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How hard is it to convert briggs and stratton engines to get rid or points.


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Default How hard is it to convert briggs and stratton engines to get rid or points.

I got a new magneto for my 7 HP but Iam tired of trying to connect the wires to the condensor without them breaking or loosing the spring.... ( I just did).

How do I upgrade to electronic ignition?

---------- Post added at 03:27 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:24 PM ----------

By the way, whats the part #? It would be for a single cylinder 7HP Briggs.
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Call the dealer and see if he has a Magnetron ignition for it.
It's dirt simple to install. Bye bye points.
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Call the dealer and see if he has a Magnetron ignition for it.
It's dirt simple to install. Bye bye points.
That will only work if he has a 2 legged coil. If its a 3 legged coil, you would have to use one of the Nova or Atom ignition modules.
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Default Re: How hard is it to convert briggs and stratton engines to get rid or points.

Magnetron will work on any aluminum engine built since 1964 if it has a two-leg armature. It will work on early cast iron engines if the flywheel is repolarized.
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A few pointers on utube.
http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...on+engine&sm=3
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Briggs part numbers are 398811 and 398265 and 395326. You can also use these numbers to look up aftermarket crosses to Stens, Oregon, and others.

OEM Briggs are about $40, aftermarket run $20 to $30.

You can leave the points and existing condenser in place. No need to cut wires or remove the flywheel.

I do this regularly on older Briggs 2 & 3hp (60000 and 80000) and older 4hp and 5hp (100000 and 130000). Easy, plus the Briggs solid state coils are almost bullet proof.
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I do this regularly on older Briggs 2 & 3hp (60000 and 80000) and older 4hp and 5hp (100000 and 130000). Easy, plus the Briggs solid state coils are almost bullet proof.
Thats what I thought to, but I have a air compressor with a 5hp Brigggs, with factory solid state and I have went through 3 coils on it in about 10 years. First the factory one then 2 more from Briggs.

Steve
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NOTE: If you don't have electric start, be prepared to pull hard! Most electronic triggers need at least 700 RPM to start the engine points and coil will fire a plug at 300 RPM or less!
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Just switched my old 1960's Toro snow hound over from points/condenser to a Magnetron .. Run me around $40.00+ for the magnetron ..
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