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Some of the rare R3 engine installs in new 1964 Studebakers used a type of fuel pressure regulator on the engine.....others didn't use this device.

Why is this?:huh:

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Hmmm........taking a stab in the dark........did it depend on whether the R3 was installed in South Bend, or at Paxton Products?

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22 minutes ago, r1lark said:

Hmmm........taking a stab in the dark........did it depend on whether the R3 was installed in South Bend, or at Paxton Products?

I think your stab is right on the money!:)

It seems 'production line' R3 Studebakers, (the nine '64 Avantis and Nels Bove's '64 Commander) did not have a fuel pressure regulator installed.....however....1964 Studebakers that had R3 engines installed at Paxton Products all seem to have that regulator! (An example of that is Nels Bove's '64 Daytona 'HRM' Special)

I guess the next question would be ...."Why did the folks at Paxton feel the need to add a fuel pressure regulator to an R3's fuel delivery system"? :o.......Possibly assumed high-speed usage?

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Most likely Paxton also installed the optional electric fuel pump. Therefor it would need regulating

 

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