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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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testing the coil?

Its just a rubber o-ring type so I'll look around. I did find you're thread on the install and link to garden tractor pulling tips. Brian sells about everything under the sun for small engines.

What's the best way to check the coil or should I just bite the bullet and buy a new one. I had emailed Brian and he sells a replacement that will work.

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I'm not too familiar with testing procedures but it's up to you if you want to get the kit first, connect it up to your stock coil and see if it works and go from there.

It may just be my luck, but I've had to replace the original coils on every one of my Jacobsens. I've connected up the kit to a stock coil before only to have it fail shortly thereafter and then had to take it apart again to replace it with a new coil.

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That is one nice hand me down. All I ever end up with is screwed up junk.

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OK, well I got everything apart and I ordered a nova II, new coil, and rebuild kit for the Carb from Brian @ A-1 Miller's Performance

The parts should be here in a week or so and I'll post up some pics when I get into it. Austen or other who have used the Nova. To shut the engine off. Currently I just ground the plug. Should I add in a switch?

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OK, well I got everything apart and I ordered a nova II, new coil, and rebuild kit for the Carb from Brian @ A-1 Miller's Performance

The parts should be here in a week or so and I'll post up some pics when I get into it. Austen or other who have used the Nova. To shut the engine off. Currently I just ground the plug. Should I add in a switch?

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Regarding shut off, is there not a switch or metal tab to ground the plug to kill the motor?

If there's a switch, you can wire the kit into it.

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As I remember it, when we first got the mower to shut it off you turned the Choke/throttle knob then at some point when it was serviced a metal grounding tab was added and they cut the spark plug boot so it would ground out. I was looking to the 1966 manual PDF but couldn't find any pictures.

I'd rather not but the spark plug boot again so I was thinking I should add a switch or try and figure out how throttle adjustment was used to shut the mower off.

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From the sounds of it, the choke knob should be part of the kill switch then. To kill the motor, the switch will probably be slid/turned to the very opposite side of the choke position.

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agreed but without seeing it wired up. I do understand how that would work. I did see a black wire that was taped off when the points were changed last. I'm guessing that wire woulds run to the throttle/choke or switch. The bakewell knob is just attached to a rod that adjusted the carb. I'll have to take a closer look but it doesn't look like it had any missing connections.

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