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    Trying to find a McCulloch ignition module

    As the title states, I've been trying to find an ignition for a McCulloch brush trimmer for a while, and the best I can come up are used modules on Ebay for $60... not fond of that option.
    Since there are very knowledgeable dudes on this forum, I was wondering if anyone had any sources or leads to find something NOS, or an aftermarket replacement that would work.
    It's an Eager Beaver 325BC in great shape...but no spark.
    Thanks!!
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    Have you tried to Google the model and look that way? I found what looked to be some pretty promising links.

    Also, don't rule out Amazon for something like this. Picked up a compatible carb for a Kohler for $35 shipped on Amazon! Yeah, it's Chinese, but it works.
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    You'd think that common parts that have many applications - like an ignition module that probably isn't even made by or specifically for McCulloch - would be readily available.

    I do know that I've thrown out a couple of running Toro weed whackers because the fuel tank developed a leak and the part was not available any longer. And these were only a couple of years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark02tj View Post
    Have you tried to Google the model and look that way? I found what looked to be some pretty promising links.

    Also, don't rule out Amazon for something like this. Picked up a compatible carb for a Kohler for $35 shipped on Amazon! Yeah, it's Chinese, but it works.
    I know what you mean about several links appearing in a Google search... but start clicking on them and you'll find they are all "Discontinued" parts diagrams.

    As far as a Chinese replacement on Amazon...tried that too. Believe me, I couldn't care less where it was made. The best I could find with several hours online was used modules that could be on their last legs .

    I was wondering if anyone knew of any shops that specialize in parts for old/obsolete equipment
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    2015 JD 1025r, 60d MMM, 54" front mounted snowblower, Heavy hitch, Ballast box
    1980 JD 1050 4wd, JD 75 loader, IH 60" brush hog
    1980? Satoh S550g Elk, 60" belly mower
    McCulloch Saws - 1970's Mini Mac 30; Mac 10-10
    1978 Ariens Sno-Thro 32"; Troy-Bilt 24" snoblower
    1996 Polaris 680 Ultra Snowmobile, 2004 Yamaha Raptor 660, 2016 Polaris Sportsman 570
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJgrn78 View Post
    As the title states, I've been trying to find an ignition for a McCulloch brush trimmer for a while, and the best I can come up are used modules on Ebay for $60... not fond of that option.
    Since there are very knowledgeable dudes on this forum, I was wondering if anyone had any sources or leads to find something NOS, or an aftermarket replacement that would work.
    It's an Eager Beaver 325BC in great shape...but no spark.
    Thanks!!
    There's a shop in town that is pretty good at having ancient parts for various lawn equipment.
    That's where I get parts for my old Homelite gear.

    Tom's Bike Shop & Lawn Mowers
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    708 N 7th St · (985) 447-8514
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    It's an old shop that's been in business for ever and a day.
    Inside the shop it looks like organized chaos, but they come thru most of the time.
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    It just dawned on me that I have an old McCullough saw out in my shed. I know the carb is gummed up - hasn't been run in 15+ years. I'll check the spark in the next day or so (weather dependent) and let you know if it has it or now. If so, we can work something out if the module will fit your saw.

    i don't know the model number, but it's a little saw - 10 or 12" bar on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark02tj View Post
    It just dawned on me that I have an old McCullough saw out in my shed. I know the carb is gummed up - hasn't been run in 15+ years. I'll check the spark in the next day or so (weather dependent) and let you know if it has it or now. If so, we can work something out if the module will fit your saw.

    i don't know the model number, but it's a little saw - 10 or 12" bar on it.
    Thanks for checking Mark! It sounds like you might have a Mini-Mac or something similar, I have 3 of them, one that runs and 2 for parts, lol.

    There are several models of McCulloch saws, trimmers, etc, with different ignitions. Mine is a trimmer so I don't know of your ignition would be a match. If I were you and your saw has good spark and compression, I'd clean/rebuild the carb and run it!
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    2015 JD 1025r, 60d MMM, 54" front mounted snowblower, Heavy hitch, Ballast box
    1980 JD 1050 4wd, JD 75 loader, IH 60" brush hog
    1980? Satoh S550g Elk, 60" belly mower
    McCulloch Saws - 1970's Mini Mac 30; Mac 10-10
    1978 Ariens Sno-Thro 32"; Troy-Bilt 24" snoblower
    1996 Polaris 680 Ultra Snowmobile, 2004 Yamaha Raptor 660, 2016 Polaris Sportsman 570
    1996 KTM EXC 300
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Cajun View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AJgrn78 View Post
    As the title states, I've been trying to find an ignition for a McCulloch brush trimmer for a while, and the best I can come up are used modules on Ebay for $60... not fond of that option.
    Since there are very knowledgeable dudes on this forum, I was wondering if anyone had any sources or leads to find something NOS, or an aftermarket replacement that would work.
    It's an Eager Beaver 325BC in great shape...but no spark.
    Thanks!!
    There's a shop in town that is pretty good at having ancient parts for various lawn equipment.
    That's where I get parts for my old Homelite gear.

    Tom's Bike Shop & Lawn Mowers
    Lawn Mower Store

    708 N 7th St · (985) 447-8514
    Thibodaux, Louisiana 70301

    It's an old shop that's been in business for ever and a day.
    Inside the shop it looks like organized chaos, but they come thru most of the time. [IMG class=inlineimg]http://www.greentractortalk.com/forums/images/smilies/laugh.gif[/IMG]
    Thank you, I just might give them a call!
    1984 JD 316 w/ cat 0 3-pt hitch and 2000 rpm pto, 48" tiller, 49" snowblower, 42" belly mower
    2015 JD 1025r, 60d MMM, 54" front mounted snowblower, Heavy hitch, Ballast box
    1980 JD 1050 4wd, JD 75 loader, IH 60" brush hog
    1980? Satoh S550g Elk, 60" belly mower
    McCulloch Saws - 1970's Mini Mac 30; Mac 10-10
    1978 Ariens Sno-Thro 32"; Troy-Bilt 24" snoblower
    1996 Polaris 680 Ultra Snowmobile, 2004 Yamaha Raptor 660, 2016 Polaris Sportsman 570
    1996 KTM EXC 300
    Gravely ZT-HD 60"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJgrn78 View Post
    Thanks for checking Mark! It sounds like you might have a Mini-Mac or something similar, I have 3 of them, one that runs and 2 for parts, lol.

    There are several models of McCulloch saws, trimmers, etc, with different ignitions. Mine is a trimmer so I don't know of your ignition would be a match. If I were you and your saw has good spark and compression, I'd clean/rebuild the carb and run it!


    Yes, I failed "reading and comprehension". If I'm going to answer a thread, I REALLY need to go back and carefully read the post I'm replying to.


    Uh... It was late at night when I answered that!! I'd been up since 4:00 a.m. Yeah - THAT'S my story and I'm sticking to it!!
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