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Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Board

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Posted by Tim Daley(MI) on March 08, 2014 at 04:37:55 from (24.247.203.55):

In Reply to: battery posted by bopper on March 06, 2014 at 14:35:39:

As other already said, you would unwise to go with 8V. If you are having issues now, then something else is wrong. If you have the original 6V positive ground system, and it is wired correctly and maintained correctly, then it should be fine if you wish to keep it al l original and/or is only doing light duty work (mowing grass, plowing snow)but if you are in a colder climate area and use it everyday as a work tractor, then 12V is the way to go providing the 12v conversion is done correctly. There's nothing wrong with the original 6V system as I have kept my early 8N as such and use it for plowing snow, mowing grass, plowing fields, discing, cultivating, planting, etc. with no issues whatsoever. Even on sub-zero days she starts fine but I maintain the setup as it should be -6V mantra -"clean, bright, and tight".

Tim 'PloughNman' Daley(MI)


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