Magneto - Manual Advance/Retard position

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Magneto - Manual Advance/Retard position

Postby ktofthewoefig » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:47 pm

hi
yes, unfortunately that the problem. In the manual it says "pull in (the lever) to retard". IN spindlers pictures above my mag is on the right and there it says pulled in is advanced.

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Magneto - Manual Advance/Retard position

Postby ktofthewoefig » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:49 pm


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Magneto - Manual Advance/Retard position

Postby ktofthewoefig » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:50 pm

apologies , should have said Spriddler above

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Magneto - Manual Advance/Retard position

Postby laxy » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:50 pm

Steve, some manuals cover more than one model, I think you may have been reading about the set up for the twins where the advance position is with the cable slack.Your set up should be as shown in the right hand pics.cable tight for full advance.At this position and with the piston 1/2 inch BTDC on the compresion stroke check the points are just about to open.If not then it looks as though the mag has been timed with the cam ring in the retarded position,

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Magneto - Manual Advance/Retard position

Postby ktofthewoefig » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:44 pm

thank you laxy thats what i think has happened. I ll try it in the morning but as you said earlier i dont see why anybody would design it with the cable in tension when youve got things like cable stretch
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Magneto - Manual Advance/Retard position

Postby Stan Palmer » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:53 pm

Some manuals mention the 'slack cable' method, meaning the cable has to be on the left. But magnetos in that configuration are less common than the other sort, I don't know why. I eventually found one (at a cost) and I am more comfortable knowing the ignition stays advanced without constant checking that it hasn't moved. Also all the comp mags are that way round.

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Magneto - Manual Advance/Retard position

Postby SPRIDDLER » Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:37 am

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I am more comfortable knowing the ignition stays advanced without constant checking that it hasn't moved.


I've marked my A/R lever with a couple of dots so that I can see at a glance that the lever hasn't crept back.
Otherwise fiddling with it became a subconscious habit - like checking me flies......
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Magneto - Manual Advance/Retard position

Postby Merlin » Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:18 am

subconscious habit - like checking me flies

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Magneto - Manual Advance/Retard position

Postby SPRIDDLER » Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:20 pm

quote:

Not to worry dead men don't fall out of windows.



I've a club calendar in all upstairs rooms

BTW - Glad to see that the calendar critics are fewer this year, but with a publication like that you're bound to get knockers.
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