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90 and ready to start towards [[red underline]] Alton Beach [[/red underline]] but unable to make engine go. On examination find shaft to magneto has sheared. A long tedious dirty job to takeoff [[strikethrough]] both [[/strikethrough]] Magneto, Dynamo, Electric motor, carburetor before being able to remove the side plates. Then located the trouble. a sheared pin, very difficult to get out and to get a new one in. Finally got it out at about 2P.M. but then we discover the cause of all the trouble. [[red ! in left margin]] The [[red underline]] shellac on [[swivel?]] of the Magneto armature has oozed out while the magneto was hot and has solidified [[/red underline]] over night in such way as to make arma- [[end page]] [[start page]] 91 ture immobile. - [[red underline]] Why dont they use bakelite! [[/red underline]] instead of shellac or fusible resins. I sent Lewis to the repair station while I reassembled the engine and got thru about 5P.M. Then Lewis came back and by sunset had everything cleaned up and in place again but engine refused to start. Probably badly timed. We were so tired and it was so late we preferred to postpone further investigation until to morrow It then seemed that to us that none of us had had anything to eat since our cup of coffee and crackers this morning
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