I'm hoping to pick the brains of those of you familiar with the TRA-10D, it's ignition, and ignition coils in general. My 1050 has a leaking coil, so I'm currently not running it. Not sure if running it with a leaking coil could cause problems. My problem is that I have a need for the tractor as soon as possible, and have two areas of concern that I'd like to bounce off you guys.
1. I'm going to get a new coil for the engine and am wondering where to source it. I want to be entirely sure I have the right coil, so I'm leaning toward getting it through a Wisconsin expert, rather than going with some generic coil that "might work." I really don't want to damage the engine or ignition system in any way by getting the wrong part for the job. Do you have recommendations for where to get the coil? Is springing a leak a typical way for a coil to go out?
2. More importantly in the short term: I have a parts engine with a coil and was wondering whether I should assume the coil is good or assume it's bad. The engine it came off was not in running condition and had probably spent several years outside. The engine was free and the internals looked pretty good when I broke it down, but I have no idea how coils tend to hold up over the years. I guess my question is, if I want to get this thing up and running by tomorrow, is there any harm in trying the extra coil I have? Could I damage anything by trying?
Thanks for your help in advance, as I'm new to ignition issues. I've done a couple of light rebuilds, but usually just disassembly, honing, rings, lapping valves, then reassembly has done the trick!