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Fairbanks Morse 3 HP Model Z Ignition

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Bill Copeland

05-31-2012 09:13:41

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Has anyone converted this engine from magneto fired to points ,coil and condenser ? I think all I need is a set of points to open from the same pin that trips the lever on the magneto. It would take some fiddling to get the timing right.

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Arnold Layne

05-31-2012 21:05:44

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 Re: Fairbanks Morse 3 HP Model Z Ignition in reply to Bill Copeland, 05-31-2012 09:13:41  
It has been done thousands of times in the old days, now it would be kind of a step down unless you just plain can't get a good mag. Usually does involve some sort of contacts for points, buzz coils work real nice too.

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06-06-2012 21:39:37

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 Re: Fairbanks Morse 3 HP Model Z Ignition in reply to Arnold Layne, 05-31-2012 21:05:44  
my answer on your magneto remove the covers from the magneto remove the wires from the bottom of the points do not change point setting use 6 or 12 volt coil negative wire goes to bottom of points where you removed the old wires take a condenser from 8n ford connecting condenser wire with negative coil wire at the points plus wire from coil goes to 6 or 12 volt battery ground wire from battery connected to the engine or magneto box i have 3 of them running like that hope this helps

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