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Reply #15 on: December 21, 2019, 04:41:25 pm
Wow!
What a good find, Adrian!
Lucky you!
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Reply #16 on: December 21, 2019, 10:15:39 pm
I just missed out on another one a couple of weeks previously by £2, determined not to be outbid on this one - up to a point- and got it for £113 (or $147) plus mail costs. They seem quite easy to come by at the moment, currently FIVE complete KC1s on ebay UK.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=BTH+KC1+magneto&_sacat=0

Only one of these already has the manual advance end plate - I sent the vendor a message asking what condition it was in and got no reply, so didn't bother with it.

There's a racing version of this magneto around too, the BKH1-TT. I am unlikely ever to find one.

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Reply #17 on: December 22, 2019, 12:08:17 am
Fantastic find(s)!Keep it up! ;D
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Reply #18 on: January 06, 2020, 12:20:33 pm
Just for the record I thought I ought to mount the thing properly.

So here it is with no visible means of support.



Remember this?



That's how this works.



the main reason for the bolt-on test was to check that my attempts at machinging were accurate enough for the mag drive pinion and the idler pinion to mesh properly.

Fits pretty well. And relax...



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Reply #19 on: January 22, 2020, 10:45:57 pm
After a long wait I got the main magneto back for the project today.

Dave Lindsley has done a wonderful job on refurbishing a totally clapped-out relic into a fully functional spark generator, and does it spark!. It even has that newly refurbished smell. Also the adavance/retard is on the right hand side, so the cable won't conflict with the cylinder at all. Might get the other one swapped over.





It didn't have an oil seal before, but he's fitted one, nice!



Meanwhile I managed to get a brass points cover for the spare mag from someone in a part of Australia that hasn't burnt down. The original would have been chromed but I shall probably let it go as is.



Maybe now it's time to get that engine built?

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Reply #20 on: February 26, 2020, 07:21:55 pm
Just for a bit of bling, I've gone for the racing magneto look with a repro points cover and adapter ring. nothing wrong with the "vanilla" points cover but this one also has a carbon brush and terminal to run a kill switch off it, as well as looking the business. It's actually molded black nylon, but it all looks OK with a quick spray of primer and Ford champagne gold. To go for the whole illusion I should probably use hex-head screws with the heads drilled and lock-wired.

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Reply #21 on: February 26, 2020, 08:50:05 pm
Nice looking unit!
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