I bought all new plugs, wires, dist. cap, rotor, condensor, points, etc. and started to put them on the tractor today. Well, almost. I shined up the starter face and it helped a lot as well as shining up the ground cables etc., but there was a lot of frying and sparking and zapping inside the new starter switch I bought, and I imagine it probably now looks like the old one, eg. black and partially melted!
I took off the coil and noticed I didn't have a recognizable condensor on it like on my Cub. That is, assuming I'm correct in assuming that little silver cylinder is the condensor... In its place was this little ceramic block, approximately 1 inch longer than the silver cylinder type and under which there was a wire-wrapped fiberglass element burned in half and corroded near one end.
This thing had wires connected at both ends, one coming from the coil and the others passing on I think to the solenoid on the fuel line and the other up into the dash somewhere (sorry it was getting dark and I couldn't tell exactly where in all that schmoo it was going.)
Any idea what this is, and why I don't have a little silver cylinder on there, and what the heck do I do now?