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1937 Maytag Engine model 72 repair #50

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Published on Sep 16, 2011

A two part side trip!, yes you are going to learn something, timing a 1937 maytag twin cylinder, two cycle, 5/8 H.P. kick start, model 72 D multi-motor, ain't no adjustment needed if your engine is in good repair; no worn parts; and you are running with rpm's set at factory spec's; as the point backing plate is preset,, no adjustment needed,, if I may quote from the maytag service instructions,, assuming you have no bad parts, if so you must repair or replace them, this is to how important point gap is, ( incorrect adjustment of the breaker points will cause the multi-motor engine hard to start; start only in case one spark plug wire is grounded; spark plugs to foul; and to stop running and be very hard to start ), remember, setting the timing, setting the point gap, and adjusting the governor are all settings on there on, but work in relationship with each other,,, sparkplug gap and heat range is one of the most important adjustments to be made to your engine, and the most overlooked, leave a comment, subscribe, pass it on,,, oh, the question for the week is, how many degrees BTDC (before top dead center) is the factory ignition time setting on a model 72-D?, this has been part A of a two part'er, to be continued,,

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