Classic Dynamo and Regulator Conversions Ltd

Classic Dynamo and Regulator Conversions Ltd Dynamo rebuilding - Electronic dynamo regulators - LED products for vintage and classic cars
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19/01/2021

More confusion with LED headlamp bulbs and the UK MOT???

Yes because quite simply, the problem is that the market has been flooded with dirt cheap and nasty, badly designed LED headlamp bulbs , mass produced in China to be sold on eBay and the likes. People buy them because they're cheap. They fit them. They don't realign the headlamp to suit a change of bulb and because the bulbs have no beam in the first place, all the new bulbs do is dazzle other road users.
Bulbs require a reflector to reflect the beam. Original reflectors were made to reflect the light produced by a filament so any replacement bulb that uses the reflector must have the same characteristics as a filament if a satisfactory beam is to be produced.

People like myself have put 100’s of hours into designing and producing quality products. In the case of the older bulbs (pre H1, H3, H4 and H7) the problem has been LED chip size and power. Powerful (bright) chips produce heat. That heat has to be dissipated. Our H series bulbs have enough surface area to incorporate heat sinking into the design without the need to add extra metal. Our H series bulbs are made from aviation quality aluminium. Tiny, powerful chips are used to give a beam comparable to a filament.

Cheap eBay H4’s will incorporate a fan to cool the electronics because these bulbs are generally made to a poor quality design and from poor quality aluminium, tin or even plastic.
They use big cheap chips which give a terrible output.

Older type bulbs are far simpler and so have less metal to use as a heat sink. They also, unlike more modern bulbs are generally fitted from the front of the reflector (excluding BPF's) which means you can’t use that area to add a heat sink without interfering with the reflected beam. So, lower powered chips have to be used which are bigger. Bigger chips give a poor beam. Until now there’s been no other option.

Enter the PROJECTOR BULB............

LED projector headlamps are used on the newest cars. They don't require a reflector as they have a magnifier. The beam is pre defined by the projector unit before being magnified by the magnifier. In the case of making a projector "bulb" to fit old cars and bikes, the whole bulb structure can now be the projector unit and heat sink so small high powered chips can be used. At the front is the magnifier to magnify a small intense pre defined light into a usable beam.

From the front they even look like a filament bulb. No problems with heat either and no need to re-silver those worn reflectors. No worry about poor beams or dazzle. All the driver has to do is align his headlamps. The bulb gives the exact same beam pattern no matter what size or shape headlamp it is fitted to.
Only one problem arises with the projector bulbs in old cars. Some old cars used a tripod in front of the bulb (some pre war headlamps and post war Lucas P700’s). As the beam is projected from the front of the bulb, this tripod gets in the way. Don’t worry though as we’re working on a bulb for these lamps.

Hope this explains things a little.

08/01/2021

Well, we've come out of the Christmas and New Year break straight into a full national lockdown here in the UK but our online shop remains open 24/7. We have good stocks of most items including our great 12v ULTIMATE LED H4 headlamp bulbs. These really are the best you can buy - Ask anyone that has bought from us!

We also have our ADR106 and ADR95 electronic replacements for the Lucas RB106 and RF95 on the shelf. The BEST "off the shelf" electronic regulator replacements you can buy. Reliable, well protected against fault and far better than tired, worn out or even expensive "rebuilt" originals.

If you find yourself Furloughed or stuck at home and the only place to go is out into your workshop or garage to fettle your pride and enjoy then why not treat it to something nice??? Maybe it's been off the road all last year and you've come to start it and that charge light won't go out? Maybe you're fed up with dim lights?

Help is at hand - CDRC are "the charge AND the light brigade"

😀 Run by vintage and classic owning enthusiasts, for vintage and classic owning enthusiasts 😀

On the run up to Christmas, we hope everyone is coping with Covid19. I think we're all hoping that the shows and autojum...
28/10/2020

On the run up to Christmas, we hope everyone is coping with Covid19.

I think we're all hoping that the shows and autojumbles will be back sometime in the new year.

Meanwhile, why not treat your pride and joy(s) to a set of LED bulbs or one of our proven ADR electronic regulators?

The ADR106 is a direct replacement for ANY Lucas RB106

Same with our ADR95, it directly replaces an Lucas RF95.

No need to buy the cheap, horrible, nasty Indian made mechanical copies that flood the market.

Our ADR electronic regulators are made right here in Lincoln, England.
Designed and made by us to give YOU peace of mind with reliability and long service.

