Thankyou for letting me post a question.
For many years I've had an old 1960s ex-council Ransomes Multimower with a MAG 1026 engine and mounted with a Reelcutter cylinder blade unit. The problem was that, though the mesh filter round the starter recoil protected the innards from collecting grass cuttings, it didn't stop dust getting through and this always caused problems with the points, usually in the middle of a mowing session. I was told by my local mower repair shop that to fix this I should fit an aftermarket electronic ignition unit and the owner supplied me with a SIG - 01 electronic device. My brother kindly offered to fit it for me, took the mower away, fitted the device and told me he'd cut his lawn before returning the mower to me. I seem to remember that when he brought it back it ran for about 10 seconds before cutting out and never worked again. It's been sitting in a shed for the last 25 years or so.
With the current Covid 19 situation I'm having a clearout and I've decided the time has come to 'use it or lose it' but, as previously cannot get any spark to the plug. I've been in touch with Meetens of Preston who passed me on to MAG in Switzerland. MAG offered to sell me new points, coil and condenser but their prices are quite high and they didn't answer my question about a suitable electronic ignition kit. The MAG has a 4 magnet flywheel and I've read somewhere that electronic ignition kits don't work with multiple magnets. Now I'm confused and even questioning my own memory. Did it really run at all or was I imagining it? Can anyone tell me if there is a suitable electronic spark generator that would work with this engine or will I have to go back to points and condenser?
Thankyou for your help.