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Super A magneto

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Mark2 in Wa

04-22-2007 20:31:52




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Guys, I have a problem with the magneto on my super A. I restored this tractor last summer and everything was working great. Fired up first time every time. I then hauled the tractor back to my place in Kentucky and on the third day of travel, the tractor got soaked by a huge rainstorm. I did take preventative measures by covering the exhaust pipe with duct tape to prevent water from coming down it. Anyway, when I got the trator to Kentucky, it fired up fine and I drove it in the barn, went back 2 days later and it would not start. It is getting fuel and the spark is weak at best. It does have new pligs and wires. Any thoughts on what could be causing this?

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El Toro

04-23-2007 03:52:34




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 Re: Super A magneto in reply to Mark2 in Wa, 04-22-2007 20:31:52  
Take a hair dryer and dry up any moisture after removing the cap. Hal



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Andy Motteberg

04-22-2007 20:50:36




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 Re: Super A magneto in reply to Mark2 in Wa, 04-22-2007 20:31:52  
It is probably the points, condenser or coil. clean the points and put on a new condenser. I"ve had problems with weak condensers before that make the mag have a weak spark. If not that, try the coil and make sure the magnet has good strength. Andy.



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JayWalt

04-22-2007 20:42:39




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 Re: Super A magneto in reply to Mark2 in Wa, 04-22-2007 20:31:52  
water in the distributor is my guess. Take it off, can probly leave the wires attatched, and either dry it with a hair dryer or let it dry out my itself.



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old

04-22-2007 20:41:42




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 Re: Super A magneto in reply to Mark2 in Wa, 04-22-2007 20:31:52  
Check/clean your points. You probably get the points wet and now they aren't doing as they should. Also check to make sure the cap and rotor are clean/dry



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JayWalt

04-22-2007 20:43:37




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 Re: Super A magneto in reply to old, 04-22-2007 20:41:42  
beat me to the post, sorry for sounding redundant =)



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old

04-22-2007 20:51:03




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 Re: Super A magneto in reply to JayWalt, 04-22-2007 20:43:37  
LOL I guess I just type faster



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