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The BSA Workshop => Pre War => Topic started by: Emilios on 19 August, 2017, 20:07:15

Title: Identify model please
Post by: Emilios on 19 August, 2017, 20:07:15
Hello to all
A friend brought me a BSA sloper for restoration..
I did restore a lot of BSA with the last one being a BSA A7 1961.
The sloper frame number is P16*** and engine J16**
I cant ride the whole numbers cause my client doesnt allow me.
So i checked a lot on net and didnt found exactly what is the model is..i got very closed to BSA S29 althought but not too sure
Also i didnt found anything for restoration the engine so i order one instruction book which im not sure how much will help me
I really want ur help at least about what model of BSA is..
Regards
Emilios
Title: Re: Identify model please
Post by: JulianS on 20 August, 2017, 09:38:32
Can you post photos of the bike, that would help identify it.

Is it side valve or overhead valve?

One exhaust or 2?
Title: Re: Identify model please
Post by: Emilios on 20 August, 2017, 19:01:25
Thanks for the reply..
The bike is side valve..one exsaust
But last night i made a search on BSAOC frame and engine numbers and i found that the model is S29 side valve sloper 1929
I will post a foto tomorrow
the bike doesnt have electric lights but acetylene ones
And i have only the headlamp..so im missing the rear light and the acetylene bottle
Other big parts that i miss is the rear stand and spring and the ftont and rear numberplates..
I hope i can get a help in this forum to find thode parts
Regards
Emilios
Title: Re: Identify model please
Post by: BEVANC on 21 August, 2017, 00:32:58
The website "British Only Austria" has stands for sale, and "Cornucopia" have rear number plates and also springs for the stand.  The parts on both sites are expensive.
Title: Re: Identify model please
Post by: Emilios on 22 August, 2017, 17:52:02
Thanks BEVANC for the parts info
i really dont know what is that thing on the head next to plug..i dont know if the PO put it..
Anyway if someone have any info lets hear it
Regards
Emilios
Title: Re: Identify model please
Post by: DEREKANDERSON8 on 22 August, 2017, 20:24:58
wow some find!

is this the same model?

 http://motorcycles-for-sale.biz/img/motorcyclephotos/full/motorbike406375.jpg

 ;)
Title: Re: Identify model please
Post by: BEVANC on 22 August, 2017, 20:40:25
Hi Emilios,
I am no expert, but it looks your bike is a side valve and the fitting you asked about is a compression tap like part number 15-94 and EA 110 shown in the attached extract from a 1929 parts book.  A photo of the other side of the bike would be useful.
Cheers,
Bevan
Title: Re: Identify model please
Post by: JulianS on 23 August, 2017, 09:23:11
This isthe S29 side valve from the 1929 catlogue.

You can just about see the compression tap.
Title: Re: Identify model please
Post by: BEVANC on 23 August, 2017, 09:56:37
Hi Julian,
Just curious - what do you think about the mudguard shape in Emilios photo ? I've seen, "in the flesh" one 1929 500 cc twin port OHV with that wide mudguard with the forks penetrating the guard, but all others I've seen (including mine) have the narrow, valanced front guard.
Can't tell from the 1929 parts book if a mudguard option was that wide one or not.
Any ideas ?
Cheers,
Bevan
Title: Re: Identify model please
Post by: JulianS on 23 August, 2017, 11:35:15
I think the wide mudguard is part 24 7164 described on page 172 of the 1929 book as 8 3/4 inch wide and illustrated on page 173.
Title: Re: Identify model please
Post by: Emilios on 23 August, 2017, 19:19:48
Thanks to all guys..
DEREKANDERSON8 the bike u send me foto of in not the same..the big difference is that mine is sloper and i have the magneto behing engine plus i have the oil in the crankcase and u have a oil tank next to fuel tank i guess..
As about the front mudguard it was hard for me to find a bike like this or a foto..but im guessing maybe cause the bike was fitted with sidecar?not sure
Title: Re: Identify model please
Post by: Emilios on 24 August, 2017, 20:01:23
Ok
I got my manual and im ready to try tostrat engine after a carb clean..
the manual say Castrol XXL
So any monograde oil 40 will be ok?
Title: Re: Identify model please
Post by: Hoppe30 on 28 November, 2017, 13:44:45
Monograde SAE 40 non-synthetic will be fine