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  • Alternator replacement

    What is the best alternator to use as a replacement for my 64 Cruiser 289 as far as fit and ease of wiring?


  • #2
    Easiest? Another Studebaker alternator. Shouldn't be too hard to get. Or take your alternator to a good local auto electric shop and have it rebuilt. The brushes and diodes are still available, as are the bearings.

    Probably the simplest OTHER alternator to install would be the "basket-style" one used on Chrysler products for many, many years. I think it will bolt up to the Studebaker bracket, maybe with the aid of a few washers, and the electrical connections are the same.

    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by gordr

      Easiest? Another Studebaker alternator.
      I agree. No need to invent something. I had the one done on my '63 for about $80 here locally. New everything. Solid state regulators are available also that look almost identical to the originals.




      Dick Steinkamp
      Bellingham, WA

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      • #4
        Just as easy is a late 60's MOPAR unit. It'll bolt on with a few flat washer spacers and uses the stock regulator and wiring. (Looks like this)

        http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...ype=11&PTSet=A

        JDP/Maryland
        JDP Maryland

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        • #5
          Thanks all. Went through my stash of spare parts and found a spare alternator and put it on. Took the car over to my friendly neighborhood stude fixer and had him test the circuit - all is well at this time. I'll have the other rebuilt. Just wanted to have everything working well before the Coleman, Mi., car show on the 14th. Thanks again.

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          • #6
            http://www.studebaker-info.org/tech/.../hondaalt.html

            Could do my Honda Alt swap. Looks factory.

            Tom

            '63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires
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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

              I agree. No need to invent something. I had the one done on my '63 for about $80 here locally. New everything. Solid state regulators are available also that look almost identical to the originals.
              Can you get a solid state regulator for a generator equipped (Delco) Stude[?]

              <h5>Mark
              '57 Transtar Deluxe
              Vancouver Island
              </h5>
              Mark Hayden
              '66 Commander
              Zone Coordinator
              Pacific Can-Am Zone

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              • #8
                Randy Rundle (Fifth Avenue Internet Garage) offers


                Solid State Generator Cutout Direct replacement for all 6/12-volt 35-amp and smaller generators that originally had a mechanical, cutout type voltage regulator. No mechanical points to adjust or wear out. No more battery drain. Greatly improves charging system reliability.
                Part #02415SSC-$45.00 each

                He also offers 6 and 12 volt alternators.


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                Tom Bredehoft
                '53 Commander Coupe
                '55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
                (Under Construction) 267 hrs.
                '05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
                All Indiana built cars

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by Tom B

                  Randy Rundle (Fifth Avenue Internet Garage) offers

                  Solid State Generator Cutout Direct replacement for all 6/12-volt 35-amp and smaller generators that originally had a mechanical, cutout type voltage regulator. No mechanical points to adjust or wear out. No more battery drain. Greatly improves charging system reliability.
                  Part #02415SSC-$45.00 each

                  He also offers 6 and 12 volt alternators.

                  Tom Bredehoft
                  Excellent! Thanks Tom.

                  <h5>Mark
                  '57 Transtar Deluxe
                  Vancouver Island
                  </h5>
                  Mark Hayden
                  '66 Commander
                  Zone Coordinator
                  Pacific Can-Am Zone

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