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Help with a B414 gas tractor

Post #1 by thewalters4 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:26 pm

On first post, be kind I have gotten what I believe is a 1964 B414 gas model mechanical fuel pump was removed and electric put in place. Carburetor has been rebuilt. I can get the tractor started but it seems to want to shut off after about 10-15 minutes or when put under a load such as running the bush hog. Any help would be wonderful.
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Frank


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Re: Help with a B414 gas tractor

Post #2 by hair bear » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:35 pm

Hi Frank,
Plugs, points, condenser, and coil are all good for causing a hot shutdown. If it's new to you and you don't know the history of it, then these parts including the HT leads could be viewed as suspect and for the cost of it may be worth changing them out anyway.
Please keep us informed of what you find.
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Re: Help with a B414 gas tractor

Post #3 by thewalters4 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:47 pm

I pulled and checked cleaned plugs they looked good not worn all did receive fire new rotor installed forgot about that part. So off to look at points coil and condenser then. For a free machine I am guessing not to bad off?
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Re: Help with a B414 gas tractor

Post #4 by hair bear » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:06 pm

Hey, if it runs and drives then for the sake of a good service, free is a damn good price!


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Re: Help with a B414 gas tractor

Post #5 by thewalters4 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:48 pm

What is the HT leads?


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Re: Help with a B414 gas tractor

Post #6 by hair bear » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:40 pm

Sorry, the high tension leads are the four plug leads and the king lead which runs from the coil to the distributor.


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Re: Help with a B414 gas tractor

Post #7 by Jeremy Rowland » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:34 am

Hi Frank and welcome to CMN :wave: hope you get your machine sorted; all good advice above the only thing I would add is that back in the 80's I had trouble with a car I was running at the time, it turned out to be points and condenser even though they were new parts that had only recently been fitted, trouble is you tend to think 'well I have already changed them' but sometimes even new parts can be duff.

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Re: Help with a B414 gas tractor

Post #8 by Mrsmackpaul » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:18 am

When it stops running does it still have fuel in the carby ???
When you crank the throttle a few times can you see or smell fuel ??

If not there may well be something floating around in the fuel tank thats getting sucked in or restricting the inlet a bit and when it goes under load a lot it struggles for fuel

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