TAG : magneto


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 ...

Low-Tension Ignition System

Battery and coil: get your current up It’s best to begin with the simple coil and battery system then progress to the rotary magneto and igniter system. The equipment used to gather all the data was not exotic: Radio Shack analog multimeter, BK digital multimeter, Harbor Freight frequency ...

Gas Engine Magazine

Preserving the History of Internal Combustion Engines