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Magneto help! Wisconsin ABN engine


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Old 01-07-2017, 07:19:55 PM
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Default Magneto help! Wisconsin ABN engine

Hi, somebody please help me. I have a Wisconsin ABN engine I bought non running. The engine is in perfect internal condition but obviously rusty on the outside. When I first was troubleshooting it, it had no spark so I opened up the magneto which was covered in rust powder, I cleaned that out and cleaned the points.

I had spark then but it was quite weak. There was still quite a bit of rust in the mag box so I regretingly took it all apart and cleaned everything like the magnets and the rest of the box. Put everything back together and no spark!!

My magnets are now very weak because of that. I think I've read that if you take the cam with the magnets out they will loose magnetism after the fact...

So how can I recharge them? Ideally with a stronger magnet but I'm not sure how to do it. Any answeres greatly appreciated thanks a lot
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:17:31 PM
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Default Re: Magneto help! Wisconsin ABN engine

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...agneto+magnets

good luck with ur project.
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:18:55 PM
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Default Re: Magneto help! Wisconsin ABN engine

While you are working on spark, check the oil pump. Check balls get messed up if they are like other Wisconsins.
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:20:52 AM
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Default Re: Magneto help! Wisconsin ABN engine

I have several Wisconsin engines all of them have fbm j series mags . I have rebuilt a lot of these mags for my self and neighbors who have 4 cylinder engine on farm equipment. Never have to charge magnets. I just buy mags at swap meets and use parts such as coils condensers and points. Also mag housing . With your mag being as bad as you say. I would shop around at up coming shows for parts mag . They go for ten to thirty five dollars in my area. Most of them just have to be cleaned up to get a good spark
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:43:47 AM
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Default Re: Magneto help! Wisconsin ABN engine

What he said. I usually charge $10 for a working (not rebuilt) one with no cap, $20 - $30 with a cap. They are not hard to find.
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Hi, Zira, would I be able to purchase the correct working mag for my engine from you? My mag has like almost zero magnetism and it is frustrating me. That would be awesome to buy a working mag from you if that's possible. Thanks

---------- Post added at 07:33:39 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:21:30 PM ----------

I am not sure why it has no magnetism it will barely pull in a screw driver
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:01:26 PM
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Old 01-19-2017, 03:32:13 PM
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Default Re: Magneto help! Wisconsin ABN engine

May have been picked up by a junkyard electromagnet. I have seen several engines that have had mags de-magnetized by an AC magnetic pick up. Any good mag shop should be able to re-charge at minimal cost!
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