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Have a 1955 ford tractor 600; someone else converted it from 6v to 12v..was running fine, now starts but doesnt stay running???

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Kicks out immediately? Kicks you off the tractor? The wheels kick out sideways? The transmission kicks out of gear?

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  • solver2010 Apr 20, 2017

    You need to SAY what you MEAN if you want any real HELP. People are not mind readers!

  • solver2010 Apr 20, 2017

    You changed your original explanation. Now we're getting somewhere. The ignition coils on those were powered two ways. One way while cranking, the other way while running. There was a resistance wire that fed the coil while running, which was "shorted across" (bypassed) while cranking. There are two terminals on the ignition coil. One is connected through the resistance wire, with the key or switch in the run position. the other goes to the ignition points (contacts to ground, controlled by the distributor cam). Put a meter or test light from ground to one side, then the other side of the coil (not counting the large high voltage terminal). Is there any voltage on either terminal, as measured to ground, with the key (or switch) in the run position? If not, you have found your problem!

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    JOHN BREZINA Apr 20, 2017

    thanks

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