We are fixing it for my neighbor! I have NO idea what we are doing! LOL
He made a switch to replace the safety on one side so it acts like a anti theft. Then I forgot the e-brake was on! Got to figure out the weird back firing!
Well we found the issue rather quickly! Tested spark on left bank, ok then right um NOT! Get heavy cover off back and take tins off to find a mouse nest with a dead buddy! The magnetos are very strange, 12v powered?? I remembered watching a Taryl video on this magneto set up and sure enough we did. It is replaced as they were an issue. I looked for replacement mag and can't buy it only a retro kit or replacement mag in that style. Today we search for correct set up. Meanwhile we rigged original one and got it running on both, been like this a while by steam and crap out of muffler! I made my own retrofit kit out of two single command mags and wired it myself to fire it, worked ok. The timing is different though so not correct, I could show neighbor issue with it!
Not easy to get on lift!
My retrofit kit. No cut wires as the owner wasn't around. Will get right set up for it. This was good as I can move it and run it on both cylinders.
Well its back home with owner. We got the magnetos in early yesterday thanks to the fellow who owns the small engine shop I almost went to work for, had it in stock! Engine was running off as the single command magnetos are different pick up point, changing timing. Now it runs smooth! I detailed it quick as dad painted muffler. Go to test it out and here come neighbor! His daughter had her third child early morning so he was home to go see happy couple! SHOOT He caught me! I am trying to edit out where we were talking for his privacy! The machine works good and ran well now! Hope it works for years to come for him! Was a privilege to work on a zero finally!