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Dual mag mounting

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Mar 16, 2011
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I just had an overhauled Bendix D-3000 mag installed on my IO-540 in my Lance, and I noticed that it is mounted on a very different angle than the one that was removed. The one that was removed was pretty much level, and this one is canted about 15-20 degrees.

Looking at the mounting flanges on the D-3000, it appears that there is quite a range of mounting angles possible, presumably to allow for bumping the mag as things wear internally, but I'm wondering why a newly overhauled mag would need to be turned 15-20 degrees from level to achieve proper engine timing.

Does this sound like a problem?

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