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Posted December 27, 2013 - 11:23 PM

from what i read they are supposed to have about 4 volts going to the coil, but i don't think 6 will hurt it. i agree a set of plugs is cheap and easy to rule out a few problems.



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 02:04 PM

wow , after reading all this ..I m dyeing to know the outcome



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 03:21 PM

wow , after reading all this ..I m dyeing to know the outcome

 

Yea me too. :rolling:

After this rough winter, I have not been able to get back to their house and work on it. Got all the parts ready to go, just have to make time to go work on it.

They use the tractor to just grade their gravel drive for their business, they have since closed it down so he's in no big hurry to get it running.



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 05:01 PM

Plugs. I had a similar problem with my 51 Ferguson. Was running good, then parked it , short time later I went to put it the shop for other work and no start. It would try but no go. Pulled hair out for three days, did every thing I could think of, like you have, As a last resort I put in a set of used Kohler plugs and it fired right up. So I put new plugs in and it's been running great since. And I found out that the old plugs that were in it where the wrong ones for the engine, but had been working before the no start problem. Noel 



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Posted April 07, 2014 - 07:46 AM

Another way to check compression without a tester is to pull the plug and put your thumb over the hole, push tight so it makes a seal and then crank over the engine. It should really suck your thumb in and then try to blow air back out. Check each cylinder that way and you can kind of get a idea of compression on each cylinder.

 

When it comes to finding a battery, O'reilly's should have them or they could order you one. that's where I get my 6volt batteries.

Good luck



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Posted April 07, 2014 - 07:52 AM

TSC has 6V batteries also.



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Posted April 10, 2014 - 03:56 PM

I know the O'Reileys in Newton had them. While I was waiting to get a fuel filter for my 1500 I was talking to a guy buying a 6 volt for his 48 Desoto.



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Posted September 06, 2014 - 12:01 AM

wow , after reading all this ..I m dyeing to know the outcome

:tapping_fingers:  :tapping_fingers:  :tapping_fingers:


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Posted March 11, 2015 - 09:01 AM

Well, unfortunately I ashamedly chock this up as a major FAIL.  With the long term remodeling and moving along with bad weather this winter, I never made time to finish the job. Guy asked for all the parts I had and just paid me for those on Sunday. I wished I would've have finished it, but  my personal stuff got in the way. He is going to try it himself or find someone else to try to get it running.


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Posted March 11, 2015 - 10:11 AM

If it is the ignition pull the distributor cap. There are I think two screws that hold the points plate into the dist. Loosen and re-tighten them. This is the circular plate in the bottom of the dist. If these are not making good contact with the plate and distributor your point's won't be grounded properly. 

Good luck. 



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Posted March 11, 2015 - 11:35 AM

I am done with it at this point. I didn't fail getting it started, but more I didn't finish the job.

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I had a weak spark, but when I pulled plugs a year ago, 2 were almost solid carbon. I also found a missing chunk in the venturi tube in the carb thus it was not able to suck teh gas up into carb/plenum correctly. I replaced that, bought some new plugs and rotor button/points and just gave them all to the owner.


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Posted March 11, 2015 - 11:38 AM

Even superman can only be in one place at a time.
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Posted March 11, 2015 - 11:43 AM

Don't feel bad Tahoe, your not alone. I swore I wasn't buying anymore projects. In the last month a Track hoe and a brush hog have shown up in the yard. It seems like a guy never learns   :wallbanging:


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Posted March 14, 2015 - 11:00 AM

That's to bad, that's the way things go sometimes. Noel
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