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Wind to collect a charging set MK1 and came home with some outer interesting bits! Always good to ask the seller if he has some outer British stuff !

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In this lot a gave also a 6v battery box and a leather WD tool box, next step will be to make the generator running, butt I still need the right Ampere meter for the set.

 

Guy

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In this lot a gave also a 6v battery box and a leather WD tool box, next step will be to make the generator running, butt I still need the right Ampere meter for the set.

 

Guy

Hi Guy,

 

That battery box is the seldom seen larger version that was used on the Airborne REME Electrical Repair trailers. I looked for one for a year before tracking it down in UK. You can see where it was used at:

http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?27455-British-WWII-REME-Lightweight-Electrical-Repair-Trailer-Restoration-Project/page14

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[ATTACH=CONFIG]81993[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]81995[/ATTACH]

 

In this lot a gave also a 6v battery box and a leather WD tool box, next step will be to make the generator running, butt I still need the right Ampere meter for the set.

 

Guy

Hi Guy,

 

That battery box is the seldom seen larger version that was used on the Airborne REME Electrical Repair trailers. I looked for one for a year before tracking it down in UK. You can see where it was used at:

http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?27455-British-WWII-REME-Lightweight-Electrical-Repair-Trailer-Restoration-Project/page14

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I know that the battery box was something special as I follow the threads on HMVF, but it will be a nice combination wit my set 19

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BSA was the main manufacture for this geney.

 

Don think so, it was Canadian made and post war it was build by BSA, but this is watch I know about these thinks.

Please I wand to know the complete history.

 

Guy

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Certain bits of the Chorhorse and the BSA set will interchange. Mine is a Chorhorse but the plate with points and condenser was taken of a BSA and bolted on to the Chorehorse engine, and yes it does work!

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Hiya mate,

 

PM sent, spoke to my dad he is happy to help with any information you need.

 

Regards,

 

Danny

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Hi! Congratulation for your Charging set!

 

Can upload closeup pics ?

 

I need see details for make a repro Guard frame and Data plate.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Hi Guy!

I can ask you some measures of frame guard?

In the picture you can see the letters of the measures I need.

I also need to know the diameter of the frame guard rod ..

Thanks in advance!

 

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The Fuel Tank is Aluminiun cast?

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Guy, did you want to keep the 6 volt battery box? Or sell it to me? Or swap for a 12 volt box. Ron

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bougainville. 1945-04-27. Major general c.h. Simpson, signal officer in chief (3), inspecting chorehorse chargers at 3 division signals (aif), during his visit to south bougainville to inspect signal personnel and installations.

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Some mesurements: rod is 10mm , A=100, B=320, C=100, D=125, E=270,F=100, G=390

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Some mesurements: rod is 10mm , A=100, B=320, C=100, D=125, E=270,F=100, G=390

 

You are the best Guy!! Thank you very much!

 

As replicate one, I'll upload photos of the work!

 

Best regards!

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Can anybody help with a copy of the Manual for a Chorehorse Generator? I can't get a spark on mine and need to fix it.

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Can anybody help with a copy of the Manual for a Chorehorse Generator? I can't get a spark on mine and need to fix it.

 

Can download the Chorehorse Instruction Book here

 

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or BSA Charging set here

 

Regards

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Thanks for that.

 

Anyone know a good modern spark plug for a Chorehorse Generator?

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Try a 14 mm Champion J-8 (same Jeep Go Devil engine )

 

It is the one installed on my chorehorse.

 

Regards

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Mine is different to the other ones that have been posted; I guess it's because it's the BSA version.

 

I've been told that it works, but haven't messed around with it yet. Now that I've downloaded the manual, I might give it a go on the weekend.

 

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AWM Collection

 

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KILIGIA, NEW GUINEA, 1944-03-12. NX4174 SIGNALMAN J. WALKER (1) AT HEADQUARTERS 5TH DIVISION SIGNALS, USING A 12 VOLT 300 WATT "JOHNSON CHORE HORSE", TO CHARGE BATTERIES IN THE FIELD.

 

 

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KILIGIA, NEW GUINEA, 1944-03-12. NX4174 SIGNALMAN J. WALKER (1); Q128304 SIGNALMAN J.P. BELL (2) AND QX52479 SIGNALMAN T.J. CROWLEY (3), MEMBERS OF HEADQUARTERS 5TH DIVISION SIGNALS, PICTURED CARRYING "JOHNSON CHORE HORSE" 12 VOLT 300 WATT CHARGING SETS, FOR USE BY THE WIRELESS DETACHMENT.

 

 

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KILIGIA, NEW GUINEA, 1944-03-12. THE "JOHNSON CHORE HORSE" 12 VOLT 300 WATT BATTERY CHARGING SET, VIEWED FROM A CLOSE DISTANCE.

 

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Two unidentified signalmen operate a field wireless set during tactical training of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR). They were taking part in amphibious training on uninhabited islands in the Inland Sea. 3919 Corporal (Cpl) J Gerrans is sending and receiving messages on a wireless transmitter and the man on the left is cleaning the sparkplug of a portable petrol generator. Note the rechargeable Exide battery attached to the transmitter (centre) and the antenna erected above their position.

 

Regards

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