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| June/July 2001

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Timing the Maytag Model 92 the easy way as told to me by one of the old time Maytag experts.

How often do we see May tags at the shows that don't start easily? We all see those poor guys kicking their legs off. Here is the secret. Usually it's the timing that's off. On a 2-cycle all you have is timing and fuel. We will assume you have fresh fuel in the tank. Take out the spark plug. Using a ' or 3/8' wood dowel, insert it in spark plug hole. Touch top of piston. Rotate flywheel to top dead center. Make a mark on the dowel at edge of the spark plug hole. Pull dowel out and measure and mark ' below TDC mark. With the cover off outside of the flywheel observe points. They should just start to open at the mark ' before TDC on the dowel. Although you may be led to believe that point setting must be 0.020'. Point setting is not that critical, 0.018' to 0.022 is fine. We have found that one kick will start that old Maytag every time, if you follow this tip.


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