I tried removing my mag post today to inspect it. I'm not having any trouble but I wanted to inspect it anyway.
The post unscrewed part of the way but appears to be "caught" on something and won't unscrew easily. It keeps "springing" back clockwise with every turn of the wrench. I decided not to force it and I screwed it back in (for now).
Could this be band lint tangled around it?
Needle may be stuck in the coil ring and the spring is trying to turn it back is the only thing that comes to mind. Lint might give you resistance, but I don't think it would make the post screw back in. If you have a fiber optic scope you might be able to see what is going on through the transmission cover. Hopefully she ran OK on Magneto after putting the post back in.
Wait until other service items makes it necessary to lift the hogshead, then you'll free the spring from the solder blob without having to unscrew it - if the spring still gets destroyed when lifting the hogshead, there are new repros available.
But for now it seems like if it isn't broken you don't have to fix it - just yet
Yes. Mag is indeed still working. I will leave it alone for now.