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  • What Year?????

    A easy question. What year did Studebaker go to a 12 Volt neg. ground system???

    1956 Studebaker Pelham Wagon Houston, Texas
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  • #2
    It is. For Studebaker, 55s were 6v, 56s were 12v.

    Paul

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    • #3
      For clarification: 55 was 6v positive ground, 56 was 12v negative ground.

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      • #4
        Thanks, I know Ford went in 56 and Chev in I think 55,wasn't sure on Stude.

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        • #5
          Was wondering if anyone makes a conversion kits for a 1950 stude 2r pickup..want to convert to all wheel disc..or will i have to get a chevy front end and rear end to do so...also no title for truck how do i go about getting one becuase there is no vin# with car..restro project so have time but want to get the ball going on this please help..

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          • #6
            Jim Turner makes a disc brake kit for your truck...
            Hope the info helps.
            Jeff[8D]

            http://www.turnerbrake.com/truckkits.html

            quote:Originally posted by HotRodLincoln

            Was wondering if anyone makes a conversion kits for a 1950 stude 2r pickup..want to convert to all wheel disc..or will i have to get a chevy front end and rear end to do so...also no title for truck how do i go about getting one becuase there is no vin# with car..restro project so have time but want to get the ball going on this please help..
            HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

            Jeff


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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

              [navy][b]Jim Turner makes a disc brake kit for your truck...
              I don't know if Jim makes disk conversions for the rear of early 2R trucks yet, but if not, late Champ drum rears are a bolt on and give you modern self energizing drum brakes.

              If you are converting to 4 wheel disks, you are probably also updating the engine and trany. If so, you'll probably want a different rear end also.


              Dick Steinkamp
              Bellingham, WA

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              • #8
                Those 8E Champ brakes will be tough to find tho. Not too many 8E donors around anymore.

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by KGlowacky

                  Thanks, I know Ford went in 56 and Chev in I think 55,wasn't sure on Stude.
                  We had a 1955 Chevy truck and it was 6 volt (battery in the floorboard).


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                  • #10
                    quote:We had a 1955 Chevy truck and it was 6 volt (battery in the floorboard).
                    It must have been an early (first series) 55. The late 55 Chevy pickups were 12 volt with the battery in the engine compartment. I think all GM and Packard were 12 volt in 55 (maybe Nash)and the rest changed over in 56.

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                    • #11
                      Leonard, It was a first series (I had that in my response and then took it out before posting). Despite being a 6 volt system, it had 2 speed electric wipers from the factory.


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