12 VOLT STARTER

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12 VOLT STARTER

Postby ALAN BRADSHAW » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:38 pm

I have a 1950 Farmall Cub that has been converted to a 12 volt system. Does anyone make a 12 volt starter that will fit my cub?

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Re: 12 VOLT STARTER

Postby Eugene » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:26 pm

Welcome.

DB Electrical has tractor starters. A 6 volt starter will work on your 12 volt converted electrical system.

https://www.dbelectrical.com/search-res ... C-60%20GAS
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Re: 12 VOLT STARTER

Postby Sadcub » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:54 pm

The little Cubs start so easy I never worried about cranking a 6V starter getting to hot using a 12V battery. It was surprising to me when I took my 6V starter to get it rebuilt and the guy asked me if I wanted it left for 6 or wound for 12. Did not know you could convert them that easy. I had mine wound for 12V since it was the same price. He also rebuilt my generator and changed it to 12V too. Unless you spot the smaller battery cables, it looks like it is all stock 6V.

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Re: 12 VOLT STARTER

Postby tst » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:35 pm

the 6 volt starter will work fine, no need to change it

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Re: 12 VOLT STARTER

Postby Ky Cub » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:37 pm

The later cubs had 12 v starters.

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Re: 12 VOLT STARTER

Postby Glen » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:37 pm

Hi,
IH changed the Cubs to 12 volts during mid 1964.

The 12 volt Delco starter is a bigger diameter than a 6 volt starter.
IH changed the engine block to make more room for the 12 volt starter.
Jim Becker has said that a 12 volt starter may or may not fit on a block for a 6 volt Cub.

The 12 volt starter has other changes from the 6 volt starter, it doesn't have the switch on top of it, or the rod that you pull.
It uses either a large push button switch on the dash, where both battery cables attach to the switch, or the later Cubs have a key switch, and a solenoid. The solenoid is under the platform.
So either of those use different battery cables than the 6 volt starter.

Below are pics from TM Tractor of a Cub 12 volt starter. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gel ... 2v_001.htm

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Re: 12 VOLT STARTER

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:46 am

tst wrote:the 6 volt starter will work fine, no need to change it

Tim’s right, I’ve got a few 12v converted Cubs, A’s, and a SA that all run the original 6v starter.
Btw the 6v light switch is fine with 12v also.
Just change the bulbs and distributor coil.
If you have a mag it’s independent so nothing changes with that.
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Re: 12 VOLT STARTER

Postby ALAN BRADSHAW » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:59 am

Thanks for the info guys.

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Re: 12 VOLT STARTER

Postby EZ » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:04 pm

We just put a 12v starter on a 49 Cub.
The starter came off a Cub from the wreckers.
It even had a solenoid mounted right on the top of the starter. Converted the tractor to key ignition start. The 49 owner loves it.
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Re: 12 VOLT STARTER

Postby Clemsonfor » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:40 pm

Yea most of these electric motors tolerate extra voltage and just spin faster.

I have a 36v golf cart that I converted to 48v. Runs fine and you pick up some speed as well. I don't run it every day or week and especially not as much as when I first built the cart. But it's been this way for 3 or 4 years. Lifted 6"s on 23" tires and have a 500amp controller installed and I put a flip rear seat in oh and the 48v conversation.


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