Remember, we can also convert any original mechanical regulator or cut out to our ADR with outputs from 5 to 28 amps, 6v and 12v, negative or positive earth.

Not made in China. Not made in India. Proudly made in England

Accept nothing less...........................

See the customer feedback here http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com/testemonials.php

Call 01522 703422 or email dynamoregulatorconversions.com to order yours.

29/09/2020

PLEASE NOTE:
DUE TO ANNUAL HOLIDAY I WON'T BE ABLE TO ANSWER THE PHONE OR EMAILS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING 5th OCTOBER.

EMAILS WILL BE ANSWERED ON MY RETURN.

YOU CAN STILL USE OUR ONLINE SHOP 24/7 AND ALL ORDERS WILL BE SENT OUT AS USUAL

OUR WORKSHOP WILL BE MANNED AS USUAL BUT THE BOSS NEEDS A BREAK!

21/09/2020

UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE!

A message from Lee Masters, Show Director

The NEC Classic Motor Show 2020

It is with great sadness that I announce to you today that we have decided there is no alternative but to postpone the 2020 edition of the show, despite pulling out all the stops to try and make the annual season finale happen.

Having been given the greenlight by government for organised events to resume from 1 October, we were so excited at the prospect of bringing the community back together, with all our COVID-secure measures in place to create a safe and controlled environment for all involved.

Although the latest government update hasn’t changed this possibility, it is currently under review and has created uncertainty for both our exhibitors and visitors. Add to this the prospect of local lockdowns still being in place and the communities’ understandable concern about what an indoor event experience will be, even with all the precautions we’re putting in place, we have taken this difficult decision.

As a team, we are extremely disappointed as we have done everything within our power to try and make it happen. We want to thank all our partners, clubs, exhibitors, visitors and suppliers who have supported our endeavours to bring the show to you this year. We understand that this decision will be a disappointment to many people who eagerly await the Classic Motor Show each year and look forward to when we can get together again.

While we won’t be coming together as a motoring community this year within the halls of the NEC, to celebrate the classics we love, we will continue to share stories, memories and news across our digital platforms.

The armature from a 3 brush dynamo recently rebuilt and converted to 2 brush by a well known company. The fields were co...
22/07/2020

The armature from a 3 brush dynamo recently rebuilt and converted to 2 brush by a well known company. The fields were copy wound, not suitable for use with a regulator.

The armature has just been re-varnished.

Notice the crusty original insulation and copper devoid of insulation in places. Yes, it may test OK but what the state of the insulation within is like is anybodies guess. It's 94 years old.

No dynamo would ever leave our workshop like this.

This armature is fit only for rewinding.
The field would be rewound to suit a 2 brush dynamo.

29/06/2020

NON UK/EU BUYERS PLEASE DO NOT USE THE ONLINE SHOP ON OUR WEBSITE DURING THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC. THIS IS DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF PACKETS BEING "LOST" AND SHIPPING COSTS BEING HIGHER NOW. ALSO WE WILL ONLY SEND TO NON UK/EU DESTINATIONS USING A TRACKED SERVICE TO ENSURE THAT IT GETS TO YOU.

ALL SHOP PURCHASES ARE NOW MONITORED.
IF A NON EU/UK TRANSACTION IS RECEIVED, IT WILL BE SENT BACK TO YOU AND REFUNDED.

ALL NON EU/UK BUYERS SHOULD EMAIL THEIR ORDERS TO US DURING THE PANDEMIC SO THAT WE CAN ADD APPROPRIATE SHIPPING COSTS.

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PLEASE USE OUR PART NUMBERS WHICH CAN BE FOUND IN OUR ONLINE SHOP. WE ALSO NEED YOUR PAYPAL EMAIL ADDRESS.

IF YOU WISH TO PAY BY CARD, PLEASE TELEPHONE YOUR ORDER TO US DURING OFFICE HOURS (UK TIME) ON +44 (0)1522 703422.

WE ARE SORRY FOR THIS INCONVENIENCE BUT TRUST YOU WILL UNDERSTAND.

26/06/2020

Here’s our Harry busy assembling our latest product. The CDRC Ltd ADR cut out.

Replaces old unreliable and ageing mechanical cut outs on cars/motorcycles with 3 brush dynamos. Fits neatly into the original cut out box.

Fully protected. 6v and 12v, negative or positive earth in one unit.

Please note: Your 3 brush dynamo must be in good condition with a healthy output.

