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1935 John Deere D


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Question 1935 John Deere D

I just purchased a 1935 John Deere D. I was told that the original magneto was a Dixie. Does anyone if that is correct? If so, anyone have one? Thanks for any help you can give!
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Default Re: 1935 John Deere D

Refer to the D registry published by the two cylinder club from Iowa for what your tractor left the factory with...
Or; Check this out:

http://www.mainelymagnetos.com/JDMagApp.html

What every you do, check the mounting holes for cracks when buying a mag for this tractor, they liked to crack.

I'd suggest using a Wico C base mount in the meantime, they are cheap and parts are available. They will stand getting wet better than the Dixie Splitdorfs.


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Default Re: 1935 John Deere D

AMEN..!!
We use a Fairbanks I believe on our 36 D and it works very well, we have the original Splitdorf 246T mag for it, but the fairbanks is a far better magneto, and so is the Wico.

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Default Re: 1935 John Deere D

mind if i ask the serial # of your d? i also own a '35 d, except mine is a "model year". there were drastic changes between '34 and '35, my serial is 119408, making it the 308th tractor off the line in '35, also making it a mutt, it has all the new changes and amenities for '35, but with alot of basic parts like major castings with 1934 part numbers and dates.

i really wanted to ask if you still had the timing lever beside the throttle lever? this is a dead giveaway of the splitdorf type mag used on quite a few of the D's. as you see with the part number break yours should have been equipped with a 246T. mine was originally equipped with a splitdorf, thus my timing lever remains. now im using a wico model C, these are fairly easy to find and parts are readily available and fairly cheap, if you end up with one of these i almost insist you install a new rotor and cap, and set the points. these mags seem to work very well except when used with old parts, then they become very weak very quickly.
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The serial# is 122383.
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dont spose you have any pics?
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Default Re: 1935 John Deere D

Speaking of Mags getting wet, I have had good luck sealing old porous mag caps on any brand magneto with clear acrylic top coat paint.

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Refer to the D registry published by the two cylinder club from Iowa for what your tractor left the factory with...
Or; Check this out:

http://www.mainelymagnetos.com/JDMagApp.html

What every you do, check the mounting holes for cracks when buying a mag for this tractor, they liked to crack.

I'd suggest using a Wico C base mount in the meantime, they are cheap and parts are available. They will stand getting wet better than the Dixie Splitdorfs.


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I have one picture of the tractor but I'm not sure how to post it.
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