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Hi gang, I'm converting my 50 Chrysler from 6v pos ground to 12v neg ground. Need a 12v starter and solenoid. Engine is inline 8. Is there such a creature? Will a, say Plymouth 12v inline 6 starter work on my big baby?
Thank you in advance...........danielmeguel
 

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Hi gang, I'm converting my 50 Chrysler from 6v pos ground to 12v neg ground. Need a 12v starter and solenoid. Engine is inline 8. Is there such a creature? Will a, say Plymouth 12v inline 6 starter work on my big baby?
Thank you in advance...........danielmeguel
The 6V starter will work fine on 12V, it will just spin faster (not a bad thing). I did this conversion on a 1952 farm tractor and kept the 6V starter.
 

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Thank you, but what about the solenoid? Mine is a 6v pos grd and is mounted on top of the starter. Where can I get one? Is it possible to mount a ford type solenoid mounted on inner fender wall and run the battery cable to it? Thank you in advance. Danielmeguel
 

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I agree with Joe, the original starter will work fine. I purchased a 41 Caddy with the original drivetrain. Not knowing it was positive ground, I hooked up a 12 volt battery with the ground as negative. Engine started and ran fine. Generator wasn't working so it wasn't an issue.
I'm currently running a 6 volt starter on my 1950 Caddy, it doesn't mind the 12 volts at all.

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starter wiring

The way the starters are wired internally it doesn't matter if the system is Neg or Pos ground. We used to put 6 V starters in 12 V cars to get them to start in below 0 weather, just don't crank it very long or you could burn out the starter.
 
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