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    Ever had something you'll do one day?

    I found a rather unusual package today.

    It was all wapt in grease proof paper and had a hard wax type finish to it.

    When I cut it open with a hacksaw there was another package, this one clearly marked.

    DO NOT OPEN UNTIL READY TO USE OR INSPECTION.

    Then a packaging date of July 1967

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    The package also had a pack expiry date of August 1968 and a satchel of something like rice presume its to soak up moisture.

    What is this this. finally got into the 3rd package and its a coil. An original Ducellier coil, 12volt, Don't know what its off as it has some kind of resistor on the side that I dont recocnise but the you go. My own personal time capsule, now its open what do I do with it?
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    Are my eyes deceiving me or does that actually say "24V" on the right hand side of the resistor?

    If right, I'm seriously stuffed if I know what sort of Cavanagh Machine would use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pottsy View Post
    Are my eyes deceiving me or does that actually say "24V" on the right hand side of the resistor?

    If right, I'm seriously stuffed if I know what sort of Cavanagh Machine would use it.
    Your right Pottsy it does say 24v. And on top of the coil it says 24v. Don't know where I read 12v, maybe I held it upside down.
    So there you go, a 24v Ducellier coil. Whats it off?
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    Doesn't Hemmings have a Mirage at the moment? Bugger to park but at least when taxiing the machine guns 'do' earn respect!

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    Dave,
    It could be a Flux Capacitor.
    Better ring Kieran he's an expert on them.
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    Speaking of which....I'll get a round to it one day-mcfly.jpg

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    So where is he? Or has he already returned to the past...

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    Mistery solved.
    Must have come from the Delorean time machine. Doc must have packed a spare just in case and some how it fell out when they landed.
    Makes sense that Doc must have rewired it to 24v to give it the biggest shiniest spark possible because of the unknown fuel supplies in the future.

    I wonder where he bought it from back in 1967?
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    Mistery solved.
    Must have come from the Delorean time machine. Doc must have packed a spare just in case and some how it fell out when they landed.
    Makes sense that Doc must have rewired it to 24v to give it the biggest shiniest spark possible because of the unknown fuel supplies in the future.

    I wonder where he bought it from back in 1967?
    Probably airport ground support equipment. NATO standardised on 24v to be compatible with aircraft systems.

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    Dave,
    With all that wax tropical coating and 24 volt I'm thinking something military, possibly from French Army equipment in New Caledonia/Noumea? Ford V8 engined SUMB trucks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildebeest View Post
    Dave,
    With all that wax tropical coating and 24 volt I'm thinking something military, possibly from French Army equipment in New Caledonia/Noumea? Ford V8 engined SUMB trucks?
    Oww I liked my theory about the 24v Delorean but yours is probably more plausable.
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    have you charged it up with a mega and thrown it to Chris yet Dave???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Llewellyn View Post
    Probably airport ground support equipment. NATO standardised on 24v to be compatible with aircraft systems.

    Wildebeest,
    Dave,With all that wax tropical coating and 24 volt I'm thinking something military, possibly from French Army equipment in New Caledonia/Noumea? Ford V8 engined SUMB trucks?

    Hi
    Well my guess is similar to Bruce and Wilderbeest, but closer to home. The Mirage jets were made in Australia in the 60s and were our mainstay fighter for years. A French design and the ground support was also made of French designs. Perhaps an old Airforce fitter will give the definitive answer. It might be a engine coil off a ground starter unit or perhaps a ignitor for the jet Probably run OK on 12 volts without the resistor.

    However I do remember seeing a R8 motor in for work at a shop in Newcastle, in the 60s and it had a multi v pulley fitted to the crank, perhaps 6 row. I was told it was from the RAAF base from some Mirage associated machinery.

    Jaahn
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    24V usually means Avro applications.
    (Although, I do know that there were a ton of Ex-army 24V Landover’s sold by the Poms not that long ago).
    Australia used the Falcon 20s and still uses the 900.
    There were a few Dassault Helicopters too.
    No piston Dassults used by the RAFF or Army that I know of.
    Could be (as suggested), ground machinery or APU applications.
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