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Anderson Timer Questions

Post by Doug » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:54 pm

Just checking to see if someone makes or repairs the flapper assy for the Anderson timer. My motor tried to start backwards and broke the weld on the rotor. I figured it is either not available or too much to repair. If not available, I was thinking about trying the TW timer. How do people who have used them like them? Thanks for the info.

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Re: Anderson Timer Questions

Post by Mark Gregush » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:08 pm

Yes, check your parts catalog. If you don't have current catalogs, time to get 'em, they are free or check the online catalogs Snyder Lang Chaffin Mac etc.
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Re: Anderson Timer Questions

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Re: Anderson Timer Questions

Post by Doug » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:12 pm

Thanks, I had looked but only saw the whole assy. That's what I need.


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Re: Anderson Timer Questions

Post by Scott_Conger » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:20 pm

Doug, regardless of the timer, it's a really good practice to fully retard the spark just before turning off. That way, when you go to start (and you automatically check the spark lever, like you should) you now have effectively double checked for proper timing. This is especially important for stem-winders and folks like me, where other interuptions may break your train of thought...

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Re: Anderson Timer Questions

Post by Doug » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:17 pm

I always do Scott. This time when it started it misfired and puffed out the carb a few times. When it restarted it seemed ok, but only ran about 2 miles before the timer broke.


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Re: Anderson Timer Questions

Post by Moxie26 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:43 pm

Anderson flapper rotors are available at Snyder's catalog


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Re: Anderson Timer Questions

Post by Joe Reid » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:05 am

Replace it completely, flapper and the cover, it will all bend if it backfires and make timing difficult. You can reset it if you know how to bend the contacts to the proper dimensions.


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Re: Anderson Timer Questions

Post by rickg » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:41 pm

Tip-Top Timers in Spokane are the producers of the Anderson style timer, you could send it to them for repair.

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Re: Anderson Timer Questions

Post by BE_ZERO_BE » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:48 pm

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