1936 Evinrude Lightwin Ignition

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  • russonz
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    #178150

    Trying to sort out the lack of spark. Can someone tell me if there should be something where arrow 1 points to? It looks to me as if some sort on contact or spring is missing probably mounted where arrow 2 points to? I presume whatever should be there is necessary for it to work properly. The coil is good and I have replaced the faulty condensor with a suitable replacement. The magnets don’t seem very strong to me but I am trying to find out where I can have them remagnetised here in New Zealand but no luck so far. Hoping someone can help me out. The motor is in good mechanical condition otherwise and I am keen to get it running as It looks really nice after putting in a few hours on cleaning it up and beating out the dents in the fuel tank.

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    #178157

    It does look as though your missing one of the contacts.
    Here are all the parts. If you have everything take them out and
    clean them as this can often be the reason you don’t have spark.
    Don’t worry about the magnets. When you get everything leave
    the plug out and ground it to the motor. Give the flywheel a hard
    spin with just you hand. When you have the flywheel in the
    right position you will get a spark.

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    #178200

    Hey thank you, really helpful picture. I can see that I am missing this piece. Can anyone help me out with finding one. I have reproduced the decals from what was remaining on the tank and some help from another member so if anyone want’s a copy of the files to have them printed let me know.

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    #178222

    Those points were use in the small Evinrude’s (Elto’s) & Johnson’s
    from the mid 30’s to 1941 so even on your part of the planet there
    Is a good chance you can find a set. I might have a set at home
    but won’t be back there till mid August.

    russonz
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    #178269

    Thanks, Not much prewar American stuff in NZ but I’ll try. I contact you later on if I can’t find anything. You’ve been most helpful.

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    #178320

    Are these the same as zephyr points? I have extra.

    2Fast4Me

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    #178329

    Are these the same as zephyr points? I have extra.

    I believe they are the same in the Pre 1941 Motors.
    I think after the war they had a different magneto
    so the Zephyr points are totally different in them.
    This is a Pal Magneto plate.

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    #178371

    I have the same Lightwin, nice job on cleaning yours up. I have some Evinrude Zephrys and some PreWar Evinrude Lightfours that have that push rod type points system, they might work, I might have to research that if I have what will work I’ll let you know. As far as the decals I’m interested in the data. Jim Jordan Dodgeville, WI 53533….Thanks for the offer on the Decals…..

    2Fast4Me

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    russonz
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    #178427

    These are the decals I have done, The tank back one was taken from what remained on my one. The top ones have used some guess work so I am open to correction on these.

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    #178432

    Nice work. People in this club could really keep you busy.
    Are they vinyl or water slide? Can you explain your process a little?

    russonz
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    #178447

    I can’t make the large decal waterslide as the decal paper isn’t begin enough so it has to be vinyl unfortunately. I designed these from the originals on the tank plus some info from another member using a drawing program on my computer. For the lettering I used a font which was vaguely similar and altered each letter until it matched the original. It would a lot quicker if I had a drawing tablet and stylus connected to the computer but I am only doing them for my own motors as I like the challenge. Some decals don’t work very well as a waterslide as the inkjet decal paper process allows background colour thru when the background is dark and the decal is light coloured. Transparent decal paper isn’t much good usually because of this so I use the white paper. I like the waterslide best as it feels good to be original looking but even with clear coat over the applied decal they can sometimes shrink if left in the sun for long periods of time.
    The Lightwin ones I posted here are available for any one who wants them. Let me know and I can email you the files as png, pdf or svg depending on what your print person can use. I can’t supply ai or eps formats which some print shops demand.
    I’m not interested in making money from them but I would be a bit upset if somobody decided to sell them.
    My problem is that here in New Zealand there are very few of the older outboards and even fewer outboard restorers so spares and local info are very difficult to find. Aomci is a great resource for me.

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    #179007

    russonz I have sent you a PM.

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    #179403

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    #180416

    Trying again

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