Thread: Ironhead Ignition troubles
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Old 6th February 2019
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After breaking 3 new bendix drives after removing my cover for chrome and not checking the marks . Come to find out the pinion shaft is off by 1 tooth.Matching them up like the manual says left me fully advanced and blowing bendix drives.
Used a degree wheel and dial indicator to do the cams to find this.
Once the lines get matched, i pull #2 and turn the crank 1 tooth and reinstall #2.
been working like that for 40 years, go figure.

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