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rocket1
07-18-2015, 05:39 AM
I want to replace the generator with a alternator on my 57 commander,any suggestions?

Flashback
07-18-2015, 06:53 AM
There is going to be several techs on this, using various units. The one wire delco has been what I have used over the years. Search on the forum and in Bob Johnstones tech pages for all the info you will ever need.

52-fan
07-18-2015, 07:38 AM
Just in case you need it. http://www.studebaker-info.org/rjtechoct2014p1.html

DWBookout
07-18-2015, 07:56 AM
I installed a one-wire 6-volt alternator on my '50 Champion and am very happy with the results. It starts better, which I believe to be the result of continued charging right up to shut down. Also the headlights are brighter and the turn signals don't slow down at idle. Instruments are brighter too. The only other improvement I can think of would be to convert to 12-volts; something I might do in the future if I keep the car.

rockne10
07-18-2015, 04:25 PM
Randy Rundle at Fifth Avenue Garage has specifically addressed this. http://www.fifthaveinternetgarage.com/
He also contributes every month to the SDC Turning Wheels magazine.

TWChamp
07-18-2015, 07:05 PM
I want to replace the generator with a alternator on my 57 commander,any suggestions?

Yep.........don't do it. I've never had a problem with any of my 6 volt cars and generators. I even run a 12 volt electric fuel pump on my 6 volt Studebaker and it does fine.