My Tractor Forum banner
  • Are you passionate about Tractors? Would you like to write about topics that interest you and get paid for it? Read all about it here!

General Information

Year
1980
Make
Montgomery Ward
Model
130-497A
Color
YELLOW, WHITE, RUST
History
I inherited the honor(lol) of fixing my fiances fathers',deceased, Montgomer ward lawn tractor. It has a B&S model 220707 10hp engine. It sat for 8 YEARS with no sparkplug, no fuel or oil, basically just put out to pasture. I was "asked" to rebuld this piece of nostalgia for her, and here I am. I was able to get it running, and it abruptly just shut off half way through mowing my back yard. I started with the electrical, rebuilding and cleaning the interior contacts of the ignition switch, replaced the selonoid, replaced the coil, but had to run wire from coil to a toggle for cut off since the keyed ignition switch wont kill the motor. furthermore, once that was done, I was able to get it to crank and run but i have no throttle response now, and it is backfiring dangerously through exhaust(which is glowing red) , and through carb(which dies when airfilter housing is replaced). I checked the float bowl, and tried adjusting carb and idle 1/4 turn at a time. PLEASE TELL ME THERE IS A SIMPLE ANSWER!!! Or, am I getting ready to spend a fortune?
1980 Montgomery Ward 130-497A (YELLOW, WHITE, RUST)

Comments

There are no comments to display.
Top