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happypig

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Post Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:37 pm

Help - What does this Joe Hunt Magneto fit?

I recently acquired a Joe Hunt magneto but have no idea what bike it was designed for. The model number on it is 2RHD. There is no shaft but the rest of it seems to be there. I've looked through the Joe Hunt web site but the pictures are all of newer made mags and there are no model numbers. Does anyone know what it fits? There are some pictures of it here:

http://community.webshots.com/user/happypig5?vhost=community

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Chris Haynes

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Post Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:55 pm

Re: Help - What does this Joe Hunt Magneto fit?

That is not a Joe Hunt magneto. Joe Hunt doesn't make Harley magnetos. They adapt and rebuild other peoples mags. That magneto was made by Fairbanks-Moorse.
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happypig

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Post Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:02 pm

Re: Help - What does this Joe Hunt Magneto fit?

Good info, Chris. So... does anyone know what bike this Fairbanks-Morse magneto fits? (This Fairbanks-Morse magneto with the Joe Hunt riveted-on data tag and stickers) <GRIN>
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Chris Haynes

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Post Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:12 pm

Re: Help - What does this Joe Hunt Magneto fit?

happypig wrote:Good info, Chris. So... does anyone know what bike this Fairbanks-Morse magneto fits? (This Fairbanks-Morse magneto with the Joe Hunt riveted-on data tag and stickers) <GRIN>


It won't fit anything because it doesn't have an adaptor drive installed on it. :mrgreen:
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Post Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:20 pm

Re: Help - What does this Joe Hunt Magneto fit?

It fits a sportster if you have the rest of the parts.
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Chris Haynes

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Post Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:21 pm

Re: Help - What does this Joe Hunt Magneto fit?

krazy loop wrote:It fits a sportster if you have the rest of the parts.


It also fits a Knuck, Pan, Shovel, EVO , TC 88, Triumph, Etc. Etc. Etc if you have the rest of the parts. :D
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Post Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:38 pm

Re: Help - What does this Joe Hunt Magneto fit?

Did you bother to look at the base?
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Chris Haynes

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Post Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:28 pm

Re: Help - What does this Joe Hunt Magneto fit?

Kinda hard to see the base in a side view photo.
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panic

Post Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:31 pm

Re: Help - What does this Joe Hunt Magneto fit?

Until you examine the breaker lobe you don't know anything. It may be a 360° twin, a 180° twin, a 42° twin, or not even be 2 cylinder.
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Post Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:11 am

Re: Help - What does this Joe Hunt Magneto fit?

Hell, it could very well be for a stationary power plant. A Joe Hunt decal on the cap doesn't tell us anything. Like Panic says, the lobe tells all. Buyer beware.
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happypig

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Post Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:05 pm

Re: Help - What does this Joe Hunt Magneto fit?

Chris Haynes wrote:Kinda hard to see the base in a side view photo.


Sorry Chris, the link in the original post shows 4 different photos including one of the base... click on the link, then click on the pic of the mag, and then click on any of the pics for a closer view.
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Post Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:24 pm

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panic wrote:Until you examine the breaker lobe you don't know anything. It may be a 360° twin, a 180° twin, a 42° twin, or not even be 2 cylinder.


Here is a pic of the breaker lobe... I think its HD.

http://community.webshots.com/user/happypig5?vhost=community

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Thanks!
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Post Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:29 pm

Re: Help - What does this Joe Hunt Magneto fit?

Beachdog wrote:Hell, it could very well be for a stationary power plant. A Joe Hunt decal on the cap doesn't tell us anything. Like Panic says, the lobe tells all. Buyer beware.


There are two Joe Hunt decals and a riveted on metal data tag... and I wasn't looking to sell it just yet. <Grin>... just trying to figure out what it fits. I have a couple of Sportster Fairbanks-Morse mags and the bottom of this isn't like those.

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Post Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:02 am

Re: Help - What does this Joe Hunt Magneto fit?

I'm not real familiar with the cone motors, but could this be for one of those cone motor adaptor housings. It looks like a HD points cam. The only F-M magnetos I've had with a similar mounting base type were for KR or XR and they had a one piece shaft coming out that with taper for the drive gear. I have seen a fair number of this type housing at swap meets and they were for industrial engines, tho none had the Hunt tags.
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Post Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:31 am

Re: Help - What does this Joe Hunt Magneto fit?

Do you think Joe Hunt Magnetos only deals in mags for Harley-Davidsons? They service and rebuild mags for anything and everything.
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happypig

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Post Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:00 pm

Re: Help - What does this Joe Hunt Magneto fit?

Chris Haynes wrote:Do you think Joe Hunt Magnetos only deals in mags for Harley-Davidsons? They service and rebuild mags for anything and everything.


No, I'm aware they sell mags for other engines. I"ve seen lots of Brit bikes running them. But before I started trying to track down what this magneto fit I didn't know how many different ones they sold ... as I said in my first post under this topic "I've looked through the Joe Hunt web site". And I've been back a looking a few times since and they have them for boats, hotrods, and more. However the guy I got this from isn't into anything but Harley-Davidsons. He thought it was for a flathead or at least it was included with a bunch of 45" stuff I bought from him a while back. He is away working for the next few months and I don't have any contact info for him or I would quiz him more on it.

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Post Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:00 pm

Re: Help - What does this Joe Hunt Magneto fit?

Try checking with your local farm machinery suppliers. Mags were used on many an early tractor model. Pa
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happypig

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Post Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:07 pm

Re: Help - What does this Joe Hunt Magneto fit?

Problem Solved...I received a reply from Joe Hunt Technical Support.

The magneto fits a big twin HD from 1972 to 1992 (You were right Beachdog). The missing parts are a side cover available from Joe Hunt for $295.00 and the hex drive for $39.95.

I'm not sure I’ll ever run it on my shovel, though.

Thanks for all your help!!!

Jim

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