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Don't learn the hard way like me

Postby ub54 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:05 pm

I've been going through my ignition problems and have that all figured out . However , I had been waiting on a new pinion gear to go with my new $35 rotor that I had already put on . Well me in my infinite ignorance thought that the rotor would just slide off like the old one but nooooooo. So I got my thinnest screwdrivers and started prying up a little at a time around the rotor . Mind you I have the mag sitting on my work bench as I'm doing this. Anyway after some persuasion I got it off only to find out I'd broken a tooth off the rotor . To top it off I don't know where I put the old one that wasn't in bad shape . If you've ever done anything that stupid , I know how you feel . BTW , when the new rotor is all the way on it turns freely . So don't get fooled by that .

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Re: Don't learn the hard way like me

Postby cub.bub » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:43 pm

We all make mistakes, it is only human, you have to look at it as a learning experience.
But if you do it again........don't tell anyone! :lol:
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Re: Don't learn the hard way like me

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:51 pm

I am assuming you have a magneto since a distributor does not use a pinion gear. Once the Bakelite rotor cover is removed the rotor should just slide off. I know it does not help much, but $35 for a new rotor is a bargain, most of the ones I have seen were around $60.
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Re: Don't learn the hard way like me

Postby ub54 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:05 pm

Yeah I had the cover off but this one went on really tight till it was all the way on then it spun free . That's why it was the same coming off . I got it on ebay $35.50 . Local parts stores couldn't get it and the local IHC dealer wanted $82.00 for it.

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Re: Don't learn the hard way like me

Postby Rick Spivey » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:55 pm

So just to be sure, the rotor has a flat on the inside of the bore that matches the flat on the shaft. It should"t spin free ON the shaft when installed. Maybe you meant the shaft and rotor together were spinning free???
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Re: Don't learn the hard way like me

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:40 pm

Rick, he is working on a magneto. It's rotor should spin free if the pinion gear is not installed. Rotor is $39.95 at Steiner.
http://www.steinertractor.com/J4-ROTOR- ... DDF7FACFBB
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Re: Don't learn the hard way like me

Postby Rick Spivey » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:06 am

I'm sorry, I was reading rotor, but thinking pinion gear. John is correct (as usual). Didn't mean to misdirect anyone.
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Re: Don't learn the hard way like me

Postby ub54 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:21 am

Another place I stumbled on for parts , as cheap as any www.brillman.com . Got a rotor , coil, and gasket set for $103.00

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Re: Don't learn the hard way like me

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:15 am

That is a good price, and Brillman is known as a good place to deal with.
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