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A10 distributor
« on: 16.12. 2010 20:47 »
ok,,everyone says no such thing,,so why does this 63 have one ?

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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #1 on: 16.12. 2010 20:53 »
Whether it's original or not, it's an easy enough conversion from another make.They all use the same flange mount.Is it an alternator model?

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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #2 on: 16.12. 2010 20:56 »
Whether it's original or not, it's an easy enough conversion from another make.They all use the same flange mount.Is it an alternator model?

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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #3 on: 17.12. 2010 11:54 »
I had a box full, of them.
Gave them to a mate who is into to the evil stepsister by marriage ( Triumphs ) .

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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #4 on: 17.12. 2010 13:57 »
With a dynamo..... Ohh Er Mrs...
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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #5 on: 18.12. 2010 11:15 »
Hi!

It?s most likely the remains of a BSA A10GE from 1963. Very rare and the last A10 ever produced ( See page 125 of Mick Walker?s 'BSA Pre-unit twins - the complete story').

Anybody got a GE engine or a similar distributor they want to sell? I also need an alternator chain case rear part number 42-7528. I have the crank and chain case front already.

Martin

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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #6 on: 18.12. 2010 18:25 »
Could you scan that page ?
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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #7 on: 18.12. 2010 20:19 »
Martin,
                 Please explain what an A10GE is.
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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #8 on: 18.12. 2010 23:13 »
Martin,
                 Please explain what an A10GE is.
Trev.

 I know in 69 Harley  had that code on there Servi-cars ,,it was for Alternator models ( they actually used a GM car alternator )
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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #9 on: 18.12. 2010 23:58 »
Hi Guys
     The passage in my book lists the model as a A10GF.  It goes on to say that they were produced in small numbers at the end of the line.  The alternator electrics and coil ignition were used because Lucas wasn't making magnetos.  How long did Norton use the mag on there twins?  I always thought it was into the mid 60's.  I could be wrong.  Roy Bacons BSA Twin Resto book lists an A10(alt) from 1961-1963 and had a prefix of DA10A.  No specific pictures in the book.  I would like to see one in the metal. 
My 2 cent worth.  Jeff

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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #10 on: 19.12. 2010 00:10 »
Norton used the K2F magneto until 1966.
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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #11 on: 19.12. 2010 01:06 »
Hey Trev
  Interesting, did Lucas cut off BSA in 63???  Or miss information in the A10 info?  I was under the impression the alternator bikes were made along side the mag bikes and used for police and military use?
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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #12 on: 19.12. 2010 03:48 »
Jeff,
          I think the alternator A7 & A10s were made, as you surmised, primarily for police work as the generator alone could not supply enough power to run the radio and other bits and pieces fitted to cop bikes.
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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #13 on: 19.12. 2010 11:21 »
All the police specials I have seen had a maggy.
Some also had a dynamo.
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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #14 on: 19.12. 2010 12:42 »

As Trevor suggests, I too understood that the Alternator was an extra rather than an alternative

Go here for wiring diagram  http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=568.0

But I think a distribute is a bit rare, if it was for 1963 could it just be a case of a cost saving over purchase of a small number of Maggies as opposed to larger numbers of coil systems and alternators from Lucas for A50/65s

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