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  • #16
    If it's a Motorola 45 amp alternator, it is playable If the literature can be provided to the judges. This was a fleet option from Studebaker and as we all know, when it came to special orders anything could go. Now if it's a GM 1 wire alternator there might be issues [}]

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    1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
    1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
    1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
    1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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    • #17
      Thanks all,I agree that its certainly a nice car. I had caught a few of those items mentioned but missed most. This has been a very educational thread. Thanks,Steve
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      • #18
        quote:Originally posted by PlainBrownR2

        If it's a Motorola 45 amp alternator, it is playable If the literature can be provided to the judges. This was a fleet option from Studebaker and as we all know, when it came to special orders anything could go. Now if it's a GM 1 wire alternator there might be issues [}]

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        [IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=right]
        [IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201964%20Studebaker%20Commander%20R2/P1010168.jpg[/IMG=right]

        The R series larks all came with a 45 amp the Hawk kept the 35 for air cleaner clearance.

        JDP/Maryland
        JDP Maryland

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        • #19
          We seem to have some confusion between the alternators.

          The 35 amp Prestolite is the run of the mill alternator everyone has, this is the one the Hawks used for hood clearance.

          The 40 amp Prestolite is the larger desirable alternator. This is that Avanti type of alternator. I know they used the 35 amp alternators due to the space.

          The one I have is a 45 amp Motorola alternator. It has a casing and plugins similar to the 35 amp Prestolite alternator, but is of higher amperage than the 35 and 40 amp brethren. It also uses a transistorized regulator instead of the mechanical regulator. This was the fleet alternator Studebaker provided and that is something that can be hard to find as a complete setup, since it wasn't a regular production alternator. I have the 45 amp Motorola alternator after needless searching, mainly because I got tired of rebuilding the 35 and 40 amp guys. I also have a slightly larger 50 amp alternator from ebay, but have yet to use it(mainly it's a spare in case the 45 amp alternator goes kaplooey). This is also a case, just like the Avanti wheelcovers, where if an individual can provide literature to the judge who has never seen one, that it is highly recommended that they do that so the judge does remove points on a factory piece.

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          [IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=right]
          [IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201964%20Studebaker%20Commander%20R2/P1010168.jpg[/IMG=right]

          1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
          1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
          1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
          1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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