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Re: e-engine hard start

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Kelly Barnett

09-25-2013 05:04:11

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What needs to get established is some operational processes. First of all, where is the "SPARK" mark on the flywheel when the ignitor trips? Is it lined up with the pushrod? Secondly, thinking the magneto is fully functional, is it timed correctly to the engine? On those mags there is a easy way to find this out. When rolling the engine over watch the mag armature rotation. You will be rotating clockwise. There are two little pins in the end housing of the magneto. You will want to place some pressure on the pin on the right side of the housing. That will be the one for clockwise rotation. That is what the arrows mean that are cast into the end plate. While rolling the engine over see when the "pin" pushes in. This will let you know if the mag is in time with the ignitor trip. The armature has a dimple in it that the pin will dip into and then back out. The pin should push in at the same time as the ignitor trips. That will mean the armature is in the prime spot for the best current flow for the points. How does the engine react with a battery and coil hooked up and the magneto unhooked? Once the ignition system is found to be functional then the fuel system can be addressed. Best of luck in your playing.

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09-25-2013 06:34:29

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 Re: e-engine hard start in reply to Kelly Barnett, 09-25-2013 05:04:11  
Thanks ! , that is what I was looking for . I remember using the spark marks but don't remember the part about the pins . I will definitely check it out . Meanwhile I am grinding the valves . They weren't very bad although beat in. Thanks for all the replies . I will let you know how it starts when I get it back together . Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see

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