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Old 02-11-17, 09:12 PM   #11
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I wouldn't be without them, obviously they have their limitations but sometimes they fit when nothing else will.

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Old 02-11-17, 09:20 PM   #12
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Particularly when removing spark plugs from lister engines.
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Old 02-11-17, 11:35 PM   #13
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I still fail to see any real use for them, modern thin wall sockets are thinner than a box spanner, far stronger and easier (or more convenient) to use.

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Old 02-11-17, 11:58 PM   #14
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If you care to look at the very first photo you will see a box spanner or thin wall socket won't work as the clearance is too small
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Old 03-11-17, 12:21 AM   #15
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If you care to look at the very first photo you will see a box spanner or thin wall socket won't work as the clearance is too small
I did look, and decided it was an optical illusion
For if it was a true representation then it would not have been possible to assemble it in the first place.

If it were mine (and the thin wall socket didn't work) I would undo the 4 bolts with a hammer and blunt chisel or punch, the nut is important, the bolts are sacrificial and can be replaced easily with something that will work.

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Old 03-11-17, 03:25 PM   #16
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I did look, and decided it was an optical illusion
For if it was a true representation then it would not have been possible to assemble it in the first place.

If it were mine (and the thin wall socket didn't work) I would undo the 4 bolts with a hammer and blunt chisel or punch, the nut is important, the bolts are sacrificial and can be replaced easily with something that will work.

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Very true - and it's probably easy with the correct tool. A couple of the heads are slightly chewed - if they are original I'd like to keep them so will try a couple of ideas first before I get all gung-ho!

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Very true - and it's probably easy with the correct tool. A couple of the heads are slightly chewed - if they are original I'd like to keep them so will try a couple of ideas first before I get all gung-ho!

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There is no way they are original, if we assume (i know) that the nut is.
The only way they could be original is if the nut isn't, if the nut had a plain diameter under the hex, so it stood out above the nuts, similar to that shown in one of pictures posted by Steve.

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Old 03-11-17, 04:26 PM   #18
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I had a similar issue with a pair of nuts set corner to corner on the mutt. I know its not ideal but I undid the first very tight nut using a good fitting open ended spanner end on with a Tommy bar through the jaws at the other end. It worked a treat and didn't muller anything.

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Old 03-11-17, 04:43 PM   #19
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ta-daaah! The star of the show is my dad's old spanner - I have several 1/2" spanners, none of which fit exactly, except this German-made one. It had to be an exact fit to let me put enough pressure on without getting slippage & rounding the heads off. Like I said earlier, an easy job with the right tool.



what lies beneath?....this. I'm guessing part of the problem is the detached wire floating about by the condenser. The varnish is crazed on the coil - hopefully not through burning out.



Call me Mr Happy - this is the replacement mag fitted by Stuart Turner as per the info from the day book " Wico mag No 618, later changed to No610 on the 27th December 1934."


Sorry about the jaunty angles - fell down a step & twisted my ankle this morning so just wafted the camera about hopefully

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Old 03-11-17, 05:16 PM   #20
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interesting, same magneto different address. I will see where the only other Wico WBC I'm aware of come from. Did WICO move site?

Oh it's nice yours has the "stationary engine" base thats in the sales leaflet.
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