montgomery ward tiller


Old 02-24-07, 12:54 PM
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montgomery ward tiller

I have an older montgomery ward tiller,model # 1580 l,serial #0329f2 335.
Replaced the points,The problem it will start,then the shear pins break,I'm assumeing the point gap is wrong.need the point gap,and magnito gap to the
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Old 02-24-07, 02:59 PM
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montgomery ward tiller

assure flywheel nut is torqued - then .030 for new or filed points and .10 for mag.
Old 02-25-07, 06:00 PM
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If this is a Briggs and Stratton engine then you should set the point gap to .020". Incorrect point gap will not cause flywheel key to shear, improper torque (i.e. too loose) will allow key to shear.

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Old 02-25-07, 08:18 PM
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correct. .020" is the point gap, .010" is armature gap. The flywheel is not being torqued tight enough.

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