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Putting a '67 Lightning back together after many years & can't remember if the side panel bracket goes behind or in front of the coil brackets.

With the side panel bracket in front of the coil brackets, the rim at the top of the left coil interferes with the side panel bracket.

Putting the side panel bracket behind the coil brackets, the left side panel is tight up against the frame at the top, and against the coil at the bottom.

The picture in the Spares manual shows the side panel behind the coil brackets.

Does anyone have a known correct '67 L to follow? Note that the coil mounting scheme changed from year to year and model to model. The '67 had the larger diameter coils, with the right coil straight up and the left coil on a slant.


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Have you tried looking in the parts book? Exploded diagrams, and all that.

I remember googling it and a page with pdf files came up for all the old British bikes.

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Originally Posted by Linden
Have you tried looking in the parts book? Exploded diagrams, and all that.

I remember googling it and a page with pdf files came up for all the old British bikes.

Yes, as I said in my post, the Spares manual shows the side panel bracket behind the coil brackets.


Well not exactly Marc; the poster said he took a SWAG at it, and his setup does not agree with the Spares manual. It also doesn't show the coils in place.


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Is the 1966 setup the same as 67? If so I have some pics.


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Maybe this.

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Originally Posted by Beach
Is the 1966 setup the same as 67? If so I have some pics.

I haven't seen an original '66 "in the metal", but the picture in the '66 Spares manual is the same as the picture in the '67 manual.
Originally Posted by Gary E
Maybe this.

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Yes, that's the way I had it to start with. The problem is, when you try to tilt the left coil upward, the lip at the top of the coil hits the side panel bracket.

There's much that I forget, but I do remember that the left coil was originally tilted. And having the coil completely horizontal makes the HT lead routing awkward.


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You have the key Quinten; there's that other piece that no one else, including the Spares manual, shows. I'm talking about that angled piece that hooks around the top of the side panel bracket. This '67 Lightning, formerly mine, had that piece, but now it does not. That piece spaces the coil out away from the side panel bracket, just enough so that the lip at the top of the coil clears the side panel bracket.

In lieu of having that piece, I'll just make one. Mystery solved, thanks to all for your input!


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Originally Posted by Mark Z
You have the key Quinten; there's that other piece that no one else, including the Spares manual, shows. I'm talking about that angled piece that hooks around the top of the side panel bracket. This '67 Lightning, formerly mine, had that piece, but now it does not. That piece spaces the coil out away from the side panel bracket, just enough so that the lip at the top of the coil clears the side panel bracket.

In lieu of having that piece, I'll just make one. Mystery solved, thanks to all for your input!
Thats the difference between 66 and 67. Wasn't sure what year they switched. Glad you got it figured out.


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