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03-26-2002 05:13:27

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If I remove the 2nd cover on my mag to change the condensor and points, will I need to re-time the mag, or can I simply re-assemble it the way it came apart? Thanks

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Rick in NC

03-26-2002 09:16:17

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 Re: Points Timing - 40 B in reply to ALK, 03-26-2002 05:13:27  
I would always retime the motor. The length of the leg on the rub block may be different from the points that were in it before. This would cause the points to open and close later or earlier depending whether the rub block is longer or shorter. Plus, even if the rub blocks were exactly the same length, new points are going to open later and close earlier than worn points.

Plus, there is nothing more fun than trying to find the TDC mark on a dirty, greasy flywheel in a dark bell housing while wearing bifocals.

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03-26-2002 19:33:59

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 Re: Re: Points Timing - 40 B in reply to Rick in NC, 03-26-2002 09:16:17  
the second cover as you call it , i think has the two small gears that are "timed" together. you will need to align the marks on these two gears again as you slide the cover back on after removal. this is internal mag timing, and not engine timing.

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