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Old 27-02-18, 03:58 PM   #1
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Default Edgar Westbury 80W Generator Magneto

Hello,

Has anyone taken the magneto out of one of these engines?
I'm trying to get to the condenser on one I've picked up but can't seem to get the magneto apart to get to the gubbins in behind.

IMG_20180125_111926 by Stephen Williams, on Flickr

This is about as far as I can get with it, I've removed all the screws and the nut on the armature but it won't budge...

IMG_20180126_105841 by Stephen Williams, on Flickr

Thanks in advance.

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Old 27-02-18, 04:20 PM   #2
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I know I've said it before, but I'm sure I remember just removing all those small screws from the back plate and off it came.

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Old 27-02-18, 10:28 PM   #3
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Sorry to jump in but does anyone know of a replacement coil that will fit one of these sets.
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Old 28-02-18, 05:58 PM   #4
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I know I've said it before, but I'm sure I remember just removing all those small screws from the back plate and off it came.

NHH
Any luck? You can see 3 or 4 (one hiding down a hole) of the screws I mean in the second picture.

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Not had a go yet....
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All screws undone and the rotating magnet pulled out, still stuck fast. Tool cold to stand out there any longer....though tempted to get the bike out....
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Old 01-03-18, 05:14 PM   #7
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Magnet does not need to be removed - whole assembly comes off with drive disc on back.

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Old 01-03-18, 07:52 PM   #8
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Oh right, I wonder if there is some sort of gasket seal holding it together.
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Old 02-03-18, 01:37 PM   #9
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Got it off.

IMG_20180302_113410 by Stephen Williams, on Flickr

IMG_20180302_113418 by Stephen Williams, on Flickr

Might be worth changing the condenser if I can find a flat rectangle one....
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Old 02-03-18, 01:44 PM   #10
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Nice work Steve, condensers if that shape are available, have you a picture of the old one?

Really well made little engines, but they sure scream!

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