THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS
The current “output” from the Lucas Mag
What we need to power the BulletThe Lucas Racing Mag is removed from the Oilfield and has crossed the pond to undergo
intensive surgery. First reports from the Doctor who examined the patient state that there are
two different sets of points for these wondrous pieces of memorabilia ….. one set is tungsten
and should be for road bikes, the other is platinum and is the correct one for trials applications.
It appears some shade tree has changed them and I had a half and half with one piece in
tungsten and the other in platinum……not good apparently. Also the modern silicone pretty
wires were too modern for our 1940’s technology.
Another Dead Mag
That’s the progress report apart from the jaw dropping cost of “platinum points”……..$120!!!!!
However they sound as though they know what they are doing so now that the UK long Easter
holiday is winding down maybe the armature will be winding up so I’m fairly sure it will not be
available for Diamond Don’s and just maybe it will have it’s first US competition at Perris in mid
No more of this!
A Brilliant Blue Flash
So in the interim its back to polishing and replace the decompressor along with the new fuel
cock, which I’m assured won’t leak and takes a better run to the carb and is out of harms way
from the exhaust. Not much more I can do to the beast as I have no electrics ……..?
The New Decompressor with the TOO small hole
Fit the new decompressor after wrestling with the top clip to release the spring and it screws in
perfectly but, wait for it, the hole where the cable goes in is too small for the nipple! I’m trying
to remember the last item that fitted first time without having to be “slightly” modified.
New petcock with a 90 degree feed
The new petcock went into the tank and looks like it will work but as with most Enfield things
tons of space everywhere else but in the critical zones all on top of everything. Well I do have
yet another petcock if this one doesn’t work out.
…..and so I wait for the day when by surprize a Lucas Racing Mag will light up my workshop
and just like biblical times he didst say “Let there be light…… and lo, you could see for
Alone in the sea of Vintage Royal Enfield darkness!