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Matt Reinders
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:49 pm    Post subject: 1953 Wd45 electrical Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I am in the final stages of my very first restoration of this wd45. I bought it with a toggle switch to start the engine, but I am putting a key switch back on it. The switch has two ends on it and one end gets wired to the coil. The other end I am not sure if it gets wired to ground or to the ammeter. If it is the ammeter, does it get wired to the positive or negative? Hopefully I have provided enough info to get the question answered. Thanks in advance.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: 1953 Wd45 electrical Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Restoration??? So did you bring it back to what it was new from top to bottom??? If you say not then it is not restored or even close. I hate that term since few can read what Webster says it means.
That said it should have a distributor so it has to get battery power to the coil so it will run. As for which side of the amp gauge you hook it to the side that goes the the battery. The other side of that gauge should go to the charging system
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:31 pm    Post subject: Re: 1953 Wd45 electrical Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for the help old. I apologize if I have offended you with the term restoration. I would agree that the term can be used loosely and is based on ones interpretation of the word. For your peace of mind here is what has been done to the tractor. The block was decked and hot tanked, new sleeves, new pistons, new rings, new main and journal bearings, all new gasket kit, new electrical harness, new ammeter, new radiator, new temperature gauge, new tires, new front tire seals, one new rear rim, the other was repaired, all sheet metal was sandblasted, primed then painted, new battery box, original rear light was added back, brand new decal kit, new hydraulic hoses. I think that is it. That is my interpretation of a restoration, I hope it fits your definition. Thanks again for your help and I'll be sure to pot picks when I am done.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:10 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 Wd45 electrical Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You may already have this info out of a original WD-45 Oper. Manual and AC Service Manual and it is a little confusing since the manuals give information for the magneto and the old style generator cut-outs.
My tractor has been updated to a 12 volt generator with a new style Gen/Regulator and I use the key switch and original light switch for lights only(not charge rate).I would like to see pictures of your tractor since it sound like a good restoration job.Hope this helps.cleddy




 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:47 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 Wd45 electrical Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That did not work very good. I'll try one page at a time.cleddy

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:01 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 Wd45 electrical Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks Cleddy. I did have those forms, but yes I was confused based on the old diagrams. The handwritten notes will help. I think I have everything straightened out now. I will post pics by next week.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 Wd45 electrical Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Your close to the term restore now all you have to do is rebuild the transmission and rear end to be a full restore LOL.
As for help I hope what I said helped you
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:17 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 Wd45 electrical Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I believe that the ignition switch (distributor) should be wired to the LOAD side if the amp meter not the battery side. That way the current for the ignition registers on the amp meter. Am I wrong?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:25 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 Wd45 electrical Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Guess me need to advise all NEW-comers that the Politically CORRECT term has become "Resurrected"..

Restored ONLY applies to "EXPO-Quality" Restorations now...

Come on, fellas...these are TRACTORS, for Heaven's sake..I don't like to see those "SNERT" type remarks here...WE are supposed to be "Better" than our City brethren...

Ron..
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject: Re: 1953 Wd45 electrical Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What if they don't need to be repaired? If you inspect the rear end and tranny does that count?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: 1953 Wd45 electrical Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Geeze "old" take a deep breath and calm down. He isnt trying to sell it to you so you have no need to jump down his throat. I think an apology is in order. just sayin...
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: 1953 Wd45 electrical Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If things measure out to be in spec yes then it is covered. Reason I am so tight on this is I have seen far to many that said it was original and have aftermarket aluminum valve covers or a tractor like say a WD with WD45 decals but yet the guy would swear up down and side ways it was in fact a WD45 but yet the engine had the WD side cover and the shifter was the WD straight shifter so over the years I have found the term restore was fiction in at least 75% of the stuff and yes I will call them out
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: 1953 Wd45 electrical Reply to specific post Reply with quote

old, are you sayin' that you are from Missouri?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:06 pm    Post subject: Re: 1953 Wd45 electrical Reply to specific post Reply with quote

No I live in Missouri but was born in Alabama LOL. But I have lived all over the U.S.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:13 am    Post subject: Re: 1953 Wd45 electrical Reply to specific post Reply with quote

old wrote:
(quoted from post at 21:06:02 01/08/13) No I live in Missouri but was born in Alabama LOL. But I have lived all over the U.S.


Chill out guys. Heck, guys are even building tie down barckets so they don't scratch the paint jobs. Come on scratch the paint jobs. OMG already
get a life.
 
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