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  • Electrical: Replacement of 6V battery in my 1937 6 cylinder Studebaker

    Hello all

    i would be grateful for any advice on the size capacity I should get to replace the battery on my 6 cylinder 1937 Studebaker. Thanks

  • #2
    I do not know about the prewar cars, but all the postwar six volt Studebakers use the battery size called Group One.
    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

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    • #3
      Original Chassis Catalog for 1937 calls for battery type WHT-2-105. I don't know what the group size of that is and a quick search hasn't helped.
      While I know the battery in my '33 is a standard Group 1.

      We need to hear from someone who actually owns and drives a '37.
      Jerry Kurtz comes to mind.
      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      '33 Rockne 10,
      '51 Commander Starlight,
      '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
      '56 Sky Hawk

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      • #4
        Try https://www.batteryequivalents.com scroll down to view the 6 Volt sizes.

        Hope this helps.
        John Clements
        Christchurch, New Zealand

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        • #5
          I use a Group 1- got mine at Sams Club. Have for years- had Coupe since early 80s.

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          • #6
            Thank you all for your responses. I am in Australia so will do some ringing around around and get some dimensions and prices on Group 1 batteries that are available locally.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ausstude View Post
              Thank you all for your responses. I am in Australia so will do some ringing around around and get some dimensions and prices on Group 1 batteries that are available locally.
              Group 1 is the physical size. They come in all levels of capacity. Buy one with a high capacity (amperage rating).
              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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              • #8
                Ok, thanks Gary.

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