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#1 MH81 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 09:37 PM

I have a Wisconsin engine, model AKS. It has a magneto on it (no spark) and a natural Gas regulator on the carb. The guy who sold it to Dad 30 yrs ago said it had been used in the gas & oil fields.

Now for the questions:
1. are the mag parts impossible to find?
2. What is the HP of this engine. A google search shows a couple of answers 3, 3.5 & 5 hp
3. that gear box, (IDK ratio) what would that be good for?

My Hair-brained long-term scheme is to remotor a MF7 or something with it and run it off LP. I know I will have to do something with the orifice.
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Posted December 19, 2011 - 10:46 PM

Clean the points in the mag
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Posted December 20, 2011 - 06:31 AM

I've seen guys at tractor shows have parts for those old magnetos but maybe if you can get a # off it it would help . The magneto cover looks like the one on my DB , Al

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Posted December 20, 2011 - 09:26 AM

The engine was made April 1948 and was rated at 5HP

The Wisconsin's were designed to run on gasoline, natural gas or propane

Here's a manual: Manual
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Posted December 20, 2011 - 09:32 AM

These gear reduction units were also used for cement mixers back in the day. Usually 6 to 1 reduction.
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Posted December 21, 2011 - 06:32 AM

Repair parts for the mag are out there. If a good cleaning of the points doesn't get you a spark and you need pieces check with NAPA they may be able to get you some pieces, if not these folks should be able to help you out Mainely Magnetos by Belanger's Auto Electric I can vouch for them as good folks who know their stuff.
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