Supercharger question...

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Supercharger question...

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I've always wonderd why I almost never saw any Studebakers in nascar racing & now I just saw this video... & I hope someone can explain it cuz I thought the Studebaker company owned these blowers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWLSW6Ii2rI
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nox, Studebaker didn't purchase Paxton until 1962.
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McCulloch blowers (formerly developed to move air in submarines) came to the general public market for automotive use in 1937 and were subsequently employed as factory optional on several makes, including Cord, Hupmobile, Graham, Kaiser, Ford and Studebaker.
It wasn’t until 1962 that Studebaker and the Avanti program that Studebaker finally purchased Paxton Products (formerly McCulloch), to retain the services and image of then Paxton President Andy Granatelli.
This was also a move in the Corporate Board push towards diversification and moving away from automobile production and a proved to be a good decision for the Stock holders and investors as the value of Studebaker stock went UP once Studebaker shut down its money bleeding Automobile Division.
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Ah, that was some firm & good responses, thanx!
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