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    Needing a power outlet in the Lark, but not trusting the corroded cigarette lighter, I located a new unit at a local variety store, and as seen in the picture it will fit right in the original spot on the dash! Together with a fused lead, everything cost about $15.

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  • #2
    Originally posted by BRUCESTUDE View Post
    I located a new unit at a local variety store, and as seen in the picture it will fit right in the original spot on the dash!
    No reason that it wouldn't.

    Its an SAE standard 12V lighter/accessory socket common to almost all cars made with 12 electrics for the past 65 or so years.

    Craig

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    • #3
      Originally posted by BRUCESTUDE View Post
      Needing a power outlet in the Lark, but not trusting the corroded cigarette lighter, I located a new unit at a local variety store, and as seen in the picture it will fit right in the original spot on the dash! Together with a fused lead, everything cost about $15.

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      This is a great reminder. I have had several people ask me about replacing this item. I directed them to do just what you have done.
      Thanks for the post.
      Joe Roberts
      '61 R1 Champ
      '65 Cruiser
      Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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      • #4
        Most of the New USA Lighters and Lighter Sockets are even the OEM Studebaker Brand: "Casco"!
        Last edited by StudeRich; 08-14-2017, 11:23 AM.
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          Here are a few for the CASO's

          http://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-Car-Auto...ZY~ZL8&vxp=mtr

          http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-1-set-12...MAAOSwxu5ZL5Co

          http://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-120W-Car...gAAOSw65FXs6~M

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          • #6
            Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
            Most of the New USA Lighters and Lighter Sockets are even the OEM Studebaker Brand: "Casco"!
            Haha I noticed that too Rich!

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            • #7
              Casco stands for "Cheap Ass Studebaker Corporation.?

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              • #8
                Some even come with an illumination option. If you are a smoker who drives at night. Nowadays most are simply used for powering appliances.
                "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                '33 Rockne 10,
                '51 Commander Starlight,
                '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
                '56 Sky Hawk

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                • #9
                  A real CASO would spend a week soaking and cleaning the original, breaking it twice and repairing it with tape and JB Weld. Total cost of cleaning and repair items total just a little over $20, not counting the pair of jeans that got torn while attempting to scour the insides of the housing with a drill powered wire brush.
                  sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
                  1950 Champion Convertible
                  1950 Champion 4Dr
                  1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
                  1957 Thunderbird

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by thunderations View Post
                    A real CASO would spend a week soaking and cleaning the original, breaking it twice and repairing it with tape and JB Weld. Total cost of cleaning and repair items total just a little over $20, not counting the pair of jeans that got torn while attempting to scour the insides of the housing with a drill powered wire brush.
                    Forget all that; just soak it in "The Works" toilet bowl cleaner, (about $1.25 at Wal-Mart) for a few minutes. It will remove any rust, cad, chrome, or any other plating and leave clean steel.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by thunderations View Post
                      A real CASO would spend a week soaking and cleaning the original, breaking it twice and repairing it with tape and JB Weld. Total cost of cleaning and repair items total just a little over $20, not counting the pair of jeans that got torn while attempting to scour the insides of the housing with a drill powered wire brush.
                      I love your description of what the CASO would do. Reminds me of my days working in the auto parts business and seeing what people would do to "save money". One of my favorites was the guy who soaked all his muffler clamps with penetrating oil to help them come apart without breaking, then he reused them on his new exhaust system.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
                        Some even come with an illumination option. If you are a smoker who drives at night. Nowadays most are simply used for powering appliances.
                        Question...My Dodge truck has three "POWER Outlets," however, only ONE is approved as a cigarette/cigar lighter. In other words, supposedly, some of these sockets are not supposed to be used with a heating element. My questions is...Does anyone know if there is a record of a fire, or vehicle destroyed/damaged by using a non-approved power outlet with a standard lighter heating element? I don't know, haven't done any research, but this thread has me thinking about it.
                        John Clary
                        Greer, SC

                        SDC member since 1975

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                        • #13
                          I bought a power outlet, with the cover, just like the one in the picture from O'Rielly. It didn't cost much and worked fine to power my daughter's GPS I borrowed to check my speedometer.
                          "In the heart of Arkansas."
                          Searcy, Arkansas
                          1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                          1952 2R pickup

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