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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted May 08, 2014 - 05:34 PM

I have a standard walsh with buzz coil ignition. I have a buzz coil I know is good. I messed with it today and tried to get it figured out but all I managed to do was try and electrocute myself. So what I need is a diagram or a drawing or even directions on how to hook it up. Any help is appreciated.


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 05:48 PM

Bob, is this the square buzz coil like the model T used?  If so, the terminal on the bottom of the box is the positive to battery. The top terminal on the side goes to the timer and the bottom terminal on the side goes to the spark plug. Battery ground should go to the body of the tractor or the body of the timer.

 

PS: we want a video of you trying to electrocute yourself!


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 08:32 PM

you know just the word buzz, make you vision the out come. don't think I know of anyone who played with one that didn't get a jolt sooner or later.



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Posted May 08, 2014 - 08:45 PM

don't think I know of anyone who played with one that didn't get a jolt sooner or later.

 

:D

 

And I had a box of 12....

 

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Posted May 08, 2014 - 08:46 PM

Try this for info, Harry Matthews has it figured out.

 

www.smokstak.com/articles/buzz_coil.html

http://www.old-engine.com/magbuz.htm

 

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Posted May 08, 2014 - 09:20 PM

:D

 

And I had a box of 12....

 

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That explains a lot, lol.



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Posted May 08, 2014 - 09:59 PM

That explains a lot, lol.

 

It explained a lot to me, too, about why some genius added insulation to pliers handles and screwdriver handles. 

 

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Posted May 09, 2014 - 06:48 AM

I've got several of these in the garage. Always wanted to see what they did, but never took the time.
Kinda glad I didnt now :D

Here is a pic from that article that shows pinout.

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Posted May 09, 2014 - 03:04 PM

A good jolt now and then keeps us on our toes.  Bzzzzzippp.



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Posted May 09, 2014 - 04:58 PM

Ok. I worked on it a little again tonight. I now have fire to the coil. But no fire to the plug. Hows that work? I know the plug is good. Any ideas?



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Posted May 09, 2014 - 06:28 PM

Ok. I worked on it a little again tonight. I now have fire to the coil. But no fire to the plug. Hows that work? I know the plug is good. Any ideas?

 

How about the plug wire?

 

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Posted May 09, 2014 - 07:42 PM

How about the plug wire?

 

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I tried two different plug wires.



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Posted May 09, 2014 - 09:55 PM

I tried two different plug wires.

 

Is it resister wire or good old style wire?

 

I don't see why that would cause a problem, but as a rule I do try to run non-resistor wire on my engines, it will save the coils.

 

Can you jump a spark off the end of the wire? 

 

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