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Re: Concern with my TD 6 1947-9...white smoke.....and

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Okay. Thanx to everyone. You have been most sincere, helpful, in my attempt to understand. And tomorrow I will go out on the north forty and apply what all of you have expressed.

In and as far as firing order: The cylinder count begins with number 1 at the front, and 2-3-4 following to the rear of the engine. And, the firing order being 1-3-4-2.
Now, I have number 1 wire, from the dist. cap, going to the last cylinder -at the rear- then number 3-4-2 (just the opposite) following to the front. I managed this by changing the gear at the end of the Magneto. Well, the engine starts, runs. Is this okay?; or does it have to be reversed, like you described?
Thanx in advance.

it helps to understand that I am of 'reverse polarity' and most things I do are in reverse of everyone else. it's funny huh.

however, actual

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 Re: Concern with my TD 6 1947-9...white smoke.....and in reply to thomaskd44, 02-16-2014 11:55:31  
My quess is that if the engine starts good and doesn't miss or backfire, then your firing order is OK. Looks like all you did is move the plug wires one position and compenstated that by moving the timing gear in the mag. Once you get the tractor running as you want, then I would move the plug wires back so they are correct and change the gear in the mag to the correct position. Then next time you have to put in points or rotor it wouldn't be confusing. Al

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