Posted by Hec in Omaha on December 31, 2012 at 08:01:58 from (22.214.171.124):
Howdy all! I hope everyone has had a great Christmas!
I am working on a 1971 Montgomery Wards Snowblower. It was made by Gilson Brothers and branded Mongomery Ward. It has an 8 HP horizontal shaft engine on it. This thing is a TANK! It had no spark when I got it So I went to the mower shop and the guy sells me a coil with a built in Magnatron. This coil was supposed to replace the old coil, points and condenser. "Just bolt it on and set the flywheel gap to .10" (Business Card Thickness) and connect the grounding wire to kill switch and your off!", the salesman says. Right? Wrong! After the installation the coil would produce a very weak spark. When I say weak I mean the spark is not visable at all but I get the shock sensation in my hand. So I took the coil back to the mower shop and he gave me a couple of used ones to try incase the new one was bad. Same results. Then I installed new points and condenser and she fired on the 2nd pull. My question is this, Why didn't the coil of a more modern 8 HP motor work on mine? Is there a difference in the flywheels?
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