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Dumb & Dumber!

Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:04 pm

Kept getting backfire on Katrina (ran fine last spring!). Posted for help on the forum, checked & cleaned points, checked timing w/# 1 plug on compression -same results !! Went back to basics - start w/wiring from distributor cap! DUH! Wires were one hole OFF!! Do NOT remember having distributor cap off or having wires out since it ran last???? Changed wires - 2 cranks and Vroooommm! Thanks guys for all the suggestions - I now know what the inside of my Mag looks like! Ready to hang everything back together and get ready for CUB TUG!! Obviously you better check twice if I offer any solutions to problems ! LOL !! Dusty B

Re: Dumb & Dumber!

Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:16 pm

Dusty your not the first to do that. Theres more here that have experenced that than will admit to it. It dosnt make you dum, just common like the rest of us.

Re: Dumb & Dumber!

Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:58 pm

dusty, i've never met you ( i think ) , but i've done dumb with zero's behind it . coppersmythe.....................................................................

Re: Dumb & Dumber!

Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:05 pm

Dusty, I know where you are coming from. If you recall, just a short time ago I went through the same thing only to find out I was out of gas. :big shy:

Re: Dumb & Dumber!

Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:26 pm

Dusty - get Katrina in good shape! It's gonna be a great year for the tug!
And amen on the wiring issue. It's easier to do than you think.

Re: Dumb & Dumber!

Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:14 am

Gotta love simple fixes, I always say...

Re: Dumb & Dumber!

Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:16 am

Thanks for the sympathy guys! Dusty B

Re: Dumb & Dumber!

Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:25 pm

I've done dumber things than that. One of my favorite tricks when I was just starting to wrench on my vehicles wast to forget to replace the drain plug before adding the new oil.

Re: Dumb & Dumber!

Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:14 pm

Man does that sound familiar....If you're like me when it fired and ran like a champ, I just stood and looked at the tractor, for the longest time....then I added talk about a Dumb @##@.....Dave

Re: Dumb & Dumber!

Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:09 pm

I do not think (not sure) I have done that, but I have poured coolant in radiator without drain plug, oil in engine with no drain plug, tried to split without removing flywheel inspection cover, started one without oil in touch control, and also without the pin in governor to throttle linkage. Had to rebuild TC pump after that one. There are probably more I have done, but my memory is bad. Also, my memory is bad.

Re: Dumb & Dumber!

Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:14 pm

the only way to avoid ever making a mistake is to do nothing. the rest of us get to go DUH, every once in a while.
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