Wasn’t my shop, but I took a drive out to jd140’s shop to relieve him of the Tecumseh that was on his 63 110 he just picked up. I have a good home for it on my 67 112 and put some cash in his pocket to get that 63 prettied back up. Great guy to meet, with beautiful tractors in their shop and shed.
A mite late in this response about the fender straightening. I don't know what it was you needed to straighten but slip joint pliers (with serrated jaws) are hard on the metal methinks. I've always used various sizes/lengths of crescent wrenches (adjustable jaw wrenches) to straighten metal. Not that it makes a difference what is used, just thought I'd throw that out to you just in case.Pulled the 322 forward in the shop and applied some genuine CeeTee technology...slip jaw pliers used to straighten the left rear fender skirt where the tail light bucket clamps in. The PO was a bit lacking in backing skills, but about 10 minutes of readjusting the sheet metal got the light opening mostly square again. Might pull the headlight harness from the main connector to the bulbs later today and check all the wiring, clean sockets, etc. Got some new bulbs...two of the three were burnt out. Where's my test light?
Can't help...maybe post the question in the restoration and repair thread?Finally out in my shop tonight. 45 minutes later and the HH100 was on the floor. Need to get an Allen head, or internal square drive pipe plug tomorrow so I can drop in the SSHH100. Then external square drive plug sticks out and hits the frame. Decided to stick with the solid state ignition and internal charging system. I figure the charge wire from the regulator goes to positive, just need to figure out if it’s to battery + or switched +. Anyone?
I don’t think it matters. I found a wiring diagram for 112 SF with SS HH100, and it shows that wire going to the “R” terminal on ignition switch. Tecumseh diagram shows the wire going to the battery “+”. So 6 to one, half dozen to the other...Can't help...maybe post the question in the restoration and repair thread?
The only reason it might matter is if the switched connection keeps it from draining the battery. Just a thought.I don’t think it matters. I found a wiring diagram for 112 SF with SS HH100, and it shows that wire going to the “R” terminal on ignition switch. Tecumseh diagram shows the wire going to the battery “+”. So 6 to one, half dozen to the other...
Gettin it done! Congratulations! I worked last night till 5am (a bit over 14 hours) so I'm just getting out of bed, still drinking my morning coffee ...Took a closer look at the rodent-chewed headlight harness after I got it off the 430 this morning after daybreak chores. Went out front to water and remembered I have some electrical goodies in my packrat supplies in the garage...so I dug out the remnant of an old boat trailer light harness, some connectors and shrink tubing and went at the 430 headlight harness. Even managed to find and use my wire cutter/crimper/stripper tool, too.
Got it all back together, installed and plugged it in and I have front lights on the 430 again, and not ashamed of any of the connections made either. Nice way to start an otherwise sleepy, hot day during "these challenging times"...man, I'm getting tired of that phrase.