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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Kjell Elias, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Southfork
    Joined: Dec 15, 2001
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    Kjell, magnetos aren't often seen on bangers these days, so I've got a question or two for you on your use of the Vertex magneto on your banger: What wiring do you have attached to the magneto other than the 4 wires that go to the spark plugs? I understand that when you use your starter to crank the motor over, the magneto produces the spark for each cylinder to get the engine running, and advances or retards the spark automatically. But when you wish to turn the ignition off, how do you do that? There must be a wire to an on/off switch. Do you have a close-up picture you can post of how your magneto is wired up? Also, are you planning on keeping the magneto on the engine? Is it working out as well as you had hoped? I can see its advantages if you needed to crank the engine to get it started due to a dead battery, but are there obvious other advantages other than its cool looks?
     
  2. The magneto will stay here :) but its not wired in yet :) im in no rush.. hehe, the way you stop a vertex magneto is to give it ground, so its just a simple switsh :) the magneto gives a hotter spark than a normal dizzy and burns more fuel :) alitle harder to time, but i love it :)
     
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  3. nelsoncoupe
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    Sweet!!!


    Hold my beer and watch this!
     
  4. Thx! :) hope you find inspiration to do somthing with your race roadster ;) (i would so run it with no dors.. :D )
     
  5. Not much news here, but i have started some work on the rockerarms for the OHV and got me a new driving hat for those cold winter days :)
    lue.jpg
     
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  6. Cool build, we'll be watching.
     
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  7. thx! :)
     
  8. Nothing new, but here is some new pictures :) 1506551_806903736039747_2450466675982300576_n.jpg 10411284_806903709373083_9133545246495702023_n.jpg 10696262_806903696039751_1684575753731611458_n.jpg
     
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  9. Carter
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    Glad to see you're still at it...
     
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  10. hehe :) thx! good to see that people still follow :)
     
  11. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
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    from wyoming

    How is the progress on the OHV head?
     
  12. slowly but surely :)
     
  13. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
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    ^^^ Sounds like my progress on my coupe.
     
  14. hehe.. i study 1 houer away from my car (plane ride) so thats why not to much is happening :) but a big update on the partspile will come over newyear :)
     
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  15. Binger
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    Cant wait to see the new parts!!
     
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  18. OFT
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    "The ignition was not tuned in, but still it was a great ride! :)"

    Does this mean you put the mag in?
    Looks like it was a brisk ride! How does it handle on snow covered roads. I would think it would slide around with almost no weight on rear.
    Happy New Year!!!
    Earl
     
  19. The mag is in :p
    It was a handfull on snowfull bias plys hehe :)
    and yeah.. there aint much weight on the rear... hehe was not posible to drive any faster than in the video...
    And thanks for the wishes! :)
     
  20. Just picked up some new Carb's for the OHV build :) picture will be added later ;)
     
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  21. Southfork
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    What's it going to take to get the "ignition tuned in" on your banger? I saw in your short 7 second video that you had your hands on the magneto kind of like you may have been adjusting it's timing. Is that what you were doing? Have you got any instructions on how to time that Vertex magneto yet? If so, I'd like to know how to do it as well. Ha' det godt!
     
  22. Love your car, your enthusiasm is fantastic. Can only imagine how you stay warm while driving it.

    Happy New Year
     
  23. 345
    Joined: Nov 8, 2012
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    Great build story and creativity!


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  24. Outback
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    Very cool! ;)


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  25. You are correct! :) that was what i was doing, but the bolt in the head that holds the Vertex in place after adjustment fell out.. so right now the Vertex is just Ducktaped! ;) Its no problem to adjust it really :) just by ear/drivability.

    A God Jacket and allot of smiles ;)

    Thx! :)

    Well, thank you very much! :)
     
  26. I Also Promissed to post pictures of the new parts! So here are some Bad Teaser pictures from the car ;) 10295681_827149954015125_1368247106325638790_n.jpg 10425863_827150147348439_1990397501500736812_n.jpg 10885359_827150180681769_6611748730489668443_n.jpg 10885396_827149820681805_4374730466198698361_n.jpg 10920944_827149727348481_2800903043799807059_n.jpg
    Now, make your best guess on what it al is ;)
     
  27. Binger
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
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    from wyoming

    Looks like Model B stuff. The head has 3 water pump bolts and I can see the place for the Fuel pump on the side of the block. Does this one have a counterbalanced crank in it?
     
  28. This is one BB block with counterbalanced crank and a german B block with modern sparkplugholes and aluminium oilpan ;) going to be some cool stuff when im done with it ;)
     
  29. A few bether pictures ;) 10581761_10152437243096179_407430870_n.jpg 10728850_10152437242966179_687055011_n.jpg 10729018_10152439117266179_1148073083_n.jpg 10735809_10152437242776179_1378543797_n.jpg 10743794_10152437242916179_1302377370_n.jpg
     
  30. Binger
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    looks like a lot of work. It will all be worth it in the end.
     

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