We are lucky to have someone on the forum prepared to share this kind of information
Thanks for the comment. I'll be away on a ride this weekend, but should have my next post ready to upload by early in the week.
I think people will find the information in the upcoming posts pretty useful. I have never seen anything as comprehensive as what I will be posting published anywhere before. Even for someone who doesn't plan to rebuild his own magneto, my hope is that having the mystery removed will help raise their level of expectations and, as a result, the quality of restoration work. As long as so many motorcyclists accept having their rebuilt magnetos fail, and even regard it as somehow inevitable, the bar will remain set pretty low for work done on these devices.