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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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.

Classic Dynamo and Regulator Conversions Ltd
03/12/2019

Classic Dynamo and Regulator Conversions Ltd

😀 IN OUR ONLINE SHOP NOW 😀

Genuine Lucas 7" H4 headlamp units
Along with our DIRECT REPLACEMENT conversion package that converts dim old 7" sealed beam, P45t or BPF lamps to take our ULTIMATE H4.

Package includes:
2 x genuine Lucas 7" H4 units (with or without sidelight)
2 x H4 connectors
2 x 12v ULTIMATE LED H4 bulbs
2 x BA9s led bulbs (if applicable)

Part number 5 here http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com/led-headlamp-bulbs-shop.php

😀 IN OUR ONLINE SHOP NOW 😀Genuine Lucas 7" H4 headlamp unitsAlong with our DIRECT REPLACEMENT conversion package that co...
26/11/2019

😀 IN OUR ONLINE SHOP NOW 😀

Genuine Lucas 7" H4 headlamp units
Along with our DIRECT REPLACEMENT conversion package that converts dim old 7" sealed beam, P45t or BPF lamps to take our ULTIMATE H4.

Package includes:
2 x genuine Lucas 7" H4 units (with or without sidelight)
2 x H4 connectors
2 x 12v ULTIMATE LED H4 bulbs
2 x BA9s led bulbs (if applicable)

Part number 5 here http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com/led-headlamp-bulbs-shop.php

Hall 4, AJ64
04/11/2019

Hall 4, AJ64

Specialists in dynamo rebuilding, modification and repair, Classic Dynamo and Regulator Conversions Ltd will be joining us in November - make sure you pop over to chat to the team if you have any repair/maintenance questions 🧰
Lancaster Insurance Services
https://bit.ly/2LhOK1Z

Just a few days away from the Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham. We'll be there in our usual spot - Hall 4, pl...
04/11/2019

Just a few days away from the Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham. We'll be there in our usual spot - Hall 4, plot AJ64. Come and see us and treat your car to a set of lovely LED bulbs or maybe one of our ADR electronic regulators. We'll have all our stock with us including our ULTIMATE range of H1, H3, H4 and H7 LED headlamp bulbs.

😄 Simply the BEST available - No external drivers and the same size as a standard halogen bulb 😄

See you there.....................

Why not treat your car to one of our electronic versions of the old Lucas RB106 or RF95? We call ours the ADR106 and the...
21/10/2019
Classic Dynamo and Regulator Conversions Ltd

Why not treat your car to one of our electronic versions of the old Lucas RB106 or RF95? We call ours the ADR106 and the ADR95.

Fully electronic and fuse protected.
Direct replacement.
Outright purchase.
Hand assembled here in England from parts that are made in England. Over 700 units sold so far and not one failure.
That's quality 😀
6v and 12v units.
Negative or positive earth.

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

Sales of our ADR106 and ADR95 electronic versions of the Lucas RB106 and RF95 are booming.

Why??? Because they're so good, that's why!

We can't make them quick enough!!!

Still unsure??? Talk to someone who's bought one.
100 times better than the Indian copies of the RB106 and RF95 that are out there. So, if your regulator has died, your ammeter shows a discharge at revs or your charge light is on, get your hands on the best electronic dynamo regulators here at http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com/reproduction-rb106-and-rf95-regulators.php

Outwardly, exactly the same as an original unit and you can even fit your Lucas lid and lid clip for that "used" look.

What more could you ask for???

All parts that make up these regulators are made here in the UK and we hand assemble them right here at our works.

Classic Dynamo and Regulator Conversions Ltd
01/10/2019
Classic Dynamo and Regulator Conversions Ltd

Classic Dynamo and Regulator Conversions Ltd

Sales of our ADR106 and ADR95 electronic versions of the Lucas RB106 and RF95 are booming.

Why??? Because they're so good, that's why!

We can't make them quick enough!!!

