance Garage

For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

ENGINE SPECS

1956 Studebaker 289 V8 Engine Specs

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model Designation: President V8, Classic V8, Sky Hawk V8, Pinehurst V8: 56H

Wheel base: President & Pinehurst: 116-1/2; Classic & Sky Hawk: 120-1/2

Valve Location: In head

Bore and Stroke: 3-9/16 x 3-5/8

Piston displacement, Cubic Inches: 289

Compression ratio: 7.80

Maximum Brake Horsepower: 195 @ 4500 RPM

Maximum Torque Lbs.Ft. @ RPM: 286 @ 2800 RPM

Normal Oil Pressure Pounds: 40

TUNE UP SPECIFICATIONS

Spark Plug Make: Champion H11

Spark Plug Gap, Inch: .035

Firing Order: 18436572 (front to rear: left bank: 1-3-5-7; right bank 2-4-6-8)

Ignition Timing: IGN on Vib. Damp.

Engine Idle Speed, RPM: 500

Cylinder Head Torque Lbs.Ft.: 60

Compression Pressure & Cranking Speed: 120 Min.

Voltage & Polarity: 12 volts, negative ground

PISTON AND RING SPECIFICATIONS

Fitting Pistons with Scale: Shim Thickness to use: .002 (1 inch wide feeler);

Pounds Pull on Scale: 11 to 16

Ring End Gap: (Fit rings in tapered bores for clearance shown in tightest portion of ring travel.)
Compression: .008
Oil: .008

Clearance in Groove: Compression: .002-.0025; Oil: .0015-.002

Wristpin Diameter, Inch: .875

VALVE SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Clearance: Intake: .024 HotExhaust: .024 Hot

Valve Seat Angle, degrees: 45

Valve Timing: (BTDC = before top dead center; ATDC = after top dead center)
Intake opens: 11 degrees BTDC
Exhaust Closes: 14 ATDC

Valve Spring Pressure Pounds at Inches Length: Inner Spring: 50 @ 2-1/32

Valve Stem Clearance: Intake: .0015-.0035;Exhaust: .0015-.0035

Clearance for Timing Intake: .030

ENGINE BEARING SPECIFICATIONS

Connecting Rod Bearings: Journal Diameter, Inches: 1.99925-2.00025
Bearing Clearance, Inch: .0005-.00215
Rod End Play, Inch: .007-.012
Rod Bolt Tension: Lbs.Ft.: 52-54

Main Bearings: Journal Diameter, Inches: 2.4995-2.5000
Bearing clearance: .0006-.0027
Shaft End Play: .003-.006(Thrust on front bearing)
Main Bolt Tension: Lbs.Ft.: 88-93

CAPACITY DATA

Cooling System: Without heater: 17-1/4 quarts
With heater: 18-1/2 quarts

Fuel Tank: 18 gallons

Engine Oil: 5 quarts

Transmission: w/out overdrive: 2.4 pint; with overdrive: 3.4 (Classic: 3.7); w/Auto. trans.: 9 quarts

Rear Axle: 3 pints

DELCO-REMY DISTRIBUTOR SPECIFICATIONS

Distributor part number: 1110864 (distributor rotates counter-clockwise when viewed from top)

Cam Angle, degrees: 26-33

Breaker Point opening, Inch: .016

Condenser Capacity: .20-.25 Mfds.

Breaker Arm Spring Tension: 17-21 Oz.

Centrifugal Advance: (degrees at RPM of distributor)
Advance starts: 1 degrees @ 400
Full Advance: 12 degrees @ 1125

Vacuum Advance Data: Inches of Vacuum to Start Plunger Movement: 4-6
Inches of Vacuum for Full Plunger Travel: 10-1/2 - 11-1/2
Maximum Vacuum Advance, Dist. Degrees: 8

DELCO-REMY GENERATOR SPECIFICATIONS

Generator Number: 1102003 (generator rotates clockwise, 6 volts, positive ground)

Generator output: 30 amps @ 2150 RPM

Brush Spring Tension: 28 oz.

Field Current: 1.48 - 1.62 at 12 volts

DELCO-REMY REGULATOR SPECIFICATIONS

Regulator Number: 1119123

Cutout Relay: Voltage to close points: 12.2
Reverse Current to Open Points:
Armature Air Gap: .020

Voltage Regulator Setting: 14.3 volts

Current Regulator Setting: 30 amps

Current and voltage armature air gap, Inch: .075

DELCO-REMY STARTING MOTOR SPECIFICATIONS

Part number: 1107650, 1107651 (starter rotates clockwise)

Bush Spring Tension, Ounces: 35

No Load Test: 75 amps, 10.3 volts @ 6900 RPM

Torque Test: 435 Amps, 5.8 volts, Torque, Lbs.Ft.: 10.5

WHEEL ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS

Caster, Degrees
Limits: -1 to -2-1/2
Desired: -1-3/4

Camber, Degrees
Limits: 0 to +1
Desired: +1/2

Toe-In, Inches: 1/16 to 1/8

Toe-Out on Turns, Degrees: (If toe-out is incorrect, when other adjustments are correct, look for bent steering arms.)
Outer wheel: 20
Inner Wheel: 22-1/2 to 23-1/2

Kingpin Angle, or Steering Axis Degrees: (If king pin or spindle support angle are incorrect, but camber is correct, look for bent suspension arms or steering knuckle support) 6 @ 0 Camber