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Old 11-18-2010, 08:13 AM   #1
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Purchased a 53 Ford Victoria with an 8v battery. Don't know if any adjustments have been made to the electrical system but my turn
signal and break light bulbs keep blowing after minimual use. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1953 Ford with 8v battery.

Buy a 6 volt battery....
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Thanks EdB. Just trying to avoid the cost!
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:58 AM   #4
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Default Re: 1953 Ford with 8v battery.

Buy a 6 volt battery and clean all electrical connections. The starter may need to be clean up inside also. Back in the old days a 8 volt battery was the easy way for a fix because most did not have a garage or a decent place to work on there cars like us today.When I got my 50 it started slow like a weak battery so I clean the battery post and the grounds straps and bolts now starts strong.Just a bit of tender care will do the job.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:02 AM   #5
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Purchased a 53 Ford Victoria with an 8v battery. Don't know if any adjustments have been made to the electrical system but my turn
signal and break light bulbs keep blowing after minimual use. Any suggestions?
Know adjustments where made thats why those blubs are blowing voltage regular needs to be adjusted to the battery or change back to asix volt battery the better Idea goodluk.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:38 AM   #6
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Default Re: 1953 Ford with 8v battery.

I am using an 8v in my 41, had the voltage regulator adjusted, works fine.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:34 AM   #7
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Default Re: 1953 Ford with 8v battery.

An 8 volt battery may be better with the summer months coming, save your self a few bucks and adjust regulator,,,gump
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