Hey folks! I got tasked with bringing a old Dodge Brothers truck back to life! Im not sure what year it is but the manual says 1941-47 and seems to be the right manual. The door tag is in place (two of them in fact). Of course I forgot to take a pic of the door tag but I can get it later if needed/wanted. I believe it was last used as an old logging truck. It looks to be fitted out as a "skidder" but Im not o e hundred percent on that. Right away before i even pulled up and unrapped it, I wanted it. I could see this huge tarp cover mountain and thought, thats gotta be it. Then as I unrap it, I was blown away. This thing is MINT! No rustand its ALL there. The pics dont do it justice. It is crazy cool. I have no reason or use for it but dang I like it! The plan is to keep it "orignal" and just make it reliable and safe. So new wire, new lines , you know all the basics. Today i pulled the plugs out of the flat head straight 6 and dam if they dont look fine, like it was running yesterday fine. (No joke) Put a chock under the wheels and pop the trans into neutral. Shifts good. The owner left a new 6 volt battery and a box of misiculanious parts out for me. Battery tests at 10.3 volts, cool not dead. I start poking around and notice the starter is missing. DANG!! but the hand crank is not...... hummmm.... Put some marvel mystery oil down the holes and poke around. Turns over nice by hand. Wow! No Fing way Im trying to start this with the hand crank tho. Number one reason, I just got out of the hospital and Number two I dont wanna go back so hand crank is out. Wow F me. There is a fresh rebuilt 6 volt starter IN THE BOX.. Bench test starter it turns but not like im used to with 12 volt systems. Its weak and slow. Bolt in starter and hit it. Maybe 30 RPM. not good. Not enough to kick. (I dont think?) Questions 1. Is slow cranking something inherent to 6V systems? 2. What is the static voltage of a 6v system? Running voltage? 3. What is required to make it a 12V system? New wiring. New alt, new coil and new starter? I cant see any reason to keep it 6 volt. Am I missing something? Any reason to stay with the 6V system? Im sure I will have lots more questions as this progresses. Thank you all for your time and advice and now the fun part. Pics. Shoot I swear I took more pictures than that? Huh. Oh well. I will take more if people are into it. This thing is a tank. The hard line for the rear brakes is 1/4" and i doubt it has a nut or bolt under 5/8" anywhere on it... Thanks again!