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#396132 - 10/08/17 07:22 PM 6 Volt Timing Light
THH Offline

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Registered: 12/30/13
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I am in need of a 6 volt timing light but can't seem to find any? Would a 12 volt work on a 6 volt system?

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#396137 - 10/08/17 08:13 PM Re: 6 Volt Timing Light [Re: THH]
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Registered: 12/18/16
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Loc: Washington State, USA
Some do, some don't. You'll have to try it. A favorite trick of mine is to drag a 12v battery out to the car along with the light and use that.

Back in the days of 6 volt systems, most timing lights were neon and didn't need the battery, so what voltage it was didn't matter. You disconnected a plug and connected the light to a little spring adapter at the plug. They were dim.

#396139 - 10/08/17 11:03 PM Re: 6 Volt Timing Light [Re: THH]
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Registered: 11/23/01
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Loc: Eagle Point, Oregon
When timing a 6 volt car, I always use a 12 volt timing light connected to a 12 volt battery sitting on the floor next to the car.

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#396148 - 10/09/17 05:09 AM Re: 6 Volt Timing Light [Re: Junkyard Dog]
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Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 1798
Loc: Asheville, NC
I'm with Skippy. I have an old 12V motorcycle battery I use -- it's much easier to lug around.

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#396165 - 10/09/17 09:01 AM Re: 6 Volt Timing Light [Re: Chip]
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Registered: 12/29/07
Posts: 393
Loc: Iowa
Similar solution here. Typically there is a 12 volt car in the shop next to the 6 volt car so I just "borrow" 12 volts from that car.

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#396240 - 10/10/17 09:33 AM Re: 6 Volt Timing Light [Re: Rusty 37 Master]
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Registered: 10/30/09
Posts: 913
Loc: Hubbard,Ohio
I have a 6 volt light that i got at an antique mall, still in the box. The box shows a early 216 (no oil fill cap on valve cover). It's bright and works good.

Edited by chevy1937 (10/10/17 09:34 AM)

#396294 - 10/11/17 07:52 AM Re: 6 Volt Timing Light [Re: chevy1937]
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Registered: 05/22/05
Posts: 900
Loc: seligman ,AZ
The easiest way ? Buy a self powered timing light.

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#396880 - 10/19/17 06:35 PM Re: 6 Volt Timing Light [Re: p.k.]
SteveEC Offline

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Registered: 07/31/17
Posts: 41
Loc: Gladstone Oregon
Donít know if youíre still looking, but I picked up the most basic inductive timing light Baxter Auto had in stock, and works great on 6 volt. The brand was Innova.

#397648 - 11/03/17 07:04 AM Re: 6 Volt Timing Light [Re: THH]
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Registered: 05/11/12
Posts: 1978
Loc: Virginia
I needed one for my 6v 1929 Chevrolet and went with this one here: INNOVA 3555 Advance Timing Light

Never had an issue using it with my 6v Battery

Can get them on Amazon for around $40 all day, well worth it !!
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