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Partner 500 ignition

Post by Modifiedmark » Aug 24th, '17, 13:34

I got two black Partner 500 saws the other day. One has a silver tag marked 1982 and a 4 number serial number. The other is missing the tag.

I got a surprise when inspecting it to find a Partner marked Rifa ign module mounted on top the tank near the carb. A 500 with a Ignitron ign? I pulled the recoil and found a blue coil instead of the normal black coil.

So the question i have is, did the 500 ever come from the factory with a Ignitron ign? The oldest 500 ipl i have is 1983 and it shows the normal one piece ign

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Re: Partner 500 ignition

Post by Magnus » Aug 24th, '17, 19:45

Yes. The earlier 500/5000 had this.
'80-'81-'82 IPL show it. Later '82 was without.
All is replaceble with the coil after without Ignitron.
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Re: Partner 500 ignition

Post by Modifiedmark » Aug 25th, '17, 01:11

Thanks Magnus, it all looked factory but this must be the oldest one that I have now, and since the serial number tag is missing this would tell that this one is 82 or older.

I could tell right away that it looked like the one piece coil would be a direct swap. Now I know on the later Husky saws that the blue coils are mostly rev limited to 13,500 RPM and the Green ones were like 10,000 RPM so am I correct to assume the blue Ignitron coil would be a rev limited coil? I guess I will find out when I go through this one and get it running.

Is there a older 500 IPL posted here someplace? I would like to have a pre 83 version as that is the oldest I have.

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Re: Partner 500 ignition

Post by Magnus » Aug 25th, '17, 06:40

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Re: Partner 500 ignition

Post by Magnus » Aug 25th, '17, 06:48

Modifiedmark wrote:
Aug 25th, '17, 01:11

I could tell right away that it looked like the one piece coil would be a direct swap. Now I know on the later Husky saws that the blue coils are mostly rev limited to 13,500 RPM and the Green ones were like 10,000 RPM so am I correct to assume the blue Ignitron coil would be a rev limited coil? I guess I will find out when I go through this one and get it running.
I don't think color was a factor then (or now unless you stick to same mfg). There is blue and black ignition coils. Red too I think...
There was few limited saws as ignitions was not all that good compared to later. No ignition curve per say or floating/adapted curve. It was a ignition with fixed timing just as it had points, but without points.
Later saws have sort of a ignition curve and somewhat adapted curve.

Saws from 2005 and up can have adapted timing set by rpm and a curve to follow.

Saws today don't have a fixed point. Its floating setting depending on throttle position and rpm. They have a curve to follow, but can adapt it to current needs.
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