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Hello all im gonna convert my 1965 beetle to 12v using a alternator will i need to change the fan housing when i do this or will the old one be fine. i did this once be for on a early 64 bug years ago and im sure i had to do this could anybody confirm. if i do have to or not

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Keep the fan housing as is. Use the old fan. Rattle gun to get
the 36mm nut off the fan shaft.

You will need a new "oil stand" and the alternator sheet metal
plate that mounts to the fan housing.

Suppliers have kit that includes all the bits you'll need.

See the 6V/12V Conversion article on my web site for more:

Speedy Jim
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Jim is it possible to do the 12v conversion without having to take out the engine or take off the engine lid ps do i need to get 12V idle cut-off solenoid for carb as well? thanks

paul ps will i need to change the fuses in anyway or are they ok as they are
 

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You can raise the fan housing to get the old dynamo out
but I think you'll want to remove the lid and maybe the hinge mounts.
Don't forget to disconnect the thermostat rod (if used).

On a '65, I would try it with the engine in situ.

Fuses are OK, but you could change all to 8 Amp.
 

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Maybe the other engine didn't have a cutoff solenoid.

It's possible to just unscrew the solenoid and replace
it with a non-solenoid idle jet. Or even lock the solenoid
in the "On" position and don't wire it up.

The solenoid is there to control "run-on" after shutting down
a hot engine.
 
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