can you take an earlier mag. coil assembly and
ad the notch for a starter ? My thought is the
wire between coils might not have enough clearance .
Just wondering if anyone has done this with good results ?
Assuming that you are referring to the later, 1918-20 single stacked field coils, yes. We do it all the time at customers' requests.
So it can't be done with double stack coils?
Never tried; no reason to.
Contact Wally Szumowski I believe he could give you a definitive answer to your question.
The double stack coils should clear a starter shaft without any modification. I have the earlier single stack coil on my '12 and it clears easily. One easy way to find out - put it together with a couple bolts and look. Should not require any more time than was spent typing the initial question.