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Username Post: 6 volt truck conversion        (Topic#265249)
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06-25-11 05:18 PM - Post#2107634    

I just bought a ’46 chevy 1.5 ton truck with the stock 235 c.i. motor and everything is still 6 volts. I’d like to switch it to 12 volts. Will the gauges work on 12 volt and is there a chevy starter motor that’s 12 volt from a ’55 or newer that will bolt onto the 235 c.i engine?


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06-25-11 08:18 PM - Post#2107675    
    In response to lamothe1

No 12 volt starter will work. You can use your 6 volt starter, just don't hold it on to long. Will really spin the engine.
Here is the way to convert to 12 volt.

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