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Re: question on starting 60

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fixerupper

07-28-2013 17:51:37
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It's very hard to flood a 60 so bad it won't start if it has decent spark. There's a pretty good chance you have weak spark and it's probably in the distributor. Your plugs are probably good with only ten hours on them. Turn the engine over so the points are open, turn on the ignition and flick a screwdriver around between the open points. Is there a little spark between the screw driver and the points? Does the big wire coming out of the coil throw a spark when you hold it 1/4"-1/2" away from metal while playing with the points with the screwdriver? If you can make a spark by playing around with the points with a screwdriver but there's weak spark when you crank it over you need to clean or replace the points. The screwdriver is merely doing what the points are supposed to do. If you can't get spark out of the points switch out the condenser. They go bad fast today. Jim Oh yes, let us know what you find.
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markjd60

07-31-2013 19:12:04
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 Re: question on starting 60 in reply to fixerupper, 07-28-2013 17:51:37  
did u ever fix the choke butter fly springs the choke arm on the carb has a spring on the carb thats wound up to suck open when it is right operation vacuum even if its over choked



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07-31-2013 18:22:43
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 Re: question on starting 60 in reply to fixerupper, 07-28-2013 17:51:37  
iv had my 60 since 2008 never had much issues starting it, its started every winter and has fed 100 round bales a year, what I have did with it was re wired it has a new jd switch new points and conds a 12v resistor coil, I run my charged white wire off the middle post on the voltage regulator it charges at ten amps till full charged, I have only put new plugs in it once, only issue im running into now is carb trouble, cause they had a rigged up chock lever on the carb , but I got a rebuilt carb to try on it don't have the right chock rod to at the time

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07-31-2013 18:28:14
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 Re: question on starting 60 in reply to markjd60, 07-31-2013 18:22:43  
middle post on regulator makes it charge good its called winter charging post, with the lights on im still pushing 3 amps in to it lights off 10 amps
till full charged



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07-31-2013 18:31:46
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 Re: question on starting 60 in reply to markjd60, 07-31-2013 18:28:14  
choke rod*



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07-31-2013 19:02:01
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 Re: question on starting 60 in reply to markjd60, 07-31-2013 18:31:46  
I set a big round bale every 3 days in winter to cut waste I live in ohio never had my tractor not started since 2008



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07-31-2013 19:05:20
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 Re: question on starting 60 in reply to markjd60, 07-31-2013 19:02:01  
small rounds bales make it a day, if I fill up the field with them they weste half of them they get wet inside



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