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    Am I supposed to send a mag out for servicing????I just got a ronco vertex mag at the swap meet and it's been on the shelf for awhile. If it's yes, who do I send it to?
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    You should see a good spark at the points when the gear is turned by hand and you can put a plug in one of the plug wires and ground the plug's threads to the mag body and turn the mags gear to check for the spark at the plug.

    Joe Hunt Magneto's, Magsarus, are a couple of the rebuilders.

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    Spud Miller at Fuel Injection Enterprises is great with Mallory and Vertex mags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wet-n-Wild View Post
    Spud Miller at Fuel Injection Enterprises is great with Mallory and Vertex mags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich s View Post
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    He's also a super nice guy who is easy to talk to.
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    Thanks guys. I got the mag for $45 at the swap meet from some kid that said it was his dads. I'll send it out to this guy.....
    YOU LIE!!!!!!!!!!!
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    While sending them to a rebuilder isn't a bad idea, mags tend to be pretty bullet proof. Pull the cap and hold the wire that goes up into the cap about 3/4" away from some grounded metal. Turn the distributor gear by hand and see if it arcs.... If it does, stick it in an engine and see how it does. Do not touch either the ground lug on the side or the wire out of the top, it will shock the chit out of you. Done that!!..
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    I ran a mag on a shovelhead years ago and learned the shock trick. I tell people to hold the springs so they don't shoot out....
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