Studebaker Jet Thrust Engine
In 1957 studebaker replaced the 275 hp 352 cid packard engine in the 56 golden hawk studickard with a supercharged version of the 289 rated at 275hp.
Studebaker jet thrust engine. This was a 289 similar to the r1 except that it featured cylinder heads with larger combustion chambers for a lower 9 0 1 compression ratio and a belt driven fixed ratio paxton sn 60 centrifugal supercharger. The next one up was the supercharged r2 with 289 hp and the ultimate was the low production 305 cubic inch supercharged v8 r3 with 335 hp. The jet thrust name was also attached to the optional r 2 engine. The jet thrust news spring 2001 issue 15 the jtn is intended to provide a link among owners and enthusiasts of the high performance studebakers larks hawks built for 1963 and 1964.
There is no word on if this r1 engine runs or even turns over the seller doesn t talk about the mechanical condition at all. The jet thrust news jtn is intended to provide a link among owners and enthusiasts of the nearly 2000 high performance jet thrust or jt larks hawks built by south bend and hamilton for 1963 and 1964. The big packard engine which actually weighed only 44lbs more than the studebaker was going out of production so it was necessary to come up with an expedient solution. In this form the engine was named the jet thrust and produced 240 horsepower at 4 500 rpm delivered through a close ratio borg warner t 10 four speed the same manual transmission as installed in the corvette fitted with a floor mounted hurst shifter.
Beginning with the 1963 model year the jet thrust r series v 8 engines designed for the avanti could be ordered throughout the studebaker line with the naturally aspirated r1 delivering 240 bhp 180 kw the supercharged r2 giving 289 bhp 216 kw and the limited production supercharged 304 5 in 5 0 l r3 powerplant issuing forth a full 335 bhp 250 kw. Studebaker dubbed the r1 and r2 the jet thrust engines and plugged them into the lark and hawk models starting in 1963 to create the super lark and super hawk. More horsepower came wit the studebaker lark r2 with a supercharged 289 v8. This 289 v8 was a special order the jet thrust r1 with 240 hp.
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