No spark

Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by thelly, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. thelly

    thelly New Member

    Hi, I recently bought a 1947 Wolesely WDII which was running when I bought it with a good fat spark, as I didn't like the colour of it I decided to paint it grey, I only removed the side panels, exhaust, carb and fuel tank, as it was running I didn't touch it mechanically or interfere with the Wico series A magneto, I have finished painting it and reassembled it but now it has lost it spark, could somebody give me some idea what the problem is.
    Thanks, Bernard.
  2. petternut

    petternut Active Member

    Have you insulated the mag from the engine with a layer of paint? To check just run a temporary wire from the plug body to the mag body.

  3. thelly

    thelly New Member

    Hi thanks for your idea, I don't think it's an earthing problem as I left the mag in situ when I painted the engine.
  4. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Take the magneto off and test for a spark, if it doesn't spark then clean the points and generally check it over, if it still wont spark remove the coil and get it checked.
    On the other forum the suggestions have been replicated here.

    Martin P
  5. petternut

    petternut Active Member

    You are probably right but why not take a few moments to prove it.

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