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    Default Part needed!!!! :)

    i'm looking for the Autometer p/n: 9117/9118 converter that is used to convert a normal tach over to run a magneto...any1 got one laying around?...let me know

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    I have a pt# 9118 I'll sell to you. Give me a call.

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    If he don't take it I will. Pat, Wicked Boats.

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    I tried one when I switched to a vertex didnot work very well, made the tech whako. So I called autometer talked to and older gentlemen he said that I could try changing from solid core wires to the other kind, but that could possibly damage the mag and it still may not work. I don't know if would be the same with other mags.
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    I've been using these converters for a while. With the Vertex, we had to switch to a suppression wire and that helped. Would still be a bit sketchy at high RPM. Didn't seem to hurt the mag.
    Went to the MSD Pro Mag with MSD wires, and it works OK, but again, still sketchy at high RPM. Also, it died after a couple races with the MSD pro mag. On my second converter now so we'll see how long it lives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blown3-d View Post
    I tried one when I switched to a vertex didnot work very well, made the tech whako. So I called autometer talked to and older gentlemen he said that I could try changing from solid core wires to the other kind, but that could possibly damage the mag and it still may not work. I don't know if would be the same with other mags.
    G Riggins
    I also spoke to an Autometer rep and he did say to use "shielded" wire, but he was referring to shielding the converter wires with tin foil, (aluminum foil), as well as shielding the box. There is also some old style wire conduit that looks like steel braided hose that should work.

    I wouldn't suggest anyone using suppression plug wires with a mag as they MAY weaken the spark that reaches the plug. (AC vs DC current)...and Zig said NEVER use suppression wire with a mag......Of course the proper fix would be to buy a MAG type tach. Ask the salesperson if they have any reconditioned units for sale a discounted prices......(I recall it was about 40% off).........Ray
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moneypit View Post
    I also spoke to an Autometer rep and he did say to use "shielded" wire, but he was referring to shielding the converter wires with tin foil, (aluminum foil), as well as shielding the box. There is also some old style wire conduit that looks like steel braided hose that should work.

    I wouldn't suggest anyone using suppression plug wires with a mag as they MAY weaken the spark that reaches the plug. (AC vs DC current)...and Zig said NEVER use suppression wire with a mag......Of course the proper fix would be to buy a MAG type tach. Ask the salesperson if they have any reconditioned units for sale a discounted prices......(I recall it was about 40% off).........Ray
    I didnot try anymore I just switched techs, end of problem. It was a pain finding the tech but worth it. G Riggins

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    The only mag tach that works right is a mechanical tach. I went through 2 auto meter converter boxes and calls to Autometer, Mallory, Joe Hunt Beede. Nobody has a good answer. I'm converting over to Complete MSD system. Anyone want to buy a complete Mallory Super mag 3 with tac drive? Pat ps. This all because i wanted all my guages to match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked Performance Boats View Post
    The only mag tach that works right is a mechanical tach. I went through 2 auto meter converter boxes and calls to Autometer, Mallory, Joe Hunt Beede. Nobody has a good answer. I'm converting over to Complete MSD system. Anyone want to buy a complete Mallory Super mag 3 with tac drive? Pat ps. This all because i wanted all my guages to match.
    Autometer makes a tach for mags that works fine. No need for a converter box, just get the right tach.....Ray
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moneypit View Post
    Autometer makes a tach for mags that works fine. No need for a converter box, just get the right tach.....Ray
    Autometer doesen't match my Beede guages. So anyone want to buy my Super Mag AND my Beede guages? I don't think so. I'll upgrade the ignition system while I'm at it.

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