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Old 07-09-2013, 09:35 AM
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1955 for 6-12V in Chevy; the Alternator was a LATE 68 item (I think maybe convertibles and COPO trucks etc.)
Ford went to 12v in 56 - mopar in55 (Desoto ) an gm 1954 Olds and Cadalliac .Chevrolet in 55 , ford mustand had an alternator in 65 ,-Chevrolet in 63 exept corvair it switched in 65 -- chysler in I think 60 on the ramchargers .


European cars had alternators in late 1800s and early 1900s ,but I know that is not what you are asking.

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Old 07-09-2013, 10:33 AM
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Ok, how about a question?

What years did Ford, GM, and Chrysler go from 6 to 12 volt, and when did they go from Generator to Alternator?

Brian
Some GM cars went to 12 v in 53.
Ford went to 12 v in 56.
Dodge switched from 12v to 6v in 1926 and back in 1956.

GM started using alt in 63
Ford started in 63 as a option although the police and taxi's could get them as early as 57.
Chrysler offered one in 1960.

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Ford went to 12v in 56 - mopar in55 (Desoto ) an gm 1954 Olds and Cadalliac .Chevrolet in 55 , ford mustand had an alternator in 65 ,-Chevrolet in 63 exept corvair it switched in 65 -- chysler in I think 60 on the ramchargers .


European cars had alternators in late 1800s and early 1900s ,but I know that is not what you are asking.

LOL, I have no idea but I think you are mostly correct. I didn't know myself forgetting when while discussing this with a guy in the shop and thought you guys would know.

It's your floor!

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Old 07-09-2013, 11:01 AM
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Chrysler is known for the Hemi but they purchased the design from another company , what AMERICAN company had the first mass produced Hemi.--
and what year..
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The first mass produced American automobile powered by a 2 cyl Hemi engine was the Welch Motor Car . First built in 1903 by the Chelsea Mfg. Co. The engine was designed and built by A.R. Welsh and his brothers. In 1909 The Welsh was bought by GM who produced the Welch-Detroit. In 1906 Welsh produced a four cyl Hemi and in 1909 they built a six cyl Hemi engine.
The Welsh was a " massed produced vehicle as much as any other "massed produced vehicle of it's time. Not as big as Ford or Chevy but a viable auto company as any.
Below is the first "true " Chrysler Hemi but it was developed in conjunction with Continental Engines. makes you wonder if Chrysler ever did build there own engine. Hmmmm?
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That is 100% ,and that is about as right as you can get ,Your floor BB mabe not until 1962.
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Ok lets go into the bottom drawer of my tool box After rumaging around I found this.
What is it and what do you use it for?

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(And no, it has nothing to do with hemroids!)
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I would like to throw this in Just for you info, I believe Ford still had their gauges 6 volt into the 1990's.

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I would like to throw this in Just for you info, I believe Ford still had their gauges 6 volt into the 1990's.

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Most all cars factory gauges run on 8 volts or 6 volts that I know of .but I don't usually work on 90s or newer.
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In 1957 American manufacturers standardized on 12 V and Negative Ground. The aftermarket could not function with some cars being 12V, some 6V, some negative ground and some were positive ground.
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Autocar ,Freightliner and some Mack trucks were probably some of the last positive ground vehicles, into mid 90s

I recently purchased Classic ints gauges for my truck the tach runs in 12 v the gas guage water tenp and speedometer are electric with senders they have voltage reducers built in to 8 v ,I learned the hard way Tom Tom GPS works on 8 v also ,I cut the plug off of my 1st one lol ,and wired it in to the overhead console so it would be near eye level ,That didn't work to good ,the next one I plugged in 12v outlet the factory cord has reducer built in also.
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[QUOTE=boothboy;1692456]Ok lets go into the bottom drawer of my tool box After rumaging around I found this.
What is it and what do you use it for?

BB

(And no, it has nothing to do with hemroids!)[/QUOTE

I'm glad I am not the only person to have one of those BB. It is a sky hook, very handy when you need to pull an engine in the middle of nowhere. Or it may be a keychain.........or a broken fender stretcher.....


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Ok lets go into the bottom drawer of my tool box After rumaging around I found this.
What is it and what do you use it for?

BB

(And no, it has nothing to do with hemroids!)


looks like a clevis pin ,,locking pin but what it is used for I haven't a clue,
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I would like to throw this in Just for you info, I believe Ford still had their gauges 6 volt into the 1990's.

Bob
I think I still have in the top of my tool box a couple of the little voltage regulators that were attached to the back of the speedo cluster just for that purpose!

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looks like a clevis pin ,,locking pin but what it is used for I haven't a clue,
Nope. This is a tool that all the good Hop Up shops had! If you were reaaly serious about fine tuning your Gow Job you had one also.

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