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Offline Mk III Sports

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WWII Gen set
« on: 10 Jun 2017 at 15:22 »
Hi all,
I have an old WWII gen set that was used for a number of years post war.
Just wondering how many of you have come across any and if they are common ?
This one came from a sheep station out in the bush.
Have never come across another.
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Offline tck

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Re: WWII Gen set
« Reply #1 on: 01 Nov 2017 at 08:39 »
Clever people can tell from the Douglas rocker cover if it was made by Douglas or BSA I can't remember but at least two factories made them during the war government policy to distribute production against bombing

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Re: WWII Gen set
« Reply #2 on: 18 Nov 2017 at 13:50 »
I have also a Douglas stationary engine (and 3 T35 bikes).
I think this rocker covers should be made by BSA.

Offline bikemusic53

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Re: WWII Gen set
« Reply #3 on: 02 Dec 2017 at 12:13 »
I have one, but has not got the dyno setup still on it.
Apart from that seems in pristine condition.
Bought at a swap meet in Newcastle NSW many years ago.

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Re: WWII Gen set
« Reply #4 on: 02 Dec 2017 at 21:44 »

Do these things have BTH magnetos? I've recently cracked the dating code on the MC/KC/MD/KD/KH series magnetos, so if you supply the details from the brass plate (TYpe, Form and Serial Number), I can date it to the month. I've been surprised by the large number of MD2 magnetos built during war time - I guess they must have gone onto flat or parallel twins for military use.



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Re: WWII Gen set
« Reply #5 on: 03 Dec 2017 at 11:51 »
The handbook for the generating set confirms the magneto as being a BTH Type MD 2. As to the earlier query regarding the rocker covers those produced by 'shadow factories' during the 2WW, these had the Douglas lettering raised and of a different font on what appears to be a rectangular plate. Most likely by BSA.  Those made in Kingswood would have the normal Douglas logo as appears on the bikes cast into rather than on the covers.