• bob
    4 December 2007 at 11:03 #46977

    I am looking for a spare magneto for my 2 litre, either Scintilla or ML
    Thanks for any offers

    Lyndon D11
    4 December 2007 at 11:18 #46978

    Good morning Bob
    As a spare mag for a 2 litre I have been told that a Piper Cherokee Mag has the same rotation and output……..It maybe worth checking with other forum members if it is only for emergency use as two people have told me that independently. Good luck !

    4 December 2007 at 12:23 #46979

    Contact Alan Fairbrother in Hampshire – his tel nr. is + 44 (0) 2380 846252. He restores magnetos and came up with an original Scintilla for my 2L in no time.

    4 December 2007 at 14:00 #46982

    Many thanks for your quick and qualified replies; I will check and report.

    Stephen Matthews
    4 December 2007 at 19:24 #46989

    Bob, I have a restored ML underneath ny bench when I had a 2-litre. If you are intersted I can take a couple of photographs and let you see then. Kind regards, Stephen

    4 December 2007 at 20:46 #46993

    Hi Stephen
    This would be of great interest for me.
    Please show me the pics ; I am very interested in purchasing a spare mag for my 2 litre.
    Thanks a lot for your support.

    Stephen Matthews
    9 December 2007 at 13:25 #47011

    Hi Bob,

    I have searched my workshop high & low this morning. I have only found one mag a BTH GA4 which is for a Rapier, which is in excellent order and has not been on car since it was rebuilt – I am at a loss as where the ML is, sorry to disappoint. I have taken some photos of it as it will not fit either of the LG45s and it might be useful to someone.

    Kind regards,


    Attached files

    Julian Messent
    10 December 2007 at 12:00 #47013

    Hi all,
    Please may I make a note on this one and hopefully Peter could make this a silent rule.
    Anyone who is in business like myself (LMB) and even those who dabble in trading, should not buy items like this that are advertised on the forum (unless strictly for private use) as we would only be taking away opportunities from other Lagonda Friends and trying to make money from the forum. As this is not the idea or I am sure Peters intention, we should take note and let the people who really need these parts, have them!
    (although I would love to snap this one up 😆 😆 )


    Mike Heins
    10 December 2007 at 21:39 #47015

    I am currently using a BTH GA4 magneto on our 2 Litre High Chassis. It works well and does not need any modifications to the actual mag BUT the clamping arrangement has to be slightly modified. I can’t remember exactly what has to be done but it was not complicated. I will try and remember and put a posting on later.

    This might be of help


    10 December 2007 at 22:02 #47016

    Thanks a lot, Stephen and Mike.
    It would be very helpful to have some precise information about the change to do.
    So this magneto is interesting and finally suiting for me as a spare; are you willing to sell it to me,Stephen?


    12 December 2007 at 17:21 #47023

    The Scintilla is original as per the 2L owners manual, fits perfectly and is the most practical magneto with its removable high tension lead blocks. Again, Alan Fairbrother (tel. + 44 (0) 2380 846252) can supply one – either unrestored or restored with a modern condensor hidden inside. If you have one of these you don’t need a spare – mine has never failed.

    12 December 2007 at 21:30 #47028

    Can you tell me the exact reference of the Scintilla.I contacted Alan Fairbrother and he asked me the exact type suiting for Lagonda 4 cylinder.
    Is it turning clockwise?
    Thanks in advance

    13 December 2007 at 14:56 #47039

    It is the Scintilla MN4 as pictured in the Lagonda Owners Manual. Not only does it fit the 2L engine perfectly, it is also very practical in that the high tension leads go into two bakelite blocks that come off with one screw. Therefore one does not have to disconnect them which makes replacing the magneto a matter of only a few minutes. It does not matter which way you turn a magneto – it will always produce a spark, it just changes the advance/retard direction. But yes, in case of the Lagonda 2L engine it turns clockwise viewed from the near side of the car.
    In case of doubt, mention my name (Hans Eekhoff) to Alan and he’ll know.

    13 December 2007 at 15:42 #47040

    I will forward your message to Alan ,many thanks

    13 December 2007 at 19:24 #47043

    Come to think of it – it might actually be the Scintilla GN4 that is pictured in the Lagonda 2L Owners Manual and that Alan provided. I cannot check this at the moment. Doesn’t anyone out there have a Manual and check it?

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