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Can anyone identify this engine?

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Old 11-10-2018, 03:41:12 PM
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Default Re: Can anyone identify this engine?

Where can I get a cool? What size battery should I get?
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Default Re: Can anyone identify this engine?

If you have an old transformer about the size of a can use the primary side of it for a coil. Primary side always has large gauge wire. The secondary would be fine wire. Do not use these. Most guys would say a 6 volt battery but I have always used a small 12 volt wet battery like your riding lawn mower uses.

Wire the coil up in Series. Ebay always has a few low tension coils listed for sale. Have fun

One more additional thought. These battery ignitors have points which are OPEN. Thus no circuit completion. Getting ready to fire they quickly close then open creating a spark. Be careful at first because a 12 volt battery can make a wire red hot in a heart beat.
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