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Old 12-12-2016, 06:08 PM   #15
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So thrilled to get her running smoothly today, after she backfired and soiled my jeans with soot!
I have a problem with the poss. side of the battery to the solenoid. Looks to be inside of the battery compartment, very difficult to reach, have to remove the batteries and reach inside, not looking forward to that tomorrow!
There should be an easy way to get inside of that thing!
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Old 12-12-2016, 10:55 PM   #16
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There should be an easy way to get inside of that thing!
There is, it's called taking it to a mechanic!
Glad you got it to run smoothly, as much as I love vintage engines (bikes, go carts, lawnmowers, etc), fiddling with carbs and points drives me nuts sometimes.
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Old 12-13-2016, 08:15 AM   #17
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I think (hope) it is just a poor connection, i.e. corrosion. Remove the wires, clean with a brush and replace ! Just a tight place to get to. I will not take it to a mechanic, # 1, they usually screw up something else, then they charge a lot of $,!!
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Old 12-14-2016, 06:14 AM   #18
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I think (hope) it is just a poor connection, i.e. corrosion. Remove the wires, clean with a brush and replace ! Just a tight place to get to. I will not take it to a mechanic, # 1, they usually screw up something else, then they charge a lot of $,!!
taking it to a mechanic is wht you do if you are not able to troubleshoot it yourself and don't mind handing your money over to them and, physically not able anymore. It sounds like you are learning a lot by doing it yourself. I don't understand about the backfiring causing the engine to run smooth but, it is good
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Old 12-14-2016, 07:19 PM   #19
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I could not find anything wrong in the battery compartment. Removed the batteries, cleaned several positive terminals, checked the ground. Same thing repeated itself every time.

The starter button will only make the solenoid chatter. I ended up running a positive wire from a battery to a bus bar positive end. She cranks every time now.

Ran her for 30 minutes today after changing the oil. Runs better than I have ever seen her run !
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Somewhere in the original batt. wire to the generator should be a breaker. Did you find and check that ?
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