Mag swap to coil on Farmall Cub
Posted April 04, 2011 - 08:15 PM
Posted April 04, 2011 - 08:31 PM
Posted April 04, 2011 - 08:35 PM
I'm not much experienced with the Mags, but I'm guessing tractormike can help you get it wired up. I believe all you have to do is unhook all wires from the points, then hook them up to your external coil as with std battery powered ignition. Will require the proper condenser also.
Yeah I remember my Grandfather did the same conversion on the 49' cub he had. He just left the old Magneto there and re-wired the coil in
Posted April 05, 2011 - 06:03 AM
Posted April 05, 2011 - 06:17 AM
There are a few people out there rebuilding them.
But I will defer to the wiser here as to which way is better to go.
Posted April 05, 2011 - 06:46 AM
He also did the conversion on the SC Case tractor he had.
I think the coil was the cheaper and easier road to take
Posted April 05, 2011 - 07:59 AM
If you have the mag rebuilt the tractor would still be original and should be good to go for a long time. I am not sure on the cub tractors but the Farmall letter seires were available with with a mag or regular ignition depending on what was ordered new. My 1949 M and 1939 and 1945 A's were original with the mag. I converted one of them to the complete coil and electric distributer as the mag on that tractor destroyed itself when the impulse coupling in the drive system came apart while it was running and broke the main housing on the mag.
Are you wanting to keep your Cub original or just to get it running?