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Re: 6 volt vs 12 volt headlight switch #86681 Sun Nov 18 2001 06:57 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
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tclederman Offline
This morning at 4:55 am EST, as I was sitting on the top of a dark hill with a few friends in my 1954 pickup, I started to worry about my original 6v light switch (with rheostat) burning out earlier because of the 12v conversion I did in 1972. Not to worry, if it gives out before I do, I had the foresight to buy a few used switches for replacements (yes, they also have rheostats).

The light show early this morning was exceptional (brings back memories of early 70's light shows that flashback every so often).

Did I hear a vacuum leak or was that just voices from the past? Maybe both. I don't mind the talking in my head but I would like to know where to buy those picture frames.

I had hoped to take more people stargazing this morning but my '54 suburban is still not put back together.


1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- 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 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: 6 volt vs 12 volt headlight switch #86682 Tue Nov 20 2001 04:47 PM
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fifthave Offline
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Your original 6 volt switch will work fine on 12 volts because the 12 volts will require approx half the amount of current to accomplish the same thing Shhhhhh do not tell your original switch and it will never know.... grin grin grin

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