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Old 09-20-2006, 01:09 PM
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12 volt conversion

I want to convert a 1948 Chevy pickup from 6 volt to 12 volt. I know about changing the bulbs etc. but I would like some input regarding the generator and voltage regulator. Do I find 1955-1957 (Chevy went 12 volt in 1955) parts (can I assume they bolt right in and use same electrical connections?)or do I convert to an alternator and if so details of how to do that and what parts need to be used. Thanks!

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how about convert to an alternator, using brackets that www.chevsofthe40s.com sells as well as other places, and use a GM 1 wire alternator, and a 5/8" pully to hook it in to the system.
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Doc here,

First you may want to check these guy's out..

http://www.gener-nator.com/index.htm

They make an alternator that looks and mounts identical to your generator now..you may want to go that way to retain the "Retro look"..

If you go alternator, on a bare bones, go a GM SI series 3 wire internally regulated altenator...and connect it this way:



Of course , you'll have to fabricate mounts..

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