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Model Technical and Interest => Aurelia => Topic started by: adrian donovan on 11 June, 2009, 07:46:33 PM



Title: Dynamo refurb
Post by: adrian donovan on 11 June, 2009, 07:46:33 PM
I recently had a very bad experience when I wanted to have my dynamo refurbished. I suggest you do not use Rockhall Auto Electrics, despite their being a long-established advertiser in The Automobile. The lesson is to always look for a personal reference first ( as I nearly always do! ) but I hope to be able to post a positive recommendation shortly.


Title: Re: Dynamo refurb
Post by: Aurelia Adam on 12 June, 2009, 09:26:04 AM
Adrian

Hope it all turns OK in the end.

Although I have not used him personally, through the Bentley Drivers Club I have heard of Adrian Gorvin based in Devon - see www.magnetomagician.co.uk

Hope it helps.

Adam


Title: Re: Dynamo refurb
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 12 June, 2009, 05:41:04 PM
Why bother having the dynamo rebuilt? when you can have one of Pete Hardings excellent altenator conversions for around the same price!!  I hear he has now done the conversion on Flaminias and Appia too.


Title: Re: Dynamo refurb
Post by: adrian donovan on 14 June, 2009, 07:38:46 PM
Thanks folks - the dynamo is at Cox Electrical in Atherstone, recommended by John Savage. Don't know about the cost yet.....
I prefer to have the old unit restored if possible - and I don't need the extra power of an alternator - on the SP Rally I could go 2 days without charging the battery!!


Title: Re: Dynamo refurb
Post by: chriswgawne on 15 June, 2009, 07:51:02 AM
I have used Cox Electrical for several Aurelia dynamos and always found them excellent and enthusiastic.


Title: Re: Dynamo refurb
Post by: adrian donovan on 17 June, 2009, 09:29:16 PM
Thanks Chris - that's good - I'll let you know my experience with them


Title: Re: Dynamo refurb
Post by: adrian donovan on 05 July, 2009, 08:42:05 PM
To bring you up to date - Cox refurbished my dynamo completely, new bearings and a totally new commutator for 180. I think that's very reasonable indeed, and they are nice people as well , who are very simpatico with older cars and equipment. originally recommended by John Savage, and they have done a few magneti marelli dynamo's etc now.


Title: Re: Dynamo refurb
Post by: rogerelias on 06 July, 2009, 04:57:23 PM
They also did a superb job on an Aprilia starter motor, when i had mine