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I recently purchased a John Deere 56 from a somewhat of a fellow Deere hunter. After I was done wiping my drool off his 140, he told me that he could not get spark from it. He had purchased a new coil and points, and took apart the engine to install them. I assume he ran out of time because both the coil and the points are new in the package. Also he installed a brand new starter on it, even though it doesn't have the optional electric start. That is going on the 60 more than likely.
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Washed up. Fighting weak spark.
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It runs! Joyride was short lived. Why? Well picture is worth 1,000 words…
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Come on, leaf the chain alone… it’s not funnel.:ROFLMAO: Sorry, Dad Joke… looks like there was another link coming apart as well.
 

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It is just the broken piece sitting on it.
 
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I will inspect for other faults in the chain, and replace link if none are found. Anyone know what flavor chain this is?
 
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I think it's just plain 40 chain if memory serves me right. We had a 56 when I was a kid.
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It it is 41 chain. Stamped on the links.
 

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Judging from the tyres that machine has not worked as much as mine. Mine was bought new in 1972 and is still serving me well. Now on its 3rd engine: Two Tecumsehs and now a "Chinese" Honda under the Magnum name. I am now looking for a replacement grass catcher bag as the plastic underbelly is getting thin. NLA from Deere. Anyone know of a possible bag replacement,
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please let me know.
 
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