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Posted June 21, 2011 - 06:04 AM

well my daughter and i got all the wires on the Mark 10 hooked up the battery and no spark! Points look brand new tried another coil still nothing. Going to try a jumper wire from the positive on the battery to the positive on the coil then open the points to see if i get a spark?

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Posted June 21, 2011 - 09:41 PM

we we have spark at the points but nun at the plug? going to try another coil and see where that ges us, any other idea's?

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Posted June 21, 2011 - 09:55 PM

No, I am not good at spark, all I know is I end up shocking myself. I hope you get the issue solved soon.

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Posted June 21, 2011 - 10:05 PM

Is the plug a good one, new?The other thing could be that the plug wire has a broken end in it, does it have boots on the wire?

What color spark do you see, orange or blue?

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Posted June 22, 2011 - 12:08 PM

yellow spark at the points. the plug and wire i bogarted from my running Bolens RAM.

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Posted June 22, 2011 - 01:10 PM

Yellow is a weak spark, have you changed the condenser, Sounds like it might be your issue to me. Also, do you have 12 to 13 volts at the coil, in start and run mode of the ignition switch

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 09:08 PM

wvbuzzmaster, can you please take some photo's of the battery tray under the hood. I see on the other post for the Mark 10 the battery is under the hood. On my daughters Mark 10 the PO had it in a wooden box just infront of the shifter.

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 09:14 PM

the battery is a regular lawn and garden variety and goes on the left side just ahead of the dash. It sits on the frame with tie down bolts and a strap just ahead and behind the battery. There is no battery tray per say, just a battery location.

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Posted July 08, 2011 - 06:33 AM

Well we got "Monty" (as my daughter calls it) to fire. Wasnt pumping fuel though, pulled the pump apart cleaned it up and pumps like a champ now. The Carter carb is in dire need of a rebuild, one of my Boy Scouts is very handy with GT's (hes a avid John Deere collector) he's going to rebuild it for me. So i hope to have a running breathing Mark 10 by Sunday night.
wvbuzzmaster do you have a photo or diagram of the hold down for the battery i dont see any type of holes of sighns of a previous battery in that location? its about one or two inches from the flywheel in that location. and also can you get me a pic. or a diagram of what the throttle cable ssould look like. Thank you.

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Posted July 08, 2011 - 06:53 AM

I should have the Toro (set up like your Monty) out of the shop later today, I will get some good shots of it. The battery is supposed to be about 1 or 2 inches from the flywheel in that location. Does not hurt it one bit, as long as it is securely fastened.
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Posted July 11, 2011 - 09:09 PM

ok it runs, needsa little adjustment on the idle. can anybody help me out with belt sizes. the spring on the idler for the drive belt is not correct. i have to find something to fit it any suggestions?

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 09:25 PM

Ok, I am behind, had a busy weekend, get some pics of the spring and location and I will help you get the right one. Belt size is easy if you have the old belt.

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 09:32 PM

the old drive belt is way to long, with the pully pushed all the way in the belt still has about 4-5 inches if play.

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 09:35 PM

the old drive belt is way to long, with the pully pushed all the way in the belt still has about 4-5 inches if play.

I see, well, check the manuals section, I think Bruce Dorsi uploaded a page of belt sizes (I think), if you find on the list a 1966 10 Hp that will be your winner.

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Posted July 14, 2011 - 06:36 AM

no luck on the engine manual. does anybody have a manual for the tractor that would list belt lengths? i also have to find a spring for the drive belt idler. the long belt underneith should be easy to match up.




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