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Hard Starting C

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Eric in VA

03-31-2004 18:29:17

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I have a 1943 allis C. Once again Im having some trouble with it. It is very hard to get it started. You have to crank on it for at least 5 minutes before she starts. While you crank on it you can hear it start to fire but would only do it for a split second. She wants to fire but she doesnt. I believe to have it timed right because it runs fine after geting it started except for last time when I had it running, she quit when she was Idling, I didn't run out of gas or anything like that, i fugure I need to adjust the carb. I use to have a distributer on it but decided to put a magneto on it instead so I could hand crank it if needed. It started and ran good when I had the distributor on it. I just recently put a governor assembly in it so maybe something happened there? Please help me out.

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04-02-2004 05:55:52

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 Re: Hard Starting C in reply to Eric in VA, 03-31-2004 18:29:17  
check the point gap .020 it fixed mine.

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03-31-2004 19:00:41

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 Re: Hard Starting C in reply to Eric in VA, 03-31-2004 18:29:17  
It sounds to me like points and maybe condensor or something else worn in the mag. If you still have the distributor and want to get rid of it let me know AJ

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03-31-2004 19:38:01

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 Re: Re: Hard Starting C in reply to aj, 03-31-2004 19:00:41  
--the coil in the mag could be old and weak
--you need to use copper spark plug wires, not carbon
--point on the mag could be dirty
--could be out of time
-------pull all the plugs. put #1 in the wire and lay it on the motor block (ground). crank the motor and look at the spark. is it good and "hot" or weak? make sure you have clean point and copper wires, if so, the mag coil is weak if spark is small. if spark is good, rotate the motor by hand untill you see the TDC line in the timing hole left side of bell housing, mag should "click" or fire when you get to TDC. It will advance to "fire" after it starts, not when cranking.

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