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Old 02-20-2004, 02:44 PM   #1
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hey, new guy here, i bought this sled before Christmas, and i've had lots of problems with it, but that's understandable for a 32 year old sled.

use it to get in and out of my camp, she can haul 2 people and 400lbs of firewood on my komatic pretty damn good

but i have some issues still, if i go over half throttle #1 cyl starts backfiring, i'm guessing this is a misfire (still hauls all that at 33kmph) oh and it eats spark plugs within a couple hours

and now i get no spark on #1, coils are good, condensers have been changed, and the points look clean and gapped at 14ish

any ideas, i'm at my wits end with this thing, now it won't even run
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Old 02-20-2004, 04:09 PM   #2
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Hey niscola,

I think you should give it to me.... Just kidding.

I have found that even though points look clean, they can still fail. They are not that expensive so I would just get a set and try it. It won't hurt. Plus your timing could be a little off, so I would make sure that your timing lines are lined up properly. Another thing could be that your spark plugs are not gapped correctly. I forget what the correct gappage is.

Also, the gap on the points for Colt's are 0.018 when open. Make sure carbs are clean, I'mm assuming there is 2.

If you have 1, and it is a gasket type carb, definitely run the sled a little leaner if you're fouling plugs all the time.

Good luck, I'll keep thinking.

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Old 02-20-2004, 08:00 PM   #3
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well i found a set of points and condensors in the back room of a little outdoor store (a freaking miracle)

and it works fine!!

and just my luck the steering crossbar broke off... at 530, so i raced to a muffler shop (closed at 6) and had them weld it back on

i might be selling it in the spring

now i do have another question, my lights are dim, should i hook up both yellow wires to my lights? (no voltage regulator, but i do have a fuse)

oh and Brother D, there's a couple colts for sale on ebay, in mn and mi
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Old 02-23-2004, 11:35 AM   #4
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I saw those Colts, little too spndy for my blood. I like getting things free or cheap. I'm a teacher, so, you know the saying. "Teachers are cheap." Apparently they have never met me. I have spent some big bucks making my sleds look and run like new. I want to get a digital camera and put some pics of the beaties on here. Maybe soon, wife is pregnant with number 1 so I think we'll be getting a camera soon.

As far as your light goes, I thought that there should be 3 wires going to each light.? At least that's how they were on my 76 Colt. try hooking the wires on. If that doesn't help, your lighting coul might be bad. On my three wheeler, the light was getting dim, I put an extra lighting coil on behind the flywheel and the lights were very bright. Give it a try. I know where you can get some cheap parts.

Give this guy a call. His name is Tom. 218-741-1952

Good guy!

Good luck!

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Old 02-23-2004, 01:27 PM   #5
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I have been told that with todays gas your mixture has to be a little bit leaner. As for yer spark problem check your wire, we had this problem on my Brothers 69 Whiz. I put the plug cap from my leftover race wires for my car on it and it hits great now. Those old ones were junk. They look kinda like a spring, and get very rusty.
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Old 02-28-2004, 07:47 PM   #6
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off the stator there's 2 yellow wires, (lighting), red and white for ignition, and a brown ground

should i hook both of them up?
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