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Offline Sgtbiro

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parts wanted for Dragonfly gearbox.
« on: 06 Oct 2017 at 14:49 »
Hi i am new to this forum and have just bought my self a Dragonfly to restore but unluckily for me the first part i need the Douglas club do not have,  so i was wondering if any one out there has a kickstart spindle part number SA 796 or if any one knows were i might be able to get one it would be much appreciated.   

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Re: parts wanted for Dragonfly gearbox.
« Reply #1 on: 06 Oct 2017 at 17:14 »
Kevin,
         On the Dragonfly, there were early and late type gearboxes, and the kickstart shafts were different. Only SA796 was listed in the spare parts book, but the other one was part number SA1826. On the early gearbox, the oil filler plug was set too low, so an adaptor was fitted to raise the level about 1/2". On the later 'boxes the boss for the filler plug was raised and moulded into the front of the boss for the kickstart. This also had the effect of bracing the kicksart boss - thus preventing fractures that were not uncommon on the earlier 'boxes.
 If you just quoted the number in the spares book, you may have requested the wrong part - quoting the gearbox number would help the spares department in selecting the correct shaft.

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               Eddie.

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Re: parts wanted for Dragonfly gearbox.
« Reply #2 on: 06 Oct 2017 at 18:45 »
Hi Eddie.
Thank you for your reply think my gearbox is one of the later ones with the number 2132\6 but i still think the guys at the LDMCC will not be able to help me as they say that they only have mark spindles and not Dragonfly ones, but i will e-mail them with my gearbox number and see what they say.
thanks again for the reply.

Kevin..

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Re: parts wanted for Dragonfly gearbox.
« Reply #3 on: 06 Oct 2017 at 18:49 »
Hi Kevin,
                 Yes, yours is a late type 'box.

  Eddie.

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Re: parts wanted for Dragonfly gearbox.
« Reply #4 on: 09 Oct 2017 at 13:40 »
My Fly gearbox is showing 1421/6 is this the later type box?

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Re: parts wanted for Dragonfly gearbox.
« Reply #5 on: 09 Oct 2017 at 14:08 »
It should be - the change over point was somewhere in the 1200's.

  Eddie.

 

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