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Offline ian scott

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Electric light system for a CW
« on: 25 Mar 2017 at 07:01 »
Hi all, Quite a while ago I acquired a timing cover for a 2&3/4 HP motor which has the gear to drive a generator. I'm planning to put together an electric light CW.

Does anyone have any information on the generator setup. What type/ model? How it was mounted? How was the battery mounted? Photos or pictures from period brochures would be a great help if you have any.

Of course if you have the correct electrical parts and are willing to sell them I am very interested. I have almost all of the rest of the bike.

Thanks. Ian.

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Re: Electric light system for a CW
« Reply #1 on: 25 Mar 2017 at 07:17 »
Hi Ian,

Powell and Hamner for the mid 1920s - later systems were BTH. http://www.douglasmotorcycles.net/index.php?topic=3020.msg11096#msg11096

I think there is a P&H motorcycle headlamp on ebay right now? The generators are around, but the switchbox is very rare indeed.

[edit: Yes http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/122404161539 ]

Cheers

Leon
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Re: Electric light system for a CW
« Reply #2 on: 25 Mar 2017 at 09:06 »
Thanks Leon,

The photo posted by Doug on that thread is especially useful. Showing where the components are placed. I'll watch that headlight on eBay closely.

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Re: Electric light system for a CW
« Reply #3 on: 25 Mar 2017 at 09:30 »
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Re: Electric light system for a CW
« Reply #4 on: 28 Mar 2017 at 06:00 »
Thanks again Leon. Looks like I have a headlight on the way soon.

If anyone comes across other P&H electric light system components please remember me and post to this thread.

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Re: Electric light system for a CW
« Reply #5 on: 28 Mar 2017 at 08:03 »

Let me check - I might still have a pair of Douglas/P&H head lamp brackets.

Leon

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Re: Electric light system for a CW
« Reply #6 on: 08 Apr 2017 at 03:29 »
I now have quite a nice Powel and Hamner headlight. Thank you Leon for the heads up.

I'm very interested in the headlight brackets Leon. I'll send a p.m.

If anyone stumbles across any other components pleas let me know.

 

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