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#1 MGP59DB ONLINE  

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Posted September 13, 2015 - 08:30 AM

Hi - I am hoping to find a coil for my Uncles Machine . I know they are hard to find but he is at a standstill on this until something can be done . He went thru the electrical system and still is not getting much spark .

So - can anyone help me find this . He has the B&S 5.75 143302 motor .

 

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Like this one .

He did so much to help me with my tractor , I really need to find this for him .



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Posted September 13, 2015 - 08:50 AM

Take the numbers off the engine along with the coil to any reputable small engine shop and they should be able to dig one up. That can also be converted to a newer style Briggs electronic coil, that's what I did with mine, works great. Good luck.
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Posted September 13, 2015 - 09:24 AM

As long as u have the armature you can get a coil kit. The guy on here sells old path equipment.
A new complete briggs coil is big money.

It's a little complicated to convert a 3 leg coil to the newer style. These engines are simple enough
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Posted September 13, 2015 - 11:09 AM

What does the coil kit consist of ? He has the old one .



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Posted September 13, 2015 - 11:29 AM

I payed the same money for my electronic coil setup as I would have payed for a replacement, not including the points. 24 bucks used off of a lawnmower.

As long as u have the armature you can get a coil kit. The guy on here sells old path equipment.
A new complete briggs coil is big money.
It's a little complicated to convert a 3 leg coil to the newer style. These engines are simple enough


I don't see where you are coming from??
The conversion was a matter of setting the coil gap and bolting it on!!!

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Posted September 13, 2015 - 11:35 AM

Sorry, double post

Go Pack Go!!!!

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Posted September 13, 2015 - 07:05 PM

Here's what I got for mine.

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3ce84b47fb
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Posted September 13, 2015 - 08:52 PM

/\ So that replaces the wire core of the original using the existing armature and magnet? How hard is it to put in?  I just don't know much about these . But I looked in the book and it has the right replacement # for the part in the list - 296834

My Uncle is old school and I know he wants it with the points rather than converting it over.


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Posted September 14, 2015 - 04:04 AM

It's pretty easy to install. Just remove the clip and slide the coil off the armature. Install the new one with the supplied clip and your in business. You still use points and condensor.
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Posted March 20, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Bump - This is a continuing conversation - Now not with a 59DB but with My Model 36 .

The machine has the same motor same ignition set-up . Well... yesterday we were going thru the ignition and were only getting a weak intermittent tickle .

Replaced the plug wire , tried 2 different condensors , gaps good , everything seems good , but now there is absolutely not even tickles.

I have ordered the replacement coil parts from above and will replace them . 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3ce84b47fb

 

I am wondering if anyone else may have some idea's as to a possible reason there is just nothing going on with this thing?

I wonder if maybe this is why there is so little wear on the machine , an ongoing spark issue.

Hopefully the coil parts will fix it.

And I was so confident it was just a minor thing.



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Posted March 20, 2016 - 07:30 PM

it was a weak link in these engines, that's why people yrs later pulled off the flywheel and coil and replace them with a magnetron system. You can find what you need on any 8hp IC briggs.


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Posted March 20, 2016 - 09:45 PM

My uncle would take every one of these engines he got and replace the system with a coil.
He found a (?suzuki?) mini bike coil would fin in the housing and not be too ugly.
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