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help with farmall A

Postby kyle mcgee » Tue May 26, 2009 8:08 pm

hey evryone

i have a farmall A this this runs awsome will go out in -10* and a couple cranks it will fire right up but after about 20 minutes, half hour it will jsut die its like shutting off a switch, wait couple hours or the next day go out and it will fire right up. after it dies i have taken the wire coming out of the mag off and crank it over and it will have lots of spark and im out of ideas on whats going on so if anyone could help me that would be great

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Re: help with farmall A

Postby Bigdog » Tue May 26, 2009 8:43 pm

If you still have spark when it dies then you have a fuel supply issue. Look for debris in the tank and remove the fuel line from the carb when it stops to check the flow.
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Re: help with farmall A

Postby kyle mcgee » Tue May 26, 2009 8:49 pm

allright thnaks i will try that tomarow

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Re: help with farmall A

Postby Andy Motteberg » Tue May 26, 2009 9:10 pm

Check the fuel flow and make sure that there are no air leaks where the carb bolts on the manifold. Make sure the coil is not HOT after the tractor is shut off.
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Re: help with farmall A

Postby kyle mcgee » Wed May 27, 2009 7:19 pm

well i checked my fule flow before i started it and there was lots of flow, start it up and it sat there and idel for a good hour went out and reved it up and it put out some black smoke then started to die, checked my fule flow still lots of fule flow so i thought mabey my vent in my gas cap was pluged and it was sucking on the tank and not geting air but no luck after it died i took the cap off and there was no sucktion noice or nothing. checked the spark and lots of spark so i put the choke on and cranked it over and it puffed out a little bit of white smoke but never fired.....so im confused cause the only thing that would make it smoke is getting too much fule

please help if you have any idea

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Re: help with farmall A

Postby Eugene » Wed May 27, 2009 9:54 pm

Flooding. Sounds like a carburetor problem. Needle valve problem.
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