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09-19-2006, 09:07 PM
:) Folks with electrical questions such as 6-to-12 will want to meet and question Randy Rundle at our Co-Operator Tech Session in Omaha next week. See my post in The General Studebaker Discussion Dept. ;) BP

09-19-2006, 09:28 PM
If I may be so bold as to attempt to help Mr. Rundle, something not covered in his book (which I have, and with its help I managed to successfully convert my '55 so everything works in its factory-intended manner) and maybe worth mentioning to him is the weird 1158 (Ba15d base, non-indexed pins) bulbs used for some of the early cars that had optional directional signals. The 12V equivalent of those is either a 1176 or 1376. My FLAPS actually carries those, but I'm not sure what the heck they would be normally used for. (imagine a 1034 or 1157 but with non-indexed pins.)

I wouldn't normally bother to post something so trivial, but it actually took me quite a bit of time and web searching to find those numbers. I suppose I could just have driven to Pep Boys and rummaged through the rack for a couple of hours, but I didn't even know if such a thing existed or if I'd have to knock out my old sockets and fit new ones.


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09-20-2006, 12:57 AM
Nate it is never trivial to provide useful information, Little tips like this one are what makes this forum such a success. Thanks for the tip.

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