[Healeys] Speaking of generators
cnaarndt at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 08:53:25 MDT 2010
I agree with Rich's theory on the generator, and is a plausible explanation.
It would be interesting to check the date of said generator to see if it
corresponds with the production date of your car. All Lucas electrical
parts from the period were dated with the month and the year, e.g. in the
case of my BN1 built on 11 Jan. '55 the Lucas parts range from 9 54 to 12
54. This corresponds to other cars I've worked on and observed over the
years, with there typically being a range of about 1 to 4 months prior to
the build date on *most* Lucas parts.
BTW the Concours judging standards DO NOT take into account the date of your
Lucas parts, so everyone, please don't start searching for not only the
correct part number but the date too. Way to frustrating and time consuming
as well as expensive and not required.
On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 6:08 AM, Rich C <richchrysler at quickclic.net> wrote:
> Most likely a dealer swap of a defective generator before the car was sold
> or some such similar occurrence.
> Reminds me of a discussion I've had more than once about restoration. One
> must decide what point in the car's life is to be represented to do an
> accurate restoration. There are cars out there with incredible histories,
> that were simply standard production cars when they left the factory, and
> became known for much more later in their life.
> Rich Chrysler
> From: <leon5050 at aol.com>
> Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2010 6:00 AM
> To: <Healeys at autox.team.net>
> Subject: [Healeys] Speaking of generators
> My 62 BT7 generator is black and according to the original owner (my
>> has always been black. When I restored the car, I could find no evidence
>> there ever being any engine color on it. He says it has never been
>> and the nos. are correct. Is there a possibility that the factory had a
>> faulty generator and just took one off the shelf, unpainted? I just left
>> black, because of what my brother told me. What do you think?
>> Jim Nichols
>> 62 BT7 Tri
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