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Posted December 22, 2012 - 09:50 PM

Glad it's back together and waiting for the "It Started" update.

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 09:58 PM

OK, I have to ask, why are your rear tires backwards!?

To funny I just sent him a pm asking the same thing! :D


And Jeff will get the same answer... look at it through a mirror and they will be fine!

But actually, when I had the mini excavator at my house the '75 could not get traction to pull the fully loaded trailer of dirt through the woods. So I changed out the AGs for the turfs and chains that I had on the '71. I took off one tire on each tractor to swap them. I was going to just change the right tire on the '75 with the right tire on the '71 and vise versa. But, after I had a tire on each tractor taken off, I decided to put the tires onto the '71 "backwards" so that while it was sitting in the garage it would take up less room with the tires set to the narrow position. I don't know if I worded that right, hopefully you understand what I meant...

However, if you are working in really thick mud... you want them on that way. Or so I have been told. My dad had a tire changing business, and sometimes when we did farm tractor tires the customer would want them on that way. We always asked why, more often then not they said it was better for mud. I myself have not tried it, so don't quote me on it.

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 10:07 PM

Sounds good to me :D Maybe we can get others views on AG direction as well.

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 10:09 PM

Sounds good to me :D Maybe we can get others views on AG direction as well.


Some people say that if you put your FRONT AGs on backwards it gets better traction for steering. I am not sure about this one either.

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 10:15 PM

I don't know either, this is my 1st time having AG's

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 10:52 PM

Some people say that if you put your FRONT AGs on backwards it gets better traction for steering. I am not sure about this one either.


I think most people with a 4wd tractor and FEL put the front ags on backwards to gain traction in reverse so they reduce the chance of getting stuck.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 01:30 PM

I put some gas in it, turned it over... nothing! Shot of eather... nothing! Check for spark... nothing! It seems like I have power on both terminals of the coil, but nothing out to the plug. :wallbanging:

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 01:47 PM

I put some gas in it, turned it over... nothing! Shot of eather... nothing! Check for spark... nothing! It seems like I have power on both terminals of the coil, but nothing out to the plug. :wallbanging:

coil shouldn't have constant voltage on both sides if the points are closing and the block is grounded. Might check there first.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 01:51 PM

Hmmm. is the hot wire (key on) from the ignition key going to the + of the coil? and make sure the - of the coil has the wire going to the points The condenser goes on this one also. Or does this have a kill switch ? if so make sure it isn't grounding when it isn't pushed.

Check the points to make sure there opening and closing if the above is ok.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 01:56 PM

The (+) side has a wire to the ignition, the (-) side had a wire to the points and condenser. With the key on there is solid power on both sides. When turning the engine over the (-) side has intermittent power as the points open and close. I did not test it with the key off.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 02:02 PM

That sounds right. is the plug and plug wire ok?

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 02:05 PM

One more thing Like Alan said, Make sure you have a good ground also.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 02:20 PM

That sounds right. is the plug and plug wire ok?


It is a brand new plug, and I also tried it with another wire. Since the gas tank is right above the coil, there is no way for me to stick a test light directly into the coil.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 02:30 PM

Have you looked at the points to see if they are clean and adjusted correctly (.020)?

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 02:47 PM

If you have pulsing Dc while cranking, it should be sparking.
I would replace the condenser and grab another plug as my next two steps.




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