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    Hi, Please need some help, i am restoring my 57 Hawk Dash, I Get a 56 Hawk Tachometer.... As much as I look at it, I don't notice a difference with 57 ( but I only know 57 for pics that I've seen)... 56 is supposed to be 6 volts and 57 is 12 volts ... I'm afraid to connect it and burn it ... please help!

  • #2
    I don't know where you read that '56's are 6 Volt, but they are not.

    IF your Tach. was not from a '55 President Speedster, it is not 6 Volts, the Design would be way different anyway.
    The Tachs. used from '56 to '61 are all the same and 12 Volts.
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      Don't forget, you need the sending unit from the the dist. !- Jim

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jrlemke View Post
        Don't forget, you need the sending unit from the the dist. !- Jim
        And a '56 Golden Hawk sending unit will not work on a '57 Golden Hawk.
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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        • #5
          Originally posted by studegary View Post

          And a '56 Golden Hawk sending unit will not work on a '57 Golden Hawk.
          Agree. To clarify, the reason a 56GH sender won't work on a 57GH is because the rotor button and distributor cap are different.

          OTOH, will a 55 Speedster sender work on a 57GH?

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          • #6
            Ok, Perfect, You have been very helpful, thank you very much!

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            • #7
              Will the mesh grill insert from a 63 Hawk GT bolt into the Schell of a 62 Hawk G T
              thanks. Hawkowner

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