Rudi, what does the spark look like? Have you cleaned and dried the distributor cap? It sounds like a weak spark to me. If that doesn't help, give her 2 aspirin and put her on a trailer headed south towards Ohio and we'll give her a place to stay in Bigdog's Home for Wayward Cubs and Antique Farm Equipment Emporium!
Nope, it shore ain't da magneto. Real good spark. And on the tip about the 2 aspirin -- yeah k, I can do that but put on a trailer for OHIO
Remember Rudi's Retirement Home for Wayward Cubs has officially been opened and am in desperate need of more Cubs
BIL said I can use the new crane and the float.... 100 foot reach and enough room on the deck for at least 3 Cubs and 5 more on the float
Soooooo be watchin, a Canuck raiding party sounds awful tempting
Check the timing and point gap. Both will change with over time due to wear or if the locking screw loosens.
Nope, checked all that. Would have been an easy fix though.
Donny, nah didn't use it yet. Still looking for a rotor. Guess I am gonna have to order one! Got the retainer though
Ok, will clear up the suspense. Another Cub buddy (who also happens to have 2 very very nice Allis G's, which is probably the only tractor that is non-IH that I really would like to have
I know, I know) was over tonight and confirmed what I suspected after ruling out the valves.
Ellie is running on only 2 cylinders. I feared the worst - a cracked head or possibly a cracked block.
But I was in luck. We checked the coolant level as we could smell small amounts of burned glycol, and there was no telltale bubbles which would indicate a cracked head. Have to do the compression test in the morning, but betting dollars to donuts it is a blown head gasket.
Got cylinders 1 & 4, seems 2 and 3 are the ones with no compression. We could tell no compression in those 2 cylinders cause when we took the plug wire off of #4 plug, she almost died. When we did the same for plugs #2 & 3, no change. Ergo - no compression - ergo blown gasket.
Will know whether or not she gets fixed Saturday. Gotta see if Babineau has the gasket or if Arbings in Sussex does. Hope one of them has it!