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Scott
09-25-2006, 04:24 PM
I was poking around the internet and found that you can buy authentic looking reproductions of Willard batteries like Studebaker used. I don't know how much they cost, but they even seem to have the long, skinny Avanti battery.

http://www.antiqueautobattery.com/other.htm

Has anyone tried these?

JDP
09-25-2006, 05:15 PM
About a $100 as I recall. (I've bought a few)

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Arnold Md.
65 Sports Sedan(sold)
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2/4 speed
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT(parts car)
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
57 Silver Hawk
52 Starliner(sold)
51 Commander
50 Champion (sold)

JDP
09-25-2006, 05:15 PM
About a $100 as I recall. (I've bought a few)

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
Studebaker News Group
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
Arnold Md.
65 Sports Sedan(sold)
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2/4 speed
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT(parts car)
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
57 Silver Hawk
52 Starliner(sold)
51 Commander
50 Champion (sold)

Scott
09-25-2006, 05:32 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how some specialty companies don't have a clue how to market their stuff. A little research and viola! there's a Studebaker club with 13,000 members! I can hear them thinking, "Yeah, we could advertise in their newsletter, but let's not let them know anything about our products. They might buy them and then we'd be successful. Besides, it might cost $100 to advertise and that's too much money." Sheesh.

I'm not a marketing guru or anything, but don't these people have any common sense?

It looks like they make good stuff, though.

Scott
09-25-2006, 05:32 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how some specialty companies don't have a clue how to market their stuff. A little research and viola! there's a Studebaker club with 13,000 members! I can hear them thinking, "Yeah, we could advertise in their newsletter, but let's not let them know anything about our products. They might buy them and then we'd be successful. Besides, it might cost $100 to advertise and that's too much money." Sheesh.

I'm not a marketing guru or anything, but don't these people have any common sense?

It looks like they make good stuff, though.

JDP
09-25-2006, 05:54 PM
They sell them to a few of the Studebaker vendors, but we are a limited market. I'd bet less than way less then 5% of the members would pay for a old style, tar top battery. BTW, Dave T-Bow sold me mine.

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Arnold Md.
65 Sports Sedan(sold)
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2/4 speed
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT(parts car)
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
57 Silver Hawk
52 Starliner(sold)
51 Commander
50 Champion (sold)

JDP
09-25-2006, 05:54 PM
They sell them to a few of the Studebaker vendors, but we are a limited market. I'd bet less than way less then 5% of the members would pay for a old style, tar top battery. BTW, Dave T-Bow sold me mine.

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
Studebaker News Group
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
Arnold Md.
65 Sports Sedan(sold)
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2/4 speed
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT(parts car)
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
57 Silver Hawk
52 Starliner(sold)
51 Commander
50 Champion (sold)

garyash
09-25-2006, 06:29 PM
Or, you could just buy a Willard reproduction label from one of the Stude vendors for $5 or $6 and put it on any new battery with a peel-off label (most of them).

[img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
Dartmouth, Mass.
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com

garyash
09-25-2006, 06:29 PM
Or, you could just buy a Willard reproduction label from one of the Stude vendors for $5 or $6 and put it on any new battery with a peel-off label (most of them).

[img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
Dartmouth, Mass.
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com

showbizkid
09-25-2006, 07:30 PM
Ah, the famed Stude driver frugality! :D


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Clark in San Diego
'63 Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

showbizkid
09-25-2006, 07:30 PM
Ah, the famed Stude driver frugality! :D


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Clark in San Diego
'63 Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

Guido
09-25-2006, 07:41 PM
I think that I may still have an old Studebaker battery decal laying around that I picked up in the mid '70's. :D

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
09-25-2006, 07:41 PM
I think that I may still have an old Studebaker battery decal laying around that I picked up in the mid '70's. :D

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

JDP
09-25-2006, 08:01 PM
The repro Studebaker battery decal is only correct for 64 and up.

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
Studebaker News Group
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
Arnold Md.
65 Sports Sedan(sold)
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2/4 speed
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT(parts car)
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
57 Silver Hawk
52 Starliner(sold)
51 Commander
50 Champion (sold)

JDP
09-25-2006, 08:01 PM
The repro Studebaker battery decal is only correct for 64 and up.

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
Studebaker News Group
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
Arnold Md.
65 Sports Sedan(sold)
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2/4 speed
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT(parts car)
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
57 Silver Hawk
52 Starliner(sold)
51 Commander
50 Champion (sold)

Scott
09-25-2006, 09:06 PM
Gary,

That wouldn't work, really, if you wanted to be authentic. I don't know of any modern batteries that have individual caps for each cell. Putting a Willard decal on a new battery would be like putting Studebaker script on a Mazda and calling it a Studebaker.

Scott
09-25-2006, 09:06 PM
Gary,

That wouldn't work, really, if you wanted to be authentic. I don't know of any modern batteries that have individual caps for each cell. Putting a Willard decal on a new battery would be like putting Studebaker script on a Mazda and calling it a Studebaker.

Scott
09-25-2006, 09:08 PM
JDP, I know we're a limited market, but isn't their market even more limited by definition if the products aren't advertised to the people most likely to buy them?

Scott
09-25-2006, 09:08 PM
JDP, I know we're a limited market, but isn't their market even more limited by definition if the products aren't advertised to the people most likely to buy them?

JDP
09-25-2006, 09:21 PM
You may be right, but if I need a certain part, I'll search it out.i.e. Where did you get your Willard ?




http://stude.com/sig.jpg
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
Studebaker News Group
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
Arnold Md.
65 Sports Sedan(sold)
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2/4 speed
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT(parts car)
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
57 Silver Hawk
52 Starliner(sold)
51 Commander
50 Champion (sold)

JDP
09-25-2006, 09:21 PM
You may be right, but if I need a certain part, I'll search it out.i.e. Where did you get your Willard ?




http://stude.com/sig.jpg
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
Studebaker News Group
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.studebaker
Arnold Md.
65 Sports Sedan(sold)
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2/4 speed
63 Daytona HT
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT(parts car)
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
57 Silver Hawk
52 Starliner(sold)
51 Commander
50 Champion (sold)

Green53
09-25-2006, 10:33 PM
Are you at the meet in Omaha? My former business in Omaha supplied these batteries. I will check and see if they still have them available. I am at the meet. Go to guest services and they will find me.
Denny Lockmon

Green53
09-25-2006, 10:33 PM
Are you at the meet in Omaha? My former business in Omaha supplied these batteries. I will check and see if they still have them available. I am at the meet. Go to guest services and they will find me.
Denny Lockmon

Scott
09-26-2006, 09:07 AM
I won't be at the meet, but I would guess several people there would be interested in these batteries.

Scott
09-26-2006, 09:07 AM
I won't be at the meet, but I would guess several people there would be interested in these batteries.

imitiday
09-26-2006, 11:04 AM
carquest# 3ee30 about $80.It has 3posts on each side of the
long dimension [19-1/4"] ca@ 32" 485. cca@ 0:400. keep a battery
tender hooked up to it& it cranks well.

imitiday
09-26-2006, 11:04 AM
carquest# 3ee30 about $80.It has 3posts on each side of the
long dimension [19-1/4"] ca@ 32" 485. cca@ 0:400. keep a battery
tender hooked up to it& it cranks well.

CHAMP
09-26-2006, 12:49 PM
I don't go to that many Stude. shows so the Willard decal works just fine on my NAPA battery.:)

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

CHAMP
09-26-2006, 12:49 PM
I don't go to that many Stude. shows so the Willard decal works just fine on my NAPA battery.:)

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.