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Getting Fired Up: 1928/1929 1-1/4 HP Baker Monitor VJ

This is the second in a four part series on Peter Rooke's restoration of a 1-1/4 HP Baker Monitor VJ. Read part 1 for the beginning of the restoration, and part 3 and part 4 for the rest of the restoration.A water pump was needed to complete this restoration. The style of pump needed was not generally available in the U.K., so the plan was to use a regular hand pump and adapt it to ...

Tools

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How to Bench Test a Magneto

When a high-tension ignition engine won’t start, it’s common practice to pull the spark plug, lay it on the engine, turn the flywheel, and look for a spark. If it sparks, I often hear, “Maybe the mag is weak and won’t fire the plug under pressure.” If that statement is correct and pressure effects ignition greatly, what can I do to ensure the magneto is OK? The word ...

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