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magneto query

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Post by rigidpanman » Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:38 pm

if i missed a good thread on this someone let me know.ok,panhead with an old manual advance mag,not sure what brand.its a 2 piece unit,2 years ago i pulled the head of the mag so i could do a top end on the motor,the base stayed in the cases.finally getting around to putting it back together.i put flywheels with the line in the hole and then set the head back on the base,thats probably not the way to do it.im apparently not firing at all,it wont spit,sputter,kick back or anything.i know the mag goes in with the point cam lobe,big or small about to break open the points.i dont recall if it is the big lobe or small and if the mag is at full advance or retard.would someone give me a heads up on this.thanks



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Post by rigidpanman » Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:16 pm

got it straight guys.thanks

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Post by frankovy » Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:33 am

would you please tell me the reply it seems where having the same problems.
frank toronto

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Re: magneto query

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Post by rigidpanman » Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:04 pm

i need to reopen this topic.i understand that i can use a buzz box to set my mag,iirc the buzz is supposed to go off when the points open,however my buzz stays on no matter which way i turn the mag.i have the box hooked up with one wire going to the ground post on the mag and grounding the other to the body,is that correct?any help is appreciated.

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Re: magneto query

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Post by steinauge » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:46 am

1-set the mag point gap at .015"-CLEAN the points! 2-remove the front intake pushrod tube clip,spark plugs and timing plug.3-rotate the engine until the front intake pushrod goes up and starts down 4-locate the timing mark in the timing hole 5 install the mag so that the points are JUST starting to break on the narrow cam lobe.(I use a bugler cigarette paper for this).lock the mag down and youre done.

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Re: magneto query

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Post by RUBONE » Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:04 pm

Steinauge is correct except for one item he did not mention. If your mag has an advance mechanism, when the timing mark is in the hole the points need to be breaking at FULL ADVANCE. Don't set at the retarded position.
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Post by steinauge » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:22 pm

Thanks Robbie,I aint used to this newfangled stuff. :)

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Post by indianut » Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:05 am

In the first post he stated " an old manual advance mag" .

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Re: magneto query

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Post by rigidpanman » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:57 am

groovy,i should be good to go then.thanks

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