I pulled the timer cap off New Day timer and it appears to be an older one. I think the brush is shot as it is not making good contact, no sign of the spring. I will try buying a new brush assembly from Snyders. Once I have installed this do I have to re set the timing ?
In my view, save yourself the long term aggravation of patching up a used timer.
Get yourself a new quality TW Timer and enjoy 7000 driving miles with no timer trouble.
Contact me after Oct 5 when I get back from the Argentina Tour and I will walk you through easily checking the initial timing setting.
Ron the Coilman
La Falda, Córdoba Province, Argentina
I am a big fan of New Day Timers. Contact Steve Jelf and ask him how to make a better brush. He says the reproduction brushes are too hard. I remember him posting a couple of months ago about how to make a better brush using a carbon electric motor brush.
I think this is the 2014 brush thread that Steve Jelf participated in:
Here is a 2013 thread with further discussion about sources for replacement brushes:
The New Day brush that Snyders sells works fine in my car. No excessive wear to the timer that I can tell.
I'm a fan of the New Days also.
I have them in two of my cars.