Topics: 31August 19, 2019 at 10:16 am #181581
I remember looking in the flywheel hole some time back the coils were black and looked in good shape. I suppose I may have a 1951 ignition? I know they didn’t look all cracked like the layer coils would do
Today, I’ll be at the lake where the motor is, and I plan to get at the magneto and get some answers
I’m bringing my coil tester !
Thanks for everything, everybody!August 20, 2019 at 9:36 am #181615
Frank, your suggestion the motor was on only one cylinder was correct!- the lower had no spark
I tore into everything at the lake yesterday, and found I have the early 1951 style coils which looked amazing, and the Stevens tester confirmed they put out a hefty spark at 1.2 amps
I cleaned the points and installed some .75 cent capacitors (.22uf) from Digi-Key in the place of the old condensers
As simple as that was, I was previously in denial the ignition could be at fault.
May this be the last time I don’t scrutinize the ignition first!
Now the motor runs at full, planes the boat with two people……
And I learned a bit more about 2-stroke carburetors!
Thanks to everyone on here who has been so generous with their information, experience and time.
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Topics: 13August 20, 2019 at 3:19 pm #181637
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Topics: 181August 21, 2019 at 1:53 pm #181710
I have installed several cheapy coils and they all worked fine
just tuck the long wires away from any moving parts
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