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Re: [oletrucks] 8 volts

To: J Forbes <jforbes@primenet.com>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 8 volts
From: advent@thuntek.net
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 04:50:12 -0700
i converted my neighbors ford 9n to 12 volts and didnt mess with the
generator. it wll charge some, but not all the way, so we put a charger on
it every now and then. i do plan on slapping in a gm alternator someday.

J Forbes wrote:

> Grant--
> Funny you should mention a 55 tbird...the only 12 volt conversion I've
> done in recent memory was on a 55 bird!  I added a GM alternator (made a
> bracket for it), got a later model starter, i think the one that's used
> in a 56...they had it in stock at the parts store.  I added a voltage
> regulator to the gages, I think it's the one they used in later model
> Fords, and changed all the light bulbs...as well as the heater blower
> motor.  The owner wanted his car to start reliably all the time, and
> after the car being in the family since the late 50s, he was familiar
> with the problem of trying to start a v-8 on 6 volts.
> The only experience I had with 8 volt batteries was also on a 55 Tbird,
> 20 years ago...the guy who ran the junkyard I worked at had a 55 bird,
> and wanted to take the easy way out...I don't think we even messed with
> the voltage regulator.  He didn't keep the car very long, though.
> Jim F
> 59s in AZ
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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