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Changing to the magnatron

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KSever
I'm just installing this new coil with the magnatron ignition on my Briggs 10HP cast iron engine. But it never came with any directions. Does it matter what side the module on the new coil is facing? The left or the right? I saw Kirks was on the left, But is that right? I would think it would have something to do with the timing? Does anybody know if there is a wiring diagram on here anywhere for the conversion to the Magnatron? Thanks, Kris

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powerking_one
Are you installing an add-on retrofit Magnetron module onto the old breaker points coil, or installing a new coil with the Magnetron built into it? Either way, the plug wire comes off at the 3 o'clock position. Air gap is .010-0.14". The blue ground wire as shown in Kirk's picture goes to the double nutted insulated post for the ignition switch (kill wire). http://www.brownandwiser.com/repair_check_chart1.html Tom(PK)

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roma3112
kris just out of curiosity did you have the flywheel re-polorized? I to converted to magnetron on my 3112h (was told the flywheel would be ok if it sparked) so i did not send it in. Boy what a mistake it ran poorly backfired and was hard to start. Test her out once you do the swap if you have any performance problems email me or post a reply here i could give you some tips. john

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KSever
John, I did send it in to Briggs last Wednesday to be repolarized for the Magnatron. Anyway in my letter to them I asked Briggs to do what ever it needed for the Magnatron to run correctly. So far as of this morning I haven't gotten it back yet. But when it comes back I'm ready for it. I let you know what they did. Kris

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Originally posted by EDS
Maybe I am missing something, but in the picture the rivits look original on the laminations. How did you get the laminations apart to install the ner coil?
The Magnatron retrofit has tabs that hook to the original armature. It also wedges between the plates and coil. There is no need to take the armature apart.

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