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 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning”

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PostSubject: Re: 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning”   2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 8 Icon_minitimeApril 14th 2022, 3:46 pm

Too bad we all dont live a little closer to eachother. My dad works at a place that makes o-rings and also hydraulic fittings. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning”   2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 8 Icon_minitimeApril 15th 2022, 2:52 pm

So I got all the engine tins off to repaint them, and they turned out nice. Looking at the coil packs, it seems the steel layers or windings or whatever they are called are separating. I still can get spark out of them but I’d rather replace them now and save the headache of an inevitable failure. Anybody here tried the top shelf aftermarket coils? (Ie stens, rotary, Oregon, etc). The Briggs coils are about 50 a piece and I’d rather not shell out that much for new coils when the current ones still work. Or should I just glue the coils back together?

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PostSubject: Re: 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning”   2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 8 Icon_minitimeApril 15th 2022, 6:34 pm

I haven't tried the Stens or Oregon coils themselves but both companies seem to make decent products based on stuff I've bought, I find Stens seems equal quality for a few bucks less.

Alot of times you can remove the ignition module from the steel laminated "frame" without causing damage, there's weird little clips you need to open while trying to press the frame out, some are bonded though and can't be disassembled. Was thinking you may be able to soak it in white vinegar for awhile to eat the rust then use fine grit sandpaper between the laminations to clean it up real good, not sure how bad they are though without pictures...

Can you tell I'm used to doing bush repairs with little to nothing at hand!! Lol
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PostSubject: Re: 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning”   2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 8 Icon_minitimeApril 15th 2022, 8:31 pm

Yeah the laminations are the problem. Here’s some pictures for reference: 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 8 A0e13810
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Put a picture in of how she sits now too.


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PostSubject: Re: 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning”   2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 8 Icon_minitimeApril 15th 2022, 8:44 pm

I wouldn't even worry about that,  try to clean inbetween with sandpaper, clean the edges that face the magnet until there's clean bright metal, do the same for the magnet on the flywheel, clean the mounting points and you'll have good strong spark if the coil itself is good. I've cleaned up coils that look much worse and they've worked fine. Best to do it by hand with sandpaper, a wire wheel can tear it apart then you're up the creek! A light film of dielectric grease will prevent future corrosion/rust. You got this!  Lol

The Mud Ducks coil looked similar to yours and I haven't had a issue since I cleaned it up nice,  check it out here. https://www.atltf.com/t6824p15-bo-brianator-s-mud-duck-tractor-recovery-rig-mudder

Tractor looks nice, it's a good clean machine! I like the pool ball shifter knob too that's awesome!


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PostSubject: Re: 2055 White resto modding “White Lightning”   2055 White resto modding “White Lightning” - Page 8 Icon_minitimeApril 15th 2022, 10:12 pm

Good to know, thanks for the input! I’ll definitely try and save the coils for the time being. And thanks for the kind words! Also I got to thinking… since this thing is essentially getting a ground-up restoration with basically everything I did previously being redone, should I enter the build-off? I don’t know if I’m currently compliant with the 40% rule but all I’ve done so far is the teardown and engine paint. Not an offroad tractor as much as a working toy so I dunno. What do you say @MightyRaze?

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It's 50% so you have more room. If you feel you are not halfway done, then go for it! We should probably lock this thread when you do, that way when you are done with the build-off. I can merge that topic with this one and not get out of sync and open it back up. What is your thought on that?

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Sounds like a good idea, I would encourage you to join the party, just don't fall into the trap of rushing or wasting money on behalf of the BO, just take your time, If you finish, you finish, if you don't, you don't. That's life don't sweat it too much.

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Locking the thread is fine. I’ll get the sign made tonight and I’ll start the new topic shortly after.

I definitely have done less than 50% so should be a plan there!
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This is the end of the thread for a while. You can continue to read up on the tractor here.

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So you know you posted your entry in the wrong section bit worry not because I'm sure @MightyRaze will fix that then you can edit your above link before he locks the this thread (I tagged him here to see)

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Whoops! Thanks for letting me know!
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[adm]Locked for Build-Off[/adm]

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