Still unsure??? Talk to someone who's bought one.
100 times better than the Indian copies of the RB106 and RF95 that are out there. So, if your regulator has died, your ammeter shows a discharge at revs or your charge light is on, get your hands on the best electronic dynamo regulators here at http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com/reproduction-rb106-and-rf95-regulators.php

Outwardly, exactly the same as an original unit and you can even fit your Lucas lid and lid clip for that "used" look.

What more could you ask for???

All parts that make up these regulators are made here in the UK and we hand assemble them right here at our works.

Once again, we'll be at Beaulieu International Autojumble this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday 6th, 7th and 8th Septe...
03/09/2019

Once again, we'll be at Beaulieu International Autojumble this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday 6th, 7th and 8th September. Good stocks of all our products including our great new BA21d Marchal type direct replacement LED dipping headlamp bulb. You won’t find them anywhere else.
£64.00 per pair.

We'll also have our great ULTIMATE 12v H4 direct replacement LED dipping bulbs.
Same size as a standard halogen H4

There’s also our ULTIMATE 12v H1, H3 and H7’s.
All have no external drivers and perfect beam patterns.

Treat your pride and joy to one of our ADR106's or ADR95's, our direct replacement electronic versions of the original Lucas RB106 and RF95. 12v 22a/12v 16a negative and positive earth.

6v and other outputs to order.

Talk to us about a dynamo rebuild, 2 brush conversion or electronic regulator conversion for YOUR car.

The weather forecast is great.

RED FIELD 117 as usual. See you there...............

1000 miles ago, this  CAV three brush dynamo had its armature rewound, commutator skimmed and  was fitted with new beari...
31/07/2019

1000 miles ago, this CAV three brush dynamo had its armature rewound, commutator skimmed and was fitted with new bearings by a company who shall remain nameless. I couldn't believe my eyes when we opened it up.

My customer decided to send it to us as we've rebuilt dynamos for him before. He said that it'd stopped charging and that there was a clicking noise coming from it.

The clicking noise was the brushes dropping in to the space where two commutator segments had decided they were going to break free from. The aluminium comm end bracket had a piece broken out of it (the break was dirty so wasn't recent). The field coils? Well the picture says it all.

When a customer asks us to carry out a repair on such a unit, if we find a commutator as thin (worn) as this one and field coils like in a state like this, we always advise our customer, along with an explanation as to what we need to do to put it right.

What you see in these pictures isn't the result of 1000 miles of running, it's what happens when a repair or "rebuild" is given to the wrong person. The minimum amount of work has been done here.

Needless to say, it's now going to receive a full and proper rebuild before it once again graces our customers pre war Lagonda.

We see this type of thing only too often. We call it a ‘dress up’. Others call it a ‘refurbishment’ or even a ‘rebuild’....
16/07/2019

We see this type of thing only too often. We call it a ‘dress up’. Others call it a ‘refurbishment’ or even a ‘rebuild’.

Take a 80-90 year old dynamo. Take the original armature and field coils and varnish them so they look (remotely) good.
Look at the missing insulation on the fields (pic 😎 and the charred insulation on the armature. It’s being held there by varnish
Skim the commutator to make it look nice.
Attach new pieces of wire to the worn out field tails. Fit a couple of unbranded bearings and a set of new brushes. Assemble and give it a coat of gloss black. It works!!!

Unfortunately, it doesn’t work for long as the insulation and shellac breaks down when it gets warm in use. The result? You’ve paid a sizeable amount of money for something that at the end of the day has been ‘dressed up’. Not good when you’re broken down with a flat battery.

This is a Rotax dynamo from a 1931 Sunbeam.
Pic 1 makes it look nice but don’t be fooled.
Look at the rest of the pics.

A full and total rebuild now begins..............

