The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jiminy, Jan 2, 2023.
Someone mentioned that you can't convert a governor drive as it isn't the same size of gear as the crank gear.
Can anyone confirm whether someone can do that or not?
Has to run crank speed, so the gear must be 25 teeth. If so, it will work as a side drive.
Some old tractor mags had gear reduction built into the mag if I am right?
The mag still has to run crank speed. Yes, there is a 2:1 reduction in platform mount mags to make the rotor run at ½ crank speed. Mags like a Vertex or Wico must run at cam speed- that why they run off the distributor drive gear train.
Dan is correct. Any 4 stroke engine, distributor or magneto, the rotor has to make exactly one revolution for each two revolutions of the crankshaft.
I really need supervision in the shop
Mock up going into coupe….
Just a heads -up. I just posted a copy of Dan Iandola's George Riley Racing Scrapbook for sale over in the classifieds in case any of you 4 Banger guys might be interested. I hope I'm not violating any HAMB rules by doing this.
That does look dangerous...
I think you should be left to your own devices more often! Haha
Accurate mike posted a vid car of this in the specials thread.
I thought a link to the builders would fit right in here.
Link to February 2023 Thead
Separate names with a comma.