Re: Flywheel magnet strength

Rebel Moby /
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Excellent. if the original magnets are of poor quality the 're-energizing' would be short lived if the engine was not used on a daily driver though.

Just thinking if you selected a nut and hooked it onto a pull scale you could determine the strength of the magnet rather than feel. Feel could be influenced by preestablished opinion but the data points would proof the actual strength before and after 'partnership'.

> P D Wrote:

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> > Rebel Moby Wrote:

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> > Just wondering how you determined the magnets were weak and not the

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> > coils having internal shorts from insulation breakdown in the magnet

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> > wire.

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> Bulb , plug and wire / connection testing was my first step .

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> That all was copacetic .

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> Coil testing was my next 'step' .

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> I tried a couple different coils , on of which was new . All 3 coils

> produced pretty much the same . I rewound one of the lighting coils with

> what I consider excellent results , but still on the marginal side .

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> That left the magnets .

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> Using a bolt and my feel for pull , the simplest method , I compared

> magnets from different flywheels .

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> It was pretty obvious that the magnets in question were noticeably

> weaker .

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> I tried the stacking method of strengthening a weak magnet . I only have

> a round ferrite magnet that has a strong pull . I believe the weak

> magnets are stronger after the 'partnership' .

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> It seems to me that the weak magnets can be made much stronger ,

> enabling a better/closer to optimal output from the system .

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