An old friend gave me a 1970 SXLAO a couple years ago. It was stuck at the time but didn't take much to free up. It surprisingly has decent compression. It does not have spark however. I have a 1973 SXLAO parts saw that has spark. I would like to swap the whole ignition from one to the other. Is there a timing procedure or just bolt it on? Also, should I swap the flywheel also? Ron
Ron,they're easy to swap once you have the flywheel off.There are 2 screws on the front of the stator plate on the points box & 1 on the rear by the coil.Once those 3 screws are out you can turn the stator plate while holding the plug wire & it'll unscrew.You might want to take the time to clean everything while apart.If there's a lot of crud on the fins you might want to remove the muffler to have easier access on that side.Yeah,it takes time,but better to be thorough now while apart.