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Model Engine Ignition-Advice needed

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Old 02-06-2005, 11:44:26 AM
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Default Model Engine Ignition-Advice needed

Question??When the contact points and the cam lobe contacts(to set up the firing-Should there be sparking-(lots of sparks)that sometimes jumps across to the timing lever-Is that normal??-This engine fires(pops) a couple of times-then stops.
-Buzz coil/battery-seems to be hooked up right.
-Timing OK-about 6 degrees BTDC
-Is getting fuel
-Compression seems ok
Any help would be appreciated
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Default Re: Model Engine Ignition-Advice needed

Hi Garry, Check to make sure the buzz coil is hooked up correctly. See the pic of the drawing in this thread.
You should be able to see a small spark at the points but nothing that should jump.
Your timing is correct if you are using gasoline. If you are using coleman fuel change timing to about 5 deg after TDC. I have an 3/4" bore Upshur that runs very well at this setting when run on coleman. What kind of engine are you trying get started?

Hope this helps,
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