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Allis C - points or mag

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11-15-2007 14:25:24

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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.

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11-15-2007 15:53:36

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 Re: Allis C - points or mag in reply to Beefytracker, 11-15-2007 14:25:24  
Either one works real well. Both have good points and bad point to them. Mags cost more to repair when they need it but seem to go longer then the distubutors do with out being worked on. But parts for the mag can be hard to find so its a 50/50 thing. If you go back to the mag drop me an e-mail and =tell me which mag it is and I can send you a manual for the 2 common mags used on them. I also have 2 parts Cs if you find you need any parts. E-mail is open both here and on my web site

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11-15-2007 15:53:03

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 Re: Allis C - points or mag in reply to Beefytracker, 11-15-2007 14:25:24  
Easy to check it out-hold your left hand over the back side of the mag, rotate the coupling clockwise with your right hand. Should make you jump~

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11-15-2007 15:51:22

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 Re: Allis C - points or mag in reply to Beefytracker, 11-15-2007 14:25:24  
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You can convert your mag to a distributor if you ever decide to do it. Here's a tractor with a converted mag. You still use the mag's points and condenser. Hal

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leo in ny

11-15-2007 15:16:20

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 Re: Allis C - points or mag in reply to Beefytracker, 11-15-2007 14:25:24  
stay with the magneto itll look cleaner and the tractor well run with a dead batt

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