Yesterday's Tractor Co. Parts for Farm Tractors - Compare our Prices!
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Ooooo, this makes me mad!


 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
notjustair
Tractor Expert


Joined: 07 Jun 2010
Posts: 2295
Location: NE Kansas

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:35 pm    Post subject: Ooooo, this makes me mad! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Voltage regulators!!

My 8N is the only thing that is 6 volt left on the farm. It is kind of a point of pride that it still starts just fine and works just fine. All except for these cheapo voltage regulators!

We are suppose to get measurable snow starting at 6 in the morning. I had the 8N out today moving some rock. All was well. That is, of course, until I started it to put it back in the shed. Waited for the ammeter to swing over after it started. Nothing. The regulator that is in there is about a year old. Finding one that lasted longer than 10 minutes at the time nearly made me bonkers. That whole mess is the reason I get a little sick to my stomach every time I see an ammeter.

In all honesty I think it took three regulators to get it to work reliably back then.

There is always some reason why I don't convert it. When I had the gen rebuilt last year it was because the 6 volt battery was nearly new. Now I will spend 30 bucks on a regulator because I paid $100 to get the generator rebuilt a year ago. There is always some reason it my tight brain.

So I will head to town tomorrow in the snow to get a new regulator and hope this one courtesy of China lasts more than 10 minutes. If I see an 8n sitting by the road I might just buy the whole tractor if it has an original regulator on it. You know, when we built things here and meant them to last.

Rant over.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Den N Ms
Tractor Expert


Joined: 20 Feb 2007
Posts: 2815


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Ooooo, this makes me mad! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Notjustair,You might check with the shop that rebuilt your generator and see if they have a regulator.It may be a better quality one.
 
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
teddy52food
Tractor Guru


Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 6151


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Ooooo, this makes me mad! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It may help to add a ground wire from the reg. to the gen.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
JMOR
Tractor Guru


Joined: 13 Aug 2007
Posts: 15198


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Ooooo, this makes me mad! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Notjustair wrote:
(quoted from post at 20:35:56 12/30/12) Voltage regulators!!

My 8N is the only thing that is 6 volt left on the farm. It is kind of a point of pride that it still starts just fine and works just fine. All except for these cheapo voltage regulators!

We are suppose to get measurable snow starting at 6 in the morning. I had the 8N out today moving some rock. All was well. That is, of course, until I started it to put it back in the shed. Waited for the ammeter to swing over after it started. Nothing. The regulator that is in there is about a year old. Finding one that lasted longer than 10 minutes at the time nearly made me bonkers. That whole mess is the reason I get a little sick to my stomach every time I see an ammeter.

In all honesty I think it took three regulators to get it to work reliably back then.

There is always some reason why I don't convert it. When I had the gen rebuilt last year it was because the 6 volt battery was nearly new. Now I will spend 30 bucks on a regulator because I paid $100 to get the generator rebuilt a year ago. There is always some reason it my tight brain.

So I will head to town tomorrow in the snow to get a new regulator and hope this one courtesy of China lasts more than 10 minutes. If I see an 8n sitting by the road I might just buy the whole tractor if it has an original regulator on it. You know, when we built things here and meant them to last.

Rant over.
It is amazing isn't it? I still have the original Autolite & it still works!!!
 
Back to top
View user's profile
tractorfix
Regular


Joined: 06 Aug 2003
Posts: 394


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Ooooo, this makes me mad! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Go on ebay and buy the kit to make a 6Volt POS Ground 10SI alternator.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
JMOR
Tractor Guru


Joined: 13 Aug 2007
Posts: 15198


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Ooooo, this makes me mad! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

tractorfix wrote:
(quoted from post at 22:53:00 12/30/12) Go on ebay and buy the kit to make a 6Volt POS Ground 10SI alternator.
No half way stuff for me.....if going non-original, I'll go all the way to 12v neg ground!
 
Back to top
View user's profile
russb wa
Regular


Joined: 18 Jan 2010
Posts: 217
Location: Spokane

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Ooooo, this makes me mad! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have various and sundry stuff from the land of
almost right. I have noticed, on some things, that
there are one or two really weird things done
almost to sabotage the product. I have a welder
and one of the capacitors was connected to ground
by the screw that holds one of the rubber feet.
Really weird. Similar on some cast iron shop
equiptment, basic good design and some weird part
that is just barely functional, just fix that and
things are ok, sometimes. Its hard to know if
there are any obvious things that can be easily
fixed in the poster's regulator. fwiw
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Tim PloughNman Daley
Regular


Joined: 18 Sep 2004
Posts: 388


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:44 am    Post subject: Re: Ooooo, this makes me mad! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

NJA -
Here's a link to a web site about his 9N by Tyler Neff. Scroll to bottom and find the link to the other Ford Tractor web site with wiring diagrams...look under How-To's/Electrical

Tim
Tylers 9N Site

 
Back to top
View user's profile
Tom N MS
Tractor Guru


Joined: 30 Jul 2007
Posts: 5247


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:12 am    Post subject: Re: Ooooo, this makes me mad! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If it was mine, it would stay 6 volts...
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> Ford 9N, 2N, 8N All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651.

YT Home  |  Forums Home

Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters