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  • Rear Speaker in 61' Lark

    Hello, was at Hot August Nights this last week and came across a speaker that looked very familiar. A s/n was located on it and was traced back to being the rear speaker option on studebaker lark models (and maybe other models to). I ended up snagging it for $3.00. The speaker itself was in very nice condition but no other hardware was supplied. When I brought it home I noticed that it fit like a glove in the rear speaker hole behind the rear seat in my lark.

    What I need to know is what this setup looks like complete. In other words: how does it hook up to the rest of the speaker system (being how the front one just plugs into the radio) plus was there any decorative chrome grill that went over the speaker? Any pictures of this setup?

    I don't believe this was a very common option, especially on lark types but i could be wrong.
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  • #2
    On my 61 Hawk....And it is probably the same....There is a fader switch on the pass side of the radio. You probably have a spacer knob(does nothing) there now.The switch plugs to radio speaker output and the front and rear speakers plug to the switch.

    1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT

    Lewisville,NC
    (formerly chevpartsman)
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    Ken Byrd
    Lewisville,NC

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    • #3
      On my 61 Hawk....And it is probably the same....There is a fader switch on the pass side of the radio. You probably have a spacer knob(does nothing) there now.The switch plugs to radio speaker output and the front and rear speakers plug to the switch.

      1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT

      Lewisville,NC
      (formerly chevpartsman)
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      1961 Hawk ...4-Speed;4bc;Twin Traction


      Ken Byrd
      Lewisville,NC

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      • #4
        SASCO has the Speaker Grille a flat black rim and metal mesh covered with gray fuzzy stuff that goes over the speaker. For transistor radios the speaker was unusual: 10 OHM not the common 4/8 or 8 OHM like current modern ones.

        The connection has to be made at the fader control which gets added under the manual tuning knob on the right. Dan Skidmore at(310)398-7431 the radio repair guy in Los Angeles who advertises in Turning Wheels would know how to actually connect it.

        Or you connect an after-market, under dash mounted, fader control to the speaker output wires in the power plug of the radio, and connect the rear to that.

        StudeRich
        Studebakers Northwest
        Ferndale, WA
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          SASCO has the Speaker Grille a flat black rim and metal mesh covered with gray fuzzy stuff that goes over the speaker. For transistor radios the speaker was unusual: 10 OHM not the common 4/8 or 8 OHM like current modern ones.

          The connection has to be made at the fader control which gets added under the manual tuning knob on the right. Dan Skidmore at(310)398-7431 the radio repair guy in Los Angeles who advertises in Turning Wheels would know how to actually connect it.

          Or you connect an after-market, under dash mounted, fader control to the speaker output wires in the power plug of the radio, and connect the rear to that.

          StudeRich
          Studebakers Northwest
          Ferndale, WA
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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