Much as I love the little Champion engines, 2900 lbs is too much to tow on a regular basis... it's iffy even for the rare tow.
I would try and find a complete V8 swap, the old transmission won't hold up. Plan on possibly changing the diff as well, depending on what ratio you have, 6's often had a very high numeric ratio that makes highway cruising impossible.
I know it becomes tempting to put the cab and bed on an S10 frame at this point, but if you can, keep it all Studebaker. I'd appreciate it!
Posted on Dec 4, 2017, 6:12 PM from IP address 220.127.116.11