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Posted August 18, 2013 - 06:51 AM

Any members on here have a starter button he wants to sell me?



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Posted August 18, 2013 - 10:19 AM

Just spend about an hour playing with the Husky and got the ignition key switch and starter relay figured out, I can now turn on the ignition and crank the engine.  Next step is the ignition itself to get a spark, also...the Amp meter, does that have a + and - or doesn't it matter how you wire it?


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Posted August 18, 2013 - 12:22 PM

Keep at it, take your time and study up...looking forward to the progress reports :thumbs:

 

http://gardentractor...anual-552875-1/

 

http://gardentractor...-owners-manual/


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Posted August 19, 2013 - 06:57 AM

Can anyone show me a drawing of a simplified wiring layout from the wire that comes from behind the flywheel?



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Posted August 23, 2013 - 10:24 PM

Still trying to figure out the ignition wiring, I can turn on the ignition and crank the engine with the keyed ignition/starter switch but now I'm trying to figure out the rest of the wiring.  As seen in the picture....where does the red wire hook up to?

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Posted August 24, 2013 - 07:20 AM

On the old system I believe that one red wire  went to the single post on/off switch and its purpose was to just ground out the engine.

With magneto ignition, getting spark has nothing to do with the Voltage reg, Solenoid, battery or ammeter. Those are all for the starter generator.

 

To test for spark before you go any further with the old cobbled wiring, disconnect that red lead to the points box (not the one that goes to the magneto behind the flywheel), remove the starter belt and use a pull rope to manually crank the engine. You should be getting spark



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Posted August 24, 2013 - 07:49 AM

Well, I do not have a spark (new plug).  Looks like I'm gonna have to take off the flywheel anyway...



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Posted August 24, 2013 - 09:17 AM

Well, I do not have a spark (new plug).  Looks like I'm gonna have to take off the flywheel anyway...

 

Did you clean/ Gap your points?



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Posted August 25, 2013 - 07:18 PM

Any updates?

The points are right in that box and usually just need a good cleaning.



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Posted August 26, 2013 - 05:51 AM

Yeah, I found the problem....

 

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Posted August 26, 2013 - 05:54 AM

Someone tried to explain to me how to test for a spark by connecting a ground wire where the points connect to to see if my coil is still okay but haven't figured that out yet.



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Posted August 26, 2013 - 06:13 AM

Wow,

I dont think I've ever seen points burn completely off like that!

I'm guessing this occurred when the previous owner attempted to re-wire the ignition. Even looks to be burned near the mounting bolt.

Hopefully he didnt screw up your magneto.....

 

The points set is Wisconsin # YQ11

I would get the points replaced then test again for spark. If the mag is bad the easiest thing would be to get a 12vt coil installed.


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Posted August 26, 2013 - 09:19 AM

The only possible way I can see the points melting like that is if someone put 12 volts to the points, while they were closed.

 

This would be a direct short to ground, and with the high amperage available from the battery, the point arm would act like a fuse and burn through.

 

Sadly, 12 volts would have also flowed through the primary circuit of the magneto coil, and that probably got fried as well.

 

Most likely the cause was improper wiring, or the wrong ignition switch.


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Posted August 26, 2013 - 07:39 PM

The only possible way I can see the points melting like that is if someone put 12 volts to the points, while they were closed.

 

This would be a direct short to ground, and with the high amperage available from the battery, the point arm would act like a fuse and burn through.

 

Sadly, 12 volts would have also flowed through the primary circuit of the magneto coil, and that probably got fried as well.

 

Most likely the cause was improper wiring, or the wrong ignition switch.

 

 

Yes, thats what I was thinking

Judging by the wiring job in the pictures I dont think the previous owner really had any idea what he was doing.



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Posted September 15, 2013 - 06:58 AM

Wow,

I dont think I've ever seen points burn completely off like that!

I'm guessing this occurred when the previous owner attempted to re-wire the ignition. Even looks to be burned near the mounting bolt.

Hopefully he didnt screw up your magneto.....

 

The points set is Wisconsin # YQ11

I would get the points replaced then test again for spark. If the mag is bad the easiest thing would be to get a 12vt coil installed.

Could you explain to me how to set up a automotive ignition coil?






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