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Old 04-21-2005, 10:24:40 AM
Ken Adamson Ken Adamson is offline
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My FM Z 3 HP gear driven Sumter mag ignitor was put together improperly.
Yesterday when reading one of Elden DuRand’s post/replies about ignitors, it dawned on me that my ignitor was not set up properly (hum-maybe that is why it wont run). After doing a little research, Elden’s site and reading some of Elden’s work it was very obvious that when I put the ignitor back together I didn’t get it right (thanks for the info Elden).
Now for the question; is there a diagram some place to look at and get directions from so that this poor old ignitor can finally be put together correctly?
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Old 04-22-2005, 04:56:34 AM
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Default Re: More ignitor questions

I have the same engine with the same problem (maybe). Let me know what you find out if I miss it. The mag may have been tweeked by my helper.
Best regards, DanR
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Old 04-22-2005, 10:31:18 AM
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Default Re: More ignitor questions

Ken & Dan:

Low tension ignition is not very complicated once you understand the underlying principles. Actually, for low-speed engines, it is very reliable.

You can look here at Harry's for explanations of the various kinds of ignition systems used by the makers of our old engines:

There are also a lot more interesting facts and interesting stuff at:

If you still have questions, let me know here and either me or someone else here will try to answer them.

I've done a study of the Webster low-tension ignition system on my web page. You can access it directly by going to:

Good luck!

Take care - Elden
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