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cedrick


Joined: Jan 2, 2006
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70's Gilson snowblower -ignition coil and unitrol transmission
Original Message   Jan 2, 2006 5:01 pm
Hi,

I am in need of a new ignition coil for my snowblower with Briggs 7hp motor and have a few questions. I understand that right now I am using a magnetron ignition system with points and condenser. However, I have seen coils advertised as "solid state" that are supposed to be more reliable. Is this something that I can just switch out with my magnetron ignition system, or do I need other parts?

Also, I am going to start working on the transmission tonight but I need a few ideas. When I first got the snowblower, 1st and 2nd gears worked along with reverse. 3rd gear would just slip and not move the blower. Now, I am lucky if 1st gear even works. Please let me know what I should be looking for.

Thanks in advance.
Tom
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jubol


Location: Dover, De
Joined: Oct 3, 2003
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Re: 70's Gilson snowblower -ignition coil and unitrol transmission
Reply #1   Jan 2, 2006 5:44 pm
Cedrick,

Go on Goggle, type in Gilson snowblowers.

Look for a Spectrum site.

You  will find a great deal of info on the Gilson's blowers.

                                                         Fred 

Husqvarna STE927(11.5HP) snowblower,  MTD Pro Series 18/42 Lawnmower, MTD 6.5 HP  Self Prop Lawn Mower,  Weedeater 1500 Blower, Web Gensis  2000 
cedrick


Joined: Jan 2, 2006
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Re: 70's Gilson snowblower -ignition coil and unitrol transmission
Reply #2   Jan 2, 2006 8:44 pm
I have checked out the site, it's loaded with info indeed.  But it doesn't say anything about upgrading the ignition. 

I need to know what I would need to upgrade the ignition and  if it would be worth it on a 30 year old machine.

Also, how do I set the timing on the points system?

Thanks,

Tom

DNK1


Joined: Jan 11, 2006
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Re: 70's Gilson snowblower -ignition coil and unitrol transmission
Reply #3   Jan 12, 2006 10:48 pm
If you bring your old coil to a Briggs dealer they should be able to match it up to an electronic coil and you won't need the points anymore.
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