How loud is the snap with a Fairbanks mag compared to a Wico?
I'm asking because I'm trying to get my '69 SC going again after a clean up, degreasing and paint job but all I get is a sputter, some back firing (very light) and a dead battery:banghead3!
Before I took the tractor apart, it ran fine, a little rich but fine. The head, carb and mag never came off or was even moved during the clean up.
I covered all the holes and mag to keep moister out.
So far I've cleaned and gapped the points and checked for moister and found none.
Replaced the condenser 8 months ago, so it should be ok?
I'm getting fuel to the carb the same as before (it still drips some if I leave the valve open under the tank)
Things I'm having trouble understanding:
I did a compression test and was only getting 32 psi. This machine had NO problem with power before the clean up. So I removed the head and inspected and cleaned up some just in case a piece of carbon was stuck on one of the valves or seats. I saw nothing stopping the valves from seating correctly. They were fine.
I also looked at the cylinder and found it to be very smooth/clean and with NO variance in diameter, I mean the gage never moved, so it's perfect, top and bottom. Although I don't know about the rings, they should be fine, right?
I didn't see or feel much oil on the cylinder wall. I'm getting oil from the pump, through the filter and into the fill area up front but it's not a lot and my oil gage never gets out of the red (thats a symptom of low cylinder pressure, right?).
So, I'm left with spark or lack of. Is this a good spark? It's blue but it does seem that big to me and what I noticed while turning to TDC was there was no loud snap from the mag.
So what should I do next.