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Re: Getting a Farmall A to fire

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dr sportster

04-01-2013 05:29:09

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If you still have a postitive ground system then you need to reverse [or just hook up ] the leads to the coil as such: wire from switch to negative on coil----- wire from + on coil to distributor. If it is positive ground make sure this is correct. Negative ground then reverse of what I just typed.Did not think last night you may have positive ground.
You can also try bypassing switch : leave it hooked up but add a wire to bypass directly to coil from battery.

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04-01-2013 11:14:58

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 Re: Getting a Farmall A to fire in reply to dr sportster, 04-01-2013 05:29:09  
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I believe there is something keeping me from getting voltage to the coil, the kill switch is good. Any ideas?

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04-01-2013 14:35:11

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 Re: Getting a Farmall A to fire in reply to rpbat, 04-01-2013 11:14:58  
You can't make statements like you believe you have no power. Get a test light or meter and start testing stuff. It sounds to me like you need a mechanical friend to come over and you just buy the beer.If you have postitve ground you may have hooked up the coil in reverse. That is the only thing you changed since it was running so check your coil connections. Coil connection reverse for pos vs neg ground systems. Check that if coil is correect jump past switch and test coil lead. If no spark go to inside distributor and clean contacts using clean bus card and lacquer thinner. Don't leave small bits of paper in points.

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