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Leeboy 1000t Wilson electrical

Discussion in 'Pavers' started by Jeckyl1920, May 14, 2020.

  1. Jeckyl1920

    Jeckyl1920 Well-Known Member

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    Hey y'all. It's been a while, but you guys always have the answers.

    I'm working on an old leeboy with a magneto system. I had to rewire the thing blind, but I want to make sure it is still charging the battery properly. I removed a amp meter(which I'm thinking I should put it back, but I dont think anyone knows why it was there or what it should read anyways.... but I digress...) and put in a voltage meter. As its wired differently, I had to change things.

    However, I noticed the only wire that had anything to do with the battery was not attatched to the battery, but the starter. Long story short, I did a lot of wire transposing to learn what everything was, and now am scratching my head. As I know very little about the proper electrical wiring of this, I want to make sure I'm not going to fry anything.

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    As this is a mess, I want to know how this gets power back to the battery for charging.

    1 is two black wires going to the magneto.

    2 is a wire spliced into one of the magneto wires.

    3 goes up to the interrupt switch, which separates the magneto from the condenser #4.

    My issue is, afaik, the positive side of the magneto goes straight into the rectifier and regulator, before going to the interrupt, and then to the coil. The interrupt has a jumper wire(which I thought was on the starter side, but now I doubt myself) to battery power, which it doesn't need to run, but I'm assuming is needed to charge the battery. I want to make sure that I can wire this to battery positive on the magneto side, and it won't fry the magneto, and that this is how it charges the battery.

    I'm pretty positive that I don't want to wire battery positive to the condenser, as it can burn up the condenser or the distributor cap/rotor/points.

    I'm asking because this only has a momentary starter switch, and an interrupt switch wired to the magneto and condenser, so anything wired to the battery is hard wired.

    Someone please put my mind at ease...
     
  2. Jeckyl1920

    Jeckyl1920 Well-Known Member

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    Well, I just talked my boss into getting a battery disconnect so we dont have it on the battery all the time.

    I had to tell him(which was true) that I had a conversation with the old mechanic and his leeboy expert consultant who told me the wiring wasnt right in order to at least put a battery kill switch in it.

    It's amazing how much better it runs when you cut off all the old wire ends and crimp to freshly stripped copper....
     
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