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Magneto advice for '48 series 'B' Rapide..

pikerhrd

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'Slowly putting the Series 'B' Rapide back together...have dismantled the magneto now and a friendly electrical engineer has 'tested the armature/windings and found a break/fault...along with a few other component problems with the armature itself..So...any suggestions about the least costly way to solve the armature problem would be welcome...? Pikerhrd
 

Ken Tidswell

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There is no cheap way to overhaul a magneto having had a few done myself by the best people around. A rewound armature will cost you £180-190 bearings can be got cheaply if worn or corroded, The slip ring should be replaced by a new one
which should then be tested for concentricity and made true in a lathe, you can fit a Brightspark capacitor for about £15 , the pickups may start to track due to their age , they should be replaced. Do not buy a 'genuine Lucas' Bakelite .
NOS slip ring they are porous and track, do get the mag remagnetised. Replaced the paper cups for the bearings the new ones are better quality. i will PM you if you want to know who can do a good job reassembling it. Just ask
 

pikerhrd

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Hello Boggler...'Be grateful to know who/companies you've in mind...Not sure how to go about this without breaching Forum rules...

Pikerhrd
 

Rob H

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Probably not the cheapest but in terms of quality I believe Dave Lyndsley is at the top of the pile
 
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