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#1 SearsYellow OFFLINE  

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Posted June 07, 2013 - 05:11 PM

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The points look they have caught in fire... I have another set but I do not want to stick another set in for it to do the same thing again. This is a new one for me fellas.

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Posted June 07, 2013 - 05:16 PM

The only points that ever did that for me were a set in the 81 when I took the battery out And ran it without.

The charging circuit went high on voltage because the battery wasnt there for regulation and the points more or less arced until they melted back.
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Posted June 07, 2013 - 05:37 PM

This one has a ignition coil. It won't run without a battery.
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Posted June 07, 2013 - 05:42 PM

Still looks like the points got cooked from too much current.  Either someone left the key on and current flowed through the switch, points, and coil till the points melted, or perhaps the coil has been replaced with one that draws too much current. 


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Posted June 07, 2013 - 05:53 PM

That looks exactly like what happened when the key was left on with the coil burning a couple volts through the points.  It happens on old ag tractors all the time.

 

A new set should fix the problem.

 

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Posted June 07, 2013 - 06:42 PM

That looks exactly like what happened when the key was left on with the coil burning a couple volts through the points.  It happens on old ag tractors all the time.

 

A new set should fix the problem.

 

Ben W.

 

That was my thought as soon as I saw the points.


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Posted June 07, 2013 - 07:32 PM

Is this one that could have a resistor inline?

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Posted June 07, 2013 - 08:18 PM

It doesn't have a resister inline. All it has is the coil, condensor, rectifier and points. That's pretty much it. Would it be wise to put a resister inline?



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Posted June 07, 2013 - 08:26 PM

If your running a Non resistor type Coil it will cook points without an inline resistor.



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Posted June 07, 2013 - 08:47 PM

Did someone leave the key on for a few days and fry them?



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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:39 AM

It's usually stamped on the coil, If it reads 12V then I believe it is ok to use it without an external resistor. If it is a 6 volt coil then a resistor is necessary for longer point life.


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 08:15 PM

Well I replaced everything today. I started with just points... Nope that didn't work.... Condenser.... Nope not that didn't wrk either... Rewired everything.... Nope that didn't work....Well... What else is left... Yes coil. Brought a brand new coil and come home and slapped her on there... And guess what happened...... That's right she fired right up. I ran her for about 30 minutes and she started to need full choke to run. I pulled her back in the building and cleaned the carb. After I started her back up I forgot how good the older kohlers run.

After I got her running right I put the plow on her and used it to dig up some pompous grass. I thought she was going to flip over backwards a few times.

If I can ever get used to how sensitive the controls are this will truly be one of the best GTs I ever have had.

My wife stopped and was talking to me for a bit whenever I had the plow on the back. While I was talking to her I obviously dropped the plow. Whenever we got done talking I started her up and headed off. Whenever I went to round the corner of the house I couldn't get it to turn. I look back and plowed a nice furrow right in front of the porch. Luckily I was able to go back and flip the ground back over and it doesn't look to bad.


Anyway if I make this any longer y'all might still calling me mybigwarwagon jr..
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Posted June 08, 2013 - 08:40 PM

Glad you got it running. Coils will sometimes drive you  nuts especially when they work part time.



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Posted June 08, 2013 - 08:51 PM

Yes, to me anyway, the Hydriv system is the touchiest drive system I've ever driven.  Once you're used to it, I'm sure it'll feel just fine.  1st time I ever drove one I almost gave myself whiplash!   I hear ya on the plowing.  Back when I was 17yrs old, some of us guys were camping back in a friends woods.  My buddy Tim told me to fire up his Dad's ford tractor & bring it up to his house so we could load up the camping gear on it to take back to camp.  Never drove a Ford before at that time, so I was putting all my concentration on figuring out the very weird shift pattern.  But I got it figured out & headed up their farm drive to the house.  I thought she was pulling mighty hard!  Then Tim looked up & saw I was plowing a nice set of twin furrows in the gravel drive!  We were trying to be sneaky so we could get the beer hauled back there before his Mom & Dad got home.  When he saw me, he dropped 2 glass beer bottles on the front porch! :D   We had to stash the drinks, clean the porch & roll the dirt & gravel back over, then try to drive it down smooth.  William, his Dad took it well though.  His Mom kept saying later how the porch smelled weird!  :rolling: William wasn't fooled & knew what it was, but I think he figured better we were back there than somewhere else. 

 

Sorry to hijack the thread, but you brought back memories!


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 09:22 PM

That's fine with me. I love to hear stories like that.
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