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Posted October 22, 2013 - 06:32 PM

You can't even go to look at a Bolens down here for $125.  :thumbs:  You did well!

 

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Posted October 25, 2013 - 05:25 PM

Shucks Ben, later this fall/winter, I'll let you look at the 1886 forklift and it won't cost you a cent :D :D :D
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Posted November 02, 2013 - 10:03 AM

I got the 1050 home but did not have time to give it a bath. I had very limited time to tinker with it.  The engine is a TR10 and the sickle bar is a Haban 405.  I tried starting her with my battery charger and the start feature. She turned over fairly slow and I could see no spark at all.  I am not too familiar with the Wisc. engines.  Points looked pretty clean and condensor looks like it was replaced not long ago.But still no spark.  

The guy gave me an extra pulley as he was trying to figure out what he was missing to get the sickle bar to line up properly.  Not sure if you can tell from the photos what is not correct.  I appreciate all the help you guys can offer.  

 

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Posted November 02, 2013 - 10:22 AM

You got a awesome deal on it! It looks to be in great shape. If the engine is original it would be a 1966 model.

 

Congrats on your great score!!


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Posted November 02, 2013 - 10:47 AM

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This is what is left of the ID tag.


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Posted November 02, 2013 - 12:46 PM

I was unable to find the manual for the Haban 405. Can anyone send me a link if it is here?


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 03:21 PM

Hey Guys,

 

I am hoping to find some time to mess with the 1050 this weekend. As i said I am not too familiar with the Wisc engines.  I currently have no spark, can anyone give me a few tips on troubleshooting the issue?


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 04:19 PM

Check the points first.  Give them a little filing if needed, and gap to .020 (I think, going off memory here).  The ignition system on these are pretty simple, coil, points and condenser.

 

Download the manual:

http://gardentractor...-repair-manual/

 

Good luck!


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 04:55 PM

Points were clean but still no spark :(  Will double check the gap.
I was not sure if these Wisc had a magneto.

 




 


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 08:42 PM

Points were clean but still no spark :(  Will double check the gap.
I was not sure if these Wisc had a magneto.


All of my TRAs have battery ignition.
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Posted November 06, 2013 - 08:52 PM

Your engine is a TR-10D which used magneto  ignition

The wiring and switch is not OEM which may be one of your problems.

To test the points and mag, disconnect the kill wire to the points to bypass the ignition switch and see if you get spark then.


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Posted November 06, 2013 - 08:58 PM

Your engine is a TR-10D which used magneto  ignition
The wiring and switch is not OEM which may be one of your problems.
To test the points and mag, disconnect the kill wire to the points to bypass the ignition switch and see if you get spark then.


That's what I get look for not looking at the pictures!
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Posted November 07, 2013 - 09:08 AM

Your engine is a TR-10D which used magneto  ignition

The wiring and switch is not OEM which may be one of your problems.

To test the points and mag, disconnect the kill wire to the points to bypass the ignition switch and see if you get spark then.

Thanks for the reply.  I don't mean to sound ignorant. I believe there is a wire going from the points to the mag.  Do i discconect that wire on the points side? And if so, When you say bypass the ignition how do i start it then?  


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Posted November 07, 2013 - 10:16 AM

Thanks for the reply.  I don't mean to sound ignorant. I believe there is a wire going from the points to the mag.  Do i discconect that wire on the points side? And if so, When you say bypass the ignition how do i start it then?  

 

Leave the wire connected from the points box to the magneto, you just need to remove the "kill wire" from the points to the ignition switch.


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Posted November 07, 2013 - 10:20 AM

Thanks again.  Is there a wiring diagram available here?


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