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jts359
12-17-2012, 02:48 PM
Hi Does any body have p/n 6480229 in their parts books ? Its in a sealed box & what does it fit , Thanks , Ed

Studebaker Wheel
12-17-2012, 02:58 PM
One too many digits. If it starts with a "6" it is a truck part but should only have six digits. I suggest you open the box!!

Welcome
12-17-2012, 03:03 PM
Is in a PACKARD box? That number fits right in with PACKARD transmission numbers, but a pic. of it would be nice. TIA

Roscomacaw
12-17-2012, 03:25 PM
Richard, where did you get the notion that 6 denotes a truck part? A quick scan of parts books will show many six-digit numbers that START with 6 and are CAR-specific. There ARE 7-digit part numbers starting with 6 and there are some such numbers FOR switches listed in the parts price list book. But that book only shows the prices of a given part numberf - not the application. I DO suspect it's a Packard number tho.

unclemiltie
12-17-2012, 04:08 PM
I think it is a Compensator Switch or Solenoid for a 56 Golden Hawk. I have those comments in my parts inventory, not sure where I gathered that information from.

jts359
12-17-2012, 04:15 PM
Its in a delco box with a Studebaker label , Ed

Welcome
12-17-2012, 05:29 PM
From that picture I'd say it's a PACKARD torsion-level compensator solenoid SWITCH, but I'm not a 110% sure!:D

Dwain G.
12-17-2012, 05:58 PM
The number is in the 55-56 Packard parts book, and it IS a compensator switch for 56th series.

jts359
12-17-2012, 06:12 PM
Thanks Dwain , I believe I have that parts book I will check it out,

Welcome
12-17-2012, 06:56 PM
Thanks Dwain , I believe I have that parts book I will check it out,

You're Welcome!!!

FYI: 6480229 used on all '55 & '56 PACKARDS w/Torsion-Level Suspension. Previous PACKARD p/n was 445944. Can functionally substitute Cole-Hersee p/n 24046 …available through most FLAPS …or currently on eBay for a BIN of $28.95

Studebaker Wheel
12-17-2012, 09:04 PM
Richard, where did you get the notion that 6 denotes a truck part? A quick scan of parts books will show many six-digit numbers that START with 6 and are CAR-specific. There ARE 7-digit part numbers starting with 6 and there are some such numbers FOR switches listed in the parts price list book. But that book only shows the prices of a given part numberf - not the application. I DO suspect it's a Packard number tho.

Bob, the only 7 digit part numbers that start with a 6 are those from Packard, most if not all of these are specific to the '56 Golden Hawk. Therefore they were Packard parts that fit on a Studebaker. I am aware of very few parts that were six digits and starting with the number 6 that were specific to passenger car use. They would represent a very, very, very small number of parts. No, I am not inclined to look them up.