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Continental R670 Radial Magnetos


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Old 04-08-2018, 09:10:50 PM
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I took the radial to the aviation museum fund raiser this weekend, it was a hit. Probably put 7 hrs on it, almost all idling. Stopped and started it many times, can be cranked by one person when warm, cranked it myself probably 10 times, they love to see the starting procedure. I removed the plugs Friday night, take apart, cleaned them and reinstalled. No problems with fouling after a weekend idling. I've been having this engine for 5 years or so, needed mags, a starter, and a test prop. A friend into aviation notified me several months ago that there were two test props in the state surplus auction. I went to the auction, items were at the end, waited all day and started bidding, at $150 there were just two of us in, I got out at $450. I asked the high bidder what he had planned for the props, "I'm going to varnish them and put them on the wall. I told him what I needed it for and he sold me one. I had been looking for mags and a starter locally, asking everyone in the aviation industry, no luck. I googled Stearman repairs and got a lead that paid off, two mags and a starter for $300. He asked if I was sure I wanted the inertia starter, I said I think so. He said it was a lot of work to start with that, glad I went with it. Below is a picture of the take apart plugs.
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J.B., that is really cool. I will have to check that out in person when I get down there again. I sure wish I could make my little Morton M5 radial run.
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My radial is a little smaller but a real jewel, tooth paste tube for comparison.
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Here's a French animation of the Continental radial, a good description of a marvelous piece of machinery.

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