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steve19438    Posted 08-24-2004 at 05:02:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
so here's what i got, a 9N ford whose charging system is not working. now, if i take a 12 volt jump starter and hook one cable to starter (pos. or neg. cable?)and one cable to ground i can start tractor. when i hook up cable to starter will starter turn on it's own or do i need to use starter switch???? (can ya tell i am electrically challenged?)

Ron/PA    Posted 08-24-2004 at 07:54:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Steve, with a 9N I'd hook either jumper lead to the starter post. Take the tractor out of gear, OUTA GEAR!! OUTAA GEAAAR!! hehehe, (Lost a shed wall that way?) you won't need to touch your starter button. Turn the key on, set throttle, and choke then clamp the other jumper lead to the left foot peg or other good ground. As soon as you do that the starter will start to spin. The only way to stop it is to pull one of the leads. That's why I use the foot peg on the 9N cause it's right there handy and you can still work the throttle and choke.
Just keep that 12V jumper away from your 6V battery and all ignition components. I've done this ever since we gave up our last 6V pickup and never had one problem other than you may booger up the threads on the starter post from the contact spark.
Good luck, let us know how you make out.

steve19438    Posted 08-24-2004 at 08:18:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
many thanks! will let ya know how i make out.

bob    Posted 08-24-2004 at 05:58:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
ron Is your battery up on tractor enough to run dist to fire points after you remove jumpers. Other post has things right

Red Dave    Posted 08-24-2004 at 05:45:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Steve, I'm not Ron but maybe I can help you until he gets here. What I do with them is put the jump starter battery box right on the stud on the starter if I can, not on the battery side of the solinoid. DO NOT parallel the 12 volt jump box across the 6 volt battery.
Turn on the ignition, put it in neutral, be DAM SURE it's not in gear or it'll run over you. Set the throttle and choke like normal, then apply power dirctly to the starter. Polarity won't really matter if you get directly on the starter. The starter should then turn the engine over.
I haven't done it on a 9n, but I have done it on a Ford 800 series. Should be similar.

Be Careful!!! This will bypass every safety lockout there ever was.

Again, make sure it's out of gear!

Clod    Posted 08-24-2004 at 06:01:26       [Reply]  [No Email]

OR, Go to Walmarts and spend 25 bucks on a six / twelve volt battery charger.

Red Dave    Posted 08-24-2004 at 08:28:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whoa There Clod!
A man takes his life in his own hands at Walmart. No place safe to to try 'n sit around.

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steve19438    Posted 08-24-2004 at 08:16:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i've had me one of them things for over 20yrs! what i'd like to is to get away from running EXTENSION cord's.

Clod    Posted 08-24-2004 at 17:04:56       [Reply]  [No Email]

Oh,Try a 1974 Chevy altenator and use a 12 volt battery.Only two wires to hook up.Use a 12VDC-6vdc resistor on coil input.

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