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Old 06-03-2012, 11:54 PM
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1951 Ford F1 6v to 12v conversion???

I just picked up a great deal on a '51 F1 and i want to begin an all around makeover. Right now its all original but I would like to convert the electrical system to 12 volt. Has anyone done that to thiers? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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It's generally kinda slow on Sunday nights around here. Ya it's been done. Prolly the first upgrade folks make to most all of them.

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Here are some links on the conversion

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Sure it can be done, but why? They start, run, and drive well with 6V.
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Sure it can be done, but why? They start, run, and drive well with 6V.
Let's see, there's slower starts, dimmer lights, harder to find batteries, and a lack of modern accessories just off the top of my head. Wonder why we don't all drive 6V cars and trucks anymore?
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Let's see, there's slower starts, dimmer lights, harder to find batteries, and a lack of modern accessories just off the top of my head. Wonder why we don't all drive 6V cars and trucks anymore?
My 6V cars start right up and have good headlights (halogen). The local tractor dealer had a 6V battery on the shelf the last time I needed one. Detroit switched to 12V since you can run wire half the size compared to 6V and save money.
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Thanks to all! I got some great help, the links are pretty good. I just want to switch to 12v because everything is easier to find for the most part. I also plan on changing the motor and transmission in the future to something newer. On that note, I have a 255ci flathead V8 that I will be taking out along with the transmission - I'm not sure which tranny it is yet, I need to figure that out. They're solid and run great. I don't want to see them go to waste so if anyone knows somebody looking to go with an original send me a note.
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