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  • 6v Radio Question

    I have searched and searched for some form of solution to this. In some of my other cars, I have been able to find radios that look like factory and fit like factory, but have modern features. I would like to leave my 50 Champion as a 6v positive system. The car was originally -radio. (It was minus just about everything) I would like to add a radio to it, but would REALLY like to be able to add an FM radio at least. Is there nothing out there for this?
    1950 Studebaker Champion 4 Door Sedan

  • #2
    RadioRoy is your best resource for this. He is frequent on this forum.....and will no doubt have some information for you.
    1947 Studebaker M-5
    1946 Studebaker M-5
    1948 Studebaker Land Cruiser
    1961 Studebaker Lark 4-dr. Sedan
    1951 Studebaker Land Cruiser

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    • #3
      If you have a radio in the car, I can convert it to AM/FM and auxiliary inputs, so you can play music from an iPod, or your smart phone, or a portable CD player. The company that makes the conversion circuit boards is here:

      http://www.tech-retro.com/Aurora_Des...tive_Home.html
      Last edited by RadioRoy; 11-21-2016, 11:53 AM.
      RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

      17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
      10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
      10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
      4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
      5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
      56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
      60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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      • #4
        I see Aurora also makes a power inverter that accepts a 6 volt positive ground input, and outputs 12 volts negative ground, and which is small enough to be mounted inside the converted radio. Seems to me a radio so converted would meet the needs of the OP.
        Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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        • #5
          If Brian can find a radio for his car with an EVEN number of push buttons (zero, four, or six) the conversion is straightforward. The radios with a ODD number of push buttons (five or seven) are much fussier, harder to fix, and more likely to be troublesome in the long run.

          I also have radios in stock.
          Last edited by RadioRoy; 11-21-2016, 12:13 PM.
          RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

          17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
          10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
          10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
          4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
          5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
          56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
          60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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          • #6
            If you need a radio to convert, send me a PM, I think I have one or maybe two.

            Jim
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            • #7
              Thanks for the great input guys! Ragtop and RadioRoy... PM's coming.

              Thanks again
              1950 Studebaker Champion 4 Door Sedan

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              • #8
                Do you have stock 56 Hawk radios that are converted ?

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                • #9
                  Hey guys! I have a gentleman who has offered up a Philco model S-4627 that I can have if it would work with my 50 Champion. I don't want to just take it if it isn't one that will work though. Can any of you verify if that model fits/works with a 1950 Champion? I've been looking but haven't found anything yet confirming.

                  Thanks
                  1950 Studebaker Champion 4 Door Sedan

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                  • #10
                    S-4627 does not fit. That radio is for 47-49 cars and has a different shape and mounting system.

                    The 'S' numbers that will fit a 1950 are:
                    -4927 = 1950 7 pushbutton
                    -4924 = 1950 5 pushbutton
                    -4923 = 1950 manual tuning
                    -5127 = 1951/52 6 pushbutton
                    -5124 = 1951/52 4 pushbutton
                    -5123 = 1951/52 manual tuning

                    The 51/52 radios will fit in a 50 and look correct. The 50 radios will NOT fit in a 51/52.

                    Additionally, the radios with a EVEN number of pushbuttons are mechanically superior to the radios with a ODD number of pushbuttons.
                    Last edited by RadioRoy; 11-30-2016, 11:25 AM.
                    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                    17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                    10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                    10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                    4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                    5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                    56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                    60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Roy. Bummer. I was hoping to have lucked out with a good score there. I just didn't want to accept something that wouldn't work if he could find another use for it.
                      1950 Studebaker Champion 4 Door Sedan

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                      • #12
                        Brian,

                        Why not buy one and restore it yourself?

                        If you can do home radios, you can do a car radio. Just make sure to replace the buffer capacitor and the power supply filter capacitors. They may seem good, but they will fail within a year or so.
                        Last edited by RadioRoy; 01-10-2017, 12:18 PM.
                        RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                        17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                        10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                        10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                        4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                        5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                        56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                        60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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                        • #13
                          RadioRoy --
                          What about adding SiriusXM Satellite Radio in a 1951 Champion (6 Volt) ? Would one need to convert the car to 12 Volt and can any of these radio conversions also do satellite radio (perhaps through an auxiliary input) ?

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                          • #14
                            The AUX-1 can add auxiliary inputs to a stock 6 volt radio. http://www.tech-retro.com/Aurora_Des...cessories.html

                            The Satellite receiver will operate through these auxiliary inputs, but you will need to supply 12 volts negative ground to the satellite receiver and add the special satellite antenna. The HPC-1 can provide the 12 volts, or you can use a dry battery from a camping lantern, or a motorcycle battery, or those sealed 12 volt batteries from exit signs or other industrial uses.

                            The FMC-1 can also convert the stock 6 volt radio to receive FM stations.
                            Last edited by RadioRoy; 01-11-2017, 04:31 PM.
                            RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                            17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                            10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                            10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                            4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                            5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                            56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                            60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by WLB View Post
                              Do you have stock 56 Hawk radios that are converted ?
                              Please send me an email and we can talk/write about your needs. I probably have a 56 Hawk radio, but I build them to order, not for speculation ahead of time.

                              My email address is in my profile.
                              Last edited by RadioRoy; 01-10-2017, 12:51 PM.
                              RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                              17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                              10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                              10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                              4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                              5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                              56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                              60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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