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Old Magneto Identification

Postby Mumbles » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:14 pm

Can anyone positively identify these mags as to which motors they came off? I'm pretty sure the first one is from a Johnson single and the twin coil one is possibly Evinrude or Elto but I don't have a clue what the Eisemann is from.

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Re: Old Magneto Identification

Postby Stanley » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:59 pm

Top one Johnson,bottom Lockwood?

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Re: Old Magneto Identification

Postby Chris_P » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:57 pm

Yup looks just like my Lockwood Chief mag

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Re: Old Magneto Identification

Postby PM T2 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:43 pm

The magneto with the twin coils appears to have been monkeyed with. I dare say it was originally meant to be installed on a four-cylinder motor, most likely an Evinrude, so could be Zephyr, Lightfour, SportFour, Speedifour, Big Four. I'd bet one of the smaller 4's if I had to put money on it. One set of points has been eliminated, and there are four holes for spark plug leads in the plate itself. Each coil is meant to fire two plugs, somebody has grounded out a high tension lead on each coil. I venture that whoever did the work was trying to get this magneto to function on an alternate firing twin. Just my two cents. Hope this helps.

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Re: Old Magneto Identification

Postby Mumbles » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:24 am

PM T2 wrote:The magneto with the twin coils appears to have been monkeyed with. I dare say it was originally meant to be installed on a four-cylinder motor, most likely an Evinrude, so could be Zephyr, Lightfour, SportFour, Speedifour, Big Four. I'd bet one of the smaller 4's if I had to put money on it. One set of points has been eliminated, and there are four holes for spark plug leads in the plate itself. Each coil is meant to fire two plugs, somebody has grounded out a high tension lead on each coil. I venture that whoever did the work was trying to get this magneto to function on an alternate firing twin. Just my two cents. Hope this helps.

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Good eyes T2! I see now how it very possibly could have originally been off a quad of some sort. The next time I have it out, I'll compare it to some early and late model Zephyr/Light Four mag plates.

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Re: Old Magneto Identification

Postby Garry in Tampa » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:07 pm

1934/35 Evinrude Lightwin Imperial - - - :)
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Re: Old Magneto Identification

Postby Mumbles » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:54 pm

That makes more sense. Thanks Garry!


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