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  • Found: direct replacement 4 Prestolite alternators

    Searching around for a replacement for the Prestolite ALK-5001 alternator on my Lark, I found that Wilson Auto Electric of Winnipeg makes direct, bolt-in replacements for the Prestolite alternators, generators, regulators and even some starters our Studes were equipped with.



    Their online catalog lists replacements for sixes and V8s from 1952 to end of production. Check out www.wilsonautoelectric.com .

    Sorry if this is already known information, but it's news to me [|)]


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    Clark in San Diego
    '63 F2/Lark Standard
    http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
    www.studebakersandiego.com
    Clark in San Diego
    '63 Standard (F2) "Barney"
    http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

  • #2
    Ah those crafty Canucks... !

    <h5>Mark
    '57 Transtar Deluxe
    Vancouver Island Chapter
    http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>


    Mark Hayden
    '66 Commander
    Zone Coordinator
    Pacific Can-Am Zone


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    • #3
      The reason that Canada has newly made replacement parts for Studebakers is because Studebakers are still being produced up there in Hamilton Ontario, don't cha know.


      SnowLark
      In the middle of Minnestudea
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      In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

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      • #4
        Wilson is a rebuilder, IIRC, not a manufacturer. But their stuff is generally good, and I wouldn't hesitate to use it. They have been in the business for many years.

        Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
        Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by showbizkid

          Searching around for a replacement for the Prestolite ALK-5001 alternator on my Lark, I found that Wilson Auto Electric of Winnipeg makes direct, bolt-in replacements for the Prestolite alternators, generators, regulators and even some starters our Studes were equipped with.



          Their online catalog lists replacements for sixes and V8s from 1952 to end of production. Check out www.wilsonautoelectric.com .

          Sorry if this is already known information, but it's news to me [|)]


          [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

          Clark in San Diego
          '63 F2/Lark Standard
          http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
          www.studebakersandiego.com
          Wish they had a price list, but I'm guessing not cheap.

          JDP/Maryland
          JDP Maryland

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          • #6
            I have been running a Wilson reman for about three years on a daily driver. Got to love it. Before that I was going through one every 6 months through Napa. The owner of my local Napa told me that he was tired of me hassling over my alt and ordered the Wilson.

            Gordon

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            • #7
              I found a rebuilder in Arizona that lists the ALK-5001 replacement for $175. Here's the link.

              Not cheap, but if you need one...! I see they also have a 40-amp version in the same case.


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              Clark in San Diego
              '63 F2/Lark Standard
              http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
              www.studebakersandiego.com
              Clark in San Diego
              '63 Standard (F2) "Barney"
              http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                I've been using a Nippon Denso from Autozone for about 3 years...looks just like the original and the Wilson unit pictured here....less than $50.00, bolts right in. It failed last fall, I phoned Autozone to order a new unit and they said that my first one was still under warranty and they would get me a replacement...they did...no charge.








                Bill Foy
                Kingston, Ontario
                1964 Wagonaire Slider
                Bill Foy
                1000 Islands, Ontario
                1953 Starlight Coupe

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                • #9
                  Bill, do you have a part number for that ND? How many amps does it generate?


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                  Clark in San Diego
                  '63 F2/Lark Standard
                  http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
                  www.studebakersandiego.com
                  Clark in San Diego
                  '63 Standard (F2) "Barney"
                  http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                  • #10
                    Clark, p/n 14540- is the 30 amp....14158- is the 50 amp.
                    no mods to the wiring...you just need a metric tensioning bolt.

                    it's all here:
                    http://www.studebaker-info.org/tech/.../hondaalt.html



                    Bill Foy
                    Kingston, Ontario
                    1964 Wagonaire Slider
                    Bill Foy
                    1000 Islands, Ontario
                    1953 Starlight Coupe

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