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I been away from the tractors for a little while things in the family and job getting in the way of a hobby i like. i even been away from the sight as well. I took pinky out of the shed yesterday to get her ready for the Susan G Komen parade coming up in October and she started fine idled fine and drove fine. no problems what so ever. loaded it on the trailer and hauled it to my house so i could retro fit a seat from a 94 sonoma on it so we all can ride in the parade. I cranked it up at a gas station for a buddy to hear it run and it started misfiring. idle good then pop puff of white smoke, then again and it was on the number 4 cylinder when i got it home i checked the oil bath breather and there was water in the oil bath i assumed from condensation, and i cranked it up and it smoothed out when i took the spark plug off the #4 cylinder no popping or misfiring happened it ran smoother. All the ignition parts are brand new but nearly unused for several months now. i haven't started it in a while but when i got the battery hot it fired right to life. there was little gas in the tank and i drained it and fillled with new gas. I didn't have my 7/8 socket to pull the plugs last night to check fire but will tonight. i am thinking the plug went bad or something of that nature. i am going to take the distributor apart as well. and see what i can see. the coil and condenser as well as all the other ignition parts in the distributor are all new as well.
thanks for any advice you can give.
Also would it be advisable to see if the valves are sticking but taking the tappet off and starting it or will the oil pump force way to much oil up and cover me and the tractor with 10w40.
 

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You can run them for a little bit before the oil starts to flow pretty good, but You can see a stuck valve a ot of times just by looking at them or turning the engine over slowly with a crank handle or starter. I don't think that's your problem though. Sounds like something electrical to me. That's weird though about that much water in the oil bath. What kind of building was it stored in?
 

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We call it the tractor shed . It is a 30x60 full insulated building with concrete floor.
 

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Well figured out what the cause of the misfire is
 

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My smart self as I am righted the rocker arm down with two nuts being brass or copper coated nuts that stripped, allowing the arm to flex I guess. Getting locking nuts tomorrow and going to readjust all the valves as well.
 

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Glad you found the problem and hope the fix is easy and fast.. I keep some of my collection in a building similar to yours and at certain times the moisture could get out of hand. Went out and got a pretty big de humidifer and let it run all summer. It helps out a lot I may even have to epmty it twice a day. You may want to check into one to help with your moisture problem.
 
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