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Old 05-18-2008, 11:28 AM
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I have a 53 pan, mostly stock, bigger cam, bigger valves and am thinking about putting a mag on. From what I can find on the internet I have about 3 choices. Joe Hunt, Morris Mag and Karata. For a cruiser would the technology of Morris and Karata be worth the cost over Joe Hunt? Any thoughts? This is going a fresh rebuild and kicker.
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:27 AM
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I have a 53 pan, mostly stock, bigger cam, bigger valves and am thinking about putting a mag on. From what I can find on the internet I have about 3 choices. Joe Hunt, Morris Mag and Karata. For a cruiser would the technology of Morris and Karata be worth the cost over Joe Hunt? Any thoughts? This is going a fresh rebuild and kicker.
This is free advice so take itfor what its worth. Mags look really cool, and you can run batteryless,but in my experience with them there are a bunch of downsides. Mostly, if they're not just right you can kick yourself silly trying to get the focker to start.

A few years back I switched to an EI distributor and wonder now why I waited so long. If you decide to go Mag, I've got a couple of primo Joe Hunts for Pan/Knuckle.
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Old 05-21-2008, 02:36 PM
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Thanks for the info. This is my first pan, which I tore down to the frame and have back together for the most part and am trying to figure a few little things out. Your input is greatly appreciated. Thanks again!
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:40 PM
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I had a morris fairbanks mag for my 55 pan,,,had change of heart and went to a single fire distributor from Vulcan,,,,starts 1-2 kicks....great!
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:48 AM
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I had a Joe Hunt mag on my 51 pan. Never was a problem, started 2 kicks hot or cold. It's just how you set them up. Wish I still had it.....&nbsp\\;
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I have a morris on my 48 pan. Works like a charm. &nbsp\\;
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:12 PM
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I had a morris fairbanks mag for my 55 pan,,,had change of heart and went to a single fire distributor from Vulcan,,,,starts 1-2 kicks....great!
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I know this is an old post but I have to correct the poster. The Fairbanks was a FAIRBANKS MORSE, not to be confused with a MORRIS magneto. Two differant companies.
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If you do decide to put one on, you may have to pull the front jug to get it in, you may need to remove the boss for the breaker/regulator.

I have the ebeyond 2000 sensor under my stock cover and the stock 6 volt coil.

works great.

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Mine has been converted to 12v, but all OEM stuff and works perfectly. I agree that for a bobber or chopper the mag looks pretty cool hanging offa there, but I don't think it has an advantage over a properly dialed in stock set up.
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Mine has been converted to 12v, but all OEM stuff and works perfectly. I agree that for a bobber or chopper the mag looks pretty cool hanging offa there, but I don't think it has an advantage over a properly dialed in stock set up.
The magneto will provide a much stronger spark than a conventional set up.
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