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    Ok guys i recently got an all original 53 champion 6 cylinder 3 speed car. I have always been a ford guy so i dont really know where to get help on this one. First i would like to see if anyone makes an electronic ignition conversion for the 6 volt positive ground ignition. Second does anyone still sell performance parts for the old flathead 6 like cams or intakes ect. Any help would be nice.

    Thanks,
    Patrick

    1953 champion

  • #2
    I'm not aware of any good EI for the six-volt+ system. Cathcart's been doing performance Champion sixes for a long time.

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    • #3
      Welcome Patrick: Try Cathcartstudebaker.com They have high performance parts and
      they also have the electronic distributors for 6 and 12 volt studes.
      Joe

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      • #4
        Welcome to the forum, Patrick!

        Yes, speed parts are available - though not always at a bargain. Cathcarts is a great place to start, but there are other vintage parts around. You just have to hunt for them.

        You also might check out Racing Studebakers here -
        http://www.racingstudebakers.com/stl...n/bb/index.php

        Good luck!

        Chris Pile
        Editor: The Studebaker Special
        http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/
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        • #5
          The Pertronix Electronic Ignition Systems for 6 Volt Positive ground, 6 Cyl. are available from Phil Harris at Fairborn Studebaker. email:> stude6@yahoo.com You MUST specify Autolite or Delco Dist.

          StudeRich
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #6
            The abbreviation for the best performance part for the Champion six is denoted as sbc.

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by buddymander

              The abbreviation for the best performance part for the Champion six is denoted as sbc.

              Isnt that SBC stuff what the government pays $4500 to crush now? Worth more than that to be rid of em. Steve
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              • #8
                No cash for those clunkers, sorry. Too old (25 years is the maximum) and the mileage on the six is too good. The purpose of the program is for drivers to swap an inefficient, dirty car for a car with significantly better mileage and lower emissions. So I guess we'll all have to keep the Studes!

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                • #9
                  im sorry guys if i was to do any of that it would be a sbf. but im not bg into swaps like that, i feel that if you want a chevy build a chevy if you want a ford build a ford. thanks for all of the help

                  1953 champion

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                  • #10
                    Not for the six volt, but Dave Thibeault has the all new electronic distributors (mallory) for the 12 volt six cylinder motors. I'm putting one in the 55 champion I converted to 12 volts.
                    64 Champ long bed V8
                    55/53 Studebaker President S/R
                    53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

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                    • #11
                      Patrick...
                      You can build a way cool vintage Champ six for that ride and tool around having tons of fun...
                      The Cathcart connections listed are a definite worthwhile thing to check out.
                      Imagine this stuffed in there...bolt in!
                      http://www.cathcartsstudebaker.com/

                      Sweet.....
                      Jeff[8D]


                      quote:Originally posted by patricku47

                      Ok guys i recently got an all original 53 champion 6 cylinder 3 speed car. I have always been a ford guy so i dont really know where to get help on this one. First i would like to see if anyone makes an electronic ignition conversion for the 6 volt positive ground ignition. Second does anyone still sell performance parts for the old flathead 6 like cams or intakes ect. Any help would be nice.

                      Thanks,
                      Patrick

                      1953 champion


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                      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                      Jeff


                      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                      Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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