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04-12-2002 07:19:20

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04-14-2002 13:10:38

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 Re: WD 6VOLT TO A 12 VOLT SYSTEM in reply to JOHN, 04-12-2002 07:19:20  
I used an Alternator from an old '66 Ford...w/ reg... used the pulley from the Generater on the Alt.. left the Fan Off...otherwise it get's too much chaf in it... Radiator fan blows enough air thru it anyway... Used a ballast resister on the coil, changed the light bulbs to 12v. Used original generater Mount, too...Regulator is mounted on the Battery Box front....

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Brian G. NY

04-12-2002 20:21:46

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 Re: WD 6VOLT TO A 12 VOLT SYSTEM in reply to JOHN, 04-12-2002 07:19:20  
Too often we forget the tremendous resources available to us right on this "Yesterdays Tractors" site. Go to the left; click on "Articles", then select "Maintenance and Mechanical Information". There are at least two articles on the subject. A) Converting your tractor from 6V to 12V B) Recomendations for 12V conversions.

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04-12-2002 17:30:02

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 Re: WD 6VOLT TO A 12 VOLT SYSTEM in reply to JOHN, 04-12-2002 07:19:20  
the 6 volt startere will work with 12 volts. if you have a magnito. it will be o.k. if you have a distributor you will need a 12 volt coil or a dropping resistor for the 6 volt coil. the simpliest way to install 12 volts, is to go to Auto Zone and buy a Delco alternator with an internal voltage regulator (1975 chevy truck). You will need to build or buy a bracket to mount it. The alternator can be purchased for $35-$40. Make sure the two terminals on the side are in line like this (- -) that means it is internal regulator. If it is (l l) like this, it is the old style prior to 1975 and needs an external voltage regulator like a generator. If you go ahead and get this far, ask again for a print on the wiring.

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Steve/BB Custom Circuits

04-12-2002 14:34:36

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 Re: WD 6VOLT TO A 12 VOLT SYSTEM in reply to JOHN, 04-12-2002 07:19:20  
John, Just designed an alternator brkt for WD & WD45 for 12V conversion. Not done with the 6 or the 12V harnesses yet. Hope to have em' available soon. Also, a couple fella's on this site can help ya out with some drawings of 12V changeovers if ya want to do the changeover yourself.

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