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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #15 on: 19.12. 2010 15:01 »
Here's the whole system in the flesh / metal..Gen / Dyno date code 4/63.....  ( same as the Amal ,lol )

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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #16 on: 19.12. 2010 22:08 »
Dear All

I think even Mick Walker got his data confused as in his book (see scan of page 125 for Humble Pie) he starts with a A10GE and ends with a A10GF(?). My moneys on GE for generator. I see the distributor is different from a pre-unit Triumph 6T or 5T, anybody know which model?

Were all the police and other earlier alternators magneto powered as I never heard of coil powered A10s before this week. I wonder how many got built and if there was an A7 variant?

Martin

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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #17 on: 19.12. 2010 23:41 »
Thank you for posting that

 and YEAH I've got the only one  *smile*
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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #18 on: 21.12. 2010 23:41 »
On another forum I read it?s a standard Lucas DKX2A distributor.

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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #19 on: 21.12. 2010 23:43 »
this photo should be on too!

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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #20 on: 22.12. 2010 09:11 »
I would chuck it in the skip and fit a decent mag.
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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #21 on: 22.12. 2010 11:58 »
I would chuck it in the skip and fit a decent mag.

 it's history,,so gonna save it away,,also this may be the only one left
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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #22 on: 31.12. 2010 12:16 »
Hi!

 

Not exactly about A10?s fitted with distributors but two threads I found on BritBike Forum which may be useful to those interested in A10?s with alternators. This is a beautiful 1962 Gold Flash with alternator and magneto from the US:


http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=24003&Number=212689#Post212689

This apparently started life as a police bike in Indonesia. The post also mentions the alternator version was devised for the "Black Flash" Police model, requiring extra electrical output for a flashing blue light and a radio although there were civilian versions available that had alternators.

There are some A10 alternator outer chaincases around (Yeoman?s had some when I asked recently) but the rears are unobtainable, mainly I think because nobody can identify them except by part number as they look identical to ordinary A10 rear chaincases until you compare them closely. The front of the alternator rear chaincase is slightly more bulbous and the screw spacings are different to the standard A10.

You can use a B31 alternator rear chaincase instead but it needs the crankcase/chaincase junction machining (no, I haven?t done this yet but it looks perfectly possible) and the some of the front screw holes welding up then taping again but it is the right shape to look identical to the real thing when it?s on the bike. When I do it I?ll post photos.

Other people have used Matchless alternator chaincases but again these need machining and welding and you couldn?t pretend you had an original alternator A10 after doing all the work, see this post:

http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=23990&Number=212473#Post212473

Best wishes

Martin


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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #23 on: 01.01. 2011 14:06 »
I'd like to see another distributor motor,,or any spec's on how many were actually made.
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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #24 on: 15.04. 2015 17:09 »
There is more reading on this topic here from an earlier post on this very site (2 pages). http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=3563.0

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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #25 on: 30.04. 2015 19:35 »
 same lucas distributor as fitted to pre unit triumph twins royal enfield twins and the last vincent 1000 s

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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #26 on: 30.04. 2015 19:47 »
regarding alternator a10 watch heartbeat he rides one

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Re: A10 distributor
« Reply #27 on: 02.05. 2015 18:43 »
hi if anyone has a spare cap  for this type distributor i would be very interestd thanks