View Full Version : Will a GM distributor work on a Studebaker V8??

09-14-2005, 09:23 PM
I was wondering since Studebaker used a GM window distributor for a few years if a HEI type would drop in and run??? I haven't heard anything about it not working. Would it?

(2) 1955 Presidents

09-14-2005, 09:34 PM
nope. the guts of the Delco dist. are similar to GM but the main housing and shaft is different.

Dave Thibeault is supposedly working on a new hi-po dist. for Studes, and he used to (still does?) sell Prestolites converted to use Chrysler electronic guts. I have one of those in my '55 and it works well.


55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop

Dan White
09-14-2005, 09:42 PM
Dave Levesque at Steel Tech Solutions used to make a converted HEI to fit Studebakers but from what he said recently has stopped making them, especially since you can get the Pertronix unit as a drop in points replacement for the Delco/Stude distributors, and dual point Prestolites.

Dan White
64 R1 GT
64 R2 GT