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    1955 and prior had 6 volt systems, I believe?? IN those systems, is the positive battery terminal connected to the car frame(where the ground/negative would usually be)--opposite of what is typical in 12 volt systems??

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    yes, at least in Studebaker-land, the switch from positive to negative ground occurred at the same time as the switch from 6V to 12V.

    nate

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      So does that mean that in a 55 Stude, the positive terminal on the 6 volt battery should be connected to the frame, and the negative battery terminal gets connected to the (other)wiring??
      quote:Originally posted by N8N

      yes, at least in Studebaker-land, the switch from positive to negative ground occurred at the same time as the switch from 6V to 12V.

      nate

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      62 Daytona hardtop
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      • #4
        Yes

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        • #5
          J

          Yes, my 1953 sedan actually has the pos connection
          grounded to the engine block and the Neg side goes
          to the wiring...So your 55 should be pos. grounded
          to the frame, if that is the location for that year.

          Hope this answers your question

          Glen Brose
          53 Champion 2 dr Sedan

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          • #6
            The groundstrap+ in my 51 is connected to the top left water manifold bolt.
            "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

            Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
            sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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