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Re: Super A Starting Problems

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C. Amick

02-19-2014 18:14:27

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Have you noticed any gas dripping out the bottom of the carburetor when you choked it? Just wanted to make sure there was gas in the carburetor. If you think the engine is not turning over fast enough, you might try pulling the tractor (use 4th gear) or jump it directly at the starter with a 12 volt source. I would stay away from starting fluid.

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02-19-2014 18:58:25

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 Re: Super A Starting Problems in reply to C. Amick, 02-19-2014 18:14:27  
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I have drained the bowl of the carb from the petcock on the underside of the carb, so I know gas is in there. And yes, I did have gas dripping one time.
If I don't get it started before Sunday, I may be able to pull it. The snow has to melt here first... before I can move the tractor to where I can pull it, I don't want to mess up my yard.

Using a 12 volt source for a starting test (without the generator/regulator involved again) has crossed my mind. I was just hoping to get it running using the six volt system.
I am considering changing over to a 12 volt system, but if the 6 volt system works well, I may not convert.

It's my understanding that I'd need to install a ballast resister between the battery and the coil (to protect the coil) if I test with a 12 volt battery.
Is there any reason I'd need to change to a negative ground for the test?

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C. Amick

02-20-2014 09:26:49

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 Re: Super A Starting Problems in reply to djhammerd, 02-19-2014 18:58:25  
I"m not advocating that you should convert it to a 12 volt system. Most of my tractors are still 6 volt and work fine. Just make sure you have the larger battery cables for the 6 volt system. I think the minimum cable size is #1. You can still jump start it from a 12 volt system without damage to the 6 volt system, if you hook the jumper cables at the starter. Hook one to the starter post and the other to the tractor body. No, you don"t have to change to a negative ground. Just make sure the switch is on. :)

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