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The basics are done except for my ongoing desire to get my hands on the loon at Hinckley who specified the wiring. I think ten minutes in a dark alley would suffice

Wind generators and dual switching etc. are easier to get my head round, but the weight and bulk get scary compared to a nicely rewound stator down in motor case, but it's still a possibility.

I love thos articles, many thanks for sharing. I need to read them about a dozen times, in quiet room and make some notes. If I can get hold of a Triumph stator a bit of rewinding would be good especially if Triumph used Y. There are unfortunately no spare poles.

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Hi Andy,

You know I advocate car alternators - it's like "nothing beats cube's" -

If you do not want to use the crankshaft and have an adaptor made that goes through the side of the engine with axel-seals; then you have just about one single option left...
A guy who no longer are with us installed a car-alternator under the fender of the side-car wheel; he used standard pulleys - large on the wheel and small on the alternator => from about 50km/h and up he had just about full power from the alternator.

He who installed a Bosch 55A on my BMW R80 back in 1992:ish used B&S 2hp horizontal lawn-mover engines and car-alternators before he made his first crankshaft installation with pulleys on beemers back in the 1970:ties.
Since you have a side-car - this is also an option -


Car alternator:
* crankshaft and pulley
* sidecar wheel and pulley
* lawn-mover engine and pulley
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"it doesn't solve the basic issue that 27A output drops to under 20 at low temperatures"

Perhaps it may be easier to keep the battery warmer in some way? Thereby increasing the amperage.
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