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Old 11-20-2016, 05:11 AM
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Default Magneto Ignition Harness Conversion to 8.5mm Super Conductor Automotive Spark Wire

Hi Guys,
Thought I'd share some photos and progress updates as I move through this mod.

Im not going to share all the details as they can be found on the G3I website.http://www.g3ignition.com/magmod.html

Photo of G3i control box mounting, yes the zip ties will be replaced by p-clamps...



The first thing to do is remove the old ignition leads.

Then drill out the holes to size to suit tap easy on a bench drill.

I found the best way to mount the mag caps was to screw them to a bench top.


Lots of boelube, the trick to a good tap is start slowly and carefully to get the tap started and straight. Then about 1/8 to 1/4 turn and then back off 1/2 turn to break chips, rinse and repeat until your through.


I'll post further updates as i move through the process.
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Old 11-20-2016, 06:02 AM
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Curious as to why you chose this mfg vs others (I'd not heard of these guys until your post).

Your thoughts on this are appreciated.
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Old 11-20-2016, 06:12 AM
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Rob. Your gonna love the G3I. I helped my buddy install it on his IO-360 Cozy MKIV we built and it really performed as advertised. He has over 300 hours on the install. It was on my short to do list had I kept my RV-10.
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Old 11-21-2016, 02:33 AM
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Mani,

Nomex suit on.....

It was a pragmatic one, about 18 months ago when i was rebuilding my own engine (with very experienced and knowledgeable support to the TOP of factory new limits) I found myself with 2xL and 2xR very low time magetos <200hrs. (4 in total)

I had already been eying off the G3i and was just about to purchase new, a good friend who is an early adopter had recently replace the system with p-mags and was out of work at the time and had 1 for sale.

The fly wheel i had didnt accomodate a fly crank sensor for light speed etc... so additional cost there..

I was on the phone with Clint discussing custom exhaust after speaking with Tom Shpakow, Clint said just wait a minute as the plesant sound of an RV was overhead "hes just landing, have a chat to Larry and see what he says" well.... Larry was very happy with his install, we had a great chat about his exhausts and the G3i system and that was good enough for me.

Its not everyday you get to chat with special people who design, build, supply and fly their own gear. From my perspective as a sales professional (medical and pharmaceutical scientist) customer service and data is king, if you can answer all my plesant but probing questions (dont bull**** a bull****ter SCIENTIST) and I still trust you I buy.

Trust me I know alllllll the tricks.....

Both Larry and Tom were awesome and honest to deal with, sometimes you just buy great products from great people you trust.

Yeah, p-mags are great, variable timing etc etc. but... everything is a compromise, circuit boards fail, in the little market of straya (Australia) the APs/LAMEs are few and far between.. anything more than a Slick or Bendicks and they look at you like a space man and charge you like you are David Bowe while they work it out, Larry and Tom know there products and are great to deal with if a G3i fails your on good old mags every barn wrenching AP knows how to fix. I know friends that keep a third p-mag on the shelf so they are never grounded while they do the international freight slow waltz.

If i was buying a new engine and didnt have 4 new mags on the shelf, yeah I might have spent the extra 5KAUD on p-mags, but I did and so I'am, I dont mind doing things differently, some of us do.... but its not for everyone.

Most builders I meet I'd suggest just buy the plug and play P-mags, light speed's are awesome also if you cover your bases.


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Old 11-21-2016, 02:36 AM
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Rob. Your gonna love the G3I. I helped my buddy install it on his IO-360 Cozy MKIV we built and it really performed as advertised. He has over 300 hours on the install. It was on my short to do list had I kept my RV-10.
Thx Dave, I actually havent heard any bad reports, its going to be fun!!!
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Old 11-21-2016, 05:38 AM
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Ok thanks for the thought patterns Rob. Very interesting. I've got one Slick already for my motor build but gotta do something for the other side. Looks like its probably a Pmag, but its good to know theres a path using said gear to better performance should I want it. I'll keep watching what you do.

BTW you dont happen to know Allan Aaron? Hes one of our M2 brethren in Sydney; of course Sydneys not a small place haha.

Thanks again
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:02 AM
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:06 AM
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Interesting trying to find the correct rivet inserts here in OZ..... found em eventually.... tip: if you live in the US of wall building A, buy the kit from Tom at G3I..... if you live in OZ, Mexico or Canada , send me a pm and I'll flick you details of where to find everything locally....
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:18 AM
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Default 18mm to 14mm spark plug adaptors.

If you live in the US of A buy these from lightspeed, emag, G3i if not. I found these and bought 8 cant see whats wrong with them yet and you get to collect a couple of stamps with the queen of Englands mug on em....

http://www.gsparkplug.com/1x-spark-p...s-m14-m18.html
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:39 AM
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Strip back the insulators to conductor core and use a 5mm socket to seat the rivets/inserts, invaluable. Trim conductor core once they are seated.



This little hollow security driver was awesome for pushing/seating the conductor spring pins....


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