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Gordon,
At the time Doug, and many others, built the Snow engine a company in FL called MJN Fabrication was selling all the Bruce Satra designed ignition components including the distributors. Many of us bought the distributor bases with a set of points installed. The four lobe ignition cam is an integral part of the distributor rotor shaft and operated the MJN installed points. A lot of builders used the points with any number of transistor ignition systems and a separate coil and battery. MJN closed up their operations about the time the more compact CDI ignition was introduced. Most everyone now seems to prefer the CDI systems using a Hall magnetic sensor in the flywheel or distributor base. They are as simple and compact as it gets.
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Gordon,
At the time Doug, and many others, built the Snow engine a company in FL called MJN Fabrication was selling all the Bruce Satra designed ignition components including the distributors. Many of us bought the distributor bases with a set of points installed. The four lobe ignition cam is an integral part of the distributor rotor shaft and operated the MJN installed points. A lot of builders used the points with any number of transistor ignition systems and a separate coil and battery. MJN closed up their operations about the time the more compact CDI ignition was introduced. Most everyone now seems to prefer the CDI systems using a Hall magnetic sensor in the flywheel or distributor base. They are as simple and compact as it gets.
Jeff
I have the S&S distributor. I am not sure what the problem is but I have burned out the transistor on a TIM 6 twice now. I have it running using the S&S ignition module. I was just thinking that a straight forward point ignition would be simpler. If it requires making a new distributor with internal points it certainly is not easier. I guess I will just stick with the existing setup. Thanks.
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Update: I just made a new intake manifold, straight line 7/32 dia tube. Due to a screw up on tapping the carb mount block I ended up using another existing single throat non throttled carb and the engine starts and runs well. I do not have the coolant system reinstalled yet so I cannot run it for more than about 4-5 minutes before it starts to get too hot. I figured that coolant was not a priority until I could get it running consistently.
 

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Persistence pays off. Congratulations!
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Gordon,
How are your Snow modifications coming?
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Gordon,
How are your Snow modifications coming?
Jeff
I have it running but it keeps getting out of adjustment. I cannot keep the set screws tight enough. At this point it is no longer my problem. Due to some strange circumstances I ended up selling it. I was working with a guy to sell him one of my engines and the next thing I knew he bought 15 of my engines. I have been thinking about thinning out my stock so that my kids did not have to try to figure out what to do with them and the whole thing went down a lot quicker than I anticipated. That is good. I have been just working on previous engines to tweak them because I did not want to add to the problem. Now I will probably take on another larger project which hopefully will be year long project. My kids are also glad.
 

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