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TG&Y Tiller, Brigs and Straton Motor. Remove flywheel to replace coil?


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04-23-05, 04:21 PM   #1  
TG&Y Tiller, Brigs and Straton Motor. Remove flywheel to replace coil?

I've included some pictures if they will help. This is my grandfather's tiller that i'm trying to fix for him. Bought from the late 60's early 70's from TG&Y whom has long been out of business. Fortunately it's a Brigs and Straton motor so I know I can find the parts.

Needless to say it's not generating a spark, so I do believe the coil is gone. The magnet still has pull to it. The only problem I've encountered is that there is a wire from the coil that goes into the crank case (or behind the flywheel) and I believe I have to get that off in order to replace it. Problem is, I'm not sure how to remove the flywheel, and it has a spring loaded shaft where the pull crank goes. Any suggestions?

Thanks.


<img src="http://www.stuckeypcs.com/tiller/motor.jpg">

<img src="http://www.stuckeypcs.com/tiller/wires.jpg">

 
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04-23-05, 04:21 PM   #2  
other pictures, sorry if you can't see the wires to the crank case clearly.

<img src="http://www.stuckeypcs.com/tiller/wires2.jpg">

<img src="http://www.stuckeypcs.com/tiller/wires3.jpg">

 
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04-23-05, 10:09 PM   #3  
Hello castuckey!

A new coil for this engine will be electronic ignition. The wire you see goes to the points. It is not required with the new coil. I usually just clip the wire as close as I can to the spot where it enters under the flywheel and forget the points. This would be the easiest and most trouble free way to approach the repair.


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04-24-05, 12:47 AM   #4  
Posted By: cheese Hello castuckey!

A new coil for this engine will be electronic ignition. The wire you see goes to the points. It is not required with the new coil. I usually just clip the wire as close as I can to the spot where it enters under the flywheel and forget the points. This would be the easiest and most trouble free way to approach the repair.

So it should just be as easy as clipping the wires, using an electronic coil w/o having to change/remove the flywheel or magnet?

 
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04-24-05, 05:14 PM   #5  
You got it!

Just connect the kill wire from the throttle linkage to the terminal on the coil so you can shut it off.


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