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Best way to rebuild an igniter


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Old 02-18-2008, 12:39 AM
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guy got a rusty one of the engine funny the bottom of the bore is nice top is all rusty haevy rust and advice to cleaning the rebiulding the igniter
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:31 AM
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Are there people on this site who make the insulator washers for my 2hp vert Famous igniter? i can't get this engine to fire properly. I cleaned the insulating washers inside and out with brake cleaner and it fired again, but only momentarily. Any other suggestions?
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:29 AM
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what are you using for a coil? when acquiring info for my 2hp vertical my friend vic who has a 3 horse said he used a regular coil to try firing it, but could only get it to puff and not run. Then he said he was told by a guy at a engine show that he needed to find the transformer off of an old oil burner furnace. He got one of them transformers, hooked it up rotated the flywheels and watched it run.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:31 AM
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Default Re: Best way to rebiuld an igniter

Walt: Several sponsors on this site carry the mica washers and tubes that are needed to rebuild ignitors. Hit'n Miss, Starbolt and Lee Pederson all have them, as well as others.
I have successfully used a 12 volt automobile coil, hooked up between the primary connections, and a homebuilt coil to run ignitor engines. I bought a small modern made coil at an engine show in NC that makes a nice spark when I test it, but haven't run an engine with it yet.
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:41 PM
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Johnny,
I've been useing the primary side of a 12 v automotive coil and to begin with it worked fine. I'm confident my set up is pretty good for the system. Would it work better if I used 6 v instead? I'm going to go out and take a pic to show where I believe the problem is. Does the higher voltage make it more apt to short out?
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:11 PM
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Johnny T,
Sorry, I was going to have a couple of pics.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:45 AM
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Hey Guys
Well, I cleaned the ignighter up checked the continuity of the circuit both closed and open. Gave her a shot of gas and off she went. Those Famous engines are a sweet running piece of old iron. Thanks for the help and suggestions guys.
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