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RE: FRANCO-MORINI TIMING ERROR  Donald Ruggles
 Oct 02, 2001 07:22 PDT 
Thanks,Peter!You see,my flywheel has a key so it should have been right
from the factory.The Cosmo only shows 300 miles and I doubt if it has
over 1000 actual miles,so it's probably the original magneto.But I did
learn a valuable lesson:Get out the timing light and check it for
accurate timing marks.THANKS!                                            
                                                                         
      
Peter Staal wrote:
 hi ,
good tip, never use timing marks on the magneto !
after each removal (or worse, replacement) they are off time.
instead use a micro meter (or caliper gage /slide rule) to determine the
place of the piston (1-2mm [depending on type] before top 'turning the
right
side' !!).
mark the position with fine stripe of white paint and check with a
stroboscope while running. this gives also an indication of the timing
constant or timing advanve if aplicable.
peter
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donald Ruggles" <don4-@yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 5:28 PM
Subject: FRANCO-MORINI TIMING ERROR
 Hi,Everyone! I was really upset yesterday to see that the timing marks
on my Franco-Morini MO2 engine were WORTHLESS !!I re-scribed the correct
marks after laborious painstaking measurements and reset the
timing.GAINED POWER!So all should check their timing marks,`cause mine
were WAY OFF(20 degrees slow).BYE!
Don-ohio
 
Don-ohio
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