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Ronco Magneto?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by brigrat, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
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    brigrat
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    from Wa.St.

    I have a mag on classifieds for sale, I get a PM asking this question

    "Hello, does the mag you have for sale have a locked advance? If so, can it be unlocked or is it welded?"

    How can I tell so I can answer his question?
    Are the advance plates under the tower at the base like a Flamethrower?
    Under the cap every nut and bolt has a Yellow dot of paint on them telling me that it has never been messes with, is that correct thinking or just whishfull?
    Thanks
     
  2. brigrat
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    brigrat
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    from Wa.St.

    Homespun, thanks for the link but didn't find my answer about the advance set up.
    Where's Bubba when you need him?
     
  3. koth
    Joined: Apr 30, 2007
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    I have a few magnetos and I can tell you the difference. A find out if the timing is locked, you have to remove the base of the mag from the top.
    To do this you need a special tool to loosen the nuts that have a slot in them.
    Flip the mag upside down and you will see them on either side. There are two in a row on both sides.
    Once you have removed the lower assembly, if the unit has fixed timing there is a large plastic block in there.
    If you see a number of thin plates all held in with a pair of clips, then you have an adjustable style.
    Hope this helps!
     
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  4. brigrat
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    brigrat
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    Thanks Kloth that's the info I was afraid of!
     

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