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Old 09-07-2008, 11:59:44 PM
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Maytag Guys,

I have an upright Maytag that I am working on that has a magneto. What is the correct setting for the face plate???? I see that it has a mark on the back is that for the cylinder line up??? I have it taken a part but want to put it back together and start it if I can....thanks for your time.

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PS SN 123286 year/month?????
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The spark plug lead should come out more or less at 3 o'clock when looking at the engine with the flywheel at the back and the exhaust and fuel filler in front of you.

That's an awfully late number for an upright. Most of the time a number in that range would be on a later 11 fin 82. If that is the original flywheel, it is a very late one. I'm guessing 1924.
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I have another question???? The key way on the flywheel had been removed...what is the correct setting for that piece??? I put the piston at top center and the crank key way was at 9 o'clock and I matched up the flwheel contacts. Not sure if that is correct or not so looking for the correct information...

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The upright magneto and 82 utilized a small stamped backing plate locator bracket that was bolted to the crankcase and had a cutout for the coil to slip into. Many were removed since timing and points setting can be tricky.
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Tom thanks for the help. As you can see by the photo I have to change it to the other side, as I read it wrong the first time. I still do not have fire as I think that the key way is not in the correct position. As far as i know the flywheel is correct. It does have a high # for an upright as I have a few 82s and they are close one starts 128XXX.
I posted a few photos so everyone can see what I have been doing.
Another question that I have is what is the outside diameter of the part # S 170 and S 226 I posted a photo of two flywheels and they are both different sizes. The one on the left is 1 1/8" and the right is 7/8".
Thanks for all the help that everyone here has given me. I have been working on Maytags for about 25 years with no help till i found this site.
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Default Re: Maytag Upright Magneto

That Maytag looks very promising!
25 years without any help? I'm sure you have plenty to share with others then! I just got into the hobby and if it wasn't for SmokStak I would be lost.

Be sure to take lots of pics through your stages since pictures are always worth many words.
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Be sure to have the arrow on the coupling disc, ( flywheel hub), lined up to the arrow on the flywheel. Some hubs had a nice cast in arrow and some had more of a scribed arrow which gets hard to see from the rust.

All the mag uprights that ran a washing machine would have use a shorter hub and the key would have been shared between the hub and the fiber gear that ran the would tub washer. Likewise, the early 82 And the 72 fruit jar used a short hub with a crank shaft key that shared half way with the hub and half way with a flat pulley.
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Post Re: Maytag Upright Magneto

Tom

On the hub it does not have an arrow...it does have to punch dots that line up with the arrow on the flywheel. I got spark ot of her lastnight but it would not fire. I placed here where you had told me to.

Question is where does the point need to seperate??? before top dead center...top dead center...or after top dead center....I can move the coil plate to get is in the right place...also on the back of the coil plate there is an arrow that is to the right of the plug wire outlet...which is to the left if you are looking at the flywheel....does that have anything to do with anything?????
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Nice maytags. Usally they fire right before top dead center. Hope you get the old girl running.
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