Heres that Gol Dern ( as Amos McCoy would say on "The Real McCoys lol!) strap.Gerrard,
I had the same problem with mine and just made a mark across the fiber block that couples with the mag and the camshaft. Then I loosened the block and moved it a little (and I mean just a little). Of course, you need to know which direction to move it. Like you, I thought mine was perfect, but it was just a smidge ahead. After moving it back that little bit I've not had any kickback trouble whatsoever. Make sure to read the manual on tightening the block back up on the camshaft. It has a specified gap between the mag and the block.
By the way, I actually broke my strap and just used parachute cord with the wooden handle to make a new one. I doubled it and twisted/braided it, tied a knot around the end and made a loop at the handle. The cord between your fingers is much nicer than the edges of that strap!
Hello jrd, lemmie take it one at a time because I think things are getting confused. I never got a spark that I know of, Im just hearing a loud 'snap' when the piston goes TDC.The mag looks fine.
Are you saying you're not getting a spark at all? Even when you turn it slowly by hand (not with a drill) and the impulse coupling snaps? Is the outside of the plug lying on the head or otherwise grounded? Do you have a kill switch that could be stuck on?
It sparked earlier, enough for you to start this thread. What's different now?