Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 07:13 am: ||
I have a Simplex 8 - 10hp engine with a Wico series A magneto. I bought the engine second hand a couple of years ago and am about to get it running (I hope).The magneto that came with it does not have any leads that connect to the spark plugs. Can you still buy the original leads or what leads are compatable with it? I'm hoping that car high tension leads might be able to be used. I am here in Melbourne Australia so any pointers towards local suppliers would be great.
Lawrence T Wolfe
Post Number: 371
|Posted on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 12:01 pm: ||
You want solid wire core wires not the silicon suppressor wires used on new cars. There are suppliers on harry's old engine site smokestack.
Post Number: 133
|Posted on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 02:15 am: ||
If you get stuck I can make you a set up
Im up on the Central Coast of NSW
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 03:39 am: ||
thanks appreciate the advice - I'll let you know if I can't find anything in Melbourne. I'll look for solid core wires.
Post Number: 8
|Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 06:20 pm: ||
Folks, I am now the proud owner of 2 Simplex 10/12 twins. I am rebuilding one. The other is basically in 'parts' condition. I recently asked about points for the Wico 'A' series magneto and appreciate the advice. A mate who is into speedway motorcyles tells me that 'pointless' ignition (CDI?) systems can be fitted to such magnetos. His info. has a supplier near Gosford (NSW). I'd appreciate any advice in this regard. All the best for 2010 Laurie
Post Number: 77
|Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 07:30 pm: ||
Going to CDI system doesn't always work with old engines. I tried them out on several of my old engines, Chris Craft, Herculese and Chrysler Crown and Gray Marine Continental engines. CDI worked on the post War engines OK but on my 1939 Chris I had to go back to Ponts and Condenser.
|Posted on Monday, March 08, 2010 - 11:02 pm: ||
You can try Leon Pompei 0419571788 for parts for simplex, yamaha diesel and wico magneto parts, also for cheap antifoul and red lead paint
Jack R Schlaman
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 09:00 pm: ||
I need a magneto for a palmar 27 either rebuilt or new I think the number is wico xh 2593.
Jack from So.calif.