Stuff at the Shop

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Dual Port
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Stuff at the Shop

Post by Dual Port » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:01 pm

I had Joe and Jackie's bus in for oil leaks, finding a leaky oil cooler and trans input seal. All fixed, bone dry now.
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Building a 1600SP for a spare.
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Ken's 66 is in for a 12v conversion.
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Re: Stuff at the Shop

Post by Six Volt » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:29 am

On Ken's bus what are you going with in terms of the flywheel starter combo? Are you just going to put 12V to it? Or are you swapping the flywheel and starter? Also, what about the wiper motor?

Also, what's the plan for the automatic choke? Can you just run 12V to the existing 6V choke? I've noticed sometimes 6V and 12V choke units are different sizes. Will that be a problem?
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Re: Stuff at the Shop

Post by Dual Port » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:12 pm

Leaving the 6v starter and wiper motor alone, they'll be fine. I have plenty of carb parts, a 12v choke shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: Stuff at the Shop

Post by 72westie » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:26 pm

6 volt starters love spinning on 12 volts, until they don't. :lol:

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Re: Stuff at the Shop

Post by Dual Port » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:35 pm

Many guys on Samba run them for years without troubles.
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Re: Stuff at the Shop

Post by Karl Kombi » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:27 pm

My 6 volt bus starter ran on 12 volts for 13 years with no ill effects. It did always make me a little nervous though. :|

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Re: Stuff at the Shop

Post by Ken » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:47 am

Shouldn't be a problem, I have plenty of 6 volt starters on the shelf and more at NAPA. The wipers suck anyway and Rainex works just fine.
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Re: Stuff at the Shop

Post by Six Volt » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:00 pm

I just asked so I could read positive comments about the heartiness of 6V components! Yea, I know. It’s because they’re getting 12Vs.
It will be nice to hear the components in operation before I take my panel over to the dark side.
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Re: Stuff at the Shop

Post by 72westie » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:38 pm

When I bought Aaron's old Single, the starter was burnt. New napa one lasted maybe a year or two. Sure spins over quick though!

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Re: Stuff at the Shop

Post by Dual Port » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:53 pm

Ken's wiring:

Here's an unfused 10ga wire rubbing on a bracket, ready to short out and start a fire.
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Voltage regulator feed wire, yech.
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Coil feed, yech.
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