mrmagyar
2009-05-31T20:00:14Z
Hi all,
Does anybody know where you can get semaphore solenoid coils re-wound? Apparently at the Stonor Park show today there was someone at a stall who offered this service for around £35 but we never found them. I have an early type SHO semaphore which works fine in its skeletal state but when you fit the bulb holder assembly and covers it can't cope and smokes alarmingly! Not good.
By the way, we had a really enjoyable time at the Stonor show today. The weather was beautiful and it was nice to put some faces to forum names; 54 Gertie, Tman and Mrsherbie to name a few!
1949 Belgian Standard
1955 UK RHD De Luxe
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54 Gertie
2009-05-31T20:32:22Z
Wow, you made good time back! It was a good day wasnt it! 😎

Yes I kept my eyes out for the semaphore guy but I didnt see a big sign saying "I mend semaphores" so no luck too im afraid! :lol:


It may be cheaper to buy a incomplete semaphore and robbing its inernals for use with your arm, lense etc? However, if it is your cars original then it is worth trying to save it!
William
Hawker
2009-06-03T21:59:11Z
I would have a go and re-wind it myself.

It's simply an electromagnetic solenoid. Buy the correct gauge wire and wind it the same number of turns.
tman
2009-06-03T23:49:50Z
It was great to meet you too Andrew, and Rob and erm, I didn't catch (the alleged) Richard Oakley lookalike chap's name. :oops:
Andrew
195x Deluxe oval Beetle
Binz Doublecab
RoRoVw
2009-06-04T18:36:30Z
The Richard Oakley lookalike (allegedly) is Phil.
tman
2009-06-05T00:19:49Z
Thanks, Rob... and apologies Phil! :d

Where were the Pre67VW t-shirts when we most needed them, eh? :lol:
Andrew
195x Deluxe oval Beetle
Binz Doublecab
john_boy1959
2009-06-16T11:15:18Z
Regarding your semaphore coils, I noticed the cip1.com website has brand new reproduction semaphores forsale!
John
mrmagyar
2009-06-16T18:32:29Z
Hi John,
I'm hoping to get a good used semaphore at the Hessisch show next week. Buying from the USA works out too expensive by the time postage, UK tax and handling charges have been added on.
1949 Belgian Standard
1955 UK RHD De Luxe
54 Gertie
2009-06-16T21:02:18Z
john_boy1959 wrote:

Regarding your semaphore coils, I noticed the cip1.com website has brand new reproduction semaphores forsale!
John



I would never touch repro semaphores after the ordeal I had trying to make the ones from KK we bought work! It took bending and stuffing bits of card behind the coil to get them to even consider coming up!

They are under a year old and are sat in the garage gathering dust! :wink:
William
GKL 7
2009-06-16T21:11:27Z
12 month gaurantee????
54 Gertie
2009-06-16T21:19:22Z
Originally Posted by: ' 

12 month gaurantee????



Dont know....It's been more like 14 now anyway, we needed them fast for the MOT! :roll:
William
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