1948 Iron 4G Coil Ignition

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1948 Iron 4G Coil Ignition

Postby chris.matthews » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:32 am

Greetings from Tokyo.
I finished the 4G restoration - hugely inspired by Amelia.
Recently "Miss 48" has been a bit reluctant to start. I was due to take her for "Shaken" which is local MOT, she refused to even fire.
The original ignition was magneto but a previous Owner changed to Coil.
I charged the battery and cleaned plugs, she started OK and ran for 125 seconds, just at the point where I was going to go off the BiStarter.
Subsequent restarts were all similar - about 10 secs and then died.

Does this sound like a new coil is needed ??

I have done all the usual - cb points; timing; Solex, fuel filter in tank and at Solex, Distributor Cap ans HT leads (copper).

Any ideas ?

Chris Matthews

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