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    Body is of my 55 K-code and looking at the frame, there appears to be a hill holder on the other side of the frame from the master cylinder. I bought the car in rough condition and never had it on the road. This is a 259 Bearcat with an automatic. No overdrive. Did they still use hill holders or am I looking at something with a different purpose. Brake lines and electrical wires seem to be attached. If it is a hill holder, what should I be looking for to make sure it's working correctly before re-assembly?

    Thanks all.
    Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

  • #2
    It may be a hill holder if your car was originally a standard shift vehicle but the automatic's have a "no roll" switch on the back of the transmission to control the backward roll at hilly stop signs. If you are seeing a hill holder it would be attached to your master cylinder and operated when the clutch in depressed.

    Jim Caldwell
    "The view don't change if you ain't the lead dog"

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    • #3
      The unit IS on the frame, similar to a Hill Holder, only the switches are on the Trans. If there are wires, it is a "Anti-Creep" switch not a Hill Holder.

      The No-Roll valve is the manufacturer's (Wagner's) name for a Studebaker Hill Holder Unit.


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

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      • #4
        I saw something similar in the Chassis parts book and it said "no roll". So I guess that's what I have. Does it need any special attention or should I re-assemble and worry about it if it screws up? Thanks for the reassurance!
        Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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        • #5
          And if it's an anti-creep, do they screw up or should I just ride it out, so to speak?
          Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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          • #6
            Yes, if the switches are in tact at the Throttle and brake pedal linkage and Trans. just run with it, and test it. Something has to tell the Anti-creep unit that you have stopped to turn on, and something has to tell it that you have touched the throttle to release the brake pressure, there should be a switch on the Throttle Bellcrank at the rear of the left Head, also check the wiring for disconnects or shorts (bare).


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

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            • #7
              Will do. Thanks, Rich & 55.
              Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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