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Lister Engines => Lister Market Place (things for Sale) => Topic started by: molliemax on September 27, 2018, 01:40:45 PM

Title: lister A magneto
Post by: molliemax on September 27, 2018, 01:40:45 PM
hello everyone ,ive just purchased a lister a without an exhaust or magneto ,would anyone like to tell me what magneto i need ,its a twin flywheel if that helps ,thanks
Title: Re: lister A magneto
Post by: glort on September 27, 2018, 02:42:46 PM

Maggys for old engines can be hard to come by and painfully expensive when you do. Was looking at some at an engine show couple of weeks ago and was stunned at the price scrap metal was fetching because some were that damaged they could be good for nothing else.

If you get stuck, go to the nearest airport and find a maintence place and ask them for an old out of hours aircraft maggy. Will still work perfect and you just need to make up a support, put a sprocket on the shaft, pick a hole in the distributor for the lead and time the thing.

Probably throw the best spark the engine ever had.
Title: Re: lister A magneto
Post by: 38ac on September 28, 2018, 10:55:32 AM
I am not as familiar with that engine as other Lister products but I can get you a lot closer than an unnecessary  bodge job. 

Lister engines in that era used either a Lucas SR1 or RS1 magneto, a very common and  easy to find magneto even here in the states, the land of few Listers.  Not sure where you are located but A quick search of ebay UK found an arm load of RS1 magnetos from freshly rebuilt to as dug up out of the dirt.  Another route would be to search "magneto repair" + your country.  Since you seem to have little familiarity with the engine  I recommend you get a manual for the engine and that you purchase a magneto from a reputable rebuilder,, but then again I am spending your money. Good luck with it.