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Post Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:24 am

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On another thread I asked about magnetos. This time I have a question about chrome magnetos,I have a chromed Fairbanks-Morse on my 1959 XL.,S&S bottom end ,dual carb heads,etc. I had it rebuilt by Morris magneto,who stated that the scrap rate for chromed magnetos is 50%. Whhy is this so? TIA BREWSKI

Post Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:07 pm

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Are you on those drugs again?

Post Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:53 am

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Wilko,have you even seen a chromed magneto? Probably not!

Post Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:08 pm

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Think about your question. What do you want to hear?

Post Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:25 pm

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I purchased a chromed magneto at a swap meet. The chrome was peeling, so I sandblasted and powdercoated. It's on an engine now and is working fine.

Post Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:53 pm
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I've heard chromed generators, starter motors, timers, and the like have a tendency to arc and short out. Maybe the chromed magneto is simular.

Post Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:11 pm

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50% of all magnetos get thrown in the scrap.

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