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    SA 200 w/F163

    Hello fellow welders, I just picked up a sweet old Black Face w/green light. Hasn't run in 8 years but after putting some oil in the cylinders it turns freely! As I was looking over my parts over haul list, I have 2 questions. 1 should I upgrade to Electronic Ignition over the points and 2 should I get the K&N air filter or stay with the original oil bath filter?
    It seemed like a good idea at the time!

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    Re: SA 200 w/F163

    I thought welder is the machine and weldor is the operator. Bob

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    Re: SA 200 w/F163

    You are correct!
    It seemed like a good idea at the time!

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    Re: SA 200 w/F163

    Is it a magneto or distributor ignition? Either way I would keep the points. As for k&n or oil bath? Oil bath wins for several reasons, one is no reason for k&n and two, the originals are worth about $200 used iirc and they work. Did you get the carb heater? I'm missing the part that hovers the manifold but I've got the hose. I have magneto and wouldn't want distributor.

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    Re: SA 200 w/F163

    Insaneride, It has a distributor, the condenser and points are roached. I like keeping the oil bath, its free and K&n is like 60 bucks. The carb heater (the tube above the manifold?) is there just need a band clamp. the rubber hose is there as well. The more I look at it it looks like a low hours machine. I pulled the round dish off and looked at the commutator and it needs cleaning but not worn.
    It seemed like a good idea at the time!

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    Re: SA 200 w/F163

    Quote Originally Posted by rhunt View Post
    I thought welder is the machine and weldor is the operator. Bob
    It's not the standard since they are verbally the same.

    AWS uses welder vs. welding machine as a result.
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    Re: SA 200 w/F163

    Put some points and conditions in it, fire it up. Keep the original air cleaner. Run it a while then it wouldn't hurt to put electronic in. I have seen problems with the Prestolite, all of a sudden die and need new points. If I was hanging on with it would keep a set in the glove box.

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    Re: SA 200 w/F163

    Oil bath all the way, all kinds of reports on K&N filters passing dirt in all types of engines.
    Prestolite electronic conversion, kits are $60-100 , when is the last time you had an ignition problem with a modern day car. And then it's usually a coil pack.
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