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Stan Thomas

Hi Eric. Just re-read your post. When you say the “slim-line” generator, are you referring to the A.C. generator which superceded the D.C. “pancake” dynamo?

If so, this was made by Miller, only fitted to Birmingham Scotts from about early 1958.

Now you have a choice!! – The A.C. generator is electrically the better instrument, but the internal magnetic reluctance makes them very noisy in operation at low speeds, whilst the dynamo runs smoother producing about 70/80watts. The best set-up is probably the pancake dynamo with an 12volt electronic regulator, requiring only a change of coil and bulbs.