I have had the tractor a couple years now. When I first bought it I had replaced, carb,coil, plugs, new points and probably a few other various items. It needed some tlc.
Anyways, I was bush hogging a field when I noticed it stumbling easily in the semi-thick spots and then started spitting and sputtering with no load. So I parked it and cleaned out my fuel filters. I have two clear glass fuel filters from the auto store, one within the first 6 inches of the tank and the other right before the carb. The first one by the tank is supposed to catch rust particles and such from the tank, the second is supposed to catch anything else it may have picked up travelling thru the fuel pump and so forth. With the new carb I wanted to keep it as clean as possible. I think I need a denser filter because fine debris still makes its way into the carb. So after putting my fuel filters back in place after cleaning them, the tractor won't start. So, I have cleaned out the carb, which had sediment in the bottom despite my dual filter system. Checked my plugs, they looked ok, cleaned them anyway and reinstalled them. The distributor had some carbon tracking so I cleaned up the contacts and so forth. Still no starting. I did the pop the clutch routine and it ran for about 10 seconds one time, the rest it would just sputter and do nothing.
Everything I have replaced is at least a year old now and I own a horse farm, so I use it at least once a week, sometimes 3-4 days a week.
Does anybody have any ideas?
I'm probably going to go back thru and reclean everything and try again. However, I am wondering about the coil, maybe it's not putting out any or enough spark. I will check that while I am at it. Just need fuel and spark right?
3rd tractor 1966 Ford 3000 gas
2nd tractor Yanmar 2000 (hated it,sold it after 3 weeks)
1st tractor 1948 Ferguson TE-20 (loved it)
Non-tractor project a 1969 Chevy C-10
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