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Old 06-11-2021, 01:29 PM
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I would have tried to hook a regular coil and condenser and bypass what is there. Add some juice and see if it runs better.
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Old 06-12-2021, 11:51 AM
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True, I never adjusted valve lash..

And I wouldn't have any idea how to set up another coil. I'm lost with electronics.

Whatever got into the engine happened long ago, lots of carbon built up in the gashes.
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Old 06-12-2021, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by nothercrash View Post
True, I never adjusted valve lash..

And I wouldn't have any idea how to set up another coil. I'm lost with electronics.

Whatever got into the engine happened long ago, lots of carbon built up in the gashes.
Lucky for you, they have no Electronics on them!!
just simple electricity.
a hot wire (+) from a borrowed battery, to an external coil + side, borrowed from most anything around the farm.
Another wire from the (-) side of said borrowed coil to your points/condenser.
Then a wire from (-) of borrowed battery to anywhere on the engine that is metal.
Pretty simple and no electronics!
---Well you do have to insert the spark plug wire into the center of the coil but that is a no brainer.

just some wire from an old discarded lamp and a few alley-gator (or crockodile) clips and ewe is ah gittin er done.
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Old 06-12-2021, 02:30 PM
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K161 valves are not adjustable.
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