Demo died (update)

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Demo died (update)

Postby Jeff Silvey » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:14 am

Went to take the Demo to the barn from the Portland show. Unloaded off the trailer this morning. Started right up. Let it run a little till I got it all dried off. Started down the street had to to stop the state road for traffic. I went to take off it just died. I would crank but no start. I waled back home one block to get gas can & gas gauge. Tank had 2 gallon in tank. So I went back home to get chain & golf cart so someone would help pull me home. It went good.
Once home I checked to make sure all wires were in place. They were all in place. So I took plug wire #1 off & put an inline tester cranked over NO fire.
Yes switch was on. So where do I start.
Thanks
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Re: Demo died

Postby Clemsonfor » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:40 am

Check for fire out of coil by manually activating the points.. pull the coil wire off the distributer and hold it close to a ground point on the engine while working the points with ignition on. See if you have spark there. If this is a battery ignition you now have to suspect points and condensor or the coil.

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Re: Demo died

Postby Peter Person » Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:02 am

Condensation/moisture inside the distributor.
Had that happen to us on the way out to Cubfest 2006 at Gene Dotson’s place. Rained hard on our 1st leg of the trip. Good thing there were a few knowledgeable Cub folks there. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Demo died

Postby tst » Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:12 am

, no spark, ck point gap and condition, mag is .013, dist .020

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Re: Demo died

Postby Qtr Milr » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:12 pm

This won’t help you but, I saw your cub at the show. I was there on Friday. First time I’ve ever seen one in person!
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Re: Demo died

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:37 am

Forget to turn on the gas at the bowl? (I've never done that)
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Re: Demo died

Postby Gary Dotson » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:24 am

Too bad that didn't happen at the show, Jeff, it would have been another project for us. Seems all we worked on this year was golf carts. Had a great time at the show!

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Re: Demo died

Postby Rick Prentice » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:04 am

Let it run a little till I got it all dried off.
That tells me it was wet previously. It's not uncommon for water to get into the push/pull switch on the dash. we all know how water runs down the trans shifter and enters the trans, same thing with the dash push/pull switch. Verify that switch is working correctly before you get to involved tearing things apart.
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Re: Demo died

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:10 am

Hey there is a cub fest near you on Dec 5. LOL
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Re: Demo died (update)

Postby Jeff Silvey » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:25 am

Well worked on the cub. I notice that the points had closed up. So I regapped & put a condenser in as well. Put it all back together. I tested I have spark. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Re: Demo died (update)

Postby Stanton » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:10 am

Glad to hear you got it running again, Jeff.
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Re: Demo died (update)

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:59 am

Jeff Silvey wrote:Well worked on the cub. I notice that the points had closed up. So I regapped & put a condenser in as well. Put it all back together. I tested I have spark. Thanks for all the suggestions.
Jeff

Be sure there is some point grease on the rub block and make sure the screws that hold the points are tight.

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Re: Demo died (update)

Postby Jeff Silvey » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:34 am

Be sure there is some point grease on the rub block and make sure the screws that hold the points are tight.[/quote]

I did Jim. Thanks
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