Magneto to Distributor Question

Sat Aug 28, 2004 5:41 pm

I am want to swap out from a mag to distributor on my 1950 cub. I have a distributor from a farmall C. Is that a direct swap or do I need to change out some parts??

Thanks for any help.

Sat Aug 28, 2004 9:09 pm

They look alike however they are differint.

Sat Aug 28, 2004 9:25 pm

I only have one question - WHY :?: :?: :?: :?:

Sat Aug 28, 2004 9:39 pm

The timing advance is different. IH made some timing changes on some engines, so these numbers may not be exactly right for all years. But my reference shows the Cub max of 16 degrees at high idle (1800). The most common version of the C is 30 degrees at high idle (1650).

I think the code letter(s) for each distributor are stamped into it somewhere. You might inspect your distributor to see if it is stamped. The Cub distributor is D, the C distributor I described above is J.

Sat Aug 28, 2004 11:11 pm

Rudi wrote:I only have one question - WHY :?: :?: :?: :?:
Why what?

Sat Aug 28, 2004 11:17 pm

I think Rudi was wondering why do you want to go from a mag to distributor and I am too :?: :D :D

Sat Aug 28, 2004 11:21 pm

Donny M wrote:I think Rudi was wondering why do you want to go from a mag to distributor and I am too :?: :D :D
there are a couple of reasons. 1. I have the distributor on-hand. 2. All of the old-timer mag rebuilders in my part of the country are either retired or dead. Now for the the 3rd reason... The price.. :o :o :o :o
Last edited by WJ on Sun Aug 29, 2004 9:48 am, edited 2 times in total.

Sat Aug 28, 2004 11:27 pm

Mags are great :!: :!: :!: Take a look here:http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Maintenance%20Tips%20and%20Techniques/Magneto%20Clean/Magneto%20Clean.htm

It's fun to do...any questions just ask :D :D

Sun Aug 29, 2004 7:38 am

Well I just did the same thing,from mag to distributor. I also went back to a six volt system. I was never keen on mags.Don!t tell the correct police :wink:

Sun Aug 29, 2004 9:47 am

Bruce Sanford wrote:Well I just did the same thing,from mag to distributor. I also went back to a six volt system. I was never keen on mags.Don!t tell the correct police :wink:
Was your distributor from one of the letter series tractors or was it from another cub :?:

Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:54 pm

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It was from another cub and worked quite well .After we did an overhaul on it.It was worn out to.My luck :lol: