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Old 02-02-14, 03:37 PM   #11
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Hi clean your spark plug. turn over your engine with the fuel of. To clear
out the cylinder. rub pencil lead.grafite to the end of the plug,it work, for me today on my ruston PT.

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Old 02-02-14, 03:45 PM   #12
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Hi Pete tried it already still only runs a few seconds
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Old 02-02-14, 03:50 PM   #13
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Hi appletop the mixture screw goes tight just before it gets to the screw?
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Old 02-02-14, 03:54 PM   #14
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Thanks for that it will start more often using the pencil but it not getting to the root of the problem!!!! Roger
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Old 02-02-14, 04:23 PM   #15
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Thanks to everyone who has posted today and pm as most people thought it was the Mag I replaced it with the one off the 38 D and it started on the first swing and just kept running. Next on the list is who to send to for repair/service??? Roger
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Old 02-02-14, 06:08 PM   #16
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I could just be something as simple as a bad earthing connection on the magneto bracket , Try cleaning both surfaces before sending it away for expensive work .


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Old 02-02-14, 08:12 PM   #17
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Sounds like you could have a faulty condensor.Its easy to replace if your magneto is the
lucas rs1 type.
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Old 03-02-14, 12:02 AM   #18
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Glad the engine is running.

The Lucas RS/SR magneto's are very easy to strip and rebuild yourself.

Just take lots of photographs/ drawings of how the insulators go an in what order. You'l be amazed just how much muck has got in everything!

A few years ago I had a coil rewound which cost 60 - if you send the magneto away for rebuild it will cost a heck of a lot more!

Not a lot to those mags:





If you just want to replace the coil and condenser it's pretty easy to get at:



Hope that helps.

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Old 03-02-14, 09:58 AM   #19
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Roger

Just for conversation's sake, I'm going to put the counter-argument...

Without a good magneto your treasured D-type is an overweight door stop! There is nothing more frustrating than taking your engine to a show, then spending the day faffing about because it will only run for a few minutes at a time. This is a common symptom of the coil breaking down internally, and I have had Lucas RS1s that did exactly the same thing. A re-wind plus a new condenser always cures them - the RS1 is a good robust mag that doesn't generally lose magnetism.

Find a restorer (there are at least a couple on the forum), spend the money, never worry about it again. Simples!

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Thanks for the advice i have popped it into the airing cupboard for a while the condenser is new so maybe I will try the cheap fix and work through to the spending if necessary!! Once again thanks for all the helpRoger
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