Re: 6 Volt Generator to 12 Volts
souNdguy, here the plan now. I just talked to Andy at Genesee Products, who I ordered my 12 volt Electronic Ignition system from to get some advice on the proper way to make the 6 volt to 12 volt generator change-over.
Here what I will do.
Remove the wiring that came with the Electronic Ignition system. Keep the "Pertronix @1247 Igniter" in the Distributor, keep the 12 volt "round can" coil, Reinstall (or buy a new wiring set) the old 6 volt wiring that came with the '49 8N. Take the old 6 volt generator and have it converted to 12 volts...field and armature all new. Buy a 1956 Ford 12 volt voltage regulator, and set everything to "negative" ground. That includes the generator, etc.
The only thing that will be different, is the 12 v. voltage regulator, no points, no condenser, or box coil, plus keeping the 12 volt battery at negative ground.
I Think this will be OK and will work just great.