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cblieske
    
1955 Hudson, Positive cable is connected to the block and negitive runs to the soloniod?
I have a 1955 Hudson Rambler Cross Country station wagon, it has a 6 volt 196 flathead engine. The positive battery cable runs to the block and the negitive battery cable runs to the soloniod, I have never ran accross this before. I have not had the engine running yet but it does turn over good. does anyone know about these engines?
posted: October 4, 2009
 
    
 
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grumpyoldman
    
Yes, Your car is POSITIVE GROUNDED, That's the way most cars of that era were. Dodge used positive ground up till 196? I can't remember what year they stopped.

Here a good site for Hudson's, a lot of good info here:

http://www.hudsonterraplane.com/tech/STEPDOWN_RESTORATION_AIDS.htm

http://www.hudsonterraplane.com/tech/tech_index.htm

http://hetclub.com/

http://classiccardatabase.com/search.php?year=1955&make=Hudson&series=8693

http://www.carnut.com/specs/gen/huds50.html

I hope this stuff helps you.
posted:  October 5, 2009
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studeaholic
    
My studebakers are positive ground. till 1956 when they changed to 12 volts
posted:  October 5, 2009
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fid
    
It was always my understanding that once all American cars went to 12 Volts (1956) they were all negative ground. The saying used to be "12 Volt is negative ground the whole world 'round"
I won't swear that it's true but yes, a lot of 6 volt systems are positive ground.
posted:  August 6, 2013
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