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Old 04-26-2005, 02:40:40 PM
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I just got a Webster double pole magneto on a bracket. Everthing is free and complete on it and it snaps easily. My question is how do you test to see if it is working, besides holding the end of the wire . I have never had one of these before, just rotary mags. Thanks all
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Get your Mother-in-Law to hold the end of the wire.. NO NO NO just kidding..........
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Hi Mike: With the magneto springs to the right, I place a large flatbladed screwdriver over the closest spring tower and the blade under the center nut. Then I push down on the spring about an inch or so and then slip the screwdriver off the spring tower. When it slips off the mag should fire. Takes a bit of co-ordination to do this, while at the same time watching the points snap open with a nice blue spark. Anyway, thats how I do it . There is a lever you can get that goes on the mag that does the same thing. Suppliers on Harry's like Starbolt or Hit & Miss might have them .

It's part# WEB 25 from Hit & Miss
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The screwdriver works but the starting lever is better. It has a detent position that holds the magneto in the cocked position. You can turn the mag to the cocked position, get yourself ready, and then trip it at your convenience and watch your ignitor points for spark.

The levers are well worth the $8 or whatever and several sponsors of Harry's sell them. I got mine at one of Hit & Miss's sales that were advertised on Harry's some time back. In fact I got a few of them.
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