Does anyone know where I can buy a replacement condenser for my 1960 coil ignition ES2? I thought I had covered myself by having a spare but it is too long at 1". The one that has been installed on the bike is 3/4" long and there's no way I can get my "new replacement" to fit.
Have you tried 'The Distributor Doctor'?
I have some of those 18D2 condensers but I do not know if they are ok or not. You are welcome to one of them to try.
If you can't get the correct size condenser, it can always be mounted near the coil, connected to the wire from the points to the coil.
Regards John O
First of all thank you for the responses which I really appreciate. I have contacted Distributor Doctor via their website and am awaiting their response.
I would like to try the offer from Mr Anthony Curzon but am unsure how we can get in contact.
Sorry to appear so silly in all this but it is an area outside of my normal expertise.
Many thanks to all.
I contacted The Distributor Doctor and the extremely helpful proprietrix has sorted me out. Ordered two in case I have a repeat of the problem in the future.
The condenser is best fitted on the outside of the 18D1/18D2, if it is mounted with the coil the points will tend to burn out more than normal. Any 1960s car condenser will do in this situation.
I can't see that the length of wire between the points and condenser makes any difference. For what it's worth I fitted a car-type condenser remotely on a Triumph 500 I had for a while and it worked perfectly well.