This engine is in a Gardener . That is why I posted in this category. For those who have been so helpful with my other post on this Model B not wanting to start, looking at another possibility. Might have found a new coil for $130. (Only paid $150 for the tractor with a plow and 2 new tires.) The conclusion has been reached that the coil is to week to fire the plug consistently under pressure. I have converted it over to electronic ignition. WILL THIS IDEA WORK?? The coil will operate the ignition module OK. The original points and condenser are no longer used. Can I use the original coil to trigger the ignition module which tells when the plug is to fire. Connect a wire from the original coil and module connection, to the output side of the 12V coil and capacitor. Power the coil from a 12 V battery. Run the plug wire from the coil to the plug. OR: Run the ground wire from the module to the 12V coil and condenser? Which one of these ways will work, if either of them will work? I have all the components on hand. This machine is not used enough to justify the $130 coil. Only used to cultivate the taller row crops and to plow out sweet potatoes (which it didn't do as it would not start.)
Edited by chieffan, September 19, 2015 - 09:56 AM.