Well, here's one for folk with, how can I say, more hours / experience on the hour meter of life and who ever at some point in their career came across magnetos, in outboards/ motorbikes and marine engines. One cyl up to six and beyond, the lesson to be learnt was don't be the last one in the line when testing. New boy at work, a senior apprentice would say, we need to bench test this mag we have just removed from this tripping boat. We need to subject it to a load and the bench test is we get about four apprentices to stand in line and as the mag is in a steel vice the end person should touch that vice about fifteen feet away from the mag. All on a steel bench and all holding hands. You don't have to worry, we have done it lots of times over the years with petrol and TVO engines. As there are five of us in total the load will be shared and you will hardly feel anything. Wrong, no one receives a belt/ electric shock save the character who earths it out on the second vice. Should this be an impulse mag, ( it's got a coil spring which winds up and then let's go a terrific spark ) believe you and me you will never, ever in your career go back for a second helping. Should you spot an air wrench with a socket on it which fits the sprocket nut on the mag then you are in for an even bigger shock all round. Just a thought in case you ever get set up. Anyone out there know this ?
Remembering The Good Old days, when Chiefs stood watches and all Torque settings were F.T.