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#31 MNGB OFFLINE  

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Posted December 10, 2016 - 06:41 PM

Hi all, well this afternoon was productive, got the steering system finished its aligned all the nuts and bolts are tightened up, the fuel hose shutoff and filter installed, put some gas in the tank, put the choke on and gave it a pull and the B&S started right up so did a little driving back and forth in the shop then opened the door and ran OLD 49 out for a bit of test driving and it drives good all seems to be working as it should trans shifts nice, so now its to clean up and paint the draw bar hitch assy. 

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Posted December 10, 2016 - 06:55 PM

Great news! Glad you got some seat time!


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Posted December 11, 2016 - 05:37 AM

Looking sharp, GB!
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Posted December 11, 2016 - 01:57 PM

Looking very nice!


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Posted December 12, 2016 - 12:44 AM

Very nice,was this the first year for linkage steer?
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Posted December 12, 2016 - 08:32 AM

Beautiful machine. You've done a fine job with it. Looks right at home in the snow.


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Posted December 12, 2016 - 08:49 AM

Hi jimmy G, yes 1949 they started with the automotive steering system, they built some chain steer model in 49 and may have built some that were ordered that way later records are fuzzy  Thanks to all for the kind words and words of encouragement along the way, basically all that's left to do is clean up and paint the lift draw bar.


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Posted December 12, 2016 - 06:36 PM

The tractor looks great GB, and it was well worth the effort!
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Posted December 16, 2016 - 07:58 PM

Hi, well today I got Old 49 pretty much completed, got the hitch cleaned up painted and installed on the tractor and it works as it should and looks good. I was a bit surprised to learn while cleaning up the hitch that a couple of holes in the draw bar are elongated, I'm sure it just cold rolled but it is about 3/4" thick so that tells me that Old 49 has done some hard work / pulling in its life. A small problem reared its self in that the B&S starts right up runs perfect at idle and up to about 2700 R's and them misses and just will not run any higher if the throttle is reduced it runs perfect again it not the carb and I determined it had to b e ignition so did some research on the net and sure enough that is the classic sign of the coil failing so this morning did a quick temp change to battery ignition and low & behold it run perfect at all R's up to 3580, so I ordered a new aftermarket coil, but while researching this problem I came across an article where a person converted a 2 leg coil from a B&S engine prior to 1981, I this afternoon I worked on modifying an old coil to give it a try, tomorrow will finish that up and try it.

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Posted December 17, 2016 - 05:58 AM

Good to hear you are getting the RPM's figured out! Good looking tractor.


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Posted December 17, 2016 - 06:36 PM

Hi all, "I came across an article where a person converted a 2 leg coil from a B&S engine prior to 1981, I this afternoon I worked on modifying an old coil to give it a try, tomorrow will finish that up and try it"

Well this morning got the modified coil installed and gave it a try, I am not impressed, the engine started hard after numerous try's got it to run it did rev up to 3550 R's but when the engine was idled down it stopped, I have a theory that the modified coil doesn't produce as hot a spark as the original coil which I was confirmed using the adjustable spark tester. I reinstalled the original coil and now for some unknown reason its work perfectly so that's good but I won't cancel the new coil order.  .

I would not mess with doing the mod again.


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Posted December 19, 2016 - 09:02 AM

Check the coil leg to flywheel magnet gap.

 

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Posted December 19, 2016 - 01:26 PM

Hi Glenn air gap is good, on these Model 23's its fixed at 0.004"  This has the B&S magnematic ignition system.


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