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The '66 XLH project bike is coming along. It came with an aftermarket magneto. A really nice looking unit. The outside is polished and the innards look brand new. There are no markings anywhere.

I know it's not a FM. I don't know if it's a Morris or a Joe Hunt, or something else. Can anybody ID this? I was able to set it up and time it with no trouble.

Here's a couple of pics of the bike.

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I don’t know about your mag, but I really like your military tribute wall!!!
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I like your carb steady made of a weighting scale arm... Nice touch!!!

I've seen billet made magneto bodies before, could be made by anyone with a CNC milling machine and programming knowledge, but the static inners looks Fairbanks-Morse to me while the hex drive is deffo Morris or Hunt...

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I'm thinking Burkhardt.
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Morris M3.

Great mags. The throw a much bigger spark as they use rare earth magnets.
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https://morrismagneto.com/mm3-xlchandhdflatheads.aspx

Dave Shaw owns and runs it. Good man to deal with if you need help wit anything at all to do with magneto's.
I run one of is KR's style mags on my race bike. Install and forget it. And it throws a spark like a plasma cutter.
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Gotta agree with you Ferrous, I think Burk only did cast mag bodies like their mag covers.
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Both Joe Hunt and Morris sell mags with the machined housing that appear to have Fairbanks-Morse internals, though the points plate looks to be machined as well.

I agree this one looks like a Morris.

https://morrismagneto.com/mm3-xlchandhdflatheads.aspx

When machining from solid stock I'm curious what is done about the laminations that are cast into the Fairbanks mag.?????. Maybe they are inserted or maybe not there?

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I just dropped an M3 into a 62 CH sitting in my workshop.
I am pretty sure it as MM3 Morris.
(about a grand's worth of mag)

I did have a bit of a conversation about the construction of the mags years ago. But dementia is getting the best of me an can't remember what he told me.
He MIGHT have even told ne they stated as a forging.
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