Magneto for 1957 FLH

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Magneto for 1957 FLH

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Post by kurt.mihalik » Mon Dec 17, 2001 3:17 pm

Does anyone have an opinion, good or bad, about putting a magneto into a 57 FLH? I have questions as to what brand has worked the best as far as installation, starting and performance. My bike has STD heads, dual plugs, Andrews A grind cam, dual exhaust and I am still running 6 volts.

kurt.mihalik@boeing.com



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Re: Magneto for 1957 FLH

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Post by panhead » Tue Dec 18, 2001 7:32 am

Check http://www.morrismagneto.com they have a magneto (MM74E) for '36 - '69 big twins (or look at my site for other suppliers).

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Re: Magneto for 1957 FLH

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Post by weezeo » Tue Jul 29, 2003 7:53 am

I ran a Mag, a Fairbanks/Morse for about 5 yrs. and loved it but they don't like the cold weather. I am putting another in now on a rebuild. The timing is the main thing you might have to grind off the relay mount on the case Also I would consider going to 12 Volt. Its a very strong spark and will like the dual plugged heads.

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Re: Magneto for 1957 FLH

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Post by hd74 » Wed Jul 30, 2003 5:43 am

I have run a Joe Hunt magneto on a 53 pan for year. Totally trouble free. There is a used one on ebay as we speak, but it need some work. Parts are still available either through Joe Hunt or Fairbanks.

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Re: Magneto for 1957 FLH

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Post by weezeo » Thu Jul 31, 2003 12:18 am

The parts are interchangabe from the mags, Morse/Fairbanks/Hunt etc. All older ones used the same coil and points and there bodies and caps are interchangable also, not sure but 12 Volt is not a must can run 6V

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