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Re: !948 Cub with Wico XB distributor

Postby bob in CT » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:01 pm

RaymondDurban wrote:
bob in CT wrote:... No Wico in the IH parts books and Wico reference seem to go to Deere tractors.

Don't know when IH started using them, but they did use them enough to include them in the TC-37F:
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Raymond, I posted that earlier. Let me clarify: No WICO distributor in the parts book. Just IH and Prestolite. There was specific discussion whether this was the WICO magneto or the WICO distributor and the owner said there was no impulse unit, and concluded it was a distributor (battery ignition). WICO made both from what was said earlier.

TC37A, 1949, should be on-point for this tractor. J-4 mag only.
TC 37C 1952 has the J-4 mag and the IH distributor.
The WICO mag shows up in 1970 and the Prestolite in the TC37F 1979. Perhaps IH finally got around to adding at later dates, but I have only seen the WICO mag in the books.

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Re: !948 Cub with Wico XB distributor

Postby Boss Hog » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:19 pm

I have only seen them on larger IH tractors and I think they were put on after the fact. Have seen quit a few on green tractors
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Re: !948 Cub with Wico XB distributor

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:45 pm

RaymondDurban wrote:Don't know when IH started using them, but they did use them enough to include them in the TC-37F:

I am of the opinion that they were only available as replacement parts, added to the parts book for that reason.

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Re: !948 Cub with Wico XB distributor

Postby old red 1950 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:17 pm

Found a new coil listed for one,,,,,,$65.00 alone so hopefully the old one is ok

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Re: !948 Cub with Wico XB distributor

Postby old red 1950 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:35 pm

Finally got around to trying out the Wico distributor! Cleaned up the points, hooked it up to 6 volts, used a drill to spin it and had a good spark thru the plug wires so will give it a try! Will be bolting motor to the trans tomorrow!!

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Re: !948 Cub with Wico XB distributor

Postby raystractors » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:07 pm

I am glad to hear that it works, but don't get your hopes up to high. With the coil being old you still may have problems

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Re: !948 Cub with Wico XB distributor

Postby old red 1950 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:22 pm

You sure know how to burst a bubble,,,,,lol!! Had figured just as much, still keeping eyes and ears open for a distributor setup for it!!!!!


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