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03-30-2008 19:03:03

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Trying to get the old girl started and the pos. bat. cable cought on fire!!! It has been converted to a 12 volt sys long ago but has been sitting for years in the shed. She cranked over but never fired(the motor that is). Any help would be greatly appriciated. THANKS!

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Peculiar Farmer

03-31-2008 07:03:45

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 Re: wd45 in reply to RustyinMO, 03-30-2008 19:03:03  
First thing I would do is pull the distributor cap and carefully remove the rotor. The rotor seems to get rather frozen to the shaft after sitting for a while. Remove the dust cover, pull the coil wire out of the distributor cap only and hold it about 1/4 inch away from the manifold. With the key on use a screwdriver to seperate the points several times and check for spark from the coil wire. If you have spark then you problem is most likely fuel related.

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03-30-2008 20:52:03

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 Re: wd45 in reply to RustyinMO, 03-30-2008 19:03:03  
What have or have not you done to it?? I would bet the points need to be replaced and or cleaned. A tractor that has sat a long time most of the time the points get diry and when that happens you have no spark. You need to fill in the gaps as to what you have done. If all you did was put a battery in then you need to go back to the basics and clean things up and make sure you have spark and fuel

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SP Indiana

03-30-2008 20:06:46

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 Re: wd45 in reply to RustyinMO, 03-30-2008 19:03:03  
if the tractor ben conv. the starter is possible 6 vt. you can not stay on the starter to long you may burn up the starter, make sure cables are clean and tight, run a voltage check to coil, points,and etc. then bump starter check for spark etc. check for fuel good luck SP

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