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OT- 53 chevy truck, 6 to 12 volt ???


 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject: OT- 53 chevy truck, 6 to 12 volt ??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Have a collection of 9N, 8N, Jubilees and 800 tractors which I have converted from 6 to 12 volt. Now I would like to convert my 1953 chevy pickup from 6 to 12 volt.

The 53 pickup has a straight 6 cylinder 235 engine with original generator, regulator, etc.

I also have an old 1956 chevy parts car which has a 12 volt system, with 12 volt generator, regulator, etc. Everything looks the same on both engines, except that one is a 6 volt system and the other is 12 volts.

QUESTION - Can I switch generators and regulators, and change other stuff like the coil, lights and such, from the 56 to the 53 to convert to 12 volt system??

Thank you in advance for your advice and assistance. Happy New year. David.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: OT- 53 chevy truck, 6 to 12 volt ??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

davidrz wrote:
(quoted from post at 23:04:46 12/31/12) Have a collection of 9N, 8N, Jubilees and 800 tractors which I have converted from 6 to 12 volt. Now I would like to convert my 1953 chevy pickup from 6 to 12 volt.

The 53 pickup has a straight 6 cylinder 235 engine with original generator, regulator, etc.

I also have an old 1956 chevy parts car which has a 12 volt system, with 12 volt generator, regulator, etc. Everything looks the same on both engines, except that one is a 6 volt system and the other is 12 volts.

QUESTION - Can I switch generators and regulators, and change other stuff like the coil, lights and such, from the 56 to the 53 to convert to 12 volt system??

Thank you in advance for your advice and assistance. Happy New year. David.
Yes, but your gauges will likely be your toughest problem.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: OT- 53 chevy truck, 6 to 12 volt ??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

ditto what jmor said.

you will need to get your gauges happy. there are plenty of ways to do that.. everything from straight resistance setups.. to actual vreg modules / assy you can buy / build..e tc..
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:33 pm    Post subject: Re: OT- 53 chevy truck, 6 to 12 volt ??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for your quick reply. Would like to add that there are only 4 gauges:

- Temp., comes from engine, not a problem
- Oil, also comes from engine
- Amps. will this need to be changed? Or resister drop or something else.
- Fuel, will it need to be changed also?

Did not change any gauges on my 800 ford conversion and they work.

Thanks again. David
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:44 pm    Post subject: Re: OT- 53 chevy truck, 6 to 12 volt ??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

davidrz,Also don't forget your heater blower.They have a little round 12v-6v resistor for that.Try the gauges,they may be ok or the gas gauge may be off and also need a resistor.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:34 am    Post subject: Re: OT- 53 chevy truck, 6 to 12 volt ??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

"Did not change any gauges on my 800 ford conversion and they work.
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That is easy & more or less irrelevant, because the oil & temp gauges on your 800 are NOT electric AND the Ammeter is not voltage operated (current operated).
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:31 pm    Post subject: Re: OT- 53 chevy truck, 6 to 12 volt ??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

your unlit mechanical gauges won't need anything ( oil / temp )

the amp gauge is a current device.. not voltage.. won't need anything. adding a resitor will BREAK something :)

fuel... that's the one that will need help

any that are backlit will need new lamps
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: OT- 53 chevy truck, 6 to 12 volt ??? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a 1953 Chevrolet pickup truck 235 that is 12 volts. I've had it since 1971 and it was 12 volt when I got it. I assume all the bulbs were changed to 12 volt when it was converted. After about 20 years the fuel gauge quit working because the filient burned in two. So now I just fill it up and note the milage and buy more gas after about 100 or so miles. It has an add on heater as all the older Chevrolet trucks came with heater as optional and had to be installed by the dealer or the owner afte it was purchased. I don't know if it is 6 or 12 volt but it runs good and fast when on high????

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