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  • #16
    quote:Originally posted by Scott

    I've been wondering for a while about the electronic "transistorized" ignition found on later Studebakers. My 1966 Cruiser has it, but it was disconnected in the 1970s because some mechanic was servicing the ignition system on the car and couldn't figure it out. So I have no first hand experience with the stock system.

    My question is: Is anyone using the stock transistorized system on their car? How does it compare to the regular points and condenser setup of the same vintage? How does it compare to new electronic systems put into an older Studebaker.

    I have heard that the stock system wasn't really that good, but I tend to think it must have been pretty decent when new, or Studebaker wouldn't have put it in their cars.

    I don't want a debate about different new systems and how great they are. I want to know about the original setup and good IT was or is.
    One dealer I bought out had five or six of these units NOS in the sealed boxes. When I was selling them at York a man told me that the reason most of them failed was because of poor grounding. Somewhere I have a Service Bulletin that dealt with properly repairing and installing the units. The man who told me about the problem said they were good reliable units. They were standard equipment on R-3/R-4 Avantis (yes, I know there were no R-4 Avantis).


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    '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
    '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
    Museum R-4 engine
    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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    • #17
      quote:Originally posted by Scott

      I've been wondering for a while about the electronic "transistorized" ignition found on later Studebakers. My 1966 Cruiser has it, but it was disconnected in the 1970s because some mechanic was servicing the ignition system on the car and couldn't figure it out. So I have no first hand experience with the stock system.

      My question is: Is anyone using the stock transistorized system on their car? How does it compare to the regular points and condenser setup of the same vintage? How does it compare to new electronic systems put into an older Studebaker.

      I have heard that the stock system wasn't really that good, but I tend to think it must have been pretty decent when new, or Studebaker wouldn't have put it in their cars.

      I don't want a debate about different new systems and how great they are. I want to know about the original setup and good IT was or is.
      One dealer I bought out had five or six of these units NOS in the sealed boxes. When I was selling them at York a man told me that the reason most of them failed was because of poor grounding. Somewhere I have a Service Bulletin that dealt with properly repairing and installing the units. The man who told me about the problem said they were good reliable units. They were standard equipment on R-3/R-4 Avantis (yes, I know there were no R-4 Avantis).


      [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
      '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
      '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
      '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
      Museum R-4 engine
      Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
      '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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      • #18
        Re modern systems in a Studebaker, I have had both the Pertronix and Dave T's converted MoPar systems. I much prefer the MoPar. It has the disadvantage of having a control module box that you have to hide away, but it seems to provide a stronger spark and, from what I have heard, it is more reliable. My '64 Daytona convertible has an electronic system that doesn't appear to be Pertronix. It gives me easy starts, but it is a little annoying to have to wait a few seconds after turning on the ignition before you crank it (if you don't, it won't start).


        [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
        '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
        '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
        '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
        Museum R-4 engine
        Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
        '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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        • #19
          Re modern systems in a Studebaker, I have had both the Pertronix and Dave T's converted MoPar systems. I much prefer the MoPar. It has the disadvantage of having a control module box that you have to hide away, but it seems to provide a stronger spark and, from what I have heard, it is more reliable. My '64 Daytona convertible has an electronic system that doesn't appear to be Pertronix. It gives me easy starts, but it is a little annoying to have to wait a few seconds after turning on the ignition before you crank it (if you don't, it won't start).


          [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
          '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
          '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
          '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
          Museum R-4 engine
          Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
          '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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