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Electronic ign conversion on a Wisc engine

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by hydro_37, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I have a Bobcat 610 with the Wisconsin VH4D engine in it. Does anyone know of a electronic ignition kit to get rid of the points?
  2. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    pertronix makes a points replacement ignitor for the Wisconsin VH4D


    on page 31, under Wisconsin industrial engines, ignitor part # 1541
    any good speed shop should be able to get it for you. cost should be around $70.
    a little pricey, but well worth it.
    i have done hundreds of pertronix conversions on cars, boats, trucks, industrial , construction, and agricultural equipment over the past 30 years, and never had one go bad.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2009
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Thanks TJ. I just put that kit on mine and it was easy and works great.
  4. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    good to hear. the hardest part of the conversion is hanging on to the points afterwards to make sure everything is gonna work properly.

    in over 30 years, i have only had 1 ignitor go bad out of the hundreds i have installed. and that one only ran for less than 5 minutes before it died.
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I kept the box beside me. When a part came off it went into the box.....now to keep the box in a safe place and remember where its at.....lol
  6. bplittlejohn

    bplittlejohn Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I am having a problem with my companies wisconsin VH4D and the electronic conversion. It was working for a few years. The operator of the equipment went out to fire up the engine last week and it would not fire. I checked the distributor and sure enough the ignitor was burnt out.
    We ordered a new one and installed it, I cranked the engine and only got spark on one plug. I checked the timing and made sure that it was on TDC with the rotor facing the # 1 plug. I still only get it to fire on one plug. I tried moving the distributor a little clockwise and counter colckwise to see if the timing was just out a bit but it will not fire.

    What else am I missing here?

    It is a 12V neg ground system. I am thinking the number one cyclinder is front left as you face the flywheel, the starter is on the right and the distributor is on the left. If I am wrong please correct me.

    I have never had an engine kick my butt as bad as this one when it seems so simple.