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Re: Getting a Farmall A to fire

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03-31-2013 17:39:04

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This post was edited by rpbat at 17:39:31 03/31/13.

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03-31-2013 17:43:10

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 Re: Getting a Farmall A to fire in reply to rpbat, 03-31-2013 17:39:04  
You have a distributor. Refer to John T's advice. On a normal Farmall A the mag is a self contained ignition . When yours was converted to twelve volts someone probably put a distributor on it. SEE JOHN T .

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03-31-2013 17:54:21

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 Re: Getting a Farmall A to fire in reply to dr sportser, 03-31-2013 17:43:10  

I refered to John T's advice
The first step was

"To see if it happens to be a cap n rotor problem and to see if at least the coil is firing, remove the coil wire from the distributor (leave coil end intact) and place its bare end to within 1/8 inch from tractor iron, turn her on n crank her over, and see if she jumps that gap with a good visible blue spark?????? If so but the plug wire ends (from wire end to 1/8 inch to frame) or the plugs themselves donít fire, its a cap n rotor or plug wire problem. If the coil wire isnt even sparking, see below."

I could not get a spark between the coil wire and tractor iron.

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03-31-2013 18:02:36

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 Re: Getting a Farmall A to fire in reply to rpbat, 03-31-2013 17:54:21  
How come I have to type my name every time. Okay anyway he is referring to the secondary or "spark plug thickness wires " when he is telling you to do that test . Check a wiring diagram and make sure the points { smaller guage] wire goes to the negative side of the coil. If I'm thinking backwards John or Old will yell at me. I did not read Johns Troubleshooting guide.

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