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Webster Type 1 Jaeger trip lever operation


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Default Webster Type 1 Jaeger trip lever operation

Hello,
First post here. I have a 2hp Jaeger that was running great and then all the sudden has become problematic. Timing gears set correctly. It usually fores ones and then dies. What I have noticed is that the horizontal trip lever which is held down by a spring sometimes runs (slips) over the switch too early. Rolling the wheels by hand I've seen it trip at TDC and then slip much earlier.
Other than getting a heavier spring, what other things should I be looking for? Wear, rounded edges, etc
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Default Re: Webster Type 1 Jaeger trip lever operation

The corners of the trip finger and the trip block on the magneto have to be square and sharp to work properly. You should not need a very heavy spring to keep the finger down.
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