1950 Ford F1 won't start electrical

Asked by Feb 15, 2019 at 04:00 PM about the 1950 Ford F-100

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Converted F1 years ago 12v. While driving engine stopped. Electrical due to all gauges don't work. Turn on key gauges not working. Press starter button, starter spins. Headlights and horn works. Could it be bad ignition switch?
Previous answer was incorrect stating compression, gas etc.

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Have you checked the points, rotor, cap, wires, plugs etc?

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I'm not sure how you did the 12v conversion, but it appears to me that you have two problems. 1. Gauges could be a blown fuse or damaged ignition switch, or some other defect in the converted system. 2. If the engine shuts off while driving often, then, Yes, it is extremely possible that it's the ignition switch; especially if this happens when turning the truck or hitting a bump. An ignition switch is just an electrical contact. A worn ignition becomes loose and the contacts can easily separate enough to lose contact and kill the engine. Sometimes it's so brief that you only notice a momentary pulse in the engine and it keeps on running.

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