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10-30-2012 19:06:07

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19518n orginal 6 volt wiring and (going to stay that way,)side mount, no lights, not sure if I can rewire this myself, got a price of $200, sounds high, he said he would have 3 to 4 hrs has to remove the hood, what do you guys think? Please give input. Thanks

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10-31-2012 22:07:26

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 Re: rewire a 8n in reply to gblj, 10-30-2012 19:06:07  
Add an hour if you solder and shrink tube all your connections like I do.


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Paul in Edmonton

10-31-2012 07:15:46

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 Re: rewire a 8n in reply to gblj, 10-30-2012 19:06:07  
Removing the hood will make the job easier, but as others said, it's not impossible to do it with it on.

Removing the hood is a 10 minute job. It's awkward to do it alone--I'm sure having a helper would make it much easier--but that's the only way I've ever done it.


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Bruce (VA)

10-31-2012 06:59:42

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 Re: rewire a 8n in reply to gblj, 10-30-2012 19:06:07  
Removing the hood to rewire an 8N is like removing the tires to add air.

Make the harness or buy it; if you haven't ever made one, buying it is probably the easiest route for you.

Just use the wiring diagrams JMOR posted here.

HINT: removing the tool box & the breather makes the job a bit easier.

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10-31-2012 06:45:14

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 Re: rewire a 8n in reply to gblj, 10-30-2012 19:06:07  
I rewired my 12V 8N several years ago, by making my own harness. Not hard to do at all. I made the harness myself. Like was said, some wire, some crimp connectors, some wire loom and some tie wraps. I didn't remove the hood to do real reason to...there is lots of room to route wires along the underside. Just be sure to use the proper gauge wire.

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10-31-2012 06:18:43

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 Re: rewire a 8n in reply to gblj, 10-30-2012 19:06:07  
he's screwing you.

you don't have to remove the hood.

it takes about 15$ of wire and connectors.

might take you an hour if you can't walk and have to crawl around and drag yourself with your hands, and have to crimp the connectors with your teeth or something.

I typically can rewire an old for, especially one with no lamps in maybee 10 minutes if i'm distracted. less if in a hurry.

handfull of connectors.. some blck tape and or wire loom ( or both ) and the crimp / cut tool.

wire it point to point..then add tape and split or spiral looming

hard to find an EASIER tractor to rewire than a old ford. just ain't too many wires.

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10-31-2012 05:46:44

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 Re: rewire a 8n in reply to gblj, 10-30-2012 19:06:07  
Like the others said, buy a wiring harness and do it yourself.

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10-30-2012 19:36:25

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 Re: rewire a 8n in reply to Bob Purinton, 10-30-2012 19:06:07  
I just noticed you're in MI. Where abouts?
I'm in Ionia County so if close enough maybe I could help.

My email is open on the modern view of the forum.

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Mike Groom

10-30-2012 19:34:37

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 Re: rewire a 8n in reply to gblj, 10-30-2012 19:06:07  
You can buy a complete wiring harness on this site and do it yourself for less than $50.00,the wires are color coded and simple to do,if you don't have lights there would be no reason to remove the hood and you don't have to do it even if you have lights.

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10-30-2012 19:33:03

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 Re: rewire a 8n in reply to gblj, 10-30-2012 19:06:07  
Not all that hard to do if you can read and follow a wiring diagram. I make my own wiring harnesses but I do not do 6 volts. A lot depends on your level of knowledge and wiring of things

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10-30-2012 19:18:16

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 Re: rewire a 8n in reply to Brad Buchanan, 10-30-2012 19:06:07  
You can do it yourself. Not much to it.

You can buy a harness, or make your own.

Google "wiring diagrams by JMOR"
He's done a great job of putting together some easy to read pictograms for this.

Let us know if you run into trouble, plenty of guys here that can help.

Good luck!

P.S. I find it easier with the hood off, but not necessary. $200 would buy enough wire for a whole lotta N's!

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