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Offline anjimehra

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A10 plunger Flash magneto
« on: 27.09. 2011 07:00 »
Hi guys
A problem with my Flash. She was running perfectly one day, & then refused to fire up the next day, Stone cold DEAD.Very weak spark from the mag although blue in colour. I suspect the condensor as we had put a local condenser last year since the OE flat ones not available here. Now the question is: If I connect an external condensor to the armature center bolt via the cut out carbon on the cover, will this :
a) act as a new condensor
b) create any more problems with the mag

Tried drying out the mag with the wifes hairdryer, but no luck
Pune, India

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Re: A10 plunger Flash magneto
« Reply #1 on: 27.09. 2011 12:35 »
a)  It can, if the condenser inside the magneto has failed in the correct way.  You could of course remove the internal condenser, but it's a lot of work.

b) It won't do any harm. Any car ignition condenser should work.