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I was reading through the literature I have on my 1919 northway engine in my Mclaughlin (See below). I am in the process of rebuilding the engine. In the literature it is suggesting that how the gear of the generator are hocked to the Crank  shaft gear is important.  That does not make any sense to me. Why would the "timing" of the generator matter?

I do understand that the cam gear and the crank gear is critical.

Any help is appreciated

mclaughlin gears.jpg

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13 hours ago, nickelroadster said:

If this car has a combination generator that has the distributor attached then it does make sense.

Nope the generator is stand alone the distributor comes off the block and is not attached to the generator in any way.

Thanks for the thought thou as I know some cars are set up this way.

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