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Re: Distributor

Postby Tb20 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:59 am

Thanks dale. I figured that might be the case as I have yielded no results. My grill is actually in pretty good shape minus just the bottom piece.

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Re: Distributor

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:36 am

If you are missing the entire lower section, all I can suggest is keep checking Craigslist and eBay plus post a wanted ad here on the VINE section. There is a whole grill for sale by Burch Store, but is a bit pricey. I believe the 3 sections are spot welded together, so basically need to be drilled apart.

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Re: Distributor

Postby Tb20 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:01 pm

Thanks for the advice

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Re: Distributor

Postby Tb20 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:09 pm

Well I got to play around with the tractor yesterday. Got the mag off and pulled apart and cleaned everything up and it has spark now!!! I put it all back together and sprayed some fuel in the carb and it lit rite off. There is light at the end of the tunnel now at least!

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Re: Distributor

Postby staninlowerAL » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:33 pm

You can clean it and treat it with rust inhibitor then repair it with fiberglass. I did a long stripe cub this way and you can’t tell that it has been repaired.

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Re: Distributor

Postby Tb20 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:48 am

LAstan wrote:You can clean it and treat it with rust inhibitor then repair it with fiberglass. I did a long stripe cub this way and you can’t tell that it has been repaired.

I assume your referring to the lower grill section I was asking about.. there is nothing to repair it’s completely gone lol unless your suggesting to make a new lower section from fiberglass?

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Re: Distributor

Postby Stanton » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:27 am

Tb20 wrote:...Got the mag off and pulled apart and cleaned everything up and it has spark now!!! I put it all back together and sprayed some fuel in the carb and it lit rite off...


Glad to read of your success on the mag! Like the carb, magneto repair is intimidating to a lot of people.
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Re: Distributor

Postby Super A » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:41 am

Tb20 wrote:I just picked up a farmall a and it has a mag on it no spark. I have the opportunity to buy a distributor off an H with a 6v coil for 150$ my my thoughts instead of sinking a bunch of money in a mag would I be better off buying the distributor and going electronic igniton? Also can I put a 12 v coil on the dist. In place of the 6v?


Glad you got it running!

For future reference, the H distributor will bolt up but the advance settings are probably different. It would likely affect how well it ran.

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Re: Distributor

Postby Super A » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:45 am

Dale Finch wrote:Here is one of the posts regarding the grills that I had remembered reading...
https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/cgi-bin/viewit.cgi?bd=farmall&th=1022524


When the man that owned OEM Tractor Parts died, the source of new grilles was lost. I keep hoping Steiner will bring them back, or at least offer the individual sections. In my experience the bottom section is usually the one that needs the most work.

The guy that said they were made in China was wrong. OEM had some pretty awesome tooling. I have one on Granddaddy's Super A and it's perfect. You can't tell the difference between it and one from IH.

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Re: Distributor

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:41 pm

Tb20 wrote:
LAstan wrote:You can clean it and treat it with rust inhibitor then repair it with fiberglass. I did a long stripe cub this way and you can’t tell that it has been repaired.

I assume your referring to the lower grill section I was asking about.. there is nothing to repair it’s completely gone lol unless your suggesting to make a new lower section from fiberglass?


My mistake, I misread your post. I was referring to repair by using the FG to fill the voids where the metal is missing. I guess you could form one from FG, I used florist’s foam as the mold material to fill the voids where the metal was missing. If you cover the FG foam mold with a plastic bag it’s easy to remove it from the FG/resin when it hardens.

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Re: Distributor

Postby Tb20 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:06 pm

Stanton wrote:
Tb20 wrote:...Got the mag off and pulled apart and cleaned everything up and it has spark now!!! I put it all back together and sprayed some fuel in the carb and it lit rite off...


Glad to read of your success on the mag! Like the carb, magneto repair is intimidating to a lot of people.


Thank you! I’ve rebuilt several carbs and have a 2 gallon ultra sonic cleaner with heat that really does the trick on them. Also have a quart sized one for doing the little ones off of small engines and what not it heats up much quicker. I have never once been into or worked on anything that had a mag on it until now so I was most definitely intimidated. Seeing that hot spark was a true joy lol

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Re: Distributor

Postby Tb20 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:08 pm

LAstan wrote:
Tb20 wrote:
LAstan wrote:You can clean it and treat it with rust inhibitor then repair it with fiberglass. I did a long stripe cub this way and you can’t tell that it has been repaired.

I assume your referring to the lower grill section I was asking about.. there is nothing to repair it’s completely gone lol unless your suggesting to make a new lower section from fiberglass?


My mistake, I misread your post. I was referring to repair by using the FG to fill the voids where the metal is missing. I guess you could form one from FG, I used florist’s foam as the mold material to fill the voids where the metal was missing. If you cover the FG foam mold with a plastic bag it’s easy to remove it from the FG/resin when it hardens.


That’s a great idea on the florist foam! I most likely won’t glass a new section but that sure gave me an idea on another project. Thanks!

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Re: Distributor

Postby Tb20 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:11 pm

Had a little time tonight so I Bent up a new fuel line and installed it. I’m still waiting on charging system parts so the radiator and fan aren’t hooked up yet so I didn’t let it run for long but of course I had to see if it would start. I pulled the choke out for just a second and it lit rite off sat there and ran great! Good oil pressure and idled great. I’m excited. And now I can move it out of my workspace under its own power now when needed

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Re: Distributor

Postby Tb20 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:04 pm

Ok so next question is what are the stock belt sizes for an A? Also I’m converting to 12 v will I be able to use the stndard belt size? I h e read In all the manuals I have access to Nd not a single one of them lists what the actual belt size is!

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Re: Distributor

Postby Eugene » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:23 pm

Tb20 wrote:Ok so next question is what are the stock belt sizes for an A? Also I’m converting to 12 v will I be able to use the stndard belt size? I h e read In all the manuals I have access to Nd not a single one of them lists what the actual belt size is!
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