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when did Tacumseh swap over to electronic ignition?

greeting friends....in a nutshell, when did Tecumseh start using electronic ignitiion? were there any black engines after 1980 with points still? Is there an easy way to tell without taking the shroud off?
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Good question! I'm not sure of an exact date, but sometime after 1983 is what I can find. Possibly not until 1987.


Look at the ID tag and look up parts diagram to see if in fact it has points.



The CDI/ coil unit is mounted on the outside of the flywheel. Maybe sneak a peak under the cooling shroud.
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The Mufflers are a dead giveaway. Anything that does not have the "Square Box" Type muffler is points. Seen Them Black as well.
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Thanks Jack...I knew you would have an answer that even I could understand! I am getting so I hate points! The two I had questions about are square box mufflers...so I guess I'm safe!
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