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Starter swap form a 223 12 volts....

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Option21, May 16, 2013.

  1. Option21
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1


    I have covered the electronic system to 12 volts on my 1953 Ford F-100 with the 215, but the starter is still the 6 volts.

    Would the starter from a '57 223 bolt up, would it be 12 volts and if not which one would work on this?

    Talk to you soon,

  2. Yes you can use a 56 or newer 12 volt starter. you can also use the 6 volt starter. Many 6 volt starters are retained when converting to 12 volts.
  3. EchoOfGecko
    Joined: Aug 4, 2010
    Posts: 254


    I've run the 6v starter on my 12v 223 for several years now with no issues.
  4. Starter will work fine on 12V, in fact it will spin the egnie over real nice. Many years ago had the exact 215 engine and ran it on 12V without any issues.
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  5. scrubba
    Joined: Jul 20, 2010
    Posts: 938


    The only difference when using a 6 volt starter on 12 is simple , it will spin twice as fast ! scrubba
  6. carnut341
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 151


    I have a 53 Ford 215 with 6 volt starter. Will not interchange with a 12 volt starter. My starter bolts on with two bolts running through the starter and one bolt on the side. Starters they show me in parts manuals have three ears on them! The shop manual for a 53 also says there are two different starter drives for six cylinder starter. So watch what your getting. I'm still trying to figure mine out.

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