1963 Studebaker Cruiser Lark
1963 Studebaker Lark Cruiser. 4door 289 V-8 auto trans. Engine and trans. rebuilt by previous owner. I had two members of the local studebaker club who have facilities go through motor and trans. All seal, gaskets, parts replaced as needed. Motor and trans run correct and strong. Passing gear works correctly.A Edelbrock 1401 performance carb was installed on a machined studebaker intake manifold by Studebakers Only w/ a machined ceramic heat riser(see pics). A/C unit from Bob Helm Studebaker installed and adaptors for R134 installed. Pressure safty switch install to protect Sanden Compressor (USA manufactured NOT China). Compressor mount custom made to lower compressor to clear hood. Radiator re-cored with new core. 16 inch puller fan and 10 inch pusher fan (Electric) installed. Drove car recently in 115 degree heat(yes Mesa is hot as hell) no overheating problems and A/C was ice cold. All brakes, all brake hardware,Brake hoses and front lines replace including new brake tee connection.New wheel cylinders(Not Rebuilt NEW), New master cylinder. Brakes straight and correct no pulling. Drums turned and well within specs. New front and rear wheel bearings, rear end rebuilt, new universal joints and carrier bearing. New exhaust system with new crossover pipe from Parks Pipes. Mild glass pack installed for the nice low rumble (not obnoxious). Continental tires in like new condition, Blue electric fuel pump and filter with pressure control valve installed pass. side rear frame. Fuel return system from Studebakers Only installed to prevent any chance of vapor lock.(see their web site). Power steering control valve rebuild kit installed.New power steering hoses wrappend in volcano wrap to protect from exhaust maniflod heat. New 100 amp Delco alternator installed with alternator light installed next to ingnition switch (see pics). Electric primer button installed under dash( left side) to prime gas line if car sits a while.New Interstate battery.Dash has NO Cracks installed a dash mat to keep it that way. The list goes on and on. Have all documentation including a parts list with part numbers from several manufactures. 2 Complete electric diagrams showing all modifications done and part numbers. Mechanically a turn key car. Has some typical studebaker rust but nothing that prevents it from driving great and showing well at car shows, a 10 -15 footer. Not a show car but a great daily or weekend driver.Just recently finished this project and now retiring overseas and it is not cost effective to take the old gal with me but wish I could.Sold as is, no warranty expressed or implied,it is after all, a 53 year old car.