Timing Issue...I Think??

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Re: Timing Issue...I Think??

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:49 pm

1 snap at timing mark and second 180 degrees around pulley is correct. It snaps once each time a cylinder fires. 1 then 3 on one round, 4 then 2 on the next round.

Taking a closer look at the picture you posted I see you have a magneto, but the wire from the center of distributor cap is not plugged into the coil cap on the magneto. Was it just unplugged when that picture was taken, or does it go to a coil mounted in a different location? If a different coil we need to follow different trouble shooting procedure.
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Re: Timing Issue...I Think??

Postby Rick Spivey » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:11 am

Please forgive me, not talking to you like you were a school kid. It is entirely possible you have yet another problem here. I'm still assuming the pinched kill wire started your original problem, but maybe not. However, when you disconnected the kill switch wire, it is possible that the movement shorted the stud that the wire is attached to to the magneto body. Many times that insulation material is rotten, and a simple movement is all it takes to open a path to ground from the stud to the magneto body. That would be one explanation for no spark at the points. Please double check this, then we will move on to other possibilities.
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Re: Timing Issue...I Think??

Postby chickenfarmer » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:55 pm

Thanks for setting me straight John. The plug wire to the coil just happened to be unplugged for that picture. Rick, that is something I have not checked yet. I think Jim mentioned that earlier too, just havent had time to check that yet. I will report back what I find. Thanks guys. -Josh
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Re: Timing Issue...I Think??

Postby chickenfarmer » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:48 pm

Update guys. After checking the insulation material around the grounding stud and it looking intact and fine to my eyes, I went to Napa and got a set of points and a condenser for $30.XX. Installed them and set the gap and now I have good blue spark. Hopefully I can get it buttoned back up this afternoon and take her on a test drive. Thanks for the help so far, Josh.
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Re: Timing Issue...I Think??

Postby Rick Spivey » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:38 pm

Cool. Very possible that points/condenser was responsible for rough running, or also possible everything came together (in a bad way) at once. Glad you got her going again!
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Re: Timing Issue...I Think??

Postby chickenfarmer » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:23 pm

Thanks to everyone who chimed in on this thread. Edna is back together and running great. Just in time for this "blizzard" to miss my little slice of heaven. I appreciate the knowledge that you all shared and the fact that you didnt get frustrated with me when I was going in two different directions. Someday I'll be able to chime in with advice and help rather than a question, all thanks to you guys. Thanks again, Josh.
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