Well, I've just found out that my poor little Cub
apparently has been changed from a magneto to distributor setup. I'm in the process of trying to finish up with a new 4 wire harness, and found out via the defective light switch that the tractor was partially converted. (Light switch coil and resistor are toast). Not only that, but I was given a new-fangled replacement light switch that doesn't want to co-operate and turn the dang lights on. I've verified with a digital-multimeter that the light bulbs are good, and I tried to follow the original wires (which BTW, the insulation disintegrated in my hands upon touching them) with the meter while trying to install the new 4 wire harness. It'll be light soon, and maybe I can go have a look see at how everything is wired now so you can answer my question(s) better. And, the question(s) is/are: Why do I have one wire left over, and why do I not have lights?
Anyone done a change-over like this, and could you give some hints as to where else I need to look? The tractor does run (sounds might purty too!), and I need to verify what I'm seeing is that the tractor is indeed charging as it is supposed to . The ammeter shows a slight negative pointer on the dial. Again, I'd have to go look at the tractor to see where it is pointing to.
Thanks in advance,