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Author Topic: dynamo/distributor on ebay, is it for super meteor & 500 twin ?  (Read 481 times)

skipsoldbikes

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dynamo/distributor on ebay, is it for super meteor & 500 twin ?
« on: February 09, 2014, 07:09:13 am »
There is a Lucas Special dynamo on ebay listed for an Ariel Square four & a 700 super meteor, or 500 twin. Is that poss.? Perhaps the dynamo would be, but obviously the 4 cylinder distributor would not be right?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171234369631?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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Re: dynamo/distributor on ebay, is it for super meteor & 500 twin ?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2014, 07:34:15 am »
If you rebuild old Lucas stuff might be worth having. Shippings high. Not much there for RE.   ERC
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Re: dynamo/distributor on ebay, is it for super meteor & 500 twin ?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2014, 08:20:04 am »
After everything I've read about Lucas magnetos and Dynamos, I don't think I would ever spend the money to have one rebuilt just to have it fail again.  My Thorspark EI is going strong and I never have any ignition troubles.  But Those Dynamos would be nice and valuable to the right person, like someone who restores bikes to 100% original.

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Re: dynamo/distributor on ebay, is it for super meteor & 500 twin ?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 12:46:35 pm »
The Tomahawk or sport twin 500 used the distributor dyno set up thru 1956 if I remember correctly. They went to an alternator & distributor in 57.