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FI Briggs with NO Spark

Dale Russell

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08/29/2019
That is correct Mike. According to the info on "Briggs Magneto Data" the Type A Mag. was used on the following, Briggs Models, A, B, H, K,Y, Z. Dale
 

Dale Russell

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08/29/2019
Doug, The type A Mag. & Flywheel is physically smaller on type A than the earlier Type F Mag. Ref. 'Briggs Magneto Data'
 

Dale Russell

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08/29/2019
Bump! Bunp! Still looking for a Serviceable Type F Magneto used in the following Briggs Models; F, FB, FC, FE, FG, FH, FI, FJ, L, M, P, PB, Q, R, S, T, & W, The Secondary winding from the Plug to Ground needs to Read 2000--3000 Ohm's to Ground to be serviceable. I can use either the coil & lamentations or the complete magneto with Backing Plate. Let me know what you have.
 

KidDynamo

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02/18/2020
I believe I have an N.O.S. coil (with laminated core). I have tested it for spark but not resistance on the secondary. I would sell it and ship it to Kansas for $100 total. The original insulation on the wire to the points was falling apart so I replaced that with something much better and it looks good too. I can take some photos of it if you want and in the meantime, I will figure out how to message you through this newer version of Smokstak. If you're not interested, I won't bother.

Be advised, I'm not online everyday. Its a great original F- series coil, but it is just sitting around with other items to sell or trade and now that I've "gone public", I won't limit my sale of it just to you. John (Kid Dynamo)
 

Dale Russell

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08/29/2019
I believe I have an N.O.S. coil (with laminated core). I have tested it for spark but not resistance on the secondary. I would sell it and ship it to Kansas for $100 total. The original insulation on the wire to the points was falling apart so I replaced that with something much better and it looks good too. I can take some photos of it if you want and in the meantime, I will figure out how to message you through this newer version of Smokstak. If you're not interested, I won't bother.

Be advised, I'm not online everyday. Its a great original F- series coil, but it is just sitting around with other items to sell or trade and now that I've "gone public", I won't limit my sale of it just to you. John (Kid Dynamo)
John, Does it have a Part # on it, just want to be sure it is the one I need. Yes, I am interested. Is this just the Coil or is it on the backing plate. I assume that from, your previous post, it does produce a SPARK? Are the Laminations with the Coil? Yes I would like to see Photo's. Put your courser over my name and click "Start a conversation" to send me Photo's and email.
 
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batrider

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02/14/2020
My coil measured infinite resistance but still worked by the spark jumping that gap internally. That's the one I rewound. Resistance should still be checked (ideally). Also, A NOS coil may have the same corrosion / potential failure issues as one that has been in a machine. Wire insulation and the insulating sheets between layers are made of much better materials these days. I used Nomex between layers. Stock coil was waxed paper.
 

Turbo

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07/12/2019
My coil measured infinite resistance but still worked by the spark jumping that gap internally. That's the one I rewound. Resistance should still be checked (ideally). Also, A NOS coil may have the same corrosion / potential failure issues as one that has been in a machine. Wire insulation and the insulating sheets between layers are made of much better materials these days. I used Nomex between layers. Stock coil was waxed paper.
Batrider makes a very good point. IMO any original coil is a risk. I would not pay any more than $30 for one. The problem does not come from use it comes from moisture, and a coil sitting on a shelf for 80 years may have the same problem as one in an engine.
 

KidDynamo

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02/18/2020
Thanks batrider for the Info. I still need a Coil. Yes, the materials are much better than 100 yrs. ago.
I think you'll be happy if you purchase one of the coils rewired with modern materials recommended on here. I am withdrawing my offer and keeping my coil for local use. Good luck!
 

Dale Russell

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08/29/2019
I am also looking for a new Crankshaft Bushing #68234 that is mounted in the Magneto backing plate On the FI Briggs. Anyone know of a source for that bushing?
 
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