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Re: ford 961 ignition problems

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11-05-2012 10:08:24

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Check your points they are either getting very bad or gaped wrong or some such thing. Points should be set at 0.025. Book says 0.024-0.026. When the coil wire is pull out say a 1/4-1/2 inch that caused the coil to build up high volts so you have a hotter spark so you have the common weak spark type problem which can be caused by many things like a cracked cap a rotor that is getting bad etc etc

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ford 961 Mark

11-05-2012 10:34:56

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 Re: ford 961 ignition problems in reply to old, 11-05-2012 10:08:24  
My distributor is brand new but Idid not check the point gap. could it also be a bad wire?

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11-05-2012 11:26:52

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 Re: ford 961 ignition problems in reply to ford 961 Mark, 11-05-2012 10:34:56  
I don't know what type of problem you are having. it could be a bad coil. Wires need to be either copper or stainless wire. Copper works best. That is what the tractors were designed to use. Modern wire sets do not work well with old tractors.

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11-05-2012 10:40:30

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 Re: ford 961 ignition problems in reply to ford 961 Mark, 11-05-2012 10:34:56  
Well if you have the wrong type of plug wires yes they could cause it. On any tractor you need the true copper wire plug wires not the ones made for cars or truck since the ones made from cars/trucks are carbon wires and they do not hold up well to what a tractor has to put up with

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