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Looking for 6V Voltmeter for 2" hole.

Postby Redcub » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:08 am

I’m looking for a 6 volt Voltmeter.

First, I checked our wonderful sponsors.
I’ve looked around the inter-web, but no luck finding a 6v Voltmeter that fits the standard 2” hole and with that 40’s-50’s era face on it, like the stock Ammeter that Cubs came with. Sure, I can find 12 volt models that even have the IH logo on the face, but that won’t work on my 6 volt Cub.
I’ve found “modern” digital ones with blue LED digits, but that is just not what I looking for.
About the nearest thing I’ve found is a Ford Model T 6 volt meter from FUN Projects Inc.
http://funprojects.com/products/5016-Voltmeter.aspx


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Any sources out there that I might be overlooking? I have a feeling that one is right in front of my nose. Please help me find my nose.
Thanks
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Re: Looking for 6V Voltmeter for 2" hole.

Postby ricky racer » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:38 am

Did you try Steiners?
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Re: Looking for 6V Voltmeter for 2" hole.

Postby Dale Finch » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:53 am

Ammeters don't care about the voltage...they are only concerned with current. TM Tractors has this one, plus others:

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/el/199fp.htm

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Re: Looking for 6V Voltmeter for 2" hole.

Postby radioguy41 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:22 pm

He's looking for a voltmeter, not an ammeter. That Model T one is the only one I know of with a vintage look.
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Re: Looking for 6V Voltmeter for 2" hole.

Postby Dale Finch » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:19 pm

Oh, DUH!!! :headbang
Guess I need to read more carefully!! Sorry.
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Re: Looking for 6V Voltmeter for 2" hole.

Postby Redcub » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:45 pm

Ricky, yes I did try Steiner's Tractors,....No joy. Thanks for the suggestion.
Dale, lol,....Thanks. I really wish I could find a nice one like that in 6 Volts DC.
Radio guy, yup,...that's the only one so far, but I did cruise around Ebay and I found this one for $4.68. And most likely I will get exactly that value when I go over a good bump.
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No luck at Stewart Warner either, just 12 volt models. I was thinking that some other make/model of old tractor would have had a Stewart Warner type 6 volt model.

My thoughts on this whole thing.....
I have a small electrical background in my past, and I guess it's just a little piece of info I like to have about the health of my charging system and my battery. I know its wasn't OEM from the factory to have one, but I just kinda want one. ( kinda like my drink cup holder ). Wont help me plow any straighter,... and Lord knows I need help with that. The other quarter million Cubs didn't have one, and they all worked just fine. I have a "Geezer" step also. Not stock, but keeps me out of the hospital. I guess sometimes a person wants a part totally original for that year and S/N, others times they want it to be uniquely their own way and very "American". And America is all about choice.
( Dennis, we need a small US flag in the "Smiles" selection area to the far right ---> )

Thanks to all for not tearing in to me about my quest for a non-stock item being added to my Cub. :lol:
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I'll keep looking around...
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Re: Looking for 6V Voltmeter for 2" hole.

Postby inairam » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:54 pm

I did look for a voltmeter a few years ago. I did find a digital one but you do not have the look. Please update this post if you do find one.
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Re: Looking for 6V Voltmeter for 2" hole.

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:47 pm

Whatever you get make sure it is rated for moderate vibration.
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