Energic motoculteur identification plates/plaques were made from 2 metals namely aluminium and brass, quite thin and of uniform size (6.cms wide x by 6.7cm heigh) throughout the production run of machines.
Aluminium plaques were used on the very early Energic motoculteur C7 and D9 models (1931+) and this change for a brief period to a brass plaque with the 411 series both Energic Motoculteurs C7 and D9 (with later S Bloc Motobecane engines). Then reverted back to aluminium for the Energic motoculteur series 413 – and later models. I am sure that in between this period the odd machine sneaked through with a different metal plate/plaque.
They are situated on the front of the bonnet below the aluminium Energic motoculteur plaque (red background), attached by 4 rivets or squashed metal pins. As you can see from the above photo.
. The Energic motoculteur G9 plaques were situated on the left-hand side of the bonnet.
The plaques have the following information on them;
- Type; B, B5, C7, D9. – Séries (model 408 etc). – N° de Séries (production n° say 710). and – Moteur (Type of engine M5, M7, M9, S7, S9 etc).
- Also a recommendation of the type and grade of oil to be used in the Energic Motoculteur. Namely Kervoline BB for the engine and Kervoline Z for the Gears/transfer box (Pont).
The original 1930’s ploughs, hoes, ancillary equipment also carried identification plaques. These often were destroyed in use, being at the working end of the motoculteur. Here is a plaque from a plough.
Read more about Energic Wheel clutch pins here.
Read more about Energic Fan assembly and grease cups here.
Read more about Energic Motobécane engines and history here.
Read more about Energic motoculteur C7 B4L here.
Read more about Energic motoculteur D9 B5L here.
Read more about Energic motoculteur D9 S Bloc here.
Read more about Energic motoculteur C7 S Bloc here.
Read more about Energic History here.
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