Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Magneto checkup

Went back to the school with my magneto and bench tested it.  It didn't work well the first go around, so I took it back apart and cleaned some corrosion off the distributor points, re-timed it and re-assembled it a few times before it ran well on the bench.  The coming in speed is still a little high at 180rpm, but since this is the backup mag to my electronic ignition, and the fact that I won't be starting off of it, it'll be just fine.  You can check a video of the bench test here:  Youtube made the sparks look choppy, but it was a clear and consistent 1-3-2-4 firing pattern in person and on the original vid.

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