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tough little machine

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:24 am

My neighbor is in the hospital and the 3 acre yard was getting out of hand so i went over to cut the grass. About 10 minuets into the job cub started running a little rough. I thought it was trash in the carb. I was about a mile from the house so i just contained to cut. After I was all done sitting there a fried stopped to talk. He was looking at the right side of the motor and said that thing runs pretty good on 3 cylinders. I got real close to some bushes and #3 plug wire pulled out of the distributor cap.
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Re: tough little machine

Postby Billy Fussell » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:37 am

Who needs 4 cyl. when you can do it with 3. :) That happened to me plowing before I replaced my old plug wires. One fell off by itself.

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Re: tough little machine

Postby cub47 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:19 am

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Re: tough little machine

Postby 1farmall95cub0 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:08 am

this happened to me on my H, pulling a harrow in the garden and it all of a sudden started missing and we couldnt tell why, a few weeks latter was changing the oil in the H and found one of the spark plug wires had gotten pulled off the plug, put it back on and it ran great!
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Re: tough little machine

Postby Buzzard Wing » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:01 am

So now you know what it runs like on 3.... that can be useful knowledge!
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Re: tough little machine

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:02 pm

Pull another wire, it'll run like a Deere! Ed
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Re: tough little machine

Postby Tezell » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:48 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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