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About maok

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 06/02/1969

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    Land of Oz
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    1928 Chrysler series 62


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    Brisbane, Australia
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  1. The same starter will use the same amount of amps on 6 volts or 12 volts on the same engine. I am afraid this is a myth.
  2. If you need some info on the '33 Plymouth, this website might be useful - http://www.ply33.com/ 🙄 Apparently he is a top bloke too.
  3. What do you charge to do weddings?  The few I have done were for friends. I have been asked by a planner if I would hire out. 

    1. maok


      I'm based in Australia, so laws regarding doing it legally will be different. I have all my pricing on my website www.roaringtwenties.net.au

  4. Very cool guys, I do wedding work with my '28 on a full time basis.
  5. FYI, Ohms laws doesn't work well when there is an electric motor in the circuit. The current (amps) draw is directly related to the mechanical resistance to the motor ie., the fan air resistance. You will find the current (amps) draw will be very similar when connected with 6 or 12 volts, yeah I know, it doesn't sound right. The higher voltage will spin the fan faster. You may have to experiment with a few resistor values to get the speed correct if the fan speed is important to you.
  6. Why did you choose a 6 ohm resistor?
  7. Why not have both. Ammeter is great when you get a short, will show a discharge. It's movements can indicate issues.
  8. If your spark plugs are white then check the fuel mixture in the carb.
  9. As been mentioned, the fans will turn faster, the current (amps) will be about the same. For the little use they will get I would just run them on 12 volts. Stick a 10amp fuse inline.
  10. My understanding is that you need total of 3 ohm primary coil resistance if 12 volts and total of 1.5 ohm primary coil resistance if 6 volts. So if you have a ballast resistor then you need to allow for this in your choice of coil or by-pass the ballast.
  11. In that pic, it looks like the magnetic ring is missing that should be over the cam lobes. Or, if the module is a lobe sensing unit then its way too far away from the cam lobes. Here is the site to search for the 6 volt model - pertronix site
  12. It should just be the condensor and points that you need to put back into the distributor. And some basic wiring change. Do you have pic of whats under the distributor cap presently?
  13. It's possible that your VR wasn't modified for the 8 volt battery and still outputs 7'ish volts and hence why your battery is going flat. If this is the case, then you could pop in a 6 volt battery, flash the generator for +ve ground and bob's your uncle. Even if your VR has been modified for 8volts, there wouldn't be a problem with running 6 volt battery. But do have it modified back to 7.5volt output. There maybe other reasons why your car isn't starting though.
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