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#1 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 04:52 PM

My closed side decided it wanted a break and refuses to start. Got 12V to the coil and going to the points. Just no fire at the plug!  Can't check them until I remove the rear PTO shaft. So I just bit the bullet and bought a tuneup kit from Tulsa Engine Warehouse. That comes with points, push rod, condenser, and plug. Also got a new coil just for the heck of it. Just a tad over $50 for all including shipping. When they get here, I'll start taking things apart.


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 05:09 PM

My closed side decided it wanted a break and refuses to start. Got 12V to the coil and going to the points. Just no fire at the plug!  Can't check them until I remove the rear PTO shaft. So I just bit the bullet and bought a tuneup kit from Tulsa Engine Warehouse. That comes with points, push rod, condenser, and plug. Also got a new coil just for the heck of it. Just a tad over $50 for all including shipping. When they get here, I'll start taking things apart.

Sorry to hear you are having a problem.  Electrical can be a real P.I.T.A.   I remember as a teenager being embarrassed when my grandmother handed me an emery board , told me to file the points and change the condenser.  She was right. But of course she had learned the hard way also.   Good luck  Rick


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 05:11 PM

Kenny, I would keep the points with emery cloth and see what that does for yah.
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Posted April 15, 2013 - 06:45 PM

Sorry to hear you are having a problem.  Electrical can be a real P.I.T.A.   I remember as a teenager being embarrassed when my grandmother handed me an emery board , told me to file the points and change the condenser.  She was right. But of course she had learned the hard way also.   Good luck  Rick

 

Kenny, I would keep the points with emery cloth and see what that does for yah.

Won't know anything till I can get in there. But, with the PTO shaft where it is, I'll probably just put the new stuff in and go from there. Don't need to do this too often. It'll take probably an hour and a half just to pull the shaft and get it lined back up right. It could be the push rod is stuck and not letting the points close!



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Posted April 15, 2013 - 10:24 PM

Just for the heck of it try the new plug first. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 16, 2013 - 02:34 AM

Just for the heck of it try the new plug first. Good Luck, Rick

Good idea! I will also unhook the points from the coil and momentarily ground the - on the coil to see if it sparks.



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 05:55 AM

Kenny I know what you mean about if you have to tear an hour into something just to test it you might as well just replace it , then hopefuly it's good for a long time


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Posted April 16, 2013 - 06:45 AM

That's my thoughts, Al. I could smooth and reset the points, but how long before I have to do it again? The Ford has done real well since I put rings in it, Not sure how many hours I have on it. That analog hour meter is hard to read.



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 11:03 AM

 Nevermind puttin the pto shaft back on... I need to borrow your front pto brackets for a short spell :big_hug:


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Posted April 16, 2013 - 12:46 PM

Thanks for reminding me! I had forgotten!



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 01:41 PM

Boy! Those folks a Tulsa Engine Warehouse are fast. I ordered the parts yesterday morning. Got them in today's mail. That's quick!

Now to get the weather to cooperate. We have a cool NW wind and drizzle right now. Too chilly for me to lay down and take the PTO off!


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Posted April 17, 2013 - 05:50 PM

Found the issue! Wire to points! The connector had given up right where it attaches to the points. Put a new one on and all is well!


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Posted April 17, 2013 - 06:20 PM

Glad to hear you got the problem fixed without to much fuss.

 

 

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 07:05 PM

Good news!
But, you had to pull the PTO shaft back to find it? Have you considered a solid state points eliminator for that tractor?

Joe

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Posted April 18, 2013 - 01:14 AM

Good news!
But, you had to pull the PTO shaft back to find it? Have you considered a solid state points eliminator for that tractor?

Joe

Sure did today, Joe! I need to look into that a bit closer. Got any info?






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