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mattehw guldin

04-08-2005 03:36:23

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thinking about switching over to 12v. Is there alot of cost and how difficult is it?

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Bruce (VA)

04-08-2005 17:06:46

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 Re: 9N 12v conversion in reply to mattehw guldin, 04-08-2005 03:36:23  
Matt, lots of good advice here; Ron/PA makes some excellent points regarding the reasons not to convert. These tractors are low hp, low compression flathead engines that when properly maintained w/ a charged battery will start on 6v at temps well below zero. A 12v conversion will help start an engine suffering compression problems..... .for a while. It will start an engine with a less than well maintained starting circuit, or a weak starter..... .for a while. On the other hand, it will power auxilary equipment, like sprayers. Most 12v conversion problems seem to be when you buy the tractor w/ a 12v system installed & then have an electrical problem; considering there are about 6 ways to install a conversion correctly & an infinite number of ways to install one incorrectly, trouble shooting someone elses conversion isn't easy. In fact, the owner of a local tractor repair shop here in VA will not work on the electrical system of any 12v conversion unless he did it himself; he told me it takes too much time, and too much of the customers money, to sort out the multitude of conversion problems. But, if you are doing it your self, you should be able to avoid the usual problems. Bottom line: your tractor, your money!

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04-08-2005 10:53:10

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 Re: 9N 12v conversion in reply to mattehw guldin, 04-08-2005 03:36:23  
Matt, I went to the archives and typed in "12V conversion" it yielded 4143 responses. I"d bet that nearly 90% of them are from owners having trouble with their conversions. By your post I"m assuming you"re not real familiar with this kind of work. Perhaps a Kit would be the best option for you. It will have all of the materials, and good directions. A bit more expensive but much more user friendly. If you are having trouble starting your tractor, this will mask the problem, but it won"t correct it. Poor compression won"t change, neither will poor vaccuum.
I"ve changed a couple for customers, but mine is still 6V and I can"t see the need to change it. Ron

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04-08-2005 06:32:23

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 Re: 9N 12v conversion in reply to mattehw guldin, 04-08-2005 03:36:23  
Not difficult at all. There is enough information in the archives to walk you thru it or just post the questions and someone will jump in and help you out. As for cost you can buy the kit or if you are handy just buy a delco alt and make your own brackets and do your own wiring..... ...BG

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pat hoeft

04-08-2005 12:59:28

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 Re: 9N 12v conversion in reply to BigGeorge, 04-08-2005 06:32:23  

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E. Ray

04-08-2005 04:41:44

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 Re: 9N 12v conversion in reply to mattehw guldin, 04-08-2005 03:36:23  
Matt.....I converted several yrs. ago and had some difficulty but, the guys here guided me through. I think the cost at that time was $168 for a kit bought from a dealer found here. If you decide to convert, you won't be sorry. If you run into trouble Dell or Soundguy or one of the others will teach you everything you need to know to complete the job..... .E. Ray

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Tom in MS

04-08-2005 03:43:20

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