Monday, January 14, 2019

1/3 scale Galloway engine


This is Adam Krichbaum,  I purchased the Galloway kit from you, that your dad had in his collection when I was at the NAMES show a few years ago.  I thought you might like to see some pictures of the engine.  I finished it last summer and although I did not paint it red I think it came out pretty well. Thanks for the opportunity to own this model.  It means a lot to me since Jerry owned it.  I met him a few times and talked to him on the phone a few times as well.  I have multiple ignition systems from him and I made the frame rails for the V4 engine that is on display at the Internet craftsmanship museum as well.  I also built the power house engine from his plans.  That was the first IC engine I ever built.

Thanks again. 

Adam Krichbaum

Saturday, January 12, 2019

ATV coil spark plug wire conversion

E-mail from Tim Mercer on how he replaced the large spark plug wire on the red Universal ATV coil with thinner high voltage plug wire.  Thanks for the tip Tim!


Hi Allen,

Here is how I converted from large to small high voltage wire.

Utilizing what is in the box I did the following:

  1. Cut off large plug wire approximately. 125 above the  black slip on weather seal.
  2. Remove by unscrewing off the internal stud. (These are easy and meant to do this to replace weather checked wires on ATV'S snowmobiles etc).  
  3. Pull out copper wires
  4. Strip white high voltage wire the same length of the black piece that was cut off and coat wire the FULL length with solder to stiffen it
  5. Thread white high voltage wire  through black piece so that it is even with the other end
  6. Use heat shrink tubing ( mine was blue).  Use a drop or two of water to use as lube to reinstall black weather seal, do not use oil, water evaporates  oil doesn't  

Hope this helps