I have read through the various posts to date and must admit when I saw the
note on special equipment generators painted grey/green colour I though no
way as I am so use to seeing them in Nickel finish and have restored
several all nickel finish to start with and redone same way.
Anyway something told me I should check my stocks of them
I have 7 on the shelf
jan 49 C45PVS 22429E G86 square bearing hsg at rear end
nov 50 C45PVS 22429F G86 stamped 21219 larger round bearing hsg at
dec 50 22429F G86 stamped 20791 larger round bearing
hsg at rear end
sept 51 G86 larger round bearing hsg at rear
jan 52 22429H G86 larger round bearing hsg at rear end
nov 52 22462B GC51 larger round bearing hsg at rear end
aug 53 C45PVS/5 22462B GC51 small diameter round brg hsg at rear end with
The first 5 are all nickel plated as I would expect but believe it or not of
later dated ones the last is definitely painted grey and has always been
grey the one dated nov 1952 whilst now black does appear to have grey paint
From what I have seen and read to date on XK lovers and indicated above it
is only later items at this point dated july 52 on to at least august 1953
that appear to be grey.
nickel plated badges and black inserts
The first item is a NOS one, badge definitely nickel finish black inserts
the second item is a very good original one, badge definitely nickel with
the third one badge definitely nickel with black inserts
the forth one is in good original condition badge definitely nickel with
660196 nickel plated body, black insert on badge
660260 G86 dated _/50 nickel plated body
I have photographed all the above items including close ups of the badges
for reference. At this point we need listers with generators dated july 52
onto at least august 53 to report on there generators and more importantly
we need details of the tag and colour/finish of body of generators later
than august 53 hopefully right through to late 54?
Of the generators above one is to be used on my own 120DHC 667247 and I
would be aiming to have a generator dated january/february 1954 for a car
despatched june 54.
Now there could be one very, very, very simple explanation for special
equipment generators with grey painted bodies but I will let you know my
thoughts after we get some replies.
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