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    I have a 1930 model A and have heard that you can use the 6volt generator in a 12 volt system. How is this done? Thanks

  • #2
    Hey davew, WELCOME to the VFF!!

    Something tells me I need to get my original Powerhouse generator back and set it up on my 12v and do a topic on it.

    Basically dave, the generator can put out up to somewhere around 40volts. The thing that defines how much it will put out is 2 fold. First, the storage device and the cutout setting. If you attach it to a 12v battery, it will charge the battery until it is full, the problem is that without 12v cutout it might run as soon as the engine is stopped and drain away whatever charge was in the battery. So, that being said, a generator will charge and maintain a charge on a 12v battery. You just need too be able to cut off the angry pixies when you stop the engine.
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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    • #3
      Thanks for the replies. Been thinking of going 12 volt and like the look of the standard generator.. Maybe adding a 12 volt outlet and signal lights but that would be about it. I will look into the fun projects regulator. The model A is a retirement present to myself so just learning. Its been a fun and interesting ride so far.

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      • #4
        There is a company selling a 12v alternator that looks like an original long style generator,,, I forget the name at the moment

        Just sayin

        But the other info above should help you out as well
        3 ~ Tudor's
        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"


        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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        • BNCHIEF
          BNCHIEF commented
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          I might be wrong but I thought i saw brattons had something like that.

        • Dennis
          Dennis commented
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          Yes they do for $350.00

        • BNCHIEF
          BNCHIEF commented
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          Thanks Dennis i thought that was where I saw that.

      • #5
        If I do a negative ground system will it be a problem?

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        • #6
          You can re-polarize the generator.... read our generator info thread in the chassis tech forum
          3 ~ Tudor's
          Henry Ford said
          "It's all nuts and bolts"


          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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          • #7
            I'll link these two tech threads from the chassis forum for you anyway. Maybe you'll pick up something extra from them

            https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...onversion-info

            https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...tion-repairing
            3 ~ Tudor's
            Henry Ford said
            "It's all nuts and bolts"


            Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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            • #8
              Great information. Thanks, think I'll give this a try.

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