electronic ignition

Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:17 am

Hi I need help i put a Pertronix ign.in a 1955 cub with 6 volt pos.grd. and coil 1.5 ohm the ign. number is 1442 p6 and i can not get it to run. put a new cap and rotor in dist. any help would be greatly appreciated. I am new to farmalls. Had put new plug wires in last yr. Gas is fine as i had the carb rebuilt last year.

Re: electronic ignition

Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:50 am

mike melnyk wrote:Hi I need help i put a Pertronix ign.in a 1955 cub.
Just my opinion. Convert back to the points ignition system.

OK. Are you getting fire from the coil wire? Yes.
Distributor timed to engine? And distributor in timed with crankshaft - #1 cylinder TDC compression stroke?

Re: electronic ignition

Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:21 pm

tractor ran last year w/points then cond. went bad put another in then would not run then put electronic same

Re: electronic ignition

Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:35 pm

mike melnyk wrote:tractor ran last year w/points then cond. went bad put another in then would not run then put electronic same
What I'm reading. Tractor died. You installed a new condenser and the tractor would not run. Then you installed the electronic ignition system.

Tractor has not and will not ran with the electronic ignition system.

Am I correct?

Re: electronic ignition

Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:52 pm

Can you wait until April 20th? Cecil's spring minifest is in Valatie.

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Re: electronic ignition

Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:35 pm

If the Cub wasn't running correctly when you put the Pertronix on, you need to go back to stock and get it running first. IMHO.

Bob

Re: electronic ignition

Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:56 pm

The 6 volt electronic units are on the ragged edge of being able to operate, just a little voltage drop renders them inoperative. Check your available voltage.

Re: electronic ignition

Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:49 pm

Its possible that the low resistance of that coil fried your Pertronix. They need coils with at least 3 ohms of resistance, and ideally 4 ohms. I have no idea why, but the sages here told me to just trust them. I did, and mine's been working perfecctly with a new pertronix and a 4ohm coil. And another thing: I also converted from 6 volt positive ground to 12 volt negative ground with a Delco 10si alternator at the same time--works like a champ.

Good luck,

Re: electronic ignition

Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:45 am

Don McCombs wrote:Can you wait until April 20th? Cecil's spring minifest is in Valatie.

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Cecil hates electronic ignition! First thing he'd do, is tear it out, and put the points and condenser back! We could do that, and get it running. Then, when his back is turned, switch back to electronic! Ed

Re: electronic ignition

Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:58 am

I have used a lot of petronix ignitions, have yet to have any trouble with them. You have to pay particular attention to the wiring of these ignitions. Follow the instructions. They do not wire like the point ignitions. I have sevrial in use today on my own tractors 6 and 12 volt, neg and pos ground.

Re: electronic ignition

Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:34 pm

I tried to call cecil but i lost his # and it is not listed in phone book. i wanted to talk to cecil about the ele. ign. and what Don had suggested on bring it to cecils in April. don't want to impose on anyone. 6 volt ele.ign. only needs 1.5 ohms as per pertronix. My email meln@fairpoint.net

Re: electronic ignition

Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:56 pm

i put that on one of my triplets and it needed to be retimed to make it run ...after that it was trouble free

Re: electronic ignition

Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:51 am

Mike I'm in Myrtle Beach until tomorrow morning. Should be home Monday and able to function by Tuesday. Cell is 518-312-5032