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Poor spark condensor problem?

Post by piston power on Tue Oct 12 2010, 11:56

Re built the Lister engine all that there is now is the magneto, Tested this today and the spark is poor at least there is one i was thinking of replacing the condensor as i would have in the old Cortina!

Would you agree and is this under the black cap at the top?

The points may require a little clean and re gap what do you use to clean points electrical cleaner?

I cleaned the the contacts in the black cap with emery cloth so hopefully this made some differance.

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Re: Poor spark condensor problem?

Post by JONESEY on Tue Oct 12 2010, 22:04

I would take the cap off first clean the ends off the coils and the earthing wires.
Try this before you buy a condenser normaly if theres a
spark you can get them to run and they will re magnitise there selfs
Jonesey Smile

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Re: Poor spark condensor problem?

Post by piston power on Tue Oct 12 2010, 22:22

Thanks old mate i'll give that a try. Very Happy

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Re: Poor spark condensor problem?

Post by mike d on Wed Oct 13 2010, 21:32

if you get stuck give this fella a pm..

Vintage Magnetos his name is Andrew,he does mags for a living.....

top fella,he can help you...

good luck.....

regards.....mike....

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Re: Poor spark condensor problem?

Post by Guest on Thu Jan 06 2011, 12:40

piston power wrote:Re built the Lister engine all that there is now is the magneto, Tested this today and the spark is poor at least there is one i was thinking of replacing the condensor as i would have in the old Cortina!

Would you agree and is this under the black cap at the top?

The points may require a little clean and re gap what do you use to clean points electrical cleaner?

I cleaned the the contacts in the black cap with emery cloth so hopefully this made some differance.

Aside from speaking to vinatge magnetos, your best course of action is to buy nigel mcburney's Lister D restoration book, that has a detail section on magnetos and how to clean them properly, do that and you should be laughing.

cheers.

Paul Very Happy

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Re: Poor spark condensor problem?

Post by mike d on Fri Jan 07 2011, 15:55

you need to speak to Andrew..(vintage magnetos)...

hes spot on for that...

hes done a few for me now and thay are great....

regards.....mike d...

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Re: Poor spark condensor problem?

Post by Guest on Fri Jan 07 2011, 18:11

mike d wrote:
Vintage Magnetos his name is Andrew,he does mags for a living.....

I thought it was a hobby gone wrong lol! he's got a life beyond magnetos.

Cheers Steve

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