Hi all, I have just been thrust into the world of the stationary
engines !. I have just been given a Douglas SV45 air cooled engine. It
has compression, clean oil in the sump and the magneto goes spark spark
after cleaning the points.
However, the magneto mounting nuts were loose as received and it seems
there is a drive plate missing that interfaces the output drive from the
engine to the magneto itself, currently - turning the engine over
doesn't turn the magneto.
I imagine it to be about 60 mm in diameter with slots in it on opposing
sides for the drives to mesh to. I am thinking the slots would have
been at 90 degrees to each other, which would allow the plate to slide
if the driving and driven face weren't exactly aligned, but I am
guessing, can anyone tell me for sure ?.
Does that make sense, I hope so !
16 years ago