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Old 10-09-2020, 12:32 PM   #8
Tom Endy
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Default Re: Convert to 12 Volt ?

Six-volts works just fine. The reason the car industry converted to 12-volts in the mid-1950's was so they could reduce the cross section of the copper wire used in each car and save a bundle of money.

If you are doing a ground up restoration it might make sense to convert to 12-volts since you are going to be buying the electrical components anyway. Twelve-volts makes it easier to operate modern devices such as GPS, back-up cameras, and charging a cell phone. Also 12-volt batteries are more readily available from your local auto parts store.

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