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C11 magneto drive
« on: May 13, 2022, 11:14:27 AM »
I saw this pic on Gumtree today of a C11 with a magneto drive coming out of the points hole. Never seen that before.
Sorry pic wont download.
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Re: C11 magneto drive
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2022, 12:31:01 PM »
A link to the advert would be handy.  Ron

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Re: C11 magneto drive
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2022, 01:53:10 PM »
Could that be the chap from Argentina?
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Re: C11 magneto drive
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2022, 08:12:46 AM »
Not sure if this link will work, but I think the C11 Haddy is looking at is in Oz, and a zoom in look at the photo will show a coil strapped to the down tube behind  the distributor makes it look like a mod of some sorts, but just the photo angle, I think

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/colac/motorcycle-scooter-parts/bsa-c11-motorcycle/1289036693?utm_source=copylink&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=web_VIP
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Re: C11 magneto drive
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2022, 08:31:03 AM »
If that is correct picture, it looks like a standard c11 with the coil mounted on down tube instead of up under tank to me. :-\
As Owen says, there was a lad in Argentina
on this forum some years ago, who fitted a magneto to a c11, but I cant remember his name or find his posts at the moment.
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Re: C11 magneto drive
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2022, 09:20:54 AM »
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/8dUAAOSwyXhifPZJ/s-l800.webp
Yes its a rusty coil laying down at the front like a generator,
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Re: C11 magneto drive
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2022, 09:29:45 AM »
That's not the one I was thinking about. The chap in Argentina had strapped a generator to the timing side
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Re: C11 magneto drive
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Re: C11 magneto drive
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2022, 11:39:52 AM »
The only magneto C11 that I know of that was built by BSA, were the 530 (plus spares I guess) for the India Office in 1940. Ted Koks in NL was building a replica, but hasn't given any updates for ages. Ron