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Volt meters are safer to use than ampmeters. All electric goes through ampmeters , where volt meters just measure line voltage.

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54 minutes ago, EASY BOB said:

Volt meters are safer to use than ampmeters. All electric goes through ampmeters , where volt meters just measure line voltage.

Safer? I’m not sure about that… it just takes less brain power to wire a tractor with a volt meter. 

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no need to buy a used one off Ebay

 Stiener Tractor Parts  https://antique-tractor-parts.steinertractor.com/tractor/Farmall-B-Ammeter

Pilot Knob https://pilotknobrestorations.com/uploads/3/5/5/6/35569285/catalog_2019_gauge_section.pdf 

 

they also make new ones 0-60 that look correct for  12 volt conversions with alternator  https://www.steinertractor.com/IHS1837-Ammeter-60-0-60-

 

I like an ammeter for the proper appearance but a voltmeter IMHO is a better indicator of the system in most scenarios.

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11 hours ago, hillman said:

no need to buy a used one off Ebay

 Stiener Tractor Parts  https://antique-tractor-parts.steinertractor.com/tractor/Farmall-B-Ammeter

Pilot Knob https://pilotknobrestorations.com/uploads/3/5/5/6/35569285/catalog_2019_gauge_section.pdf 

 

they also make new ones 0-60 that look correct for  12 volt conversions with alternator  https://www.steinertractor.com/IHS1837-Ammeter-60-0-60-

 

I like an ammeter for the proper appearance but a voltmeter IMHO is a better indicator of the system in most scenarios.

I didn’t see the particular gauge he pictured on either Steiner or Pilot Knob.

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31 minutes ago, IH Forever said:

I didn’t see the particular gauge he pictured on either Steiner or Pilot Knob.

Thanks for correcting my trigger finger. I didn't look through their gauges closely and now I don't remember where I got the last IH voltmeter. Ebay does have them and so does Farmall Parts.com  but I am sure I didn't get mine from either. its been awhile. I was leaning towards the ammeter for appearance but its the OPs tractor. voltmeter look weird  on Letter Series - just my < 2 cents

 http://farmallparts.com/Volt_meter_gauge/p27527

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