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:
> 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