Thread: 1981 Dixon ZTR 424 engine swap
05-10-2012, 04:21 AM #1
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1981 Dixon ZTR 424 engine swap
My son recently got a Dixon ZTR 424 zero turn mower, the engine was shot. I had a 2003 MTD yard machines riding mower, the deck was trash but it has a good 20 HP Tecumseh engine. So we swapped it over to the ZTR 424.
My problem is that I used the wiring harness from the Yard Machines rider and put it in the Dixon. I omitted the safety switches that were on the Yard Machines. I attached an image of the wiring diagram.
I had to get a new ignition switch. It's a (Prime Line 7-01895) It has six pins with the sixth pin being off to the side of the harness plug, (I believe its for the magneto)..... the other five pins are typical to those on almost every other riding mower ignition switch.
I have been searching the net for wiring diagrams with omitted safety switches (such as the PTO, Clutch/brake, seat switches being removed, etc)
I looked at my Yard Machines manual, and I did what I thought necessary to remove the safety switches and just straight lined the power from proper wire on the ignition switch to the proper place on the starter solenoid.
It wont crank using the ignition, but I can use a hot wire from the (+) battery terminal to the correct place on the starter solenoid to engage the starter.
I also put a new starter solenoid on it, and checked all wire connections, they are secure.
If anyone has some advice on how to wire the switch without using the safety switches, or if you know of a site with a diagram for this... please share this with me.
Thanks in advance,
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