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Electrical problems with a farmall cub.

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08-21-2001 19:09:53

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We have a 1950 Farmall cub with a magneto ignition, and a 6 volt system. We cannot figure out how to kill the engine once the engine is running. The magneto has a wire sticking out of it, coming right from the points inside. We have tried conecting that wire to one end of a switch, a ground wire to the other end of the switch, but the engine starts and runs without the switch. The only way to stop the engine is to choke the carburator. Any help would be appreciated.

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Farmer Bob

08-21-2001 21:37:19

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 Re: electrical problems with a farmall cub. in reply to Eric, 08-21-2001 19:09:53  
Eric, After using Bill's recommendation below, look at your "kill" switch and see how many contacts it has. The mag switch should only have one contact on it with the wire connected to it and running to the hookup point on the mag as you described. Someone may have slipped in a "two contact" switch meant for a distributer system. Also make sure that the switch is well grounded against metal and not all rusted up or corroded.//FB

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Bill Smith

08-21-2001 19:58:37

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 Re: electrical problems with a farmall cub. in reply to Eric, 08-21-2001 19:09:53  
You said that you hooked up wire from magnito to switch and then hooked up ground to the other side of switch and the switch wouldn't kill the engine. Try jumping the wire straight to a ground bypassing the switch. If it kills the engine then you need a new switch. If the switch quit working, someone probably disconnected it and maybe had a temparary fix on it that is no longer there. Otherwise you are working with a wrong wire or something.

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