I have a 1978 Toro 8/26 two stage snowblower. It has a briggs and Stratton engine. The magneto ignition is gone and it needs to be replaced. I was pondering the idea of upgrading to a magnetron. Has anyone does this with success or/and know where I can get the correct part online?
I believe a Briggs lawn tractor Coil will work. Cranman posted doing this, Here's the Thread https://www.snowblowerforum.com/foru...ml#post1619577
Last edited by Jackmels; 12-05-2018 at 05:09 PM.
Originally Posted by 33 woodie View Post
LOL.... No one's going to hang you here Woodie. These are all good people on this forum......
Briggs refers to their electronic ignition system that was developed sometime back in the 80's as the "Magnetron Electronic Ignition System". Kind of an odd name, because they have nothing to do with real magnetrons used in radar, microwave transmitters, or ovens....but some marketing "genius" probably dreamed the name up.....
Anyways, here's video that explains a typical installation, and a pdf on how to do this both for engines that originally had this system, and for those that didn't.
Hope this helps.
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I have a large box of the Magnetron upgrades from Briggs....from the 80's......it was a great upgrade...but now I simply bolt on a modern single cyl coil from and Briggs.....easy peasy....works every time...never have to file points again. did three this week.