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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 11:18 am 
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My name is John Slobodnik. Illinois. Does anyone have a diagram for a six to 12 volt conversion? I am having trouble. My phone is 630-521-0158. My email is slobodnik@clear.net. Or post your answer here. Thanks Much

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 12:28 pm 
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This link should explain it: http://reviews.ebay.com/6-to-12-Volt-Co ... 0001571127

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 10:10 pm 
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what are you have problems with ??its pretty easy to do just need to know what parts are stu mping you?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:42 am 
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I plan to start the 12 volt conversion on my 54`soon.
Found the guide posted above very useful, but have a few questions.

Quote from the guide:
" Instrument dimmer switch (on the headlight switch). I have heard this is supposed to be changed, but I haven't done so. I believe it would entail changing the whole headlight switch assembly. I do often drive at night and have used the rheostat occasionally, but haven't had a problem. "

Here we are required by law to run headlights all the time, even in daylight.
Anyone have run the original switch on 12 volts over a longer period of time :?:
Will the headlight switch handle 12 volts over time :?:

The instrument voltage regulator from later Fords was a good idea.
Have a couple extra instruments for my 1961 Galaxie, and found this on them.
Not sure, but is this the instrument voltage regulator :?:
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And could this be used in the conversion :?:

Thankful for any help on this :)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:24 pm 
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Those switches really don't care if it is 6 volt or 12 volt they will work fine however you should add relays to the headlights,read this article: http://www.watsons-streetworks.com/current_topic.html Relays will take the load off your existing switches and you will have brighter headlights.That is the correct voltage regulator for your gauges in the picture,for a wiring harness I highly recommend http://rebelwire.com/ the 9+3 kit will do the trick should you want to add any extra circuits for stereo etc. if you are a H.A.M.B. member they will give you an extra 10% discount.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:49 am 
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Thank you for a helpful answer :)
I plan to use relays and H4 lamps, and will look closer on the wires you recommend 8-)

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