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Technical => Lucas, Electrical, Ignition => Topic started by: bikerboy on 22.04. 2018 01:56

Title: Non starter
Post by: bikerboy on 22.04. 2018 01:56
Ok more depression on yet another project.

I have just finished rebuilding my 52 plunger and it does not start.

I did not have the mag rebuilt because when I tested it the thing was sparking like a demon but that was at a fair speed when kicking it over I am lucky if it sparks at all.

Andrew at Priory is closed until the 1st of July :(

Where is the next best place to get my mag repaired? I always use priory because I have never had a problem or a breakdown after Andrew has sorted a mag out but unfortunately on this occasion he has decided his private life takes preference over my mag which I of course totally disagree with :) 

It may only be the condenser as it has a very weak yellow spark when being kicked over and I do mean weak. But running at speed it was sparking like a good un. I even looked at one of those Thorspark things cos of my impatience but I cant be bothered to start looking for places to bolt a coil on.
Title: Re: Non starter
Post by: Seabee on 22.04. 2018 02:14
www.brightsparkmagnetos.com/

Fixed one of mine with a bad condenser!
Title: Re: Non starter
Post by: morris on 22.04. 2018 07:10
www.brightsparkmagnetos.com/

Fixed one of mine with a bad condenser!

Same here. Made it a first kick starter any time.
Title: Re: Non starter
Post by: bikerjohndavies on 22.04. 2018 08:49
When did Andrew (Priory Magnetos) close down again. I am sure when I looked at his web site on Friday it did not say anything?
Title: Re: Non starter
Post by: bikerboy on 28.04. 2018 21:58
Andrew has not closed but his shop is closed until the 1st July and I am impatient  *smile*
Title: Re: Non starter
Post by: berger on 29.04. 2018 01:05
I have not been to the pub *clap*, you could try FTW [f$$K the world] at Sheffield . they rewound my armature with upgraded [ fooooking hate that word] MODERN condensers and I built it back up. carn't remember his name but nice chap hes at Sheffield ---- 01142336269 
Title: Re: Non starter
Post by: groily on 29.04. 2018 16:11
Very sadly,  Mick Hall died recently, and I don't think the biz is still functioning. The web links (there is no web site per se I don't think) say 'closed down' in effect.
He was indeed a very nice bloke to deal with.
Title: Re: Non starter
Post by: Greybeard on 29.04. 2018 16:47
Ok more depression on yet another project.

I have just finished rebuilding my 52 plunger and it does not start.

I did not have the mag rebuilt because when I tested it the thing was sparking like a demon but that was at a fair speed when kicking it over I am lucky if it sparks at all.

Andrew at Priory is closed until the 1st of July :(

Where is the next best place to get my mag repaired? I always use priory because I have never had a problem or a breakdown after Andrew has sorted a mag out but unfortunately on this occasion he has decided his private life takes preference over my mag which I of course totally disagree with :) 

It may only be the condenser as it has a very weak yellow spark when being kicked over and I do mean weak. But running at speed it was sparking like a good un. I even looked at one of those Thorspark things cos of my impatience but I cant be bothered to start looking for places to bolt a coil on.
If Andrew at Priory is not able to sort you out you could try Dave Lindsley at Leominster. Expensive but good. He did my Mag, (before I got to know Andrew):
http://www.davelindsley.co.uk/
Title: Re: Non starter
Post by: bikerboy on 29.04. 2018 18:09
Thanks for all your help  *smile*
Title: Re: Non starter
Post by: chaterlea25 on 29.04. 2018 20:55
Hi All,
It is sad that several magneto repairers have either retired or passed away in fairly recent times  *sad2*

John
Title: Re: Non starter
Post by: berger on 29.04. 2018 21:18
thanks bill my mate ruff [deceased] and myself went there a few times because it was only 12 miles from us , sad to hear that *sad2* and as was said on lock stock and two smoking barrels. WILL EVERYBODY PLEASE STOP DYING *ex* *sad*
Title: Re: Non starter
Post by: Triton Thrasher on 29.04. 2018 22:19
Tony Cooper still going?

110-111 Olive Lane
Halesowen
West Midlands
B62 8LT

Telephone:   0121 5592405
Title: Re: Non starter
Post by: cotterpinkid on 30.04. 2018 19:18
Tony Cooper still going?

110-111 Olive Lane
Halesowen
West Midlands
B62 8LT

Telephone:   0121 5592405

Yup
Title: Re: Non starter
Post by: Ted_Flash on 17.05. 2019 07:51
FTW may have ceased trading - their phone is "not receiving incoming calls" and they have nor replied to an email. (My dynamo died on the way back from the John Bull rally, now having attention from Armoto near Chesterfield, 1 month lead time estimated)
Title: Re: Non starter
Post by: RichardL on 17.05. 2019 12:08
FTW may have ceased trading - their phone is "not receiving incoming calls" and they have nor replied to an email.

Ted,

I believe Groily was referring to FTW in citing the passing of Mick Hall (RIP). If I'm correct, a reply to email would be very surprising. To those who knew Mr. Hall, sorry for your loss.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Non starter
Post by: Stikkan on 18.05. 2019 11:33
In Sweden I have found two one man companies that are doing great job with magnetos.

http://www.lindom.nu/ this company rebuilt/repaired my magneto 3 years ago and it's still running good, he has a very good reputation in Sweden and is known as "the man who can fix every magnetos" doesn't matter what brand or age.

The other company, rbmagnet@hotmail.com, use brightspark as condenser. He repaired my generator one year ago when it broke down on a 4200 kilometres tour last summer.