Since my car doesn't run on magneto, I'm wondering if the magneto parts are still present. Can I tell without removing the hogs head?
Just pull the small access plate on the top of the hogshead and you should be able to see the magnets.
You can take out the magneto contact and stick your finger down the hole to see if there is a contact. The contact you remove will have a pokey thing on the bottom. The contact on the magneto field ring is a blob of solder about the size of a dime.