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    Hi one more time. All of you guys have been a big help! I would like to impose on your expertise one more time though. I am trying to find an overdrive solenoid for my 1950 Land Cruiser (Commander 6 with 3 spd OD). My book says it is part # 521429. Could any of you tell me which years if any fit this and will work. Thanks in advance and best regards!!!

  • #2
    Hi Charlie, My '47-'50 Chassis parts catalog shows 1947 to 1950 all Champions and all Commanders get the 521429. 1951 to 1955 should also be the same. Good luck, these are hard to find and pricey.

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


    • #3
      They are right, Charlie. Those are hard to find and pricey.

      (Note: I'm editing this because I thought you said "Relay" when you actually asked about the solenoid).

      For the solenoid, try an eBay search in eBay Motors\Parts and Accessories, with the following search criteria:
      (solenoid, sil*oid, sel*oid) (overdrive, od)

      But for an overdrive relay, read the next paragraph, if yours needs to be replaced.

      As a very viable alternative, you can have one that works the same, connects the same, looks the same on the outside, but has a newer, more solid-state relay on the inside, if you read this Help page on Chuck Collins' website:


      1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
      The Red-Headed Amazon
      Deep in the heart of Texas

      Paul Simpson

      1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
      The Red-Headed Amazon
      Deep in the heart of Texas


      • #4
        I've got several, Charlie. E-mail me.

        Miscreant adrift in
        the BerStuda Triangle!!

        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
        1960 Larkvertible V8
        1958 Provincial wagon
        1953 Commander coupe

        No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.