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jkeinert
06-28-2006, 05:06 PM
1955 and prior had 6 volt systems, I believe?? IN those systems, is the positive battery terminal connected to the car frame(where the ground/negative would usually be)--opposite of what is typical in 12 volt systems??

N8N
06-28-2006, 05:31 PM
yes, at least in Studebaker-land, the switch from positive to negative ground occurred at the same time as the switch from 6V to 12V.

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop
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jkeinert
06-28-2006, 05:41 PM
So does that mean that in a 55 Stude, the positive terminal on the 6 volt battery should be connected to the frame, and the negative battery terminal gets connected to the (other)wiring??
quote:Originally posted by N8N

yes, at least in Studebaker-land, the switch from positive to negative ground occurred at the same time as the switch from 6V to 12V.

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop
http://home.comcast.net/~njnagel

Roscomacaw
06-28-2006, 05:51 PM
Yes;)

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

glen
06-28-2006, 05:52 PM
J

Yes, my 1953 sedan actually has the pos connection
grounded to the engine block and the Neg side goes
to the wiring...So your 55 should be pos. grounded
to the frame, if that is the location for that year.

Hope this answers your question

Glen Brose
53 Champion 2 dr Sedan

rockne10
06-28-2006, 08:27 PM
The groundstrap+ in my 51 is connected to the top left water manifold bolt.