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John Ratliff
05-07-2007, 07:08 PM
Is there a Pertonix module for a prestolite distr. in my '56 259? What is the part No#? Thanks!

John Ratliff
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Dick Steinkamp
05-07-2007, 07:32 PM
Give Fairborn Studebaker a buzz...

http://www.fairbornstudebaker.com/index.htm

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Chicken Hawk
05-07-2007, 07:40 PM
quote:Originally posted by John Ratliff

Is there a Pertonix module for a prestolite distr. in my '56 259? What is the part No#? Thanks!

John Ratliff
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Check with Phil Harris (Fairborn Studebaker) at stude6@yahoo.com (937-878-1576).

Are you sure it is a Prestolite? The original in the '56 would have been a Delco. If it is a Prestolite, I don't think Pertronix makes one for the single point Prestolite. If it is a Prestolite and Phil doesn't have anything for it, I have a Crane unit that will fit if you are interested in that.

Ted

kmul221
05-07-2007, 08:18 PM
Per Pertonix web site lists a # 1584 for a Prest.Dist..here is a link

http://www.vintageperformance.com/retrorockets/studebak.htm

Chicken Hawk
05-08-2007, 08:32 AM
Pertronix info: The 1187LS is for the non window Delco distributor used on V8 Studes from '56 through '61 (and can be adapted to the '53 through '55's also if converted to 12 volt). Pertronix also has one for the 6 volt V8, '51 through '55) but I don't recall the part number but Phil has them.

The '60 and '61 Larks and trucks used the Window Delco and the 1181 fits those (the '60 and '61 Hawks used the non window Delco with 1187LS).

The '62 through '64 used the SINGLE point Prestolite. Pertronix did not make one for this distributor. The Pertronix 1584 fits the R engines that had the Prestolite DUAL point distributors.

Hope this helps clear it up.

Ted


quote:Originally posted by Chicken Hawk


quote:Originally posted by John Ratliff

Is there a Pertonix module for a prestolite distr. in my '56 259? What is the part No#? Thanks!

John Ratliff
http://static.flickr.com/102/302372902_63249ab71a_m.jpg


Check with Phil Harris (Fairborn Studebaker) at stude6@yahoo.com (937-878-1576).

Are you sure it is a Prestolite? The original in the '56 would have been a Delco. If it is a Prestolite, I don't think Pertronix makes one for the single point Prestolite. If it is a Prestolite and Phil doesn't have anything for it, I have a Crane unit that will fit if you are interested in that.

Ted

64V-K7
05-08-2007, 05:53 PM
The 6 volt (positive ground) units are Pertronix #1188P6



Bob Johnstone
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Tom B
05-08-2007, 06:05 PM
I installed one (No. 1188P6) in my '53 coupe last month. Had a bit of trouble, but the techs at Pertronix helped me until it was working. They also helped getting the OD wired correctly.

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'60 Lark VI
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
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