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Jake's 320 Build

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Hi,

 

New here - ish

 

Jake from Adelaide, Australia.

 

Have a 65 and a 62 parts car.

 

I'm thinking about putting an MGB intake manifold and extractors on my E1 motor, everything lines up. Only difference being the stock E1 intake is 1"1/4 and the MGB intake is 1"1/2. I have removed the head from a spare E1 motor i have and the actual size of the intake port on the head is 1"3/8 so if i were to 'gasket match' or port it myself i would only have to remove 1/8 of material from the head.

 

Is there any reason why this wont work? (car is right hand drive so i don't have to worry about clearance of the steering column/master cyllinders etc) Will it ever run even close to a little bit right?

 

I'm not chasing an increase in power - more the aesthetic and sound i'm looking to improve.

 

Will upload pics of the manifolds for comparison and the car this evening.

 

 

E1 Head

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Top left is E1 manifold, bottom right is MGB intake and extractors

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MGB gasket laid over the E1 gasket

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Cheers,

 

Jake

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It'll run good just bolted on. Makes most HP if you match the ports. Just blend in the first 1/4".

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seats and door cards are currently being re-trimmed in these colours

 

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Took the dash out to respray and clean the gauge cluster, dials/knobs etc

 

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Interior is being carpetted

 

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New door seal rubber from Fitch The Rubber Man http://www.fitchtherubberman.com.au/epages/shop.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/fitchtherubberman/Products/60-055N

 

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picked up some 15x7 rims from a Landcruiser, not sure of the offset. 

 

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Before the tyres came off

 

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Looks good.

 

Hopefully mine turn out just as well.

 

My kick panels are going to be carpetted though i think in black loop pile like the floor will be

 

You have the same weird grey/black soft hammertone-ish finish on your dash as well. trying to respray mine at the moment but some sections are drying 'flat' and look more gloss that the rest - sticks out a lot. My 62 has the smooth dash painted the same colour as the car.

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I've had other people comment on the dash. I don't really know all the ins-and-outs of the 320's, but the '65 pictured has a black wrinkle finish dash and my '64 L320N had a body colored dash.

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Got the door trims back from the upholsterer 

 

pretty happy with them

 

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now just waiting for the seat.

 

Have to stop my windshield leaking before the carpet can go in, i'm just going to try and seal it up for now as a new gasket is around $220 delivered and a bit out of my budget at the moment

 

My cousin had a set of SU's laying around that came off a V8 Volvo he said i could have for a few beers

 

Also found this mob in AUS that have a lot of useful information and replacement engine components/gasket kits. They seem to know what they're talking about too

 

http://www.precisionintl.com/Engine.aspx?ID=1304&EID=33320&Page=1

 

Thanks

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got the seats back

 

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using this stuff (very messy) to seal the windscreen before the carpet goes in this week 

 

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Nice seats.

 

Thanks, they turned out more 'plump' than i imagined and with the thick piping i think they look more 50's american style but ah well

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Thanks, they turned out more 'plump' than i imagined and with the thick piping i think they look more 50's american style but ah well

I noticed that. It will probably lay down over time.

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What is that truck the seats are sitting on?

 

Studebaker Champ, pretty sure there's only a handful of them in aus

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Nice Aussie Stude survivor. RHD even.

 

V8 or Six banger?

 

You have very good tastes in pickups.

 

Steve

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Nice Aussie Stude survivor. RHD even.

 

V8 or Six banger?

 

You have very good tastes in pickups.

 

Steve

 

 

thanks but unfortunately it's not mine, belongs to the father in law. it has a six at the moment which i think is what it came with but an 8 is going in in the next couple of weeks

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Tasty. Very tasty.

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It's funny how Studebaker shared body parts so often over the years. That bed looks just the same as the bed on our old '49 Stude.

 

I have a set of those same hubcaps hanging on my wall !

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It's funny how Studebaker shared body parts so often over the years. That bed looks just the same as the bed on our old '49 Stude.

 

I have a set of those same hubcaps hanging on my wall !

 

yeah i think it is the same bed as the 49, they used the same press from that and then the front half of the new Lark sedan to save money. the running gear is pretty dated for truck released in that era, still had leaf springs in the front etc

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Thanks for the info Charlie69

 

 

off topic still with the studebaker but here's a quick pic i snapped last night

 

*edit not sure how to rotate it for the correct orientation

 

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I like that red. It's like Coca-Cola red, like some of the early SBC's. Not gross Chevy orange...

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Love the Studebaker!  That engine should get it to grocery store just fine.  There is a 65 Studebaker truck for sale in Kingman AZ.  I had a 51 Studebaker champion as a first car when I was 12.  Wish I still had it.

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Coulda, shoulda bought a nice SWB Champ like that a couple of years ago from a co-worker; & didn't. One of those kickin' my butt ever since, situations.

 

53 coupes are 'Top Shelf', timeless Raymond Lowey styling masterpieces.

 

 

 

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Take a look at EVERYBODY else's 1953 offerings.

 

Picture is worth a thousand words.

 

Steve

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