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Plunger A10 with a distributor?
« on: 15.03. 2018 10:52 »
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Re: Plunger A10 with a distributor?
« Reply #1 on: 15.03. 2018 11:18 »
Could that dissie be off a trumpet 5ta ?
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Re: Plunger A10 with a distributor?
« Reply #2 on: 15.03. 2018 11:22 »
I had one like that on a RE super meteor, years ago. It worked well.
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Re: Plunger A10 with a distributor?
« Reply #3 on: 15.03. 2018 11:47 »
I had a Triumph 3TA, (spit) that had a distributor.

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Re: Plunger A10 with a distributor?
« Reply #4 on: 15.03. 2018 13:43 »
And on a Sunbeam S7/8, and on a Nimbus Type C. But presumably on that original picture it is an musing owner induced mod.
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Re: Plunger A10 with a distributor?
« Reply #5 on: 15.03. 2018 15:36 »
Looks like the distributor fitted to pre unit Triumph 5T and 6T from the mid 50's instead of a magneto. These had alternators and coil ignition and used a Lucas distributor Type RO.154 model DKX2A. There were 2 different part numbers as the 5T had one with a 15 degree A/R range (403520D) and the 6T used one with a 12.5 degree A/R range (40449A).
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Re: Plunger A10 with a distributor?
« Reply #6 on: 15.03. 2018 17:50 »
I had a distributor on my C15. It was a sod when the little self tapping screw gave way that held the distributor in place once you timed it. Baler twine, bungees, selotape; anything to get you home.

I seem to remember using a mini coil on mine. Could be false memory though!

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Re: Plunger A10 with a distributor?
« Reply #7 on: 15.03. 2018 17:54 »
And Norton twin owners often did it the other way - converting distributors to magneto. I did.
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Re: Plunger A10 with a distributor?
« Reply #8 on: 15.03. 2018 17:55 »
...I seem to remember using a mini coil on mine...
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Re: Plunger A10 with a distributor?
« Reply #9 on: 20.03. 2018 20:49 »
i am running a distributor on my a10 but thinking of going back to the mag. the system is heavy on the battery when using lights with a dynamo. there never seems much spare charge for the battery although the bsa idles perfectly.

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Re: Plunger A10 with a distributor?
« Reply #10 on: 21.03. 2018 08:38 »
I made a distributor adapter when I had my Shooting Star. I fitted a DKX2 off a Triumph Thunderbird. The bike ran very well but I was always conscious that, if my charging system failed, I would be stuck at the side of the road. I did the conversion as an experiment, for no other reason. As I restore magnetos for a living I didn't think it was a particularly good advert for my business!
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