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Old 12-14-2003, 07:38 PM
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My dad has a 1950's international in our garage now and is planning on restoring it. He would like to change the old 6v electrical system to a 12v. He was wondering who made the electrical system and how much it would cost to convert all of it. We have not looked to much into it yet though.

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Old 12-14-2003, 08:10 PM
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The old system is usually a combination of Motorolla, Prestolite and some AC- Delco. It is very easy to convert, 6-volt wires are twice the size needed for a twelve volt system, just replace the bulbs with 12 volt and put a Volt-a-drop resistor (12-6volt) on the dash guages. If you have a heater motor it can be swapped for a 12 volt and the starter will even work if you put a 12 volt solenoid on it. Just don't grind on the starter all the time!! Been there done that!! Great old trucks "She ain't much fur purty, but she's Hell fur tuff!"
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Old 12-15-2003, 12:40 AM
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Check it out but you might need a voltage drop on the fuel sensor also.
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Alright I'll tell him. Thanks a lot!
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Old 12-17-2003, 06:36 PM
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I WOULD KEEP IT 6VOLT
I HAVE A 53 INTERNATIONAL R130
ITS GREAT 6VOLT POSITIVE GROUND SYSTEM YOU DO NOT SEE THAT ANY MORE
A LOT OF ELECTICAL ON MINE IS DELCO
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