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Ignitor Gap?

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Old 04-20-2005, 03:29:14 PM
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Question Ignitor Gap?

Are the points on an ignitor normally open or closed? What is the spacing if they are open?

I have made a shaft for a Fairbanks T, 4 hp., and I forgot where I need to drill the hole on the shaft.

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Default Re: Ignitor Gap?

Hi Larry,

Depends if it's mag or battery and coil. If it's mag the points are closed till tripped open. If you using a battery and coil the points are open till pushed closed for a moment before being released to open to make the spark.

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I have read that 1/16 inch is recommended for points gap on an igniter.
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