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Started by David Bolton, September 10, 2022, 09:42:57 AM

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Pedro Matos

Thank you @Bruce Anderton. We have found this. Could this be a second (not original) distributor bar?
And the date on the motor (1966). Do you think this can be original?

Pedro Matos

Hi, @Achilles Tzallas. Thank you!
Here are some photos.

This is 11◊491

This is 9◊383

Bruce Anderton

The "E" stamped on the bar is unusual and I have not seen this before. Normally the month and year of assembly (not manufacture) is stamped, i.e. 10/66 for October 1966; thus it may be a replacement part.

The year marking 1966 on your motor would be logical, but again there is no guarantee that it is the one originally supplied with the machine.

One thing is for sure—in that year L&M were building and selling lots of Model 78s!

Pedro Matos

Thank you so much for your observations, Bruce! All the best!

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