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#1 adamjd200 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 02, 2016 - 04:53 PM

How bad does a stop button have to get before it will short and stop the tractor from getting spark? After completely replacing the ignition in my '59 (except for the points) I still have no spark, but noticed the insulator on the stop button are getting bad(help!).



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Posted May 02, 2016 - 04:59 PM

I have had a few of the crusty ones short out on me, It dosent take much. Also check your ground wire as if they are older they often short out from getting brittle, take the wire off and see if you get spark, then you know its your issue

 

When I restored my stuff I put together a kit for them

 

http://bolenspartsan...top-button-kit/



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Posted May 02, 2016 - 05:02 PM

Try disconnecting the wire from the stop switch, and make sure it doesn't touch any metal. 

 

If you still do not have spark, the problem is elsewhere. 

 

The wire itself may be grounding out somewhere, or bad points (assuming everything else is good). 

 

The stop wire may be grounding out against the point spring or the points cover.


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Posted May 02, 2016 - 05:03 PM

I was thinking about one of those kits any way, send me an invoice via PM, and I'll pay you via paypal, might as well do it regardless.



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Posted May 02, 2016 - 05:08 PM

Try disconnecting the wire from the stop switch, and make sure it doesn't touch any metal. 

 

If you still do not have spark, the problem is elsewhere. 

 

The wire itself may be grounding out somewhere, or bad points (assuming everything else is good). 

 

The stop wire may be grounding out against the point spring or the points cover.

Was planning on replacing it eventually anyways, so I'm getting a kit.  The wire connects under the flywheel, and is Brand New, might put new points in it anyway if someone can give me a part#, I'll get it at my local shop.






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