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what would happen 12 battery in 6 volt system

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  • what would happen 12 battery in 6 volt system

    Any chance of a fire? What would happen ,How long could I go?

  • #2
    Even when jump starting a 6-volt system from a 12-volt source the source contact should only be made for a few seconds![:0]
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"


    • #3
      It would probably run for about a half an hour. Then your points would burn and you'd have too weak a spark to stay running. All your lights would burn out as soon as they came on. I guess your generator and regulator would fry. So just change all your bulbs and coil. And put a GM alternator on it with a built in regulator. And just run your heater motor and wiper motor on low.


      • #4
        But it would start [u]really</u> quickly!

        thnx, jack vines