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Ford 960 12 volt conversion

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KyleW

01-24-2005 10:02:22




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I have had a lot of trouble starting my 960. I cleaned every connection from the ground to the starter post. It started once. I have even changed the plugs, points, cap, etc....
I"m thinking of purchasing the 12 volt conversion that"s offered here, but what else do I need? I know I"ll need a 12 volt battery & coil. What about a tach drive and resistors? Thanks for the help.




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KyleW

01-25-2005 10:04:57




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 Re: Ford 960 12 volt conversion in reply to KyleW, 01-24-2005 10:02:22  
Guys, Thanks for all the help. I'm going to get the parts and then convert it soon. Hopefully, I won't have to ask for help, but thanks for the offer. One more question, the kit says that it does not come with a tach drive. So, do I need one for the conversion? I'm not sure how it's related to the conversion because I thought it just ran off RPM, independent of voltage system.



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Hurley J. D.

01-25-2005 10:15:08




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 Re: Ford 960 12 volt conversion in reply to KyleW, 01-25-2005 10:04:57  
The tach on this tractor hooks to the end of the hydrulaic pump on the left side of the tractor. I will take some photos of the hitachi installation and send to you if you would like.



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KyleW

01-25-2005 14:20:11




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 Re: Ford 960 12 volt conversion in reply to Hurley J. D., 01-25-2005 10:15:08  
I agree that the tach drive attaches to the hydraulic pump. What I don't understand is that why do I need to change it for this conversion? The kit this site offers says that it's not included with the changeover. The tach driven is driven by the pump, no electricity, correct? Thanks.



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john in la

01-25-2005 17:59:38




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 Re: Ford 960 12 volt conversion in reply to KyleW, 01-25-2005 14:20:11  
It says the tach drive is not included because this same kit could be used on other tractors that did have the tach running off the generator.

See a NAA the tach ran off the generator so if you converted it to this alt. you would have no where to hook up the tach.

But your tractor runs the tach off the hyd pump so just disregard this statement. The conversion on your tractor does not affect the tach at all.

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Hurley J. D.

01-25-2005 16:04:41




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 Re: Ford 960 12 volt conversion in reply to KyleW, 01-25-2005 14:20:11  
Kyle, my e-mail is open. Send me message and I will give you an honest discussion on this. There are easier ways to do the conversion and I think more dependble. Will be no spamming on my part.



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john in la

01-24-2005 19:17:15




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 Re: Ford 960 12 volt conversion in reply to KyleW, 01-24-2005 10:02:22  
If you buy a conversion kit you will only need a battery in addition.

Here is the post every one is referring to.



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Hurley J. D.

01-24-2005 19:03:27




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 Re: Ford 960 12 volt conversion in reply to KyleW, 01-24-2005 10:02:22  
Get you a Hitachi 14231 Alternator and use it. It is the easet one to mount that I have found. It will fit the bracket on your tractor. You will need a 7/16 bolt and nuts. Hang the alternator on the bolt with the front lug of the alternator on the front side of the original bracket. The lugs on the alternator will need to be reamed to 7/16 to fit the 7/16 bolt. You will need a short piece of 3/8 black pipe cut to fit behind the back lug of the alternator and the front side of the original bracket. Use washers as spacers where ever required to align pulleys and brackets to the alternator. You may have to add a 1.00 inch spacer between the block and the original bracket and use longer bolts. There will be three terminals on the back side.marked bat, s, and l. Make a short juumper to reach the s terminal and the bat terminal. attach a wire to the bat terminal and the starter sealonoid. The l terminal will go to the idiot light on the dash and then to the hot side of the terminal board. The rest is pretty well as described by John in la in his articles. I have a Ford 4000 that I cionverted with the electronic iginition and the hot coil. I really like it no points to set or screw with. Always dependble.

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Hurley J. D.

01-24-2005 19:05:44




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 Re: Ford 960 12 volt conversion in reply to Hurley J. D., 01-24-2005 19:03:27  
E-mail if you need any questions answered and I will try to help.



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vanhorne

01-24-2005 10:31:36




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 Re: Ford 960 12 volt conversion in reply to KyleW, 01-24-2005 10:02:22  
I bought a kit from "here". It has a resistor, you can use your 6volt coil. You can discard your regulator, it has one in alternator. They sell a hot 12 volt coil, big $$$. After I got it says to be used only with electronic ignition. Go to archives see: John in La.. You can learn all you need to know.



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