Author Topic: Starter Conversion  (Read 440 times)

Offline d. Leverich

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  • Name: Denis Leverich
Starter Conversion
« on: June 25, 2019, 12:35:13 PM »
I have a 36 Lasalle with a flathead 8. I'm doing a 12 volt conversion. Does anyone know if there is a starter that will fit? DL

Offline Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

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Re: Starter Conversion
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2019, 06:04:49 PM »
There is NO 12V starter that will fit your car. Just use it as is.
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Offline 1959Fleetwood

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  • Name: Matern Harmsel
Re: Starter Conversion
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2019, 11:26:53 AM »
Hello Dennis,

I agree with Bob, just leave it as it is. The 6 volt starter connected to a 12 volt system will give your engine a higher starting RPM and therefore easier to fire up even if your engine has a weak compression. You can also leave the horns as is because like the starter you use them only temporarely. The sound however is enough to wake your neighbours on a Sunday morning...  My 74 ElCamino has 1941 Cadillac horns, great sound !  ;)

Matern Harmsel
CLC 15331
Matern Harmsel
CLC # 15331

1941 Cadillac series 6227D
1953 Cadillac series 6237
1959 Cadillac series 6029
1969 Chevrolet ElCamino

Offline d. Leverich

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  • Name: Denis Leverich
Re: Starter Conversion
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2019, 11:52:10 AM »
Thanks for the info. The problem I am having however is I have to replace the solenoid. The one I have has no wiring to it so I need the wiring diagram for it as well when I find a solenoid.

Denis L

 

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