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2018/10/30 12:10:40 (permalink)
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electronic coil change

Hello all; I am sorry the font is so big but it makes it easier for me to see. I have an old 14hp Briggs and Stratton engine that has been giving me start up fits. Is it possible to replace the coil with an electronic coil and will it work? The points have been giving me fits and I would like to do away with. If it will work I will be ecstatic. If someone knows if it will work let me know and if there is any other things that I need to do. 
Waiting patiently. Thank you

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    Re: electronic coil change 2018/10/30 14:15:00 (permalink)
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    If it is a cast iron block the short answer is no. It can be done but requires the flywheel be sent to the factory to have the magnetic polarity reversed if they still do it. If an aluminum block it is as simple as replacing the coil.
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    Re: electronic coil change 2018/10/30 22:03:37 (permalink)
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    Hello; well that answer I didn't want to hear, but thank you. Now back to the drawing board so to speak. Thanks again
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    Re: electronic coil change 2018/10/31 03:48:40 (permalink)
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    There is one option you can try if it is the cast iron block version that may work if your coil is good. That is the use of an universal ignitor such as the Nova II module. Stens 440-465 Mega-Fire Ignition Module is one that operate on positive ground ignition systems which the old cast iron Briggs used vs the current negative ground systems.
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