07-03-2004, 06:08 PM
While DC motors Can and will run at 110% of overload... a lot of stuff they work with / from won't. IE , the Solenoid will not last that very long, or The speed control For the Heater Fan will not run properly. Besides, after the cost of 2 rebuilds on a Starter, you could have put a 12 volt in there anyway.
The Gauges can be replaced with a Nice Set of SW's at 12 volts pretty much easily done.
Using resistors at various parts of the harness is Convenient, but can become a nemesis when it becomes time to troubleshoot or replace parts... was that 6 volts or 12 volts...?? And resistance Causes heat, and heat Causes breakdowns over time.
It's much better to convert everything over at one time and enjoy years of trouble free service than to repair it a piece at a time constantly.
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