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Old 08-12-2015, 10:31:57 PM
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Can someone tell me if the sponsor of the Associated Website is still active - I have been trying to contact Keith at Amanco45 with no results.

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Don't think he is active anymore. What do you need?
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Dave, thanks for the reply. I have a 1 3/4 HP aircooled Associated with the early style igniter. I need to know how to set it up, it is currently running with points open and a battery/coil. What I don't know is how much gap there should be when the igniter is at rest, and any other adjustments that might be critical to good operation.

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You want to run the points open with a battery and coil, the gap should be about 16th " ,more or less, depending on how wore. The bolt on the anvil needs to be loosened on the shaft to do this. There should be a spring about the size of a ball point pen spring to a pole on front of the igniter to a little tit on anvil on arm by the holt. The very early ones have no springs to hold them open, those you have to balance them, yea a hassle. The back post is to hold point closed to run on mag with a spring. On straight trips the trip part has to be about 25-30% angle, the goose necks are straight up and down when looked at from straight on...

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A better forum for more questions on it would be in the antique gas engine discusion also..
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Rich, this is exactly what I need. Thanks for your help. Dave Pratt
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To make them run and start really good you need a Associated ball type check valve that holds the gas back until engine disturbs the ball with vacum and lets gas flow. The closer you can get the valve to carb is better and tank just slightly higher than carb..
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Keiths site is still up. He posted a photo of my old style igniter on my 6 HP a few years back. I bought a spring assortment from Harbour freight and one of their springs was perfect to hold the points in place without the back stop used on the newer igniters.

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