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FB falcon spark problems

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FB falcon spark problems

Post  S.C_07 on Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:45 pm

Last Friday i came to start my 1959 falcon and was getting a clean spark , i came to start it again today , however i was not herting a spark at all , i tried multiple new spark plugs and the gap was set each time still no spark. So ( dangerously i know) i put a screw driver into rhe HT lead and got a nice spark. So i have come to conclusion that my magneto has lost all magnetism ( please correct me if u think im wrong ) . However it wasnt ling ago that i had it remagnetised . Can any one tell me why i am losing magnetism so quickly ????
Thanks
Scott

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Post  denman on Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:30 pm

Hello Scott try a new plug cap. cheers Den.

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Post  andy-s on Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:34 pm

Hi Scott , if you have had the flywheel off recently you could check it is in the correct position an hasn't slipped on the shaft .I don't think it would de-magnitse itself that quickly. I presume its a Villiers engine , if not ignore me.
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Post  FB vincent on Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:33 pm

The 1959 model year Falcon 81 is fitted with the Villiers 10e engine, which has a keyed flywheel so cannot slip. Usual ignition problems result from a failing coil or condenser, but a sudden failure that you report may be a ht cable problem. Check the pickup to the coil, replace an ancient cable and a non suppressed plug cab might help. Do also check that the contact breaker points are clean.

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