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  • Electrical: 1960 Lark Wiring Harness Question

    Does anyone know what the difference(s) would be between a 1960 Lark V8 and 6 Cyl main chassis wiring harness?
    Dan Peterson
    Montpelier, VT
    1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
    1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

  • #2
    Aren't the generators on different sides of the car on the 6 versus the V8? Also, the coil and distributor wiring would be different due to the different positions of the distributors on the engines. Also, what about the voltage regulator positions, are they different?
    Paul
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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    • #3
      The Coil, Distributor, and Temp Sending Unit wires would all be too long, should be fixable.
      You would need to run New wires for the Right Hand Mounted Generator as was said.
      You would need to Add a Resistance Wire Coil to Ign. Sw. or Ballast Resister for the Ignition, as Sixes have none.

      The Main Dash Power Red Wire Length may need adjusting from the Starter mounted Solenoid to the Firewall location.

      If you have a NOS or New one of these laying around, it could save some money, but if you are buying it, get the correct V8 one or trade for one.

      The Dash End should be fine.
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner
      SDC Member Since 1967

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      • #4
        Thank you Rich. It appears Studebaker made a replacement wire for the 60 V8's to go from the ignition to the coil, 1550327, which could be used instead of the one in the 6 cyl wiring harness and not have to deal with adding a ballast resistor, etc. I'm guessing this is the so called "green" resistance wire.
        Last edited by dpson; 05-30-2021, 05:18 AM.
        Dan Peterson
        Montpelier, VT
        1960 Lark V-8 Convertible
        1960 Lark V-8 Convertible (parts car)

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        • #5
          NO, the Green Wire goes to the Solenoid "I" Terminal for a 12 Volt "Kick" during Start Mode on V8's, then the Pink Resistance Wire to the Ign. Sw. takes over at approx. 8-9 Volts for running.

          The NOS 1550327 Wire, MAY be out of stock (NLA) by now.
          Last edited by StudeRich; 05-30-2021, 02:07 PM.
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner
          SDC Member Since 1967

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