Author Topic: How to get this apart ? (1953 Terrot headlight)  (Read 379 times)

Offline R

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Re: How to get this apart ? (1953 Terrot headlight)
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2021, 04:07:11 AM »
The British world is full of such prefocus Lucas's.
Why pick on Terrots ??

Which actually raises the question - would Terrot have used Lucas. ?
Were there other alternatives. ?
Wipac, for one, Miller. Still British though.


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Re: How to get this apart ? (1953 Terrot headlight)
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2021, 09:00:52 AM »
Terrot would never have used Lucas, and I've never seen any French bike with British parts on it (other than some bikes with Villiers engines). Even the Amal carb made in France under licence (as I had on my last French bike) was labelled as a Gurtner.
 Ducellier maybe?

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Re: How to get this apart ? (1953 Terrot headlight)
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2021, 02:07:32 PM »
I second Rex, french bikes used french equipment, the cost of importing would have been prohibitive back then to a country still rebuilding and with an unsympathetic government. 
French have always been very protectionist in regard to imports.

I did once have an 1948 FN fitted with Miller electrics and an amal carb, but that was a Belgian bike.

several french makes used their own lighting equipment, probably Terrot also.

check out  Chambriers pages, more productive than waffling n the dark here

https://chambrier-pieces-motos.fr/fr/88-phares?page=3

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Re: How to get this apart ? (1953 Terrot headlight)
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2021, 07:10:07 AM »
more productive than waffling n the dark here

If the questions aren't asked, its unlikely the answers will appear   ?
Few forum members are that clairvoyant ...

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Re: How to get this apart ? (1953 Terrot headlight)
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2021, 12:15:29 PM »
I know why you said that...and you're wrong on both counts.. ;)

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Re: How to get this apart ? (1953 Terrot headlight)
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2021, 12:16:52 PM »
Few forum members are that clairvoyant ...

I knew you were going to say that.

The issue is not asking the question, but asking it in the right place, and frankly a lot of the answers have been speculative waffle about how to destroy the item.

No one asked why he wanted to seperate the unit, he should have been more specific, and if I had seen it earlier I would have sent him straight to Chambrier or one of the otehrs often mention on here, esier and cheaper to replace it than resilver it wghich is seldom worth it.

you can get DIY resilver kit from ebay which work well enough for this job.



i know what you are going to say next and the answer is no.
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