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24 volt to 12 volt conversion post.... help

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by jp0863, Aug 14, 2006.

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    jp0863 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    i know i have seen it before. i am thinking about converting from 24 volt to 12 volt on my k5. i know i need to get a starter and somewhere i found a post that covered the conversion, but now i cant find it. anyone know where it is? thanks.
     
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    You can pickup the gear reduction starters on ebay for about $100 brand new. Not rebuilt.
     
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    thats what i was looking for, thanks... anyone done the conversion before? is it difficult? anyone have the part number for the starter? thanks
     
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    It's pretty easy following the instructions, I think there is 3 different options depending on what you want. I did 12V with both batteries in parrallel. I didn't reuse the battery cables, I made new ones, and I removed the drivers side alternator wiring all the way back instead of just folding over the ends. Only problem I encountered was brittle wiring that didn't like being rebent so it had to be replaced. I also didn't have a condenser on my passenger side alt, which was supposed to be removed. Any questions, just ask.
     
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    cool deal, thanks a bunch. planning on getting some of my projects done soon, all at once so i'm gearing up ahead of time.
     

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