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Re: 12 volt conversion of '51 8n

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Ultradog MN

08-13-2013 04:14:12

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Well said.
The most vehement 6V advocates generally don't live above about the 40th parallel.

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08-13-2013 05:14:50

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 Re: 12 volt conversion of '51 8n in reply to Ultradog MN, 08-13-2013 04:14:12  
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while there are 6v'ers that will start in cold temps,

they are the exception, rather than the rule.

Most of mine get 12v, the few 6v ones I have start in warm weather fine........cold, I don't bother trying.

That, "make sure everything is right, hold your breath, don't mess up the fire/start attempt when it tries" gets old quick

really cold days, 12v, big CCA, big reserve, torpedo heaters,

knowing the tractors starting preferences, and not flubbing it...

and maybe...

As fellow Northerners know, taking off your gloves to 'work' on

something is just not possible some times in hard'll lose your fingers

(like the day my 07 truck's starter pulled the battery down so far, I lost my radio started though...did I attempt a tractor start that day?....nope)

to the OP, like said, 'trouble with the points' will be the same at any voltage, got to get that straightened out first

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08-13-2013 05:10:08

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And they are stuck with a P.O.S. front mount dist. that's a P.O.S. 6 are 12V's...
Side mounts were born to be converted 8) ...

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