1940 Farmall A with intermittent spark problem


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1940 Farmall A with intermittent spark problem

Anthony Reisinger My '40 Farmall wouldn't start after I ran it out of fuel. I checked for spark and it was sparking, and then when I checked a little while later, no spark. I screwed with it for a day, checking points, coil wire, etc. with no change. I replaced the condenser and it started. After I mowed with it today, I shut her down, and now it won't start. Same thing, no spark. Although, when I crank it, once in a great while I get a spark, or s shock from the wire. could the codenser have died in less than 2 weeks? (The first one was only in there a year) How can I test it. If it isn't the condenser, what else could be going on? The coil and points were bothe replaced last year as well. Thanks a lot for any help.
J This shouldnt matter,but when you repalced the coil did you replace it with one of the proper voltage?Also go into the the cap and make sure you dont have anything loose or maybe something grounding out or maybe a bare wire in there or something of that nature.
Michael Is this a Magneto or a Distributor?

I had trouble with my magneto not engaging the spring on every pass. If you take it off you can turn it by hand and see if its engaging.



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