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Hello i just bought a 1976 214 with the k321
Motor has coil and condenser but no wiring harneess....... Is it possible to start it by battery ?
Or at least check for fire?
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Dub in Sprinkeburg
 

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Yes it is possible. You need to build a test harness (wiring for hooking up battery to the engine, starter & solenoid, ignition plus push button and a switch to kill the power the ignition)
 

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In that case, a jumper from the battery + terminal to the coil plus terminal, and a jumper from the
battery - terminal to the coil - terminal. Disconnect either wire to stop the engine if you do get it running.
 

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Word of caution about using an impact wrench on the f/w nut or bolt to start an engine. The f/w could crack or the threaded end or bolt can twist off. It has happened, not to me, but someone very close to me.

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You would want to use a 1 hp drill the impact will overtighten the flywheel. Do you have another 100 or 200 series tractor ? if so it could be belted up.
 

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Thanks for all the replies
Okay here is what happened.
Connected from + battery to + post on coil.
From - battery to engine ground.
Neg post on coil went to points and condenser condenser was grounded to engine. I confirmed spark then used a 1/2" drill motor and a 15/16" socket. It ROARED TO LIFE.

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An official JD wiring harness isn't too spendy and well worth the investment if you intend to keep and work that 214. Also not hard to make one using purchased wire.
 
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