Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warm

Rebel Moby /
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Echo what Steve posted - heat is the enemy of capacitors and heat is a by product of generating electricity ina magneto. Novi magnetos are not vented so the replacement would cook like the original one did.

Only three wires at the external coil, the bonding strap which is attached to one of the mounting studs, the spark plug wire, and the grey primary wire. Only one spade terminal on the Novi coils, which is for the primary wire. You can strip a little insulation on the grey wire, splice on the pigtail from the condenser, solder if you wish, then tape it, or use shrink tube, or goop it with RTV.

> Stephen Keller Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> They don't like heat, and it gets hot in there, external keeps them

> lasting a while, and easy to replace.

> Phil Burtner Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> OK, I apologize for all the questions, but to me, this is really

> complicated, and I don't really understand it. Check that, I understand

> it just enough to be dangerous!

>

> So I will need to open the magneto to either remove or disconnect the

> faulty condenser. Then while I'm in there, I clean and adjust the

> points and close it back up. Then I attach the new condenser to the

> coil mount and attach the condenser lead to the coil primary terminal.

> Will a newbie like me be able to recognize the primary terminal (with

> there be a + on it)? Will I need to solder or is attached by a screw?

>

> I'm wondering why I would not replace the condenser in its current

> location? Is it a bitch to remove?

>

> THX!!!

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  1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmTopic by: Phil Burtner Phil Burtner 10/23/19 08:23PM
  Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmRe: Phil Burtner Phil Burtner 10/23/19 08:25PM
  Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmRe: Aaron Blair Aaron Blair 10/23/19 09:19PM
  Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmRe: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 10/24/19 03:39AM
  Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmRe: Rick Bergsma Rick Bergsma 10/24/19 06:23AM
  Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmRe: Phil Burtner Phil Burtner 10/24/19 07:17AM
  Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmRe: Rebel Moby Rebel Moby 10/24/19 10:15AM
  Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmRe: Phil Burtner Phil Burtner 10/28/19 11:55AM
  Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmRe: Rebel Moby Rebel Moby 10/28/19 03:42PM
  Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmRe: Phil Burtner Phil Burtner 10/29/19 08:16AM
  Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmRe: Rebel Moby Rebel Moby 10/29/19 10:08AM
  Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmRe: Phil Burtner Phil Burtner 10/29/19 02:01PM
  Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmRe: Rebel Moby Rebel Moby 10/29/19 04:52PM
  Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmRe: Phil Burtner Phil Burtner 10/29/19 07:26PM
  Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmRe: Rebel Moby Rebel Moby 10/30/19 09:22AM
  Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmRe: P D P D 10/30/19 10:51AM
  Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmRe: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 10/29/19 03:21PM
  Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmRe: * * * * 10/31/19 02:12AM
  Re: 1976 Motobecane 50 stalls when it gets warmRe: Silverfox Sullivan Silverfox Sullivan 10/31/19 05:38PM

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