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How to time Wisconsin VE 4 ?

Postby Bezirk » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:31 pm

My neighbor has a Wisconsin VE4 engine on a homemade tractor, took mag off and had it rebuilt. I am trying to time it , we have a book on it but it is vague about timing. We set it to TDC , the mark on the fin and lined up with shroud line on the mag gear timimg mark to center of timing window . It will start but will not develop power , I believe it is too far avanced when I dro back a tooth on mag it seems to be too far retarded . The main problem is there is no adjustment on the mag, therefore it has to be perfectly timed to run properly I wonder if any of you have had experience with these engines. It was running good before the mag rebuild but he was having trouble starting it, therefore I assume it was in time when mag was removed. I have been very patiently working with it , but am holding Naval vocabulary in reserve and am about to break that out if I can' t figure it out .

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Re: How to time Wisconsin VE 4 ?

Postby Steve-N-Tn » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:14 pm

Berlin, Had seen something like you are discussing on another forum--for what its worth, here's the link!! Might be a nugget in there somewhere!! Steve

http://forums.yesterdaystractors.com/tt ... 87128ba6ca

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Re: How to time Wisconsin VE 4 ?

Postby Bezirk » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:45 pm

Steve, thanks for the info. THE REST OF THE STORY ,
I suspected last week that the fly wheel had been changed and timimg mark was duifferent. Today we pulled the head where no 1 is located and sure enough that was the problem , timed to just slightly before TDC and that cured the problem. This is an old engine, just goes to prove never assume some po hasn't jerry rigged it.

Berlin
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Re: How to time Wisconsin VE 4 ?

Postby Steve-N-Tn » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:09 pm

No kidding!!!! Glad you found the glitch!!!! Steve

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Re: How to time Wisconsin VE 4 ?

Postby Dusty B » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:37 pm

Remember the Wisconsin engine of a baler the neighbor had gave us fits until we found out it fired at both the top and bottom of the piston travel!?!?!?!? Crazy but that was how it worked!
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