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    So I want to get a new wheel cylinder for my 59 Silver Hawk but AutoZone sells two types and don't know which type I need. They sell a wheel cylinder with heavy duty brakes or a wheel cylinder without heavy duty brakes. How do I know which type I need?

  • #2
    All V8 wheel cylinders are the same and all 6 cyl wheel cylinders are the same for drum brakes. If you have disc brakes then they are different. Try WWW.STUDEBAKERVENDORS.COM
    Milt

    1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
    1961 Hawk 4-speed
    1967 Avanti
    1961 Lark 2 door
    1988 Avanti Convertible

    Member of SDC since 1973

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    • #3
      My car is a V8 with drum brakes. So does that mean I should buy the "with heavy duty brakes" or "without heavy duty brakes" wheel cylinder?

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      • #4
        IIRC, the fronts are 1 1/16 and the rear are 7/8.
        78 Avanti RQB 2792
        64 Avanti R1 R5408
        63 Avanti R1 R4551
        63 Avanti R1 R2281
        62 GT Hawk V15949
        56 GH 6032504
        56 GH 6032588
        55 Speedster 7160047
        55 Speedster 7165279

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        • #5
          Studebakerparts.com They know the correct parts for your car.
          RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

          17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
          10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
          10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
          4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
          5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
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          • #6
            I looked on rock auto. The heavy duty fronts are 1 1/16.
            78 Avanti RQB 2792
            64 Avanti R1 R5408
            63 Avanti R1 R4551
            63 Avanti R1 R2281
            62 GT Hawk V15949
            56 GH 6032504
            56 GH 6032588
            55 Speedster 7160047
            55 Speedster 7165279

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            • #7
              Are you sure AutoZone shows "regular and HD" options for the 8 cyl.? According to 1959-1964 Studebaker Chassis Parts Catalog there is no HD option on the 8 cyl. 6 Cyl has both HD and non HD. The 6 cyl HD is the same as the 8 cyl.
              Last edited by rbisacca; 08-17-2017, 04:24 PM.

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              • #8
                Some 55s had 1". Maybe that is where tge confusion comes from.
                78 Avanti RQB 2792
                64 Avanti R1 R5408
                63 Avanti R1 R4551
                63 Avanti R1 R2281
                62 GT Hawk V15949
                56 GH 6032504
                56 GH 6032588
                55 Speedster 7160047
                55 Speedster 7165279

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 64studeavanti View Post
                  Some 55s had 1". Maybe that is where tge confusion comes from.
                  Also all 1954's!

                  I am sure it is because these non-Stude. Sellers have NO IDEA about the 6 Cyl. vs 8 Cyl. differences, one reason is; they don't know a Champion from a Commander or President, Lark VI from Lark VIII etc.


                  I am not prejudice or bias, I recommend: http://studevendors.com
                  StudeRich
                  Second Generation Stude Driver,
                  Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Silverhawk59 View Post
                    My car is a V8 with drum brakes. So does that mean I should buy the "with heavy duty brakes" or "without heavy duty brakes" wheel cylinder?
                    As has been discussed in several threads elsewhere on this site, you are encountering the same problem as many others who tried to order parts for a 60-year-old car from a chain auto parts store. Their parts listings were accurate until about 20 years ago, when their paper catalogs were digitized to make them easier to use by untrained personnel. The people that did the digitization combined many listings that looked to them to be duplicative -- but weren't. All 1959 V8 Studebaker cars got the same wheel cylinders. As I recall, the EIS/Bendix numbers were 19236 and 19238, front and rear. Six-cylinder cars did come in standard and HD versions, because Studebaker built a lot of 6-cylinder taxicabs, which got the the V8 brakes.

                    We have a large, competent, and knowledgeable parts supplier base that usually can get the right part to your door in a day or two. Most of us recommend using them wherever possible.

                    http://www.studebakervendors.com/
                    Skip Lackie

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                    • #11
                      Buy your parts from a Studebaker parts supplier and don't worry about it... That's why they're in the business.

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