Can you use the stock Trumpet Horn with a magneto

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panache
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Can you use the stock Trumpet Horn with a magneto

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Post by panache » Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:13 am

Hello,

I've got a stock '64 FLH and I was wondering if you can still use the HD Trumpet Horn with a Morris G5 magneto. I've looked at all of the pics of magneto pans I could find -- and none of them had the trumpet horn. I figured that maybe the magneto was too big, but I thought I'd ask the wizards on this board to make sure...

I had promised Perry Kime out at Flo Headworks that I'd run a 'breaker with auto-advance. He did some amazing work on my pan's heads. I should take some pics of them and post 'em here. The intake valve is HUGE! Anyway, Perry wanted to make sure that I would run a 'breaker with an advance curve instead of the typical all/nothing manual advance. That and set the Linkert 15% richer. I figured that a Morris G5 would be a great way to run auto-advance.

Thanks!



Billy
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Re: Can you use the stock Trumpet Horn with a magneto?

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Post by Billy » Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:38 am

panache-

The G-5 has a big 2 piece base, that makes the whole mag taller.
I seriously doubt you will fit a trumpet on w/G-5 mag.

Likely not a regular mag either, but not sure about those.

64DUOGLIDE
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Re: Can you use the stock Trumpet Horn with a magneto?

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Post by 64DUOGLIDE » Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:59 pm

On the same note...my last pan had the block on the front ground off and I ran a hunt mag...was wondering if any of the mags will work with the block in place?

Thanks

caschnd1
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Re: Can you use the stock Trumpet Horn with a magneto?

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Post by caschnd1 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:48 am

Panache,

When I built my chopper in 2003/2004 I had Perry do the motor for me. I originally considered putting a mag on it, but Perry talked me out of it. He suggested an electronic ignition (w/ auto advance) after I told him what I wanted to get out of the motor. I've been 100% satisfied and it was a fraction of the price of a Mag.

Something to consider that will maintain a closer to stock look. You'll have no trouble at all fitting your trumpet horn.

-Craig

P.S. Tell Perry Craig from Arizona said "Hello" if you talk to him.

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