Global 1/2 VW Mag.

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Johnmax

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I've got a Global 1/2 VW motor that has been kicked around in storage for several years. It has a Fairbanks-Morse magneto on it and the cap is broken. Does anyone know where I can purchase a new one. The Model # is P1-2B10
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Pops

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The Fairbanks Morse 2 cylinder mag was used on a 2 cylinder Wisconsin engine on a hay baler we had back on the farm in the late 1950's.

 

Dana

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Or, if you have the ability to machine a new adapter, you could use a Slick magneto that's made for aircraft use.

 

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I think he is talking about the plactic cap where the spark plug wires plug into.
The price of the new aircraft Slick 4316 for 4 cylinders are now made of gold. The price now is $2177.

Can also get 2 cylinder mags from the surplus military Continental GPU's from Saturnsuplus.com
 

12notes

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I'm not sure where to get a Fairbanks Morse, but you can get a Slick for the 1/2 VW engine from hummelengines.com:

New Slick Magneto - Model #2220 or #4220 - $350.00 (I think the 2220 is for the 2 cylinder engine)
Magneto Drive and Screws - $55.00

I had a cracked Fairbanks-Morse magneto on my Global engine, but couldn't find the cap or a replacement magneto for a reasonable price, I only found someone that wanted $200 for just the plastic cap.
 

Stuffengineer

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I have a Global. FM stopped working. Am working on an electronic ignition. Parts are way cheaper and just as reliable. Check on ignition systems for 1/2 VW.
 

Hawk81A

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Maybe this will be of some help? I used to work on the old Wisconsin "TJD" inline two cylinder engines. That was a lifetime ago. I'm not sure if the firing order would be the same, and I got to thinking, which led me to this site. Good luck. Dennis

 

Henka

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