Atlas magneto

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Hi all
I'm looking for a magneto for an Atlas and was just wondering can I use one from a pre unit triumph .I believe they turn the same Direction but I'm not sure the shaft taper is the same..
 

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My guess is the taper is the same. Makes no sense Lucas would make auto advance units and magnetos with different tapers specific to a motorcycle brand.
If the direction is different, it involves changing the rubbing shoe. The internals of the magneto do not care which direction it turns.

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Replace it with a new Joe Hunt Maggie, will fit in the same way etc and you will have a more powerful and reliable Maggie and are easier to work on if you ever need to work on them, they are more simpler to work on and doing any maintenance is simple and easy, the new JHs will give you more bang from the spark.

Ashley
 

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The Ashman is right in all he says.

Unless you are hung up on originality, the JH is the way to go.

OTH, if you have an original Atlas, with the original Lucas K2FC, then putting a JH on it would be like putting your mother on a ventilator.

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