Goldie leccy kicker
STEP 1 ELECTRICS OUT
Remove the fuse, then the battery and Lucas voltage regulator from inside the tool box. Pearson recommends a 12v Exide ETZ14-BS replacement battery.
STEP 2 GETTING HOLED
The hole for the cables in the toolbox will need to be enlarged to 22mm to take the extra wires. We used a hole punch. Use a rubber grommet to prevent chafing.
STEP 3 REGULATORY BOARD
Fit the new regulator and solenoid panel in the toolbox. The V-reg II solid-state regulator converts Lucas 6v dynamo to 12v (you could use an Alton generator).
STEP 4 REALIGNMENT OF POWER
Fit new battery in original position but on end, with terminals facing oil tank. The starter motor needs a negative earth, so you will have to re-polarise the dynamo.
STEP 5 DO DYNAMO POLARITY
Connect negative battery terminal to chassis, take off dynamo D and F wires, connect a wire to positive terminal and brush it on F terminal to cause a spark.
STEP 6 ADJUST ELECTRIC BITS
Swap wires around on the ammeter so charge is not showing as discharge. Fit 12v bulbs (6v horn works with 12v). Put starter button on ’bar, wire it to solenoid.
STEP 7 CLUTCHING AT IT
Bendix bearings need oil. Leaks can be prevented with improved Pearson O-ring type sliding plate. While you’re at it, why not fit a Pearson clutch, too...?
STEP 8 EXPOSE THE AREA
Remove the outer primary cover, clutch and primary chain, cush drive with engine sprocket and inner primary chaincase. Clean the crankcase where gasket fits.
STEP 9 MARK THE BOSS
The boss on crankcase carries oil feed to rockers on pre-war models but was not internally drilled later, so is redundant and gets in the way. Mark it with felt pen.
STEP 10 GET GRINDING
Grind off the part of the redundant boss you’ve marked, to allow clearance for the starter sprocket to be mounted on the back of the new inner primary chaincase.
STEP 11 ON GUARD
Temporarily fit new inner case; mark the chainguard where it fouls the case. Take off chain guard and cut it so guard fits and won’t catch as suspension bottoms.
STEP 12 GET THE MOTOR ON
Remove lower gearbox stud and engine plate stud, and replace with starter motor mounting bolts. The starter motor can now fitted, but leave bolts slack.