My future father in-law has given me a 1944 A.C. C to restore. I'm very excited and have been studying like crazy. Apparently it ran fine, but he wanted to get rid of the magneto and switch to a coil/dist. He wasn't able to get it to run with the coil/dist. I guess it was a long time ago that this was attempted and not much effort was put into it though.
I have some work to do (plugs, hoses, carb work, etc.) to get it running,...but my question is,...should I work with the distributor or should I go back to a magneto? My budget is not huge,...there is a magneto sitting with the tractor and I don't know if it is in working order. I am not going to show the tractor for judging so I don't mind the distributor. Some experienced advice would be greatly appreciated.