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Old 07-17-2019, 09:24:40 AM
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Default Friction Wheel Magnetos and Engines

Hi all,
just thought it would be interesting to view the several variety of engines of all sizes and types that are setup having a friction wheel magneto / dc generator that drives against the flywheel.
Engines w/ Motsinger Autosparker, Wizard, Comet, Apple, Star, and various others.
If you have one of these types of engines and want to share it here post up your photos into this thread.
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I'll kick start the thread with a pic of a Wizard mag friction drive governor.

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Here is a picture of my 10hp R&V with a Wizard. You can also see it in the video as well as a 4hp R&V short side shaft with a Wizard.

https://youtu.be/jFCLj4oiCLI
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This 5hp Galloway round rod, no. 15103 has a original Hendrix Novelty Co dynamo, when we found it in Sharpesburg Iowa in a feedlot all stuck and bare as a babies butt, the old farmer told us he had the magneto in the barn somewhere, 2 yrs later out of the blue, Dad got a call from him and made a special trip to Iowa to get it. It has the original coil that sits in between the magnets to, we first thought that was a addition, but I have read they have to have the coil to get the required spark to igniter, if I remember right the last time I had it going it will put out about 14-18 volts....
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Motsinger on 8hp 1907 IHC worked well.
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I’ve got a base-mount style Motsinger that I’d like to mount on my 6 HP Famous, but it takes a different base than what I have. (I have the correct, early mounting bracket). Does anyone have a side mount base that they would sell, or be willing to get a casting made from?

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Here are some pictures showing the friction drive generator on the 1911 Fairbanks Morse 50 hp. type RE engine at the Mount Wilson Observatory near Pasadena, Calif. The first two images show the original mounting with it being driven by a pulley attached to the inside of one of the flywheels. At some unknown point in the engines history the system was modified to the way it is now shown in the rest of the pictures. It has been converted into a small motor/generator set driven by a small DC motor. It still works just fine and I am sure the early engineers at the observatory found it more reliable than the friction drive.

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Here are a few from Columbus and Callahan engines.
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