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Secret Squirrel
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:33 pm    Post subject: Magneto Rest Stand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Would anyone have or know of a magneto test stand/bench that I could buy. I have always wanted one, and now my magneto man has passed I thought I might try to find one. Thanks. SS
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Magneto Rest Stand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I just put mine (gently) in my workbench vise. I use an electric drill with whatever adapter is needed to turn the magneto over. I do agree with you that a proper stand would be nice and an electric motor turning the mag at appropriate speed. Aside from building your own unit it will likely be hard to come by.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Magneto Rest Stand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It's perhaps crass to point out that your magneto man may have left one that his heirs don't want?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:49 am    Post subject: Re: Magneto Rest Stand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Get a magneto drive assembly (the part that goes between the timing cover and the magneto)from a Farmall H or M. Remove the gear and replace it with a V belt pulley. Mount it on a stand along with an electric motor. Add a V belt. Make some way to lubricate the bushing.
Saw this used at an IH dealership many moons ago.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:04 am    Post subject: Re: Magneto Rest Stand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I made a bracket to use my lathe to run them. Works fine but I can't reverse it for JD mags.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:47 am    Post subject: Re: Magneto Rest Stand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sun distributor test machine from eBay.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Magneto Rest Stand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

teddy52food could you please post a picture of the adapter you made. I have been thinking of doing that for some time. Thanks
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Magneto Rest Stand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Many motors are reversible. Perhaps you can add a switch to yours. I wouldn't have a lathe without a reversible motor!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Magneto Rest Stand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I agree with John Garner. If no family or associates of your magneto guy is going ti take over his magneto business, perhaps his tool/equipment will be for sale/liquadated.
My magneto guy likewise passed away. I did not buy anything he had. Didn't know what all he had to tell ya the truth. Didn't need any mag repairs for years later. But have often wondered if he had equipment to check coils/condensers, something to recharge magnets, and a device to monitor magneto function. I'll never know. I let ti much time pass by. He more than likely had some pretty neat stuff.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:46 am    Post subject: Re: Magneto Rest Stand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have never had any luck with pictures. Make a piece that the mag bolts to and another that bolts to the bed. get them in line so the mag is centered & weld together. Make a driver to chuck up to turn it.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:48 am    Post subject: Re: Magneto Rest Stand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The chuck will come off if I reverse it.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:29 am    Post subject: Re: Magneto Rest Stand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Maybe, but I have done some thread cutting and machining in reverse with no problems. It's a handy feature to have! I like to bore in reverse, because it is easier to see what's happening!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Magneto Rest Stand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks, I don't do pictures well either.
 
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