NEWS FLASH - December 2013
We are now selling magneto bearings, insulators, oil seals and
armature shims from our
Take a look
at some of the equipment we use in our workshop for magneto servicing
DIY Magneto Maintenance and
Bearings and Bearing InsulatorsPick-up, HT Lead and Plug-cap - 1Slip-ringContact-breaker AssemblyCamInternal HT ContinuityMain-body Earth Brushes and Bearing InsulatorsContact-breaker Re-installation and Points SettingLow-tension ContinuityEarth Brush ContinuityComplete High-tension ContinuityWill It Spark?TimingPick-up, HT Lead and Plug-cap - 2
Check the cam surface. If it has any unusual marks, try to work out what
caused them and whether anything should/could be done about them.
Remove the cam, carefully noting which way round it
goes and which notches in it engage where.
If there is a lubricating felt,
soak it in oil.
If there is a groove where a lubricating felt should be, but
is missing, consider making and fitting a replacement.
advance/retard mechanism carefully noting which part goes where. Check for
wear and replace any worn parts. Grease. Reassemble and check operation.
a smear of grease on the surface of the cam that engages its housing.
Replace the cam, ensuring that the notches in it engage as before (e.g. with
a fixed register in the cam housing and with the advance/retard actuator).
Check that the advance/retard mechanism reliably rotates the cam back and
Put a smear of grease on the lobe(s) of the cam.
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