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#1 RonBz OFFLINE  

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Posted January 19, 2014 - 03:43 PM

I replaced it last year with a coil that was from a car. After plowing the driveway it was idling and just quit. No spark. Check for 12 volts at + and at - of coil. No volts at negative so the primary windings are open in the coil. The coil says use with an external resistor. Does an original coil come made to use 12 volts? I will probably go get a Chrysler resistor and put on the positive wire to the coil.

There is a capacitor on the neg side of the coil.   



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Posted January 19, 2014 - 04:06 PM

You are using the wrong coil. You need a coil that has the internal resistor. Getting the correct coil should fix the problem.


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 05:55 PM

You are using the wrong coil. You need a coil that has the internal resistor. Getting the correct coil should fix the problem.

 

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Posted January 19, 2014 - 09:26 PM

Hey Bob $38 is a pretty good price but would an external resistor on my coil work till I get that one?

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Posted January 19, 2014 - 11:30 PM

Hey Bob $38 is a pretty good price but would an external resistor on my coil work till I get that one?

 

You mentioned that the primary winding is already gone in the coil. Getting the correct coil will save you time and money in the long run. Do it right. Do it well. Good luck.



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Posted January 19, 2014 - 11:36 PM

Hey Bob $38 is a pretty good price but would an external resistor on my coil work till I get that one?

 

To be honest if you are buying one from our website it would be to you in a day or two so not really worth the hassle to add a resistor to you tractor.


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 07:14 PM

Well I just put an old Mallory coil on it and a resistor is $5 and a couple of connections and we will see how long it last but I will get a coil in the future.

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 12:42 PM

Pushing snow and broke a chain but it's still running good. I'm fixing the chain and back out to plow the 8"s we got overnight.

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Posted February 15, 2014 - 09:50 PM

Just cleared the snow again and the Mallory car coil is holding up with the Chrysler ballast resistor so all is good.

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Posted February 15, 2014 - 10:08 PM

Glad it continues to do what you need.

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Posted March 01, 2014 - 12:19 AM

Here we go again. Sunday they are calling for 6-10"'s of snow. One of the skid plates broke off last time so I guess I will go to a 3/8 stud and see how that holds up.




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