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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:58 pm    Post subject: wd magnito Reply to specific post Reply with quote

how complicated is a WD mag?tractor is 70 miles away.i dont no the modle of mag,i think it was a fairbanks morse.how troble some are they?can they be rebuilt? tractor runs fine but im just looking down the road.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: wd magnito Reply to specific post Reply with quote

One of the best things you can do is get a manual for that mag. Now if you ask where the heck do I find such a thing well that too is very just send me an e-mail and I can send you the manual for it. Buty there is one small problem it could be one of 2 common mags so it may take to e-mails to get you the right one but the cost is only the time it takes you to ask me
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:01 pm    Post subject: Re: wd magnito Reply to specific post Reply with quote

by far the easiest thing to do if you have trouble would be to get a kit and change to a battery ignition, parts are way cheaper than a mag and easier to get at auto parts store.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:06 pm    Post subject: Re: wd magnito Reply to specific post Reply with quote

how hard to change to a distribitor? it allread has 12 volt battery and alt.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:08 pm    Post subject: Re: wd magnito Reply to specific post Reply with quote

As long as we are on the subject, my wd has a magneto, i was actually thinking of converting it to a distributor, anyone know of a kit available?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: wd magnito Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A salvage yard ,would be the best. it is a add on kit ,you remove mag and this kit bolts right on,you will just have to run a power wire to the coil.They are easy to find as most wd"s have them.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: wd magnito Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Fairbanks-Morse Model J is very common. Has only a few internal parts. Coil, magnet, impulse assembly can go bad. Very repairable. Battery ignition with distributor is more reliable, but needs a battery to start/run. Works on either 6 or 12 volt. Get a unit from another tractor and bolt/wire to yours. Interchangeable with a magneto mount.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:48 am    Post subject: Re: wd magnito Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Depending on the wag it can be as simple as adding a coil then a small bit of wiring so the mag points take the place of a distributor points and a wire from the coil to the mag. One of those in my sleep type jobs but I was a Navy E.T. years ago so wires are easy
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:50 am    Post subject: Re: wd magnito Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Distributor is easy to change to if you can find one that is. As simple as remove the mag install the distributor and wire it up and time it. Yes sounds simple but if you do not know what your doing the timing can become a night mare
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: wd magnito Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Magnetos work great, but after 50-60 years they may need an overhaul. Plenty of people out there doing that so I stay with magnetos.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:34 pm    Post subject: Re: wd magnito Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Because you can convert the tractor to a 12v system while leaving the ignition circuit on the magneto, I don't see a good reason to switch to a distributor. I was a Navy EN, years ago. I retired about a year ago from the Coast Guard as an MK. May I ask what ship you were on? We use to have a saying on my ships, "There are two groups of sailors, Engineers and Passengers!" On my destroyer ET's were combat systems division, and they berthed one deck below engineering. We would periodically grab one as he would transite pass our berthing, duct tape them up like a mummy, call down to their berthing and see if anyone was brave enough to come get them. Those were fun times.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: wd magnito Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I spent time on one boat the USSBN Cashmere Pulaski which was a sub out of Groton CT and then later the USSCV67 out of Norfolk VA. That was one of the last conventional powered carriers made and both are now gone or moth balled. I was in from 1974 to 1980. I repaired computers when on the sub and then on the carrier I repaired the flight deck communication system which was a simple walkie talkie
 
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