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Unknown Magneto for Fairbanks Morse


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Old 05-21-2005, 06:41:43 AM
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Default Unknown Magneto for Fairbanks Morse

I found this mag in the hopper of a Fairbanks morse 2hp Z, TG with spark plug. The gear has 30 teeth and a timing mark. Can anyone tell me if this would work on either a low tension headless (ignitor Z) or high tension (dishpan spark plug) Z ? Who made the mag and was it aftermarket or what?
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Default Re: Unknown Magneto for Fairbanks Morse

Looks like a Sumter no.12 but it is missing the magnets.
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Interesting, Does anyone reading this have spare magnets out there ?
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Old 05-21-2005, 12:07:48 PM
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Default Re: Unknown Magneto for Fairbanks Morse

If it is sumter 12 or 14 they are low voltage for a ignitor. #12 sumter is what is on my 1916 6hp. Z. BobRR
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Default Re: Unknown Magneto for Fairbanks Morse

Peter,

That gear looks like the gear for a 1 1/2 HP Fairbanks Morse Headless and a sumpter 12 magnito. If it has the letters DJ and the numbers 142 on it then that is undobtedly what it is.

Is it only my imagination or those the 142 numbers just visable on the bottom of the gear?

I tried to upload a picture of the 142 gear but the Stak would not take it probably because I allready posted it a few days ago on another thread.

Click here: http://www.smokstak.com/forum/attach...achmentid=2089

This might be a chance for you to try some rare earth magnets on some dummy horseshoe steel bars. You might heat up some bar stock of the appropriate cross section and bend them over a pipe to make some horseshoe shaped pieces then order some rare earth magnets the approximate size of the ends of the bars and use them for your magnets.

If you need the Web address of a good place to get those magnets try
www.kjmagnetics.com/products.asp?


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"DJ 142" You are correct! I should have noted that in the origional post.
I might install this for cosmetic purpose and save big bucks on a costly rebuild and run a battery and coil for ignition. Now, If only I had an ignitor.

If someone would come forward with the load of a headless Z ignitor you could get started on making new ones. And we could get a dozen or more staker's headless Z back to proper ignition.
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Default Re: Unknown Magneto for Fairbanks Morse

Peter,

In the next few days I am going to contact the administrator of a museum that has a nice original igniter and see if he will lend me that one for a couple of weeks.

The problem is that they have had some bad experiences doing that so they are reluctant to do it.

I am hoping that if I give them a substancial deposit they will make an exception for me.

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