From:Dave Molnar
Subject:RE: RE: RE: Spitdorf DU5 armature rewinder? Date:Mon Oct 8 13:30:35 2012
Response to:4300
Thanks so much for all your helpfull emails! I think The plan in the end of the day is to get over it (splitdorf) and convert to 12 volts using a Cycle Electric repop Harley type [gasp, choke] generator and their remote regulator. That should give plenty of hydro and easy to fix if ever required. I will also try the new LED headlight I found. All I have to do is come up with an adjustable mount and pulley. Thanks Barry for the pic of the autolite mount. You were right in the first place!!! Happy turkey long week-end to us Canucks... And you guys down there get back to work!!

Think I'll give the splitdorf one more try. I think it is a very capable and reliable generator if its redone right. I did it myself and got 1000 miles out of it only cleaning it up and using the 90 year old windings. and then the lights went dim. This time I will send it to a local guy to do the rebuild. There is still ONE guy in Toronto that rewinds them which he uses. My local rebuilder will make sure about things like brush spring pressure (which I think may have contributed to the commutator spitting soldier and spraying molten varnish...) Also I found a very new DOT approved LED headlight which I plan to use along with a 6 to 12 volt converter. Hmmm I should post that...

Why not put an autolite 12v on it and sell the sh**dorf and have enough money
left over for a vacation.

This is a shot in the dark but does ANYBODY know anyone out there who
rewinds splitdorf generator armatures? I think mine has finally given up the