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  • Alright - I need an explanation!

    I was referencing my '65-'66 parts book today - trying to confirm what I was confident I knew. I was making sure that the brake hardware (at the wheels) was pretty much the same as for earlier cars. And that proved true, but with one head-scratching exception. That exception is the identification of what's referred to as a "Model S"
    There's parts listed, clearly enough, for 65S-66S and 65V-66V. And then there's heavy duty parts listed for Model S applications. Leafing thru the other sections of the book, the only other place I see a Model S mentioned is in the transmission groups. But the notes pages of each section as well as the "Model Identification" page at the front of the book - lend no clues as to the "Model S" moniker. Maybe it's just what they called the fleet cars during those years. A point I never heard of or noted firsthand since I've never encountered one along the way.

    SO - Craig? Anyone? Wanna expound on the definition of the ChevyBaker Model S cars???

    BTW, there's no mention of a Model S in earlier parts books - that is, of course, unless you count the 52 & earlier body tag designator for a convertible.[}]


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1963 Cruiser
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President two door

    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

  • #2
    I'm going out on a limb here and guessing that the S stands for Severe duty. Law enforcement, taxi, etc.


    Brent's rootbeer racer.
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    • #3
      This may be a clue. In 1965 Studebaker built some severe service taxis, 49 of them fitted with 3-speed floor shifts, as well as other heavy duty taxi equipment.
      Your findings in the manual may be a reference to these vehicles.
      This is also a guess on my part, not necessarily fact. (I mean the reference; the taxis are indeed FACT!)

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      • #4
        I'm sure your right about that Bob. I also see Model S in the transmission section. Since it was only available as a [u]S</u>ix cylinder model, I wonder if someone didn't just get confused. Would be great to see the body tag of one of those cars. This sales letter announces the special taxi package............

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        • #5
          Interesting, it lists a Motorola alternator. I wasnt aware that Motorola made such things.


          Brent's rootbeer racer.
          MN iron ore...it does your body good.
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          In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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          • #6
            quote:
            Interesting, it lists a Motorola alternator. I wasnt aware that Motorola made such things.
            Yep, I have a 45 amp Motorola setup on my Lark with a transistorized(not mechanical) regulator. Got tired of losing 35 and 40 amp alternators and I always wanted this rarely seen setup, so I found one literally NOS for the Lark. It has similar dimensions to the 35 amp Prestolite alternator, but of course different regulator and higher output. It also has a different backing on the alternator and a moldable plug which plugs into the regulator that I mounted next to the alternator on the fender. I also have a 50 or 55 amp spare from Ebay in the event this one goes broke. Similar construction the 45 amp Motorola alternator, but a little higher output than the 45 amp alternator. These were the fleet options in the parts book, normally found in the rarely forgettable but never regrettable Yellow Section of the Parts Book .

            [IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010531-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
            [IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010550-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
            [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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            • #7
              The Motorola Alt was used on 1964 Police Marshalls,

              Ray Martin

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              • #8
                Wonder how long Motorola made alternators.... My dad had a 1968 John Deere combine with one. Had a solid state regulator block that mounted to the alternator too that went bad once too but otherwise no problems with it.

                Jeff in ND

                '53 Champion Hardtop

                Jeff in ND

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                • #9
                  http://www.prestolite.com/pgs_about/...s_timeline.php

                  I'd like to say up until 1990 when Prestolite went bankrupt, but I could be mistaken...

                  [IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010531-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
                  [IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010550-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
                  [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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