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Question about new electronic ignition

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04-06-2003 12:05:02

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I am thinking about putting a new electronic ignition on my WD. I know this may upset some purists but my tractors are working tractors and I am more concerned with performance and economics. Would like to her from all of you specially Duey (IA) Thanks Sid

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Duey (IA)

04-07-2003 12:46:01

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 Re: Question about new electronic ignition in reply to Sid, 04-06-2003 12:05:02  
Well Sid,
I'm in the same boat with you.....thinking of changing to electronic ign. on my WD45. It starts great so I havn't got around to it yet. I'll probably do it in the next couple of months. Sorry I don't have anything to go on yet. Duey

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Dave Grubb

04-07-2003 06:48:54

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 Re: Question about new electronic ignition in reply to Sid, 04-06-2003 12:05:02  
I put a Genesee Products solid state kit on my WD45 and am well pleased with it. You can get the wiring harness, gage, and solid state 'points' all in one kit or just pieces. Their wiring is very good. I had previously installed a 12 volt alternator and converted to negative ground. I think they offer their kits as 6 volt units also. I installed the kit in about 30 minutes, adjusted the timing, and haven't touched the system since.

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Doug in OR

04-06-2003 17:42:20

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 Re: Question about new electronic ignition in reply to Sid, 04-06-2003 12:05:02  
Are you thinking of complete electronic ignition - or just going with breakerless ignition? Bear in mind that if you go with complete electronic (box and everything) you'll need to switch to 12 volt, negative ground. It will be more pricey too. As for breakerless ignition, I do believe there are some kits available (Pertronix may have one) that would work with 6 volt, positive ground. My honest opinion: breakerless type ignition should work just fine for you. You won't be doing high RPM/high compression or anything.

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Steve in N.J.

04-06-2003 12:48:12

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 Re: Question about new electronic ignition in reply to Sid, 04-06-2003 12:05:02  
Sid, I don't have the electronic ignition in my tractor, but have them in my classic cars, and I install quite a few at my shop in classic cars to eliminate the points, and they work fabulous. I'm a Mallory dealer and handle the "Unilite" electronic system. The Classic car guys like em' because they retain the OEM distributor caps which keep the OEM theme. The fellows from what I read here on the forum really like them also. They're pretty reliable, and accurate. I would think it's a great investment for a working or show tractor. Beat's fussin' with points all the time. Genesee offers them for tractors. Drop them a line, they're up front under parts.....
Steve/B&B Custom Circuits

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04-07-2003 17:28:19

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 Re: Re: Question about new electronic ignition in reply to Steve in N.J., 04-06-2003 12:48:12  
Installation instruction for the Genese unit.

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