1953 Pontiac ~ 6 Volt Electrics
One of the issues of running an older car is that of 6 Volt Electrical Systems.
I had the option of converting to a 12 Volt Electrical System when I purchased my car, as a new battery was required at that time. However I wasn't sure of exactly what I required to make the change so decided to stay with 6 Volts.
The 6v system works well, and it must be remembered that the car was designed to use this by the factory, so it can't all be bad.
However, the time does arise when you want to make some upgrades to your car. The ones I have chosen to adopt are as follows:
Electronic Ignition - Pertronix Ignitor, Part No 1183N6 (Box states 8-16v, but works fine on 6v)
This booster was by far the hardest item I had to locate. This has allowed me to run a modern stereo (hidden in the glove box), and fit a 12v cigerette lighter / power outlet, which can be used to charge mobile phones and satellite navigation systems.
6v Coil - Pertronix Flame Thrower 2, Part No 45001 Chrome finish, oil filled