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    one of my original Eisemann mags just gave up. Thinking to replace with slicks. Has anyone had experience with the shortbarrel spark plugs that allow installing without cut outs in top cowl?
    any thoughts on slick vs cont-Bendix conversion?

  • #2
    Tons of info on this forum. Try the search box in the upper right-hand corner. I, and many others, have posted what we have used to not have cowl bumps. I use Ercoupe cups with M-41E plugs on top and resister plugs on the bottom. Welcome, by the way!

    I also have Slicks and they have worked great for me.
    Cheers,
    Marty


    TF #596
    1946 BC-12D N95258
    Former owner of:
    1946 BC-12D/N95275
    1943 L-2B/N3113S

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    • #3
      I have slicks and REM37by plugs, they are about 1/2" shorter than a REM40E plug on the top. I have had the problem with the points and I need to inspect the rotor now. No AD's and they come with gears, bendix you will need to find gears for the impulse couplings.
      N29787
      '41 BC12-65

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      • #4
        If you switch to Slicks DO NOT TRADE IN YOUR EISEMANNS!!!!!! They are really loved by the antique guys and Slick takes them in trade and DESTROYS THEM!!! If you need a core to trade in let me know. I have boxes of bad parts for Eisemann mags and can build up a junk one from nothing but bad parts. Let them grind up junk parts, not good ones.

        PLEASE don't give them your Eisemann core.

        Hank

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        • #5
          Apparently no one is accepting the Eisemann cores for deposit. At least not that I have found. Still searching.

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          • #6
            Anyone with old Eismanns can send them to any of of us who still love them. The parts are great for keeping the remaining ones alive. Still looking for the impulse starter spring winding tool and the guy in England who was rewinding coils. Good coils are getting really hard to find.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Patdevine View Post
              Apparently no one is accepting the Eisemann cores for deposit. At least not that I have found. Still searching.
              I'll pay you a fair price as an alternative to the old "$100" core deposit.

              As Hank says, the coils are the issue, and I'm (slowly) working on that. For a re-wind, the coil core is essential.

              But please don't throw those old Eisemanns away.

              Rob
              Last edited by Robert Lees; 3 weeks ago.

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              • #8
                I have an old LA4 is it worth repairing and who is good at it ? Any suggestions ?

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                • #9
                  Iíll hang on to them for the moment. Let you know if I decide to let them go. Left was still good. Right was out.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Patdevine View Post
                    Iíll hang on to them for the moment. Let you know if I decide to let them go. Left was still good. Right was out.
                    I rebuilt mine myself and then sent them to a mag shop for an IRAN (Inspect and Repair As Necessary) since legally I wasn't allowed to overhaul them. They came back good. Did the same with a Carb years ago. If you decide you don't want them......DIBS!!

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Hank

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                      • #12
                        Wish the shop that did my Eismanns was still around. The guy who ran it retired. He was really great. I got with him and we reworked his mag tester. I learned a lot from him. I learned NOT to stand in the plain of the prop when we were testing my wind generator with a pulley on the shaft. The shaft had a crack and failed. Wish I could count fast enough to know how many walls the pulley bounced off of! He made a cage for it after that. WHOLE LOT OF CLANGS in a very short time! Lucky no one got hit.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by waltermrich View Post
                          I have an old LA4 is it worth repairing and who is good at it ? Any suggestions ?
                          The LA-4 is essentially an AM-4 with shielding. Internally they are the same (I have a couple of shielded LA-4 mags waiting for me to get round to overhauling them). Externally they are different, and they have shielded connexions for shielded ignition cables.

                          Please don't throw your old Eisemann's away!

                          I'm still seeking an Eisemann coil tester, Hank!

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                          • #14
                            Definitely wonít throw them out. Just see if I can fix the bad one for my next project or sell both. One good one bad.

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                            • #15
                              So, what is a pair of Eisemann mags worth?
                              Working fine when removed from an A-65-8.

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                              Sully
                              Last edited by sully; 3 weeks ago.

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