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johnfarnworth - (6/13/2012 9:51:30 AM)
RE:MAGNETOS
Just thought I would put on record my two "essential tools" for dealing with magnetos and distributors.

First a points (contact breaker) file and second a spark tester.  The file is special equipment for the hard surface of points.  To use the spark detector just place it between a plug and lead from the magneto and distributor and you essentially see a very much magnified spark like a neon light.  Much easier than holding a lead away from the plug whilst you hand cronk or starter crank an engine round.  It really does tell you if you have a worthwhile spark.

I got both from NAPA agents in N America

John