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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Don Sanders, Apr 5, 2022.

  1. Don Sanders
    Joined: May 25, 2021
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    Don Sanders

    Should be taking ownership of a 1953 Phymouth Belvedere this weekend. By far the oldest vehicle I've owned. Still has the Chrysler 218 flathead 6 in it, and still running on a 6 volt system.

    My question is should I go out and get a 6 volt battery to assess the condition of the motor, beyond "can I turn it by hand". Or should I first do a 12 volt conversion and then start working on the engine?

    Eventually it will be converted and I would like to add some modern amenities to it, but should I first take a look at the engine and see if I can get it running and perhaps putter around town in it for a bit under 6 volt power. Optimistically assuming success of course.

    Okie Pete likes this.
  2. You might try posting this in the general forum. You will get more replies and advice.
    lothiandon1940 likes this.

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