Be sure to get this months CLASSICS magazine and turn to page 85. Meet the team here at Classic Dynamos and see what we ...
15/07/2019

Be sure to get this months CLASSICS magazine and turn to page 85. Meet the team here at Classic Dynamos and see what we do.
We also have a feature in Triumph World magazine this month 😀

NEC Classic Motor Show
15/07/2019

NEC Classic Motor Show

Specialists in dynamo rebuilding, modification and repair, Classic Dynamo and Regulator Conversions Ltd will be joining us in November - make sure you pop over to chat to the team if you have any repair/maintenance questions 🧰
Lancaster Insurance Services
https://bit.ly/2LhOK1Z

Now in stock, our ULTIMATE H1, H3, and H7 LED headlamp bulbs. The same high quality as our ULTIMATE H4 LED bulb.No inlin...
09/07/2019

Now in stock, our ULTIMATE H1, H3, and H7 LED headlamp bulbs. The same high quality as our ULTIMATE H4 LED bulb.

No inline driver - No heat sink - Exactly the same size as a standard halogen bulb. Perfect beam.

Buy them now - H4 is part number 2
H1, H3 and H7's are part number 9

http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com/led-headlamp-bulbs-shop.php

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE FOLLOWING........A word of warning regarding alternators that look like dynamos or an a...
06/06/2019

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE FOLLOWING........

A word of warning regarding alternators that look like dynamos or an alternator built inside your dynamos case.

We're hearing more and more horror stories about metal filings in engine oil, dodgy diodes and ruined wiring when people fit them.These units can produce 45 amps upwards. 50 amps, 65 amps and some even 80 amps. Many units designed for pre war cars don't have a cooling fan or any ventilation slots. Some are bolted to an already hot engine in a hot engine bay. To produce even 45 amps produces a lot of heat and takes some turning. Many units were chain or gear driven from the timing chest. The timing gear will naturally be worn after 80 plus years. The alternator/dynamo will come with a brand new drive gear which won't mesh exactly with your worn timing gears or chain. The extra load on the timing gear is likely to damage the the drive gear and leave you with metal filings in your engine oil. Would you physically pour iron filings into your engine? No. Recipe for disaster. Case hardening is only a few though thick and in an 80 plus year old engine it is likely to be softer than it should be.

Before contemplating spending between £150.00 and £850.00 buying and fitting such a unit, ask yourself one question:

Do I actually need an alternator???

Most people when asked "Why do you want an alternator" give the answer, "Well they're much better than a dynamo" or "Well it'll be the end of my charging problems". In all but a few cases, it will be the start of bigger problems as I've explained above. Most people will have fitted higher wattage headlamp bulbs in an effort to gain more light output. This puts more strain on the ageing dynamo (generally 3 brush). They'll crank the third brush round to give maximum output and even bridge the D & F terminals on the dynamo so that it gives maximum output at all times. 80 plus year old windings are bound to fail.
Some companies (mentioning no names) will dress up an old armature by re-varnishing it. A coat of paint on ageing field coils makes you think they're new again. Shellac was used to insulate the wires in the armature and field windings. Shellac is a natural substance and has a shelf life. 80 plus years of heating up and cooling down takes its toll and the shellac goes brittle and fails. You may have heard the term "shellacitis". This is where shellac goes back to its natural state and no longer insulates the wire it's covering. Outcome? Failure especially where rotational forces apply as with an armature.

You may also of heard the term "thrown its solder".
This is where the armature has become so hot that the solder that fixes each wire into the commutator, melts. Rotational force (centrifugal) then "throws" the solder in the form of a silver ring around the inside of the dynamo. I dare you to touch the tip of a soldering iron when it's switched on! That's as hot as an overloaded armature can get. Serious heat.

The real answer to bad charging in such cases is to have the dynamo fully rebuilt using modern materials. Modern insulation materials don't use shellac. They don't deteriorate, unlike shellac.

