|Need magneto info on single cylinder ...
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 - 11:41 am: ||
I recently picked up a single cylinder 4 cycle Lauson inboard Engine with forward/neutral transmission for which I need help understanding the WICO magneto operation. The information on the engine plate states it is 2 1/2 HP at 1750 RPM. The engine is a Type LF8253, Serial #0080.
The WICO magneto, which looks good, has two coils. Why the need for two coils? I am unable to get the engine to fire, however I have a friend who bypassed the magneto with a battery/spark buzzer coil and the engine can be made to run and run well. Does anyone have a copy of the owners or parts manual I can buy for information?
The motor may have been repainted blue - what is the correct color? I know the Lauson outboard motors are the same color blue.
How common is this engine and when was it made?
How is the engine speed controlled?
I appreciate any help or information you can provide.
|Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 06:08 pm: ||
Help! I have a Lauson model LF818 and am wondering about how much it's worth.
Post Number: 8
|Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 09:40 am: ||
Could give this a try