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I have a gold star ABSAF engine, Sonicweld replica frame, forks, wheels, etc for my flat track project but no ignition. I'd prefer a racing magneto but I gather they're scarce. If I can't find a suitable magneto I'd prefer something that appears more or less stock. Does the forum have suggestions? Thanks in advance.recommendations

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Lucas comp/racing mags are not that rare but can be pricey. Points cam housing on these is often worn (made of aluminum) which can cause timing to vary. Harder to find but better would be a BTH TT mag. Points hosing is brass but most of these are vertical flange mounting not base mounting. Beyond that, I've seen a lot of different units modern and vintage adapted to this purpose. A PAL mag off a speedway motor is a compact device and rotating magnet which I believe is thought to be a better system but parts could be a challenge. Good luck with the project.


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You could ask ABSAF I would think that they have an option


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I did, he's working on something but does not have a timeline on when it's going to be available.

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I'm using a new BTH magneto electronic ignition on my road race Gold Star that I've been happy with.
https://www.bt-h.biz/PM1R--Platform-Mounted-Single-Magneto

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Thanks, I'll check it out.

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That BTH mag looks pretty nice. Buying and paying for a rebuild of an old mag would cost you a lot more than that I would think. I presume it is totally self generating and does not need a source of electricity.

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