I live in Oklahoma and own a small oil company. I use equipment that is powered by magneto based electrical systems to produce oil. Due to the downturn in the oil industry most if not all the magneto repair shops have closed their doors. I needed a magneto repaired and started surfing the internet for a repair shop. Fortunately, I found Rudy Calin. In a matter of minutes, after calling Rudy, a magneto was in route to Kiefer, Oklahoma from Forest Lake, Minnesota. Three days from the time I first talked with Rudy on the telephone the magneto arrived.
When I installed the magneto it worked perfectly. It was such a pleasure to conduct business with a very knowledgeable, efficient and courteous professional as Rudy Calin. It is rare to encounter a businessman that understands customer service is the most valuable product he has to sell. Thank you Rudy Calin!
Gary W. Pilgrim
Hoppy Toad Oil Corporation
I want to thank you for rebuilding my H-4 magneto for my Farmall H. It's Beautiful! It looks and works better than new!
Thank You, John
A young man (who I later found out was 19) came to my shop riding a crotch rocket motorcycle. He had a backpack on and in it was a bag with a Fairbanks Morse magneto for an Allis Chalmers tractor in pieces. In about a half hour I had it cleaned up assembled and operational. He put it in his backpack and rode off. A few days later I got this e-mail:
Just wanted to say thanks for doing the rebuild on my son’s mag for his great grandpa’s allis chalmers B. Darned if it didn’t start right up after over 15 years of non use. Shoulda seen the smile on that kids face (Brad ).
Thanks So much, Marcia (mom)
I received my new Wico 1263 Magneto today and just wanted to say thanks for the fine product! I put it on my 29 John Deere GP and after just a few cranks it took right off! It was the first time in over 15 years that tractor had been started by hand! It's absolutely made my day! I'll be sure to recommend you to any of my friends who may be looking for a mag.
Thanks again, Beau
The mag for the Case you worked on is great! starts easy, runs smooth.
I received a call from a guy that has a 1938 Indian Chief with an Edison Splitdorf CD mag that has lost it's spark. He asked if he could bring the bike over and repair his mag while still on the bike. I have a motorcycle lift in the shop and accommodated him. What a nice bike! He sent me this e-mail:
Hello Rudy, Just wanted to say thanks for gettin' the ole Indian up and goin' again for me. It was a difficult fall last year with it bein' down and not runnin'. If yer travels take you down I94 in this direction feel free to stop on in for a coffee or a beer. Ride safe !!
Thanks again, Larry R.
Rudy, Thank you Thank You! My F-12 starts on the second pull cold and on the first pull warm. It hasn’t started so well in 5- 10 years. I could get it running by pulling it with a truck, and assumed it was getting good spark. I have shared your business cards (and starting demonstrations) with a few friends that also have F-12’s. You don’t know what a pleasure it is to have it start right up. I bet I have pulled the starter crank a thousand times only to be totally frustrated and tired. Keep up the great work.
Kurt Wentorf, Caledonia WI
Just a short note from Maine to let you know that the magneto you repaired for me recently works GREAT. My John Deere A has not run so good since I owned it. It also starts a lot easier and idles at a very low RPM without skipping a beat. Thanks for a job well done.
Richard from Maine