Thanks to all you guys for your informative input I really appreciate it and feel much more comfortable now in completing this conversion.
I recent came across an article on this website which speaks to the start debute you guys were having and I thought I would direct you all too it to return a favour so to speak.
I couldn't just add the link for some reason but it is under "Articles, then the Maintenance section, and it is titled converting 6V to 12V....."
Thanks again guys!!!