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Lucas C40L Generator Bearing

PostPost by: Evante » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:58 pm

Hi All,

I was refurbishing my Lucas Generator (C40L) and noticed that the bearing is binding at one spot. I decided to replace it. Does anyone know a supplier in the US for these bearings?

Thanks in advance,

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:12 pm

I imagine you mean the Oil Lite Bush at the rear.
You can use the parts for a C40 which is on many British Cars e.g. MGB or Austin or Ford.
At Moss for example.
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:30 pm

Evante wrote:I was refurbishing my Lucas Generator (C40L) and noticed that the bearing is binding at one spot


Something has probably gone wrong with reassembly if it's binding. A worn rear oilite bearing won't cause binding. If required the front roller bearing is just a standard roller type readily available for industrial bearing suppliers. Not normal for them to cause binding either even if worn.
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PostPost by: nigelrbfurness » Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:43 pm

Are you trying to rotate it with the brushes installed or without? The pressure on the comm can make rotation feel a bit lumpy.
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PostPost by: Evante » Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:40 pm

Sorry, it is actually the bearing in the front of the generator.

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