In Reply to: Re: 8n 12v conversion posted by Farmer Dan on October 09, 2018 at 15:35:37:
A good heavy duty six volt, (not one of the TSC, 550 CCA cheapos) with heavy two aught or heavier cables, all the grounds including those to the lights cleaned to bright metal will do everything a 12 Volt will. Might want to run a seperate ground strap as short as possible from the hood to the frame. Same for the hot lead to the starter. The secret is a GOOD battery and charging system, Heck, if you are not confident about the generator a replacement is less than a hundred bucks. Unbolt the starter and move it forward enough to clear the mounting flange and block then clean to bright metal. If you are unfamiliar with removing the starter check YouTube. THere are a ton of videos showing what you can do wrong.
It's all busy work. You would have to buy a 12 Volt battery so a new heavy duty 6 volt is a wash. If you have to have worm blinding headlamps and work lamp get in touch with Restoration Specialties or some other classic car restoration seller, (Carpenter probably has them)and get a couple of 6v halogen bulbs, THey are made in 6V with a bayonet mount, single contact or dual contact.
For the conversion you will need an alternator and with internal regulator and mounting brackets, bulbs, coil and battery minimum, THe wiring will require modification.
For less than the cost of the components you can have a virtually new 6V system with money left over to buy a fancy wiring harness and install it or simply make one. It is not difficult.