Can you just replace the contact brush in the roller of the timer or do you need to get a new roller? I have a roller that is in very good condition but the contact that sends the spark to the timer itself is wore out and short.
Roller or Brush I am confused. A roller is what makes the contact a brush is an entirely different animal
the top one is a roller, the second one is a flapper style and the third one is a brush If you have a new day timer then that's different too.
Pictures would help.
It is the brush I am trying to find. I will try to get pics this weekend, but your links are sure to answer the question. Thank You!
Found it G. R. thanks!!!
The New Day;
You can make a new brush out of an old carbon generator brush. Should be about 1/2 inch long.
That's the exact one. Thanks Mark. The timer we are going to use is the New Day timer. The one that came off the 1918 chassis we are working on is called 2 in 1 Timer from Turner Manufacturing. Patent date is 2-15-16
Ok so another question, What's up with the loading of grease or vasoline in he timer. If I have a little too much oil on the roller mine misses and backfires
Some people say they get along fine packing the timer with grease, and others say it doesn't work for them. I wonder if that depends on the strength of the roller spring. I use New Day, so I don't know.
One of my Ts has a New Day and the other a roller style timer. I put vaseline in the roller case and it works well for me. Your results may vary.