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Tristan in MN

11-22-2012 18:08:37

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As long as we are on the subject, my wd has a magneto, i was actually thinking of converting it to a distributor, anyone know of a kit available?

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11-23-2012 08:48:16

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 Re: wd magnito in reply to Tristan in MN, 11-22-2012 18:08:37  
Depending on the wag it can be as simple as adding a coil then a small bit of wiring so the mag points take the place of a distributor points and a wire from the coil to the mag. One of those in my sleep type jobs but I was a Navy E.T. years ago so wires are easy

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Bob Huntress

11-25-2012 20:34:44

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 Re: wd magnito in reply to old, 11-23-2012 08:48:16  
Because you can convert the tractor to a 12v system while leaving the ignition circuit on the magneto, I don't see a good reason to switch to a distributor. I was a Navy EN, years ago. I retired about a year ago from the Coast Guard as an MK. May I ask what ship you were on? We use to have a saying on my ships, "There are two groups of sailors, Engineers and Passengers!" On my destroyer ET's were combat systems division, and they berthed one deck below engineering. We would periodically grab one as he would transite pass our berthing, duct tape them up like a mummy, call down to their berthing and see if anyone was brave enough to come get them. Those were fun times.

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11-26-2012 08:41:12

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 Re: wd magnito in reply to Bob Huntress, 11-25-2012 20:34:44  
I spent time on one boat the USSBN Cashmere Pulaski which was a sub out of Groton CT and then later the USSCV67 out of Norfolk VA. That was one of the last conventional powered carriers made and both are now gone or moth balled. I was in from 1974 to 1980. I repaired computers when on the sub and then on the carrier I repaired the flight deck communication system which was a simple walkie talkie

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11-22-2012 18:17:15

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 Re: wd magnito in reply to Tristan in MN, 11-22-2012 18:08:37  
A salvage yard ,would be the best. it is a add on kit ,you remove mag and this kit bolts right on,you will just have to run a power wire to the coil.They are easy to find as most wd"s have them.

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