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Old 07-19-2019, 07:16:19 AM
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Hi all
Doing a rebuild on a dixie magneto, made a new base , rewound , and all the other requirements to make a lovely big spark.
Not happy with the worn bearings , so out they come- with lathe work .
Here is my question , why fit the bearing ball cage first then the outer next then swage the housing to retain the bearing .Seems a hard way to manufacture to me , any ideas. Looks like it takes e13 bearings
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maybe an assembly line salvage.
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Yes well I once had a Dixie magneto .....so much Pot Metal!
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Other then the pot metal these magneto's are truly pure genius .
I wondere how many were scraped because of the base , its a shame an easy repair by making a new one from aluminium , or a real fancy base out of bronze .
Made mine from aluminium but I think a bronze one will be in the pipeline
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