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    Default Eismann RC-2H question

    Was wondering if there are any preferences among you guys about coil windings for this mag. My concern is that there is no impulse coupling and an inferior coil will make it hard to start, due to the high rotor speed required. I've seen coils between 135.00 and 180.00 (I don't know if they're re-winds or not). I'm not shopping for price and I'd pay 200.00+ for a good hot coil. Appreciate any suggestions. Thanks, Fritz

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    Fritz,
    I have one and it doesn't require much speed to get a decent spark from it. I have it mocked up on my pony right now and slowly turning the flywheel will produce an appreciable spark. The speed I tested it at is much slower than if one was to actually put the rope on and pull start it for real. That said, I'd agree you'd want your windings in good order. Have you tested yours yet?
    Cheers,
    Neil.
    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Fritz,
    I have one and it doesn't require much speed to get a decent spark from it. I have it mocked up on my pony right now and slowly turning the flywheel will produce an appreciable spark. The speed I tested it at is much slower than if one was to actually put the rope on and pull start it for real. That said, I'd agree you'd want your windings in good order. Have you tested yours yet?
    Cheers,
    Neil.
    We had a coil tester in class when I was in JVS (30 years ago), and it is definitely bad. A coil wasn't available then, so it just sat in the weeds until now. Your description of operation certainly shed some light, I was in fear of all the anti-pony motor threads citing hard starting characteristics as the main reason for changing to electric start.

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    If they're well-kept, they start about as easy as your lawnmower. Problem is, many of them are left to languish and consequently get hard to start, which is a bit of nail in the coffin, particularly if the owner actually prefers a regular electric start. My plan ( : ) is to have mine start first pull every time (except when I flood it 50% of the time : )
    I had my magneto redone by Mainely Magnetos - check with them for spares.

    Cheers,
    Neil.
    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    I check tomorrow if am still have a EISEMANN mageto coil

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    My CAT22 has a Prestolite magneto rather than an Eisemann. Does anyone know if any CAT22s had Prestolite Mags as OEM, or was this an aftermarket install? My Parts manual only shows the Eisemann Mags. Ray

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    Don't know Ray but does it bolt up exactly the same? Prestolite might have made an OEM-type replacement maybe?
    Cheers,
    Neil.
    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    Erik Christenbury
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    I check this morning and am still have a good coil for EISENMANN magneto

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