OH MAN!! This thing fought me something awful. My last post was long and I know ya'll have better things to do so I'll keep this one short. I knew the tractor had a magneto ignition that had a battery coil bolted on. Hybrid of sorts. The mag is from an I-H.
Anyhow I filed the points and messed up the timing in the process. Wasn't paying attention to what I was doing. With the points clean and the tractor waaaay outta time I got a MAJOR boom so I knew it was firing the plugs. Found TDC on #1 and set everything up correctly.
Cutting to the chase. The bolt that goes through the positive battery cable that tightens the cable on the battery post DOES NOT CARRY ANY CURRENT from the battery. Switch is bad and looks like it was hotwired for its last few years of use. I kept wrapping the hot wire around the bolt on the positive battery post and couldn't get fire.
Drove me crazy!
Once I found my contact was no good I got power to the coil and it fired right up and the engine sounds great!
I have a feeling the neighbor that tried to get everything ready for the auction as a favor to the deceased, didn't know how to file points or he just didn't have time to get to everything.
Now I wish I'd bid a few licks on the Gehl skid loader that was supposed to be good but "didn't have fire" for $750
I'm going to post some prices if for nothing else so I can reference them later. If the auction companies archives show pics in a month or so I'll try to upload them. Almost everything was a lil rough to very worn. They only bought a couple of batteries so few started on their own. Some had been pull started in the weeks leading up to the sale but the bidders couldn't hear but two of them run sale day.
9N Ford - nice tight tractor supposed to be low hour on rebuild. Brand new matched rear tires. $750
Kubota L260 2 wheel drive. Supposed to operate fine. Johnson Workhorse loader with a couple of repairs from cracks. One rear wheel VERY rotten from calcium. $1100
D4 Cat. diesel. converted to electric start. With blade - Tracks looked decent. $1800ish
C Farmall with trip bucket loader Grille beat to death but rest of tractor was right decent. I heard it run [good] after the sale. One bad rear tire. $350
John Deere 1944 B - didn't even walk around that one but I think it was one of the better looking tractors there. $1100ish
Pennsylvania Meteor 1012 garden tractor. Nice original - no implements $550.
I bought the 4 foot Woods front mount mower deck for the Meteor for an opening bid of $25
Deere 110 round fender. Looked good been sitting a long time. Front edge of hood was good! $200 [a real deal!]
Deere square fender 110 with deck. Setting since 1999. around 300 dollars.
Massey 65 looked OK they had it running before sale they said. Tires were flat and total junk. $500ish
Allis B112 with tiller. missing grille somewhere around $350-400
Case 730 diesel wide front - sat idling most of the day, ready to work. $1100ish
Edited by Gtractor, September 01, 2016 - 10:50 PM.