Iam looking for a good used K.R. WILSON KRW1 Magneto and flywheel gap gauge let me know thanks Doug
This is the tool I need
You just missed one on ebay. You could have out bid me!
Day late A Dollar short!!! Thanks Mark let me Know if u see any more?
What I payed you could buy a new one for less.
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You can buy them from the vendors, (the one Jack mentioned above) for around $190.00; or you can try to buy a cheaper on like the one that recently sold on Ebay for quite a bit (at least $50.00) more, if I remember correctly. I could be way too low. If you find someone who has a bunch to sell less than a new repro, let me know. I'm in the market, too.
I have this one available, barely used (found out I prefer to set the gaps the hard way). $160 including postage to the US.
Chris, Why do you like the feeler gauge method better. While we're on the subject; will one of the old original Ford one piece shims be enough?
Why cant we have a tool rental program???
Terry, I had been doing it the old way first then bought the tool. Perhaps (probably) I didn't give it enough time, but I found it easier to get consistent gaps using feeler gauges and taking the flywheel on and off and on and off and on and off to adjust shims. Takes me several hours, however the results are good, with the gap at the top of the coil ring is 0.025-0.028 to anywhere on the flywheel and 0.030-0.033 at the bottom of the ring.
If your second sentence is directed at me, I can't help you 'cause I don't understand the question.
Chris B, if you are reading this post, please note the word "shims" is flagged by the spell checker.
I found that an old ring gear helped a lot. It sticks at the high points and you can measure the rest with feeler gauges.
You can get the high points equal with a vernier depth gauge.
Too bad I don't have three to sell -- the KRW gauge has been spoken for by a veritable chorus of Forumeers!
For the cost of the Mag gap gauge you can buy a nice rebuilt mag coil ring. I have set the gap without the gauge on my T's and all is well.
To each his own I guess.
Not knowing any better I assembled the transmission to the engine on my garage floor in the horizontal position and set the mag gap on the floor on my knees. But I was younger and dumber and that was about 40 years ago. But it worked. I do use a rotatable engine stand now and its easier now. Got smarter.
O.K.--I guess I didn't read all the instructions! I have one of those tools, but, only use it when "building" a flywheel, to make sure all the magnet contacts are at the same level. When installing the trans w/flywheel assembly, I use feeler gauges to set the gap between the ring gear and magnet contacts. I don't see how a feeler gauge can tell you if the height of all the magnet contacts on the flywheel are the same height--that's what the tool does for me. Also, I don't see how the tool can determine the gap between the ring gear and flywheel!
I have set up one magneto using the tool and two without it. I found it just as easy to do without the tool as with it. Like John suggested, if it were me I would use the money for something else.
Q. "I don't see how a feeler gauge can tell you if the height of all the magnet contacts on the flywheel are the same height"
A. Mount the flywheel on the crank and use feelers to measure the gaps between each of the magnet contacts and any one (but only one) of the field coil poles. From this, determine which of the spools need to be shimmed up to make all the contacts level.
Use Brass feeler gauges, a lot less frustrating.
I'm with Mike; It's great for rebuilding a flywheel... nothing better. I use feeler gauges for the mag gap.