Timing aCub

Sat May 05, 2012 7:01 am

Do you time the engine without a mag just lime there was a mag.


Re: Timing aCub

Sat May 05, 2012 7:19 am

Welcome Ken.

Please restate or explain your question. Honestly, I do not know what information you are looking for.

Re: Timing aCub

Sat May 05, 2012 8:02 am

If you are referring to a battery ignition (distributor) unit, refer to timing instructions on Pg 25-27 in the following link. It is a little different compared to timing a magneto.

Re: Timing aCub

Sun May 06, 2012 1:32 pm

Thanks bill You have the same year of Cub as I do. Also have a 1947.


Re: Timing aCub

Sun May 06, 2012 4:33 pm


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Re: Timing aCub

Sat May 12, 2012 5:30 pm

Cub not start. New plugs,points condenser dist cab, checked timing TDC will not start. what might be problem

Re: Timing aCub

Sat May 12, 2012 6:29 pm

Did the engine run before you did the tune up?

Did you remove the distributor from engine when you replaced the points and condensor?

How did you check the ignition timing?

Remove the coil wire from the distributor, place so distributor end is about 1/4" from engine block. Crank engine over with ignition on. Are you getting fire from the coil?

If you are getting a good hot spark, then ignition timing fault some place. Spark plug wires on wrong terminal. Ignition 180 degrees out of time. Distributor not timed to engine.

No spark from coil wire. Check to see if the lead to the condensor is not grounded to the distributor case. Common fault.