Maglita

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ian.scott
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Hi
I am currently pursuing a 1930s Panther 350 as something lighter to ride. However it is fitted with a non-working MAGLITA. When I had one long ago in my youth it was endless trouble.
Is there any modern remedy for its lack of sparks ?

Ian
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l think you may be to get it uprated to a later type, look up old iron they may do it for you
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By the 30's there was considerable standardisation of magneto
mounting dimensions. Does the maglita on the Panther you're
interested in run at engine speed or half engine speed? If the
latter a Lucas Magdyno may well not only fit but also function.

Another avenue may be to get the maglita refurbished. A quick
search of the net threw up these guys:

https://www.themagnetoguys.co.uk/maglitas
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The maglita is a bit of a challenge. It's one saving grace on some bikes is that it operates at engine speed. I've done a couple for Rudges for people I know. but don't seek to work on them willingly. Nev
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The advice that I received from the late Bob Currie was to throw it over the nearest hedge!!
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