Register now to get rid of these ads!

6volt to 12 volt

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by box50, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. box50
    Joined: Nov 4, 2010
    Posts: 179

    box50
    Member

    Hey guys, Need to find out something my son and I wired my car with a new 6-volt wiring kit a while back now I'm thinking about changing it to 12-volt. Can I use the 6-volt harness or do I have to change it and start over Thanks for the help,box50:confused:
     
  2. fenderless
    Joined: Mar 31, 2006
    Posts: 1,286

    fenderless
    Member
    from Norway

    That would work out perfect.
    6V harness/wires can take more juice/amps:)!

    ..............................
    Taildragger&fenderless
     
  3. d2_willys
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 4,188

    d2_willys
    Member
    from Kansas

    Why? What's wrong with 6V?
     
  4. box50
    Joined: Nov 4, 2010
    Posts: 179

    box50
    Member

    I know my son says leave it alone and I would like to but my taillights are so dim you can't see them. My buddy's all say it's not grounded good Im sure that's got a lot to do with I will check that first Thank's man box50
     

  5. The nice thing about cleaning the grounds first is if the lights are still not bright enough it is something you should do for the 12 volt system anyway (just not as critical).

    Charlie Stephens
     
  6. I cleaned all the grounds,plugs and connectors on my 6V system and the lights are as bright as the ones on my 12V bug.
     
  7. Rich Wright
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
    Posts: 3,922

    Rich Wright

    Proper grounds are critical and it looks like that was your problem.
    If you decide to convert to 12V in the future all you need to do is change all the bulbs, replace the generator with a 12V alternator (or generator/regulator), either change your electric gauges to 12V or install voltage drops. The 6V starter will last a long, long time as long as it's in good condition now.
     
  8. MORRISGAUGE
    Joined: Jun 6, 2011
    Posts: 238

    MORRISGAUGE
    Member

    Do not put 12 volts to 6 volt gauges, ever!
     
  9. 48buickkid
    Joined: Dec 8, 2010
    Posts: 163

    48buickkid
    Member

    because you mention only the tailights what do the insides of your tailight housings look like?if its all rusty your not gonna have bright lights some sandblasting, silver paint, and alot of gloss will fix that problem.
     
  10. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,693

    Weasel
    Member

    White paint works better on tail light reflectors than silver paint - this from experience with both....
     
  11. 48buickkid
    Joined: Dec 8, 2010
    Posts: 163

    48buickkid
    Member

    that makes sense cause white reflects more light
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.