Just a note to tell everyone that I did get the info needed. On this website in the Article Archives is a very fine article about timing a magnito. It works!!!!! Thanks to everyone. A 60 year old runs again!!!
: I have reassembled my '39 WC and cannot get it running.
: How do I check the mag for a spark?
: Where is # 1 plug. From the manual it seems it should be at the 5 O'clock position with # 2 at the 7 O'clock position etc.. Is that right?
: I had to replace the # 4 piston and may have the bearing a bit tight as the starter will barely turn it over. Cranking is out.
: Before I started restoration it did start by pulling but soon broke a valve and ruined the piston!!!! This makes me think the mag is ok.
: I'm having a good time anyway!!!!