Garden Tractor Forums banner
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
39 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Greetings Massey Ferguson Nation, I have a strange question maybe. Is it possible or has anyone ever changed the spark plug wire on the solid state ignition coil? The coil seems to be okay, but the wire has some wear and seems a little frail.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
5,695 Posts
I have not done it. All I will say is don't screw up the solid state. If you are talking about a Tecumseh HH series solid state, those suckers can run $200 or better if you can find them.

Ben W.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Jacksdad

·
Tractorholic
Joined
·
8,388 Posts
  • Like
Reactions: Jacksdad

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,934 Posts
As mentioned, check out Ed Stollers engines and magnets website, he shows these things all torn apart.

http://enginesandmagnets.com/id7.html

The plug wires are pressed down in the module, the core of wire is pressed over a pin in the hole. I have read where Ed states you can clean off hte bottom of the wire, then press it back down in there, not sure how he keeps in in there though. Yuo can email him off his website, he normally replies with in 24 hrs.

You can also sign up on Yahoo Tecumseh group, there are some good guys out there that may help, Ed is active member there too.

If you can not fix it....do not waste your money on a used one off evilbay. There are many up to date upgraded conversion out here that use a lot of off the shelf igntion parts. Many convert it over to a battery-automotive coil style, but check out Dale Colverts "Overnight solutions igniton" system. It is pretty much a direct replacement using newer components and you will spend less than buying a used 40 yr old part off ebay. His conversion also keeps it as a stand alone igntion, battery only needed to start tractor like yours is now.

Ed has a conversion kit his buddy Mike Brown sells on his website,

You can also check out Brain Miller's components on Garden Tractor pulling tips.com.

I have a complete different setup on my Tecumseh that eliminates the flywheel pins and just used a glued in magnet and a micro switch that fires an auto coil.

in a nutshell there are other options than the old SSI modules.
 

·
Member
Joined
·
129 Posts
They don't just come out. You are better to heat shrink and be careful with it IMHO.
I found mine ignition cable came out with not too much pulling and twisting. It is basically a tight fit into the SSI which has a sharp pin at the bottom and this is forced up into the centre of the HT cable when you push it back down in.

I pulled mine out in order to get the rubber grommet off. I could have worked it off the other end if I had pulled the boot off, but at the time that seemed impossible and the other way was easier. I put it back in after bending each wire out so that the pin could slide up the centre of the HT cable and made sure it was well down to the bottom of the well in the SSI module, Since I put it back together It has worked fine for two seaons.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,934 Posts
I know the original one from my SS12 is epoxied in, glad you were able to get yours out.
Maybe the first gens were, then they got cheap as the years went on and they just pushed them in. Both the ones from my 16's are just pushed in, they are the 3rd gen modules.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top