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    140 electronic to battery ignition

    If anyone has a 140 with electronic ignition and wants to convert it to battery & points ignition, I've collected the necessary parts & numbers. Prices may vary depending on vendor(s) you choose, but the parts number list is complete. I've also included an instruction sheet from John Deere. Happy motoring and enjoy playin' in the dirt! Bob
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    Just curious, are the electronic ignition parts unavailable, or are they just unreliable? I'm pretty sure my 140 came stock with points, what year did they start using electronics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricJ View Post
    Just curious, are the electronic ignition parts unavailable, or are they just unreliable? I'm pretty sure my 140 came stock with points, what year did they start using electronics?
    The electric ignition was in 69 only. Deere didnít bring it back until 88. They are very expensive to fix, itís cheaper to convert to points, so that what JD did when they failed.

    Solid state parts are now very hard to find along with expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydplrs View Post
    The electric ignition was in 69 only. Deere didnít bring it back until 88. They are very expensive to fix, itís cheaper to convert to points, so that what JD did when they failed.

    Solid state parts are now very hard to find along with expensive.
    That explains it, TY.

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    I just did a quick search for the 3 primary components of the electronic ignition, stator ($250), trigger ($280), and coil ($235), that's $765 !!! For about $100-$150, the 140 can be converted to points. If you had no spark with an electronic system, what would YOU do? Seems like a pretty simple choice to me! Bob
    '80 317 w/18hp B&S and divert valve for rear hydraulics, 3 pt hitch, 5' york rake
    '82 314 w/rear PTO for tiller
    33 tiller
    49 thrower
    54 4 way blade
    Mod 48 deck & Mod 462 TracVac

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