22/06/2020

Beaulieu, National Motor Museum's famous International Autojumble 2020, the event of the year for 1000s of traders and enthusiasts from all over the world, and planned for September 5 & 6, was today cancelled for in the face of the unprecedented pandemic crisis. But organisers have held out a glimmer of hope for a "simpler version" of the event if there is a demand and should regulations allow.

We’re hard at it here at CDRC Ltd.Stacked to the roof with work and working our way through it.Here’s a Rolls Royce 20/2...
09/06/2020

We’re hard at it here at CDRC Ltd.

Stacked to the roof with work and working our way through it.

Here’s a Rolls Royce 20/25 dynamo in for a full rebuild and our two brush conversion with our ADR electronic dynamo regulator.

Still taking your rebuilds in.

Pete

27/05/2020

Important update regarding the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery.


As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, will now be postponed to 26-28 March 2021.

Everyone involved in putting the show together is extremely disappointed that the ultimate restoration experience will not be brought to the community this year. However, the health and well-being of our visitors, exhibitors, partners, contractors and staff is of the upmost importance. With the government’s roadmap suggesting that restrictions on movement will still be in place for some time, it is therefore the right decision for us to cease planning for an event of this size and importance in August.

We will now be putting all our efforts into delivering an extra special restoration show in 2021 and a fantastic meeting of the community for our flagship event, the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, in November. Clarion Events is working with other event organisers, venues and government to develop guidelines on how to deliver the best versions of our events while ensuring the health and safety of all involved. We will update you further on the measures we are putting in place in due course.

04/05/2020

Hope you all coping with the lockdown? We are busier than ever.
Still accepting work into the workshop and we have our engineer Dave here 3 days a week to keep things moving. I’m in the office and we're observing social distancing.

Our online shop is open 24/7 and most items are in stock. We are currently shipping on a Monday only.

Phone calls and emails will be answered. Please be patient and we'll all come out the other side smiling when life returns to normal.

Stay safe, stay at home. Work on your vintage or classic car or bike. We're still here, still busy and wish everyone the best during these dark times.

Pete, Tim, Dave and the team 😀

CDRC Ltd, the charging system specialists.
Doing away with the need for replacement wiring harness smoke for nearly 10 years....................

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show
26/03/2020

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

We are pleased to confirm that the rescheduled dates for the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, are 7-9 August at NEC Birmingham.
Haven't yet got your tickets? Get yours today to join us - we can't wait to see you in a few months! https://bit.ly/2Lq31YO
If you've already got your tickets, don't worry, they'll automatically be carried over... more info on our FAQ page

17/03/2020

THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19) SITUATION.

AS OF MONDAY EVENING 23/03/2020 GREAT BRITIAN IS NOW ON LOCKDOWN FOR A MINIMUM OF 3 WEEKS.

THIS MEANS WE ARE NOW RESTRICTED SEVERELY AS TO OUR MOVEMENTS WITH ONLY ESSENTIAL MOVEMENTS ALLOWED.

YOU CAN STILL USE OUR ONLINE SHOP BUT OBVIOUSLY WE CANNOT POST ANYTHING FOR AT LEAST 3 WEEKS.

FROM MIDDAY ON WEDNESDAY 25TH MARCH ALL PHONE CALLS WILL BE DIVERTED TO MY MOBILE SO THAT I CAN TAKE YOUR CALLS AND ORDERS AND ACTION THEM AS BEST I CAN DURING THIS TIME.

EMAILS WILL ALSO BE ANSWERED.

PLEASE BE PATIENT.

IT IS VITAL FOR EVERYONES SAKE THAT PEOPLE STICK TO THIS LOCKDOWN. IF PEOPLE STOP MOVING, THE VIRUS STOPS MOVING AND EVENTUALLY DIES.

PLEASE DO NOT COME TO OUR WORKS AT SAXILBY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

PETE

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show
17/03/2020

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

It is with great sadness that Clarion Events has decided to postpone the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with Discovery. The event team have been continually monitoring the latest public health and government guidelines regarding the evolving COVID-19 situation and acting in accordance with their advice. The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors, partners, contractors and staff is the most important factor and therefore the only action for all involved is to postpone.
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04/03/2020

A few points to be aware of.....................................

Where dynamos are concerned, be wary these days of the words 'reconditioned' 'overhauled' and 'checked over'.

Remember, even the youngest dynamo is 50 years old.

