CAV 50 degree V-Twin magneto for vintage motorcycles

CAV 50 degree V-Twin magneto for vintage motorcycles


CAV 50 degree V-Twin magneto for vintage motorcycles.

Would px for a suitable EIC, Bosch or Dixie magneto for a 1915 2-3/4hp Douglas. 

CAV magnetos started out as C.A. Vandervell and Co. They made a variety of electrical items including magnetos for motorcycles and cars.  Joseph Lucas Ltd bought the company in 1926. After this, they made components for the motorcycle industry and military aircraft. Bosch merged with Lucas with the CAV products in 1931.

I have no idea if this is a Vandervell, Lucas or Lucas-Bosch. Perhaps someone can educate me?

The serial number is 6803. The end plate is also stamped “3U2”

Rotation is clockwise on the drive side.

Advance / retard fitted as shown.


Condition of the CAV 50 degree V-Twin magneto.

CAV 50 degree vintage motorcycle magneto for V-Twin

It is being sold as a magneto that needs rebuild. Please look at the images carefully. One of the pickups is missing. The original end cover has been replaced and will need a retaining clip to be fitted on the original post. I have shown the points in one of the pictures. It turns OK and comes with the magneto chain sprocket as shown.

It’s a 2-stud attachment and the distance between the stud fixing centres is 3-1/4″.


Other mags in addition to the CAV 50 degree V-Twin magneto.

I have a few magnetos for early vintage & veteran motorcycles. I also have one or two post-war classic motorcycle Lucas magnetos. Please see my current availability of vintage magnetos here.


Buyers notes for the CAV 50 degree V-Twin magneto.

Shipping is charged ON TOP of the price for the item. There are too many variables to include shipping in the checkout, so please contact me before you buy and I will give you a shipping price.

I usually ship to most destinations.

International shipping available. Let me know where you are and I will send you a price for shipping with tracking

Combined shipping available. 

Viewing: Please come and check it over before you buy. It is at PE28, near St Ives in Cambridgeshire.

Collection: If you don’t want it shipped, I have plenty of space. If you can’t collect for a while, it’s not a problem. However, I will need to be paid very soon after the sale. Thanks.

Payment: Good old fashioned money on collection is preferred. I can accept payment through PayPal or by bank transfer as well. I can accept EUROS. Please ask. 

Import Taxes: Please note that IMPORT DUTIES are not something I can control. If you are buying from outside the UK, there is a chance that you will have to pay import taxes. Import taxes vary from country to country. If there are charges to pay, it is the buyer’s responsibility to research the cost and pay the duties. The price that you see on my advert is for the item and not the item plus whatever taxes might be due.



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