Tractor Power

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Tractor Power

Postby John Pheiffer » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:20 am

I just overhauled my 1948 cub, everything checks out, but it has no power in 3rd gear at all. I am at a loss as to what to look for. Can someone give me some clues as to what to check out.

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Postby Bigdog » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:32 am

John - is the governor responding to load changes?
If so, re-check the timing. It really sounds like the governor is not working.
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.

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Couple more possiblitieis

Postby Eugene » Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:48 am

Late ignition timing. Govenor. As per Big Dog.

Weak spark. Poor plugs, gap not set correctly. (Tune up - plugs, points condensor, not using copper plug wires?)

Partially plugged air cleaner.

Valve tappet clearence to loose.

Really off the wall - coil starting to break down.

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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:42 am

John, if you are posting here rather than the cub forum because you are having trouble signing in, drop me or one of the other moderators a note and we will try to help you.
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