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Need help with my Ferguson TO-30

Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:26 am

This is my Ferguson TO 30 I bought a new starter from Steiner's,
I had to move the distributor to get the starter on,
and now it will not start, I don't know if it jumped a tooth or not when the distributor came up to high, if so how can I tell and how do I get it back in the right place.
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Re: Need help with my Ferguson TO-30

Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:52 am

Same process used of Cubs.

Engine, #1 cylinder TDC. Mark base of distributor below #1 spark plug cap tower. Install distributor with rotor pointing to your mark with points just opening. Then static time engine.

Re: Need help with my Ferguson TO-30

Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:25 pm

Thanks Eugene : I will give that a try when it get a little warmer around here, And I will let you know if it worked,
I hope that is all I messed up. LOL
Thanks The Chief

Re: Need help with my Ferguson TO-30

Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:36 am

Nice paint job on the fergie! Like the hand rails and bumper!
My FIL has a TO-30 and I'd love to see it in "tuxedo clothes".

Re: Need help with my Ferguson TO-30

Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:38 am

Well Eugene I still need help I guess, I got it on TDC and it all lines up just right, I put in new Points, Condensor, Distributor cap, Rotor, Plugs, Coil,
I have good spark on all plugs, but it still will not start or even fire, Oh and I have fuel,, any other Idea's
Thanks The Chief

Re: Need help with my Ferguson TO-30

Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:57 am

Ignition still out of time. Some place.

First check to see that the spark plug wires go to the correct plug.

Cylinder #1 and typically #4 are at TDC when the mark on the pulley or flywheel lines up with the indicator. So could easily be 180 degrees out of time. If you are 180 degrees out of time the ignition fires on the exhaust stroke.

Distributor could be a tooth or two off.

Easy check. Timing light. See where the flash occurs in relationship to the timing marks. If close or dead on - 180 degrees out of time.

What is you bumper constructed from? I need to make one for my 154 Cub Low-boy.

Re: Need help with my Ferguson TO-30

Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:34 am

Hi Eugene : thanks and I will check everything out again, we have a tractor guy that makes house calls here in town, that may be my next thing to do,
I can't believe I'm this Dumb, But who Knows, LOL

My Bumper is made out of one inch X four inch X fifty inch steel bar and mounted on 1 1/2 inch pipe and is around 65 LBS,
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Re: Need help with my Ferguson TO-30

Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:50 pm

If you have been trying to start it for awhile, the cylinders may be "washed down" leaving no oil for compression. Sometimes a teaspoonful of oil in each cylinder will bring the compression up enough to fire. Had a '76 olds do that to me once.

Re: Need help with my Ferguson TO-30

Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:45 pm

Well Guys : I worked on the TO-30 all day and it still is not running, I want to Thank Eugene and Bill E Bob for all the Help,
As Smart as I think I am, I Guess I is not as smart as I though I was,
The wife came down to the shop at 6 PM and said is it running, I said No But I think in a day or to I will have it fixed,
She said call the Tractor Machanic, I said give me a day or to, She said NO.
you need to trim the Peach Trees back, Till the garden spot up, put up some more fence on the back 40,
And plant my new Rose bushes in the front yard, And Jerry Lea needs a Bath,
And when you get done with that you need to Clean your Office in the House,
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OK I Got It Clean, Now What ??
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I even cleand the Office in the Shop,
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What more could she want ??
Does it ever end Guys, Ha Thanks for all the help Guys,, I Called The Tractor machanic , Wish me Luck,,,, The Chief

Re: Need help with my Ferguson TO-30

Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:53 am

Thanks to every one, I had a guy come by yesterday and after about an hour he had it running like new,

Re: Need help with my Ferguson TO-30

Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:57 am

chief wrote:Thanks to every one, I had a guy come by yesterday and after about an hour he had it running like new,
And the problem was?