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  1. 18 Auto-"Fire"?

    consider purchasing gauges for marine applications - they tend to be designed with liquid exclusion as an important consideration
  2. Reversed Battery

    No, the ignition coil stays in the circuit as the load, limiting current thru the points regardless of the direction of current flow.
  3. 1277 starter/gen questions

    @Save Old Iron helped me threw the same issue several years ago. Turns out the cutout relay in the regulator had burned points and was randomly fusing together. Apparently the cutoff relay is meant to open its contacts when the SG produces less then battery voltage so not to allow the connection that charges the battery act to continue to power the SG and jump to the starter mode. File the relay points or replace the regulator. Hope that helps.
  4. Testing a Tach Gauge?

    no offense taken since i'm not there to confirm your observation, we will all have to go with your judgment the tach is bad
  5. Testing a Tach Gauge?

    the point I'm trying to make is maybe the engine is actually at 2500 rpm when the throttle control is at idle. Maybe the tach is telling the truth. Do you have an optical tach to act as a referee so we know what rpm the engine is actually at?
  6. Testing a Tach Gauge?

    what are the actual RPM's of the engine when the tach is reading 2500 ?
  7. Testing a Tach Gauge?

    I know I read about this on another post on this forum. I think SOI replied to a few posts regarding the electronics in this style gauge. The tach gauge you have is not a voltmeter that returns to zero thru mechanical action. This tach is based on air core technology used in airplanes. There is no mechanical zero only an electrical zero. Air core gauge pointers can span a full 360 degree rotation and tends to rest wherever the pointer is when the electrons inside the gauge loose voltage and shut off internally. . . . . there it is - lots of good info here and some examples of how the tach circuitry self destructs at times
  8. Groundsmaster help needed

    . Start by inspecting the float level and float seat area for crud any issues in these areas would prevent the float pintle from closing off gas flow thru the carb bowl and directly into the carb throat
  9. What is Happening in this Pic?

    looks MASSIVELY OVER-ENGINEERED for an attachment lift 10 hp should easily power the system. those poor front wheel spindles ! .
  10. Kohler magnum starter

    Remember, there are 3 stages of life youth - lots of energy and time - but no money middle age - more money and still have energy - but no time old age - lots of money and time - but no energy very few escape this reality
  11. leveling a warp in engine block head.

    this worked for me Thanks SOI
  12. 857

    has anyone actually tried this idea ? i was under the impression the charge system, if operating properly, should be able to power the car / tractor while the battery is temporarily disconnected
  13. 1970 GT14 Resto

    This is the pathway current would need to follow to get from the hood support to the engine and then the starter. paint over any one of the connections between the body panels and you lose ground to your block
  14. 1970 GT14 Resto

    another concern regarding the non grounded cylinder head bolts if they are that corroded where they are electrically non conductive, the threads may be so corroded they would not have taken the proper torque and tightened up falsely in the engine block this could lead to head gasket blowout issues in the near future
  15. 1970 GT14 Resto

    quick check using your test light with the clip lead attached to battery POSITIVE. any place you touch with the probe and the probe lights, that spot will be grounded no light = no connection to ground (battery negative terminal)