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Get an alternator with that integrated voltage... (archive)

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Posted by John McA on July 02, 2001 at 12:39:43:

In Reply to: Converting 6 volt to 12 volt system posted by Rad on July 01, 2001 at 19:02:23:

regulator and ditch the one mounted on the body. Don't remember the exact part nos. but, I had to fiddle to get the correct later model alternator and bracket combo. Don't forget the short ground wire to the block.
I did a lot of fretting before doing this conversion. My wiring is par for 34 yrs old. It was a good move.
Life is much better with the extra v. less drop.

I left the starter, wiper motor and blower. They have held up fine.

The 6v. flashers under the steering col. appear to be giving some trouble but that may be the age of the unit. The horn sounds like a raped piggy! (?) Really makes em jump around in the lane!

Now you can go an get a 12v. guage with the tach. and be like a 69.

Make sure your wipers are on real secure. I'm saving setting 2 for the great flood.

good luck
John





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