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Wish I had more time... Tecumseh no spark


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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted November 25, 2010 - 08:57 AM

After getting the 7E running, I decided to try the Custom 6. Had 1/2 hr before dark. No spark. Thought maybe I wasn't able to spin it fast enough & hold the plug where it belongs, so I had Ryan pull me with the GT6000. Hood up, going down our deadend road at dusk, no spark. Even held onto the wire. NOTHING. Well, this one'll get parked for a while as there are other irons in the fire. I did eliminate one possible, I disconnected the kill switch, still nothing. Oh Well.... Future Project File get a little thicker.

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Posted November 25, 2010 - 08:58 AM

Does the engine have points or solid state ign.?

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Posted November 25, 2010 - 09:07 AM

IDK, It's a '66, so I'd bet on points.

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Posted November 25, 2010 - 09:12 AM

mabye they just need cleaning then?

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Posted November 25, 2010 - 11:16 AM

I suppose, but if I rip into this, my ADD would kick in & I'd never get back to Ryan's. Keep telling myself, 1st things first.

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Posted January 12, 2011 - 05:33 PM

may need a push points plunger.a little fiber rod

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Posted January 12, 2011 - 05:51 PM

luffydog:welcometogttalk:glad to have you with us.

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Posted January 12, 2011 - 06:10 PM

The points plunger is NLA, so be very careful with it if messed with. Many times the plunger is so tight that it gets pushed out, but won't return to close the points. On mine, I had to pull out the plunger, clean out the hole with solvent, and even had to lightly buff down the plunger with fine sandpaper till it went in & out easily.
The points are NLA also, but there is a set from a Kohler that will fit. I'd have to ask someone which Kohler points, so if you need some, let me know & I'll find out.

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Posted January 12, 2011 - 06:24 PM

The points plunger is NLA, so be very careful with it if messed with. Many times the plunger is so tight that it gets pushed out, but won't return to close the points. On mine, I had to pull out the plunger, clean out the hole with solvent, and even had to lightly buff down the plunger with fine sandpaper till it went in & out easily.
The points are NLA also, but there is a set from a Kohler that will fit. I'd have to ask someone which Kohler points, so if you need some, let me know & I'll find out.


:ditto:
My 66 was the same way, points plunger stuck out no spark, freed it up and got spark.

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Posted January 12, 2011 - 06:39 PM

You can make a new rod. The specs for it are in the service manual.
If the points are good I would try a battery powered coil instead of the flywheel one and change the condenser to one for that also.

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Posted January 12, 2011 - 06:47 PM

You can make a new rod. The specs for it are in the service manual.
If the points are good I would try a battery powered coil instead of the flywheel one and change the condenser to one for that also.


If you switch to battery powered ignition, be sure to change to the correct style key switch! Or you could use a toggle switch to feed 12V to the coil.

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Posted January 12, 2011 - 07:43 PM

If the points or push rod are N/G best, cheapest thing to do is get yourself on of these
>http://gardentractor...es/novainst.gif

All the info on ignitions is here
>Ignition Solutions for Small Engines and Garden Pulling Tractors
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Posted September 26, 2011 - 12:06 PM

Yeah be sure you change the condenser too.




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