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Old 11-22-2009, 06:37:21 PM
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A vintage motor cyclist friend of mine was given a boxof old Norton parts .Amongst the the stuff was what we think is a generator marked SPLITDORF DCI--5E. Not for the Noron but could it be for a Harley ? Can anyone please help?
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:59:28 PM
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g'day jopeter
it will most likley be for an indian motorcycle as they used splitdorf equipment but a pic would help. i would be interested in it myself as i have 2 indian projects on the go at the moment that require generators if it is of the right style that i require. you can contact me offline if you like at
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Old 11-22-2009, 07:22:01 PM
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Thanks Mick ....Unfortunately I did not have my camera with me . I will contact my friend and put forward yor proposition ,he may be interested .I will also get a picture at the first opportunity .
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:42:41 AM
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jopeter, Mick,

I'm also building an Indian up out of parts from swap meets and clearing sales and I've studied the Splitdorf generators closely. The 5E were on the Excelsiors, and were anti-clockwise rotation. If it's available, I'd be interested. I'd like to put my hand up as the second in line.
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It will be a week or so before I can see Dale ,i'll let you both know the results.
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:52:29 AM
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g'day jopeter
look forward to your reply and hopefully something can happen with it. Tractor fan, can u contact me at my email address mickc782@hotmail.com would like to have a chat and talk indians, i may have something u need if i have it spare.
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Default Re: For Motor Cyclists....Splitdorf question

You can read more on the Splitdorf generators at this link, also has pictures. http://www.splitdorfreg.com/Blancard/
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:59:57 PM
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Mick and Tractor fan......I have left a message with my friend ,he will have it by now and if he has a positive answer for you I will certainly let you know ......he lives out of town and does not come in very often .He is into M/C in a big way ,mainly veterans.
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You can read more on the Splitdorf generators at this link, also has pictures. http://www.splitdorfreg.com/Blancard/
Thanks for the link JK ....very interesting and it identifies our generator. I have a Dixie Magneto and of course it suffers from the usual problem ,the base . I am thinking of making an Alluminium casting ,I am sure this is what many owners have done .
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Jopeter, I know of two people in Victoria that have re-cast the Dixie magneto bases. One bloke in particular put a lot of time and effort into trying to recreate the bases. The problems he had was that the base has a machined semi-circular section where the armature spins. When they were originally made, this bit was apparently machined to such a high tollerance, that if it isn't done right, the magneto won't work that well. He hasn't been able to find any machine drawings of the Dixie bases to guide him.

If your interested, I can send you a pm and I'll give you his number, he's a wealth of information on Dixie magnetos. He has more of an intrest in the V-twin M2 used on the veteran Indians and Harleys, but they are basically the same as the single M1's.

I've got PDF files of the M1 and M2 parts book's if that helps.

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Tractorfan ,yes I can see that machining the radius would be critical .I planned to cast a rough reproduction of the base and then machine it My base is fairly intact and i was thinking of making a gauge to reproduce the radius. It is something that I am thinking about but it wont be for a while yet . I am making a reproduction Indian Board Track Racer . Using a early twenties Triumph frame and bicycle parts .....engine probably one of a few small two stroke engines I have .
I am going to the Vintage M/C meeting this Thursday where I hope to see Dale and I can find out what he wants to do with the Splitdorf generator.
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Mick and Tractor Fan .....sorry I dont have anything positive to tell you .Dale was not at the meeting last night and it is just about impossible to contact him. I could make the long trp out to see him .But I am sure if there is a positive outcome he will be in touch .
Be assured if I hear from him I will let you know .
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Jopeter, thanks for the update, and taking the time to help out. What sort of engine are you going to use in your Indian?
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Mick and Tractor Fan......sorry that I have not been able tell you anything but quite by chance I met Dale this morning in the local barber shop that his wife runs !
He is quite happy to be rid of the Splitdorf Generator ,maybe a swap with cash adjustment for a Schebler De Lux carburetor .not sure of throat size but maybe about 1 3/16. If you are interested let me know and I will give you Dales contact details.
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Jopeter, thanks for getting back to us. I'd still be interested in the Splitdorf generator, but Mick was in before me.

If he dosen't want it, I'd like to have it. I haven't got a spare Schebler to trade, but probably have some other veteran/vintage part that could be of interest, Regards Craig
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g'day jopeter
im interested in the generator but i dont have any schebler deluxe's either that i wanna trade, if tractor fan want to he can deal, i know he needs it more than me!
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Ok ,mick and Tractorfan ,I hope to see Dale on Thursday night ,meeting I will pass on your messages and get his phone detail for you.
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