In Reply to: 8n 12v conversion posted by Luke on October 09, 2018 at 15:26:52:
AS stated already, why do you want to switch? We know it is your tractor and you can do anything you want with it, but to just switch over the electrical system for no logical reason seems like a waste of money. Again, your tractor, your money, blah, blah, blah. Does it start and run fine now? Is it early '50 with a front mount distributor or the later angle(side) mount unit? Realize that whether 6V/POS GRN or 12V/NEG GRN, if it isn't wired correctly, you WILL have non-starting/non-running issues. 99.98% of all non-starting issues are due to poor/incorrect wiring jobs, and the vast majority of those are due to some sort of 12V switch over job. There are a handful or so of correct ways to convert to 12V and a hundred incorrect ways. Many are done by fellas who just don't diddly about the 6V system. Bruce has stated all the pro reasons to convert but many of us still have our N's with the OEM 6V system and they start and run fine because we keep them properly maintained and are set up correctly, including in cold weather. Just because you have a 6V battery does not constitute that the system is wired up correctly. You have asked good questions and received good answers. Keep us posted on what you decide.