The days of reconditioning, overhauling and checking over units with their original windings are gone. An overhaul or check over can only be done if the unit has been rewound within the last 20 or so years.

Be wary as to what you're actually getting done when you ask for a 6v to 12v conversion. If one size fitted all, Lucas and others would have used that approach back in the day.
That's fact.

We've seen some very expensive 12v 'conversions' that don't perform. Our 12v conversions and 2 brush conversions DO perform because they are done PROPERLY.

I saw one such 12v conversion that cost its owner a serious amount of money. He wasn't happy with it and brought it to us for a proper conversion. All the chap had actually got for his money was a rewound field, a new bearing and some paint.
We properly converted it to 12v for him for less £££'s than he'd originally paid. Another very happy customer 😃

Fresh paint can make something that once looked shabby, look quite nice. Old electrical components included but underneath that paint can lay a multitude of sins.

If considering an alternator conversion, ask yourself why you actually want it? You only need an alternator if you need serious extra power. A well rebuilt dynamo with electronic control is more than capable of powering the usual vehicle accessories.

A 3 brush dynamo properly converted to 2 brush can output more usable amps and is kinder to your battery.

And finally........................

LED bulbs give your charging system a much easier life as well as allowing you to see and be seen. Avoid LED bulbs for sale on a certain auction site as they are very likely to be inferior quality. £3.99 inc. postage and packing isn't going to buy you quality or a guarantee.

Peter

24/02/2020

I need a Rotax dynamo armature for a late 20's Riley Nine. Short dynamo. Just needs to be mechanically sound as I'll be rewinding it.

Also, need a complete Rotax dynamo for a 1934 Sunbeam 20hp.

Any help or leads would be appreciated................

We see many different failures here at CDRC Ltd.Mainly electrical failures as in picture 2.Oil soaked field coils with r...
18/02/2020

We see many different failures here at CDRC Ltd.
Mainly electrical failures as in picture 2.
Oil soaked field coils with rotten insulation is very common but every now and then we get both electrical failure and mechanical failure in the same unit.

This unit lived again and was fully rebuilt to once again grace a lovely 30's Lagonda.

31/12/2019

Here at CDRC Ltd we’d like to wish you all a happy and prosperous new year, new decade and 2020 😃

I cannot believe that people are still buying the cheap and nasty Indian made copies of the Lucas RF95 and RB106.There's...
11/12/2019

I cannot believe that people are still buying the cheap and nasty Indian made copies of the Lucas RF95 and RB106.
There's actually someone out there now putting Indian made mechanical internals into original Lucas regulator boxes and charging BIG £££ for them (over £200.00!)

Our ADR95 and ADR106 electronic units are available in 6v and 12v, negative and positive earth and are exacting copies of original Lucas units. The attention to detail is shown in these pictures. Hand assembled in England from parts made in England.

You can even fit an original Lucas lid and clip to them for that 'used' look. They're direct replacement, fit and forget units.

No mechanical parts to ever wear out or adjust.
The ADR95 and 106 are fully current limited AND fuse protected. They regulate to 14.2v @ 12v and 7.2v @ 6v.
Ideal charge voltages. They have nickel plated terminals and screws. The ADR106 is available in screw or spade terminal.
Two types of screw are offered 0 Small grub screws for earl applications to 1952 and large grub screw from 1952 onwards.

Available to suit all outputs as original.

Perfect charging and peace of mind........

Buy yours here http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com/reproduction-rb106-and-rf95-regulators.php

All variants on the shelf for next working day dispatch.

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Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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Some pics of the ADR106 install and the wee beastie herself. Thank you Peter for the assistance with this one.
Look what just arrived in the post!! Absolutely brilliant service, as I only ordered on Thursday afternoon! Thank you very much for your help & prompt service!
Any news or your new 6v h4 LED bulb yet?
do you have an outlet in aust..yet.
Do you have any idea what rating the fuse should be on the supply to the third brush on a rolls Royce phantom 1 charging system? Period 1927
Hello. I have a gl4524 4m dynamo from CAV, but I do not know what vehicle comes from. Please help with identification. Thank you and best regards from Poland
Hello. I have a gl4524 4m dynamo from CAV, but I do not know what vehicle comes from. Please help with identification. Thank you and best regards from Poland
Hello. I have a gl4524 4m dynamo from CAV, but I do not know what vehicle comes from. Please help with identification. Thank you and best regards from Poland
Larry Stickford flashing semaphore bulbs from these guys. I had them on my 57