Problem solved

Farmall H, HV & Super H, 300 & 350, 1939-1958
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ShawnAgne
5+ Years
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Zip Code: 45380
Tractors Owned: 1952 Cub w/ 184 motor (Kid)
12V with Petronix
IH 3160 Mower Deck
54 Leveling Blade
193 Plow
IH528 Trailer
Front/Rear Weights
1955 Farmall 300 (Clarence)
12V with Petronix
Woods L306 72"
1955 Farmall 100 (Thomas)
12V with Petronix
Woods L59 60"
A60 Leveling Blade
Front/Rear Weights
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Versailles, Ohio

Problem solved

Postby ShawnAgne » Mon May 22, 2023 6:12 pm

Checked the plugs for fouling and gap and everything was ok. But something seemed weird. So I put the inline spark tester on my 100 and noticed the spark was brighter and more consistent. So that led me back to the ignition system. Pulled off the distributor cab and the metal tab on the rotor fell right off. It had corroded and snapped off and the leads on the cap were corroded. So it was making contact intermittently but was a very week spark and probably was getting to the plug but not making the gap.

SO I'll get a new rotor and cap tomorrow and hopefully will be good to go.
Shawn Agne

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ShawnAgne
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 846
Joined: Sat May 07, 2016 5:13 pm
Zip Code: 45380
Tractors Owned: 1952 Cub w/ 184 motor (Kid)
12V with Petronix
IH 3160 Mower Deck
54 Leveling Blade
193 Plow
IH528 Trailer
Front/Rear Weights
1955 Farmall 300 (Clarence)
12V with Petronix
Woods L306 72"
1955 Farmall 100 (Thomas)
12V with Petronix
Woods L59 60"
A60 Leveling Blade
Front/Rear Weights
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Versailles, Ohio

Re: Problem solved

Postby ShawnAgne » Tue May 23, 2023 8:28 pm

Put the new rotor and cap on and if fired right up. Actually way better than it had been. Guess after 68 years it needed replaced............
Shawn Agne


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