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  1. I was just going to ask this. It's the one hangup on mine.
  2. matt167

    I bought another old dodge !

    NY has a solution to this issue. And that is they require a pencil rubbing or high quality photograph of the VIN when doing a no title/ reg situation... This way the DMV clerk discerns what it is or isn't
  3. matt167

    Light Bulbs

    really? my local autoparts stores carry 6v bulbs. Tractor shops also
  4. matt167

    Optima 6v battery

    Except Toyota Tacoma, which may still have a start interlock button, which overrides the clutch switch.
  5. matt167

    Optima 6v battery

    Yeah, I didn't buy it. Came in the car.
  6. matt167

    Optima 6v battery

    I have to admit. I have a Napa 24 month in my car that is probably 1yr old. I left the parking lights on for an unknown amount of time after I hit the switch while popping the hood at some point.. I expected a dead battery but it cranked over like nothing happened
  7. matt167

    Optima 6v battery

    As lead gets restricted, battery prices goes up. Batteries go up $5 or so every 6 months it seems.
  8. matt167

    I need 12 Volt

    As far as 6v bulbs. My local auto parts store carries them in stock. Headlights are an order in item, but a next day item at that
  9. matt167

    I need 12 Volt

    you don't need it on a Mopar.. The 8v will work but you risk the radio.. I have a stock '50 Plymouth with an aftermarket Carter 6v fuel pump. Starts every time
  10. matt167

    Help with wiring a electric fuel pump

    I have the Carter pump and no regulator on my '50 plymouth. I did not install it. It's under the hood but works fine. Noisy though
  11. matt167

    Tubeless rims

    there are one off custom shops that will do what you want for a price ( actually reasonable ) in aluminum.. You can also have wheels modified with lug pattern and hub bore also by places that repair and widen old wheels.
  12. matt167

    Air Wrenches

    They sell a lot of crap, and some decent stuff even getting into name brands now.. The Earthquake guns are known to be good quality, except the battery powered one which is just overpriced crap. I don't buy a ton of stuff from them, but have bought grinders and a few other power tools, Predator engines, torque wrenches and a number of hand tools and specialty tools.. Very little have I ever returned.
  13. matt167

    I bought another old dodge !

    If all you need is a radio, then a $29 converter on an isolated circuit is no big deal. Start looking in to HEI or other 12v ignitions then it makes little sense.. You'll still need ceramic reducers for things like the heater motor, so it's not gaining anything by going either way.
  14. matt167

    I bought another old dodge !

    Not any more 'efficient'. The frame/ body being 'live', makes the current more direct, and the starters can actually turn faster.. It was explained to me by a guy who restored old Ford "N" tractors. And after having a '51 Chevy with a good electrical system, and now with a '50 plymouth with a good electrical system I believe it. The Chevy I could not trust. If I didn't hit it just right on a hot start it would kill the brand new battery from slow crank. The Plymouth, hot or cold I don't have to worry.. It cranks as fast as a 12v would, and the battery lasts several cranks. I don't even know how old the battery is ( likely 1yr old ) and I still trust it.. Might not be written in stone but it does make a difference
  15. matt167

    I bought another old dodge !

    a 6v-12v 10A converter costs about $30. As long as you don't need an amp or a million jiggawatt stereo, you can get by with that.. Positive ground 6v has as much energy potential as 12v negative ground. It was 6v negative ground that was known for draining batteries and slow cranks

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