Just wanted to stop in and say hello...I have been away for awhile. To make a long story short, about 20 years ago my Dad gave me this '45 Farmall A. We had went together to a farm sale in Northern California and bought it, and he fixed it up. There was a guy that owed him some money, and was a self proclaimed painter. The paint job looked ok at first (see picture), but it only lasted about 3 years or so. Well, my family and I moved from CA to Utah in 2011, and I parked the A at my Dad's shop. It ran great when I last ran it about 3 years ago. I wasn't sure what my plans were with the tractor.
Well, my Dad passed away on Christmas Day this year. By far the hardest thing I have ever gone through in my life. The only thing that was close to this pain was in '84, when I got off the school bus on our farm in Iowa to see strangers taking away all of our equipment. Thanks FHA....
When I traveled back to CA the day after Christmas to be with my Mom and sisters, I stopped by the shop and looked at the A. Some dirtbags decided to steal the carburetor and magneto/distributor off of the tractor! I am still mad about this....anyways, I decided right then and there that I needed to bring that tractor to Utah. So, on January 18th, I did just that! She is now safe and warm in my garage, and I am slowly bringing her back to life.
So, hear is my question....I have heard many things about converting these 6 volt systems over to 12 and adding electronic ignition. I have a '48 H and '48 C back in Iowa, and they are both still 6 volt systems with no issues. However, since I have to replace the magneto/distributor on my A, I am giving it some thought. What do you all think?
I am looking forward to getting her running and repainted, and I will paint a small tribute to my Dad on the tractor as well. I can't wait for the end result! Thanks for your input!