New Way Stationary Engines

Aim - To serve and support the New Way Stationary Engine restoration community.
There was a New Way Stationary Motor inclined to Hit and Miss. It was designed that way but intermittently it would missfire and this in the confines of the beekeepers shed fired my imagination, grabbing my senses. I just loved the sound of the New Way 3.5Hp working - likely fuelled by a too rich mixture.
With each missfire came the tell tale puff of blue smoke and via the old sawbench, the beekeeping manufacturing business was underway, alive and well. Alf was in his element. Romance, nah, hard work but Hoots the New Way went a long way in firing the imagination of times past running in the present. The present, after all, that's where life is, it's not in the past, but romancing the past, that's the present if you're living it.
The priveledge of life. Present and past is now!!! - alive.

Ye Olde Sawbench & New Way Motor kept company by Howard Rotary Hoes

Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Way Buzz Coil Ignition

You might have guessed this is in part Tribute to Neil Armstrong and his band of Space Travellers.
Buzz Coils (Buzz Aldrin was there Too!!) 

New Way Motor Company prided themselves like our space travellers in having the best when it came to reliability in the ignition department.
  • Ist choice High Tension Magneto Ignition.
    • Bosch - Various models
    • National
    • Later Models - Eisemann flywheel Magneto
  • 2nd choice Low Tension Magneto Ignition combined with 4 New Way Dry cells with a buzz coil
    • New Way L.T. Magneto (essentially a rebadged Wizard L.T. Magneto
    • Magnetos were friction driven off the Large Flywheel
    • L.T. Magnetos had a weighted, sprung governor to prevent over revving of the magneto. 
      • Over-revving would increase the voltage and effect the buzz coil operation/adjustment since there is no means of voltage regulation.
    • The engine could be started on cells and buzz coil then switched over to L.T. Magneto and Buzz Coil
  • 3rd choice stand alone 4 New Way Dry cells with a buzz coil
    • Cheapest original purchase option but the dearest to run because of cell replacement. 
Quality being a foremost consideration at least 2 models of Buzz coil were produced
  • Buzz Coil Model "L"
    • Tuned or adjusted for Dry Cell Working
  • Buzz Coil Model "LM"
    • Tuned or adjusted for L.T. Magneto {Dynamo} Working
The Dynamo will produce in the order of 6 volts A.C. unlike the four dry cells that produce 6 Volts D.C.
  • I do not know the difference in electrical characteristics of the buzz coils
  • The boxes look the same in virtually every aspect including size.
  • Different Magnetic Flux characteristics probably drove the need to produce two units to achieve "Best performance" 
  • The brass Tag readily tells them apart 
Buzz and Neil - Keeping Dreams Alive 
"Live" your Life

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