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Old 11-27-2016, 10:43 PM   #1
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are there articles on installing a mag in place of the dist. I have several 4 acyl. mages that could possibly be adapted to work
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Old 11-27-2016, 11:37 PM   #2
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Do you know the advance curves for these magnetos? Are these possibly tractor mags?

Remember, just because something can be made to fit, isn't a good reason to make it fit.

Stock ignition is so easy to fix and maintain, that I wouldn't change.
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Old 11-28-2016, 04:44 AM   #3
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I know of a Model A with twin ignition. Points and coil for one and magneto for the other. It has an OHV head from the 30's and quite a competition history. For ordinary running, why would you bother. Like Tom said, the standard system is soooo simple and reliable.
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Most Mags put a tremendous load on the dist drive gear & shafts.
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I use to change tractor magnetos to dist. and use a coil. Don't go there will not help your engine. But might give you a fit. Do you know how to set the trimming, with the impulse in the mag.
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Old 11-28-2016, 01:33 PM   #6
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Most Mags put a tremendous load on the dist drive gear & shafts.
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It does take some power to drive a mag but would it be more than what it takes to drive the oil pump with 20W-50 in the crankcase?
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It does take some power to drive a mag but would it be more than what it takes to drive the oil pump with 20W-50 in the crankcase?
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