L110 new to the family


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Post Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:27 pm

L110 new to the family

Hello,

My wife and I recently inherited a 1951 L110 pick up in completely original condition. It sat in a barn most of its career and her Dad loved it. I got it running before he left for a better place. Now that it my wife's, I was wondering if it should be converted to 12 volt negative ground because it has always been very difficult to start and her father said they used to use a 12 volt starting assist kit when it was being used on the farm.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Sarah's L110

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Post Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:12 pm

Re: L110 new to the family

Welcome to our little corner, As to 6 or 12 volt, its up to you. If you do change, use a 12 to 6 solid state convertor to the gauges to protect them. They are avaiable off E-bay and other places.
Most cranking trouble can be traced to the grounding. IHC runs the ground to the frame then uses a braided strap between the frame and engine. All the cranking current has to pass thru it and after a while it doesn't do a good job.
Run a heavy (00 gauge or heavier) from the ground side of the battery to one of the starter mounting bolts, and it will work better.
MY K's crank just fine to 0 or colder on 6 volts.

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Post Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:32 pm

Re: L110 new to the family

Thank you Sir,
I will certainly try that first, we would like to keep as original as possible.

Much appreciated,
Gerald

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Post Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:50 am

Re: L110 new to the family

I am looking to get a copy of a 1952 L110 owners manual. Could someone please point me in the right direction?

Thank you,
Gerald

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Post Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:16 am

Re: L110 new to the family

Don't place too much importance on the owner's manual. There is very little, if any mechanical advice in the manual. I have an original R manual. I will have another look at it later today. I don't want to sell the manual unless someone offers a ridiculous amount for it. I think I might have an original sales brochure somewhere. This stuff can be found at car swap meets and eBay. :t3901;
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Post Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:31 am

Re: L110 new to the family

binderbooks.com has owners, parts and service manuals.

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