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#1 boyscout862 ONLINE  

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Posted March 30, 2013 - 05:46 PM

I finally have my Big Ten back together(pretty much). It started for a few seconds and then died. The carb float valve leaks a very little bit. The spark seems good when turned by hand and when the S/G first turns it. Then as it utrns more the spark gets weaker and then stops. I repolished the points and changed the plug but it gets weaker the more it turns until it rests a little. I suspect the magneto but that is a real pain to get at. Any thoughts?  I hope that ACHomesteader is out there because he knows this stuff. Thanks, Rick



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Posted March 30, 2013 - 05:55 PM

Rick it sounds to me that the condenser is toast.


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Posted March 30, 2013 - 06:35 PM

Rick it sounds to me that the condenser is toast.

I would almost bet you a peanut butter cookie that Chris nailed it.

That or bad ground to the mag
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Posted March 30, 2013 - 09:43 PM

:iagree: :iagree: :iagree:


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Posted March 31, 2013 - 06:33 AM

I would almost bet you a peanut butter cookie that Chris nailed it.
 

 

Same here.


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Posted March 31, 2013 - 07:14 AM

Thanks guys, I'll replace it this afternoon. Rick







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