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osenga

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I have been working on a big ten I picked up . at this time it does not run I got it to run for maybe 10 secs and since then I have no spark from the coil wire to the plug and looks like i have a good enough spark off the points what the odds my coil went bad . But my hand did hit the terminal on the coil wire and it bites pretty good . any ideas here ,

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RickS
Bryan, Have you tried another sparkplug? Often a sparkplug will look good when you test it, but not fire under compression. Be careful, sparkplugs have been known to be bad right out of the box. Rick.........

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osenga
Well after work I stopped at the dealer and picked up a set of points a condesor and a new plug . didn't want to mess with it all night tring to get it to run and wow I was so happy she fired rite up was a little smokey at start up but went away quick . not sure when it was last started . But i can smell some oil smell when it runs but the motor it pretty oily too but cant see any leaks and good wash down and then I will know if it has any once warmer weather hits. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o33fcQJlQZk

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larry8200
I think these 30-50 year old magneto ignitions lose their punch over time until the smallest problem with points kills them. Weak flywheel magnet mostly. At LEAST 2 cents worth! :D

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osenga
after the new points and all . Out of all my tractors I could almost say this one has the best spark of them . and after seeing the spark it had sure glad my hand didnt get in the way that time . Think I may have said a bad word if so

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Willy
I found when one of my 7 B's won't start it's usually the points have some oil or crud on them. I fold a dollar bill and run it through the points. A dollar bill is lint free and cleans the points without leaving anything behind. It's always my first operation,and it works most of the time.

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