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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1131639 Tue Oct 27 2015 10:29 PM
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New Guy
This past weekend, with the help of a good friend, we got my 55.1 back to running condition. It had been sitting for 7 long years. Sure was good to hear the old 235 fire up.

Thanks to all that contribute to this site, it is a wealth of knowledge.

Chris


Chris

2015 CC Silverado 4x4
1955 1st Series AD 3100 Chevrolet
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1131650 Tue Oct 27 2015 11:34 PM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 37
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Wrench Fetcher
Color sanding, color sanding, color sanding......................
And bed wood.


Three Little Words that gets a man in trouble fastest..."Ran when parked"
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
N5JWS #1131668 Wed Oct 28 2015 01:52 AM
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Wrench Fetcher
Couldn't agree more, Chris!!

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1131895 Thu Oct 29 2015 05:48 PM
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,255
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Shop Shark
I got one of my very shiny replacement door handles installed. I am not a very big fan of chrome, but the handles & added scratch guards look good against the dark blue.

Brad


Wrench Fetcher, PhD
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1131897 Thu Oct 29 2015 06:08 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,782
ace skiver
We installed 6v LED bulbs - 1157 in the rear tail/stop/signal lights in the Suburban. The original bulbs were so dim that they were almost useless. These LED bulbs are incredibly bright.

The good news is: this bulb now works on 6v negative AND positive ground vehicles. (it actually works in 6v-24v positive/negative systems). I hope they continue to changed more of their auto bulbs to work with 6v systems. They also have a 6v -/+ bulb that works in dash bulb sockets. I do not know (and I doubt) if they work/dim with the rheostat in normal light switches.

I do not now have enough resistance in the signal-system to get the original accessory 1954 signal-flasher to work. I cannot find a 6v flasher that works with LED bulbs in all signal-sockets. (does anyone know of such a 3-prong flasher?). I have ordered resistors from Chevs of the 40s, but they do not know if they work on 6v systems.

As an aside: I am also using 6v wedge-socket LEDs in the modern/retro Grote marker lamps around the flat-bed on my COE (we installed those last week).


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1131905 Thu Oct 29 2015 06:30 PM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 58
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Wrench Fetcher
Hi Tim,
Classic parts lists a LED flasher for 12V . They have no specs but my best guess is that it would work fine on 6V. Another (kind of ugly) alternative would be to parallel the four turn signal LED connections with a resistor having roughly the same resistance as the turn signal filament of the bulbs you replaced. Holler if I can be of any assistance.
Best regards,
Les

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1131909 Thu Oct 29 2015 06:35 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
Just re-thought my last post. if your turn signal switch is wired like mine, hot lead to fuse - fuse to flasher - flasher to turn signal switch, you would only need one resistor with a resistance of approx. 1/2 the filament resistance of one of your own bulbs connected to ground. That should fool your flasher into thinking you still have bulbs. I do believe that the LED flasher will work fine though.

Les

Last edited by Les_S; Thu Oct 29 2015 06:37 PM.
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1131947 Thu Oct 29 2015 11:08 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,782
ace skiver
Thanks, Les,

Chevs of the 40s sells the 12v LED flasher. They told me it would not work in a 6v system.

Has anyone personal experience with a 12v flasher in a 6v system (especially a 12v "LED" flasher)?

I have bought a pair of resistors from Chevs of the 40s. One for the left side and one for the right side, I guess?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1131950 Thu Oct 29 2015 11:31 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 442
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Shop Shark
Tim,
I ran a step up transformer for me LED lights. I also have my rear turn/brake and running lights now in the same old style truck LED housing (Chevys of the 40's). Nice and bright back there!


Jim Schmidt.
Bucks County, Pa.
1953 3800
Pix in Photobucket
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1131951 Thu Oct 29 2015 11:51 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,782
ace skiver
Thanks, Jim,

I will be using a 6v positive ground to 12v negative ground converter with the 4" round 12v LED backup lights and stop/brake light.

I found a 6v LED flasher on eBay and will test it out (and report back here).

I do not yet know if that 6v LED flasher will work with negative ground AND positive ground systems.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
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