Eugene wrote:Glen explained it.rstoots wrote:Wire goes from ign. sw to magneto, I do not have external coil, there is a post on the magneto so something goes to it.
Now tractor won't start, probably burned up the magneto's internal coil.
Two solutions; external coil for the magneto or purchase the magneto's internal coil.
Glen and Eugene has you covered. Note especially Glen's statement about 2 completely separate systems. If you decide to repair the magneto and use it for providing electrical power for the ignition then your 12v conversion with the alternator etc. will only recharge the battery, provide electricity for the lights and any other electrical accessories. The magneto with its internal coil works on induction current and is therefore separate from the tractor's other electrical system. That's why you can start with a hand crank and run with the magneto only. On the other hand, if you convert to an external coil you will need a true ignition switch instead of the kill switch for interrupting battery power to the external coil. The kill switch post connection on the magneto then becomes the voltage input point from the external coil. This all is assuming you are switching to external coil and neg ground with your new 12v alternator/battery.