Would you fully restore a pre war house but leave the ageing rubber wiring in place? Of course you wouldn't but many people/companies think this is alright with an old car.
It's simple - Refurbishment/re-manufacturing can no longer be done on parts of this age. They are simply past their sell by date - well past it.

We fully rebuild dynamos using modern materials, quality German or Japanese sealed bearings etc. We rewind 99% of the armatures that come in to us. Forget new old stock armatures and fields as the shellac will again be past the sell by date. We can convert a three brush dynamo to an efficient two brush machine and control it with a full protected and fuse electronic regulator for accurate charge control and peace of mind. Current limiting circuitry means the dynamo can never produce more than it safely can.

LED headlamp bulbs mean the demand on the dynamo/charging system is greatly reduced. Less amps to produce equals less heat and less load.

Getting back to alternators that look like dynamos - The weakest points in the system are the wiring loom, ammeter (if fitted) and any switch or connection. The loom will act as a big fuse but unlike a fuse it won't "blow", it'll melt into a sticky mess and generally any ageing switches will suffer damage.
It's quite possible even for things to heat up and catch fire.

Many alternators that look like dynamos are made in the Far East.
Inferior parts are used. Some are made nearer to home.
Wherever they're made/converted, lack of cooling is the problem.
The whole idea may sound good but...........................

See the pictures here. It happened at idle speed.
This is just one case and a mild one at that.
The loom melted. Luckily the owner was working under the bonnet and managed to isolate things before major damaged occurred. The downside? He was working on the carburettor/petrol system at the time.

Say no more...............except, that's why we don't convert dynamos to alternators, nor do we recommend them.

Have you experienced the perfect LED H4 P43t?Our ULTIMATE 12v H4 is amazing. Perfect beam pattern with minimal current c...
28/05/2019

Have you experienced the perfect LED H4 P43t?

Our ULTIMATE 12v H4 is amazing. Perfect beam pattern with minimal current consumption.

Then there's our ADR106 and ADR95's are on the shelf ready for next working day dispatch. Amazing performance. No adjustment. No moving parts and exactly the same outwardly as a Lucas original. Fit and forget. Plug n play.

Perfect charging. Made in England by us.

All available in our online shop at http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com/online-shop-for-led-bulbs-and-light-boards-etc.php or phone with your order on +44 (0)1522 703422

Nice big Smiths dynamo from a 1920's Bentley in the workshop for complete rebuild as a 2 brush machine.
28/05/2019

Nice big Smiths dynamo from a 1920's Bentley in the workshop for complete rebuild as a 2 brush machine.

Ask someone who’s bought one. Don’t waste your money on imported mechanical copies of the Lucas RB106 and RF95. One of o...
05/05/2019
Classic Dynamo and Regulator Conversions Ltd

Ask someone who’s bought one. Don’t waste your money on imported mechanical copies of the Lucas RB106 and RF95. One of our customers reported he’d got through FIVE Indian copies in as many years!

Copy units are available in 11a, 20a and 22a outputs only.

Our units come in a range of outputs to suit most 2 brush dynamos as well as the std 11, 20 and 22a outputs.

Plug and play - Fit and forget and fully fuse protected unlike the originals/copies. Externally identical to your original and you can even use your original lid and clip if you wish.

Sales of our ADR106 and ADR95 electronic versions of the Lucas RB106 and RF95 are booming.

Why??? Because they're so good, that's why!

We can't make them quick enough!!!

Still unsure??? Talk to someone who's bought one.
100 times better than the Indian copies of the RB106 and RF95 that are out there. So, if your regulator has died, your ammeter shows a discharge at revs or your charge light is on, get your hands on the best electronic dynamo regulators here at http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com/reproduction-rb106-and-rf95-regulators.php

Outwardly, exactly the same as an original unit and you can even fit your Lucas lid and lid clip for that "used" look.

What more could you ask for???

All parts that make up these regulators are made here in the UK and we hand assemble them right here at our works.

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Saxilby
Lincoln
LN1 2

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

+441522703422

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