Which wiring harness would you recommend

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Which wiring harness would you recommend

Postby Fordman » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:07 am

In the process of rebuilding my 52 or 53 cub. Iam planning on using a Delco alternator for the 12 volt conversion, which is single wire and internally regulated. I've been trying to research which wiring harness to get with no luck. The serial number on the tractor is 148880, the only harnesses I've found for that serial number are for the 6 volt system. Should I just get the harness for my serial number and go from there or do you guys have any other ideas? Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Which wiring harness would you recommend

Postby BIGHOSS » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:12 am

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Re: Which wiring harness would you recommend

Postby Matt Kirsch » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:27 am

There isn't all that much to wiring a Cub with a 1-wire alternator, so you really could do it yourself.

All the complexities of the generator/regulator are gone, so beyond the main battery cables, you really only need:

1. Wire running from the post on the starter to the - side of the ammeter
2. Wire running from the + side of the ammeter to the ignition switch
3. Wire running from the other terminal of the ignition switch to the + side of the coil
4. Wire running from the - side of the coil to the distributor
5. Wire running from the + side of the ammeter to the fuse
6. Wire running from the other terminal on the fuse to the power terminal on the light switch
7. Wire running from the front light terminal to the front lights
8. Wire running from the rear light terminal to the rear lights
9. Wire running from the + side of the ammeter to the alternator

If you have a magneto, you actually only need 7 wires: Skip wires 2, 3, and 4, and run a wire from the ignition switch to the ground-out terminal on the magneto.

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Re: Which wiring harness would you recommend

Postby Fordman » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:37 pm

Thanks for the help, much appreciated


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