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Old 03-11-17, 05:19 PM   #21
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Can't quite make out the supplier. Here's a better picture of mine.

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Old 03-11-17, 05:43 PM   #22
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Thanks Steve - confirms where the wandering wire should be anyway. Do you have any info on the coil & condenser at all?

The HT lead has been cropped right back & will need replacing, anybody got any hints on soldering a new one onto the coil contact please?

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Old 03-11-17, 05:59 PM   #23
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Somewhere on here is a potted history of WICO / WIPAC in the UK. I think the first sales office was Acton, then Perivale (also factory), then Bletchley and finally Buckingham.

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Didn't they have a factory in Southam at some time.
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Thanks Steve - confirms where the wandering wire should be anyway. Do you have any info on the coil & condenser at all?

The HT lead has been cropped right back & will need replacing, anybody got any hints on soldering a new one onto the coil contact please?

Paul.
Sadly not, I've been unable to find a suitable coil, I was wondering if a WICO X coil would fit, I've not taken mine any further apart. I will probably send it off for rewinding when I get the time.
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Do you reckon mine (1941 I think) will be WICO or Miller Steve? Latter is probably just as likely to be kaput anyway.

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Do you reckon mine (1941 I think) will be WICO or Miller Steve? Latter is probably just as likely to be kaput anyway.

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From the looks of the back plate I would say it was a Miller, they had a fairly small flat back plate IIRC. Villiers Parts have coils for the Miller units, I think the back plates are known to be a bit fragile as well.
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Old 03-11-17, 06:56 PM   #28
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(snip) Villiers Parts have coils for the Miller units
That's worth knowing, thanks.

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Old 03-11-17, 08:43 PM   #29
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Looking at removing the head, barrel & expansion chamber, the gaskets look like they have seen some life. Seen fibre ones on Ebay for 25 a set or with a copper head gasket for 30 a set. Does this sound like a good deal?

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Old 03-11-17, 08:52 PM   #30
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I find it better to just make my own as and when I need them, paper is cheap, around .90p an A4 sheet.
Head gaskets are all I would buy, if they are available.
That said if the head to barrel joint is the same as my P5 in design a heavy paper gasket would probably work ok

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