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KGlowacky
05-16-2006, 06:04 PM
A easy question. What year did Studebaker go to a 12 Volt neg. ground system???

55s
05-16-2006, 06:13 PM
It is. For Studebaker, 55s were 6v, 56s were 12v.

Paul

55s
05-16-2006, 06:14 PM
For clarification: 55 was 6v positive ground, 56 was 12v negative ground.

KGlowacky
05-16-2006, 07:42 PM
Thanks, I know Ford went in 56 and Chev in I think 55,wasn't sure on Stude.

HotRodLincoln
07-29-2007, 03:59 PM
Was wondering if anyone makes a conversion kits for a 1950 stude 2r pickup..want to convert to all wheel disc..or will i have to get a chevy front end and rear end to do so...also no title for truck how do i go about getting one becuase there is no vin# with car..restro project so have time but want to get the ball going on this please help..

DEEPNHOCK
07-29-2007, 04:03 PM
Jim Turner makes a disc brake kit for your truck...
Hope the info helps.
Jeff[8D]

http://www.turnerbrake.com/truckkits.html


quote:Originally posted by HotRodLincoln

Was wondering if anyone makes a conversion kits for a 1950 stude 2r pickup..want to convert to all wheel disc..or will i have to get a chevy front end and rear end to do so...also no title for truck how do i go about getting one becuase there is no vin# with car..restro project so have time but want to get the ball going on this please help..

Dick Steinkamp
07-29-2007, 04:17 PM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

[navy][b]Jim Turner makes a disc brake kit for your truck...



I don't know if Jim makes disk conversions for the rear of early 2R trucks yet, but if not, late Champ drum rears are a bolt on and give you modern self energizing drum brakes.

If you are converting to 4 wheel disks, you are probably also updating the engine and trany. If so, you'll probably want a different rear end also.

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Roscomacaw
07-29-2007, 06:16 PM
Those 8E Champ brakes will be tough to find tho. Not too many 8E donors around anymore.

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Guido
07-29-2007, 08:02 PM
quote:Originally posted by KGlowacky

Thanks, I know Ford went in 56 and Chev in I think 55,wasn't sure on Stude.
We had a 1955 Chevy truck and it was 6 volt (battery in the floorboard).

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 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" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

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

lstude
07-29-2007, 08:40 PM
quote:We had a 1955 Chevy truck and it was 6 volt (battery in the floorboard).

It must have been an early (first series) 55. The late 55 Chevy pickups were 12 volt with the battery in the engine compartment. I think all GM and Packard were 12 volt in 55 (maybe Nash)and the rest changed over in 56.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

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Guido
07-29-2007, 08:43 PM
Leonard, It was a first series (I had that in my response and then took it out before posting). Despite being a 6 volt system, it had 2 speed electric wipers from the factory.

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 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" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

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