November 16, 2019 at 3:23 pm #187300
I know the rod on the left that pulls up is to release pressure from exhaust when starting. The know on the bottom of carb is to adjust flow, What is the bar on the top for?
Here are some pictures of coil and wires. I am going to try to use as is at first. I saw a video on how to use the case on this coil and put a new coil inside and wires. Looks like something I would be able t do.
Canada Member - 2 Years
Topics: 85November 16, 2019 at 5:16 pm #187312
The points don’t close in the traditional manner. The hammer click is the sound of the points closing. It only lasts for fractions of a second.
The rod on top of the carb limits the height of the poppet valve. You adjust it for best operation when running.
Upper Canada Chapter
US Member - 2 Years
Topics: 46November 16, 2019 at 5:31 pm #187313
The Atwater-Kent ignition system uses a spring loaded hammer to trigger the points to close. It happens so fast that you cannot see it with the naked eye. If you put on some magnifying glasses and look closely, you can glimpse a view of the action. The points are set at .009 inches and the only way to do any adjusting is to add or subtract the shims that are on the point end, with the screw. You should be able to see the shims there. Do NOT bend the long arm of the points. Usually the contacts just need a good cleaning. The Atwater-Kent is a good system and produces a great spark.
US Member - 1 Year
Topics: 168November 16, 2019 at 10:06 pm #187317
Below is a You Tube slide show explaining
how the timer works and what to watch
out for or you can search you tube for
Super Elto Timer – How it Works – Adjustments – What Not To Do
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