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Offline Polly

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farmall cub 6 volt to 12 volt converson
« on: May 14, 2009, 06:57:17 pm »
i have a 6 volt positive ground cub and need to convert to 12 volt negitige ground my question is will the 6 volt starter motor work with the 12 volt negitige ground  or does it chang the direction of rotation of the starter  ??? ??? ::)

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Re: farmall cub 6 volt to 12 volt converson
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 07:52:12 pm »
i dont believe there will be any problem with the starter. it should be happy with 12 volts. and i think it will not mind changing polarity. to be sure hook jumper cables to the starter without a battery in the tractor and see what happens.

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Re: farmall cub 6 volt to 12 volt converson
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 09:02:42 pm »
Not a problem and you can move it around on the starter without starting the engine  ;) :)  I've pulled our BN Farmall out of the barn on the starter when it was out of gas and I needed the tractor behind it  :) :)  We've got a W-6 and a couple Hs that are also on 12v neg ground and an H on 6v neg ground.  You'll need to change the ign. coil and the light bulbs  :)
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Re: farmall cub 6 volt to 12 volt converson
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 09:21:11 pm »
I have converted several Ford 8N's and never did anything to the starters.
 
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Re: farmall cub 6 volt to 12 volt converson
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 10:21:07 pm »
If you switch a tractor to 12 volt that has a magneto, it probably won't start until you let off of the starter, and it slows down enough for the impulse to work. Was odd until we figured out what was going on. We've got a W-6 that is 6 volt with a mag. Two pulls on the crank and it fires right up, no battery needed. It was the tractor I used for my little projects, my gas was safe, nobody else wanted to crank it. ;) :D
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Re: farmall cub 6 volt to 12 volt converson
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 11:34:24 pm »
Just picked up a super"A" myself, but it was already converted to12. hope you have fun with your cub.
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Re: farmall cub 6 volt to 12 volt converson
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2009, 06:19:44 am »
I've  done several conversions also, the starter willbe fine ;)
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Re: farmall cub 6 volt to 12 volt converson
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2009, 08:40:57 am »
Our W-6 and BN still have the mags on them.  We switched them to battery ign with external 12v coils so the mag's only functioning as a distributor. 
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Re: farmall cub 6 volt to 12 volt converson
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2009, 08:45:35 pm »
thanks fellows , i had changed a farmall 140 to 12volt and a old ford but i could not rember if they were positive ground originally or not , the cub belongs to polly she bought it so i could keep her garden cultivated , i cant understand it i bought her a new rototiller in april for her birthday , looks like that should have made her happy ,     wives are funny sometimes         :D :D 8) :o