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Fordson Tractors Discussion Forum

Re: Fordson mag

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09-29-2010 05:11:22

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So the coils,etc, will operate off AC (mag) or DC (battery) equally well?

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09-29-2010 08:19:04

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 Re: Fordson mag in reply to h1308, 09-29-2010 05:11:22  
Yes, pretty much. Just not at the same time. My '23 F actually runs a little better on the mag putting out 10 to 13 volts A/C than the 6-volt battery that it starts with.

As an aside, if you want to see something unusual and have access to one, hook an oscilloscope up to it. Henry put the 'form' in waveform.

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09-29-2010 08:40:22

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 Re: Fordson mag in reply to Theman, 09-29-2010 08:19:04  
Thanks for the information. Now a question about my 14 Ford T (same system). It will no longer run on the mag. Any problem with running it continuously on the small 12 v battery I use to start it?

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09-29-2010 13:37:39

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 Re: Fordson mag in reply to h1308, 09-29-2010 08:40:22  
No problem. Just disconnect the flywheel magneto lead so there's no additional drain from the coil assembly.

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