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Subject: 52 8N starter/drive 12V conversion

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lyle    Posted 10-26-2020 at 07:05:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 52 8N starter/drive 12V conversion
  • Wonder if anyone has tried a 6V regulator or big ol resistor or something between 12V battery and starter solenoid on a 12V converted 8N ?
    I'm having starter drive problems as well as ring gear teeth chipping.
    Starter drive 'spins out' causing tractor motor to be bound up till I remove starter and spin starter drive back home on bench grinder.
    The drive is fairly new but made in India, I purchased another one that was more $$$ but its country of origin wasn't advertised.
    I love my 8N, but the quality of foreign replacement parts has been less than satisfactory.

    JMOR    Posted 10-26-2020 at 08:30:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 52 8N starter/drive 12V conversion
  • Everyone's experience is different! Myself & my FIL before me have been running 12v on 8N with 6v starter continuously for more than 25 years without starter, bendix, or ring gear problems. Maybe on next start attempt?

    Dean    Posted 10-26-2020 at 08:12:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 52 8N starter/drive 12V conversion
  • Such is one of the more serious problems experienced when using a 6V starter with a 12V battery.

    The proper solution (aside from reverting to a properly functioning 6V system) is to have your OEM starter rebuilt with 12V field coils. Not cheap.


    Bruce(VA)    Posted 10-26-2020 at 07:09:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 52 8N starter/drive 12V conversion
  • Get your oem starter rebuilt. Or buy one and have it rebuilt.

    If your ring gear is not already damaged beyond repair, it will be soon.

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