This and that

Published: 07:30AM Apr 5th, 2013
By: Web Editor
TCM’s a fine magazine. I started taking it mainly for the articles by Brian Woolley, a fellow Itom person...
This and that

My racing Itom I have lent to a friend who hopefully will get it back on the track. I still run a road Itom, a bitsa Astor with modified electrics, 12v with battery charging, a Fizzy back light, 35W headlight, a stop light and magneto or points and coil ignition. I had to change the headlight as the larger bulb has the filament further forwards and only illuminates the mudguard, so now it has a Suzuki headlight fitted.

The plural of ride-out is rides-out, not ride-outs (more than one call and to where? Out.) Please keep the grammar above the level of that which tends to profligate.

Compliment: Stating what the technical feature contains in the contents column. Saves thumbing through many pages looking for something in particular in older issues.

And a special note for Richard Rosenthal. Some great articles and possibly saved me from a nasty accident. I have removed stainless steel wheel axles...

Good pieces on magnetos and dynamos, but did they include ‘how to set up the magdyno clutch?’ I spent ages trying to get sufficient charge out of my dynamo and finished up at Gaggs, where they sorted my problem, a slipping clutch. Allan showed me how to set up the clutch and how to make a holding tool to enable the tightening of the centre nut. Dynamo spring tension 13 to 20oz.

An idea; how about a sparking plug equivalent sheet? I used to have one but now I have lost it, and I have not found one on the internet.

I bought a magdyno from Pete Rosenthal’s stall and afterwards Richard sent me a dynamo holding strap that was missing, and Lucas wiring diagrams. Nice chap.




Martin Taylor, via email

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