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Lucas c40

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:17 am
by SENC
Does anyone have an old c40 generator collecting dust they're willing to part with? I'm looking for one to rebuild.

Re: Lucas c40

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:20 am
by gherlt
I got one .. somewhere ... but .... your location "NC" is Noth Carolina ?

Re: Lucas c40

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:13 am
by alan.barker
Be careful there is the C40 and theC40L. They are not the same Length and different Bracket needed :wink:
Alan

Re: Lucas c40

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:21 am
by elanfan1
Think Henry needs one from USA as shipping internationally alone would probably be cost prohibitive.

Re: Lucas c40

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:54 am
by alan.barker
If for sure it's the C40 which is the short one you can find this on almost any old british classic car.
Mini, triumph spitfire, mgb, mg midget etc.
Alan

Re: Lucas c40

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:46 am
by SENC
Yes, C40 and yes, North Carolina in the US - so shipping from overseas likely doesn't make any sense. I will do a local salvage yard search, too, but thought I'd ask here at the same time.

My 7 is still on dynamo and I've never worked on one, so thought I'd try to find an old one to rebuild and learn from next off season.

Re: Lucas c40

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:03 pm
by gjz30075
PM sent.

Re: Lucas c40

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:34 pm
by Mike Ostrov
Hi, Henry. Dont forget to polarize the dynamo after re furbishing. I bench test all mine with an analog (moving coil) meter. I also suggest you use studs in place of the bolts to secure the dynamo bracket to the block Amazing how many brackets I have seen, broken and loose. I use Loctite red stud and bearing #241.
Every stud on my Coventry Climax engines are installed with #241 and same for our alloy differential case. Bolts into alloy and cast iron, other than first application are not the best method.
One more month of lock down in our San Francisco Bay Area, but a drive today or tomorrow around the reservoir, probably in the Automatic Elite/Elan 1725 cc Twin Cam is on the schedule with the guys. Cheers. Mike.

Re: Lucas c40

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:53 pm
by SENC
Need fulfilled and another reason to love this site, thanks Greg!

Thanks Mike for